Hacking West by West: The TAT….

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Abenteuerfahrer, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    Yo..F&K the Mangoites....:freaky. Doin' fine...Hope to see you all soon(er)!

    Cheers...ELMO
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  2. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    Thanks for the invite...Oregooooonn is a looonng way. Sam has re-routed the trail with new maps unless his "new" map is now obliterated with downed trees...aarrgghhh...I got an axe:lol3.
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  3. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    Hello Mr. Cob..you still in Merry Good England or still guffawing Biere de Belgiue? To let you know that I did indeed spend the $$$ in having my FD ratio reduced(3.0-1). Oh, Mensch, what a difference!
    Cheers...
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  4. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    In this southern TAT heat...I ride naked...no one's on the trail:lol3:1drink.
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  5. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    Cheers Amigo....when are "we" gonna ride together?? Stay AC'ed and enjoy!
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  6. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    Oh, HI TOM....so how did my old DRZ do on the eastern portion? I take the Ark warning under advisement:D.

    Cheers...
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  7. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    Oh, Amigo por favor...the TAT= http://www.transamtrail.com/about/


    So much better explained by the above...till I explain mine someday:deal.

    Cheers....
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  8. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    Howdy Oly....I hope in entertaining you but a SURPRISE is in store....:huh?

    Cheerios.....
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  9. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    Thanks for the wishes. Haven't seen a soul on the TAT except dog, cats, deer...and lotsa "big" bugs flyin' into my open faced helmet...eecchh! I guess most TAT'ers are shunning Tenn, Miss but doin' roostertails in Ark:evil.

    Cheers...
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  10. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    Hola Ace, my man....si, si that is the problem...no Fraulein....:cry.
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  11. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    BMW sayz= ppffff....pfui !! Nah, just kiddin' . Love Urals.....:norton...:clap.

    Cheers....
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  12. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    Yep...did the correct thing this time. I actually wrongly copied the route on Mapsource by accident last year. Posted the picture to get your attention in case you oogled here...:D...you got a keen eye for details:clap. Good luck on your ride from the left off TAT. Ride safe...God bless.
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  13. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    Easily handles gravel when your whole hog n' me weight 1100+ pounds, but dunno the sandy and too soft areas haven't encountered these yet.

    Easily ride at 45+ mph on straight gravely roads. Most challenges have been the ascends which take a bit of body English in order for the one wheel drive to "bite". Shiftings are usually in the 2-3 gear and often times in 4th gear on straightways. I reduced my FD to 3.0-1 which makes a helluva difference. The bike chuggs like a tractor in either 1 or 2nd gear.
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  14. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    hmmmmmm
    ah, what an interesting part of our country
    you are truly going to see AMERICANA at its most "exposed".... kudos to you for taking on this challenge
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    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    well.....
    if that isn't the most classic example of.... THE DEAF TRYING NOT TO OFFEND THE BLIND :D
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  16. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    Hmmnn....I wish you did..:norton.!
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  17. AceRph

    AceRph Affluenza Free! Administrator

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    Oh yeah?

    How about this one?

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    At least those folks keep the road picked up.

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    AceRph Affluenza Free! Administrator

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    Elmer, I'm sure Sharon wishes she was there to give you encouragement. But you've got us!!

    So chin up. You'll get in the swing of things real soon. :thumb Maybe just a day or two more.
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    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    oh my....
    you are right.....
    this one is FAR WORSE:

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  20. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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