It's been 5 long years , I made it to the end finally - a TAT tale

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by f650gsa, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. Comrade Art

    Comrade Art Working stiff

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    Your perseverance paid off. Good job on completing the TAT :thumb
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  2. f650gsa

    f650gsa De la Mobra la BMW !

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    Thank You

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  3. f650gsa

    f650gsa De la Mobra la BMW !

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    Thank You and few more days to report .

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  4. f650gsa

    f650gsa De la Mobra la BMW !

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    Day 9 Lakeview OR to Shady Cove OR

    The day started in a slow pace and kind of disappointing . I was expecting TAT scenery to be awesome on this parts but it turned out to be kind of boring . After a good 40 miles of the same fire roads we had enough and bailed on it . To raise the level of excitement at full capacity and not just take the highway we took a detour to Crater Lake National Park , that by the way is AWESOME !

    Discovering USA on a 3 HP ! http://wagonteamster.com/

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    Unfortunately it flu into my helmet and died instantly . I am a bird killer !

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  5. f650gsa

    f650gsa De la Mobra la BMW !

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    Day 10 Shady Cove OR to Port Ordford OR

    With sadness this day was the last one on TAT . For the most part we had a good day until we got lost and the road turned out to go nowhere . Got slapped in the head by a branch and lost control of the bike that almost went down the cliff . Luckily the weight of the bike , the luggage and my quick judgement stooped a disaster . No harm done and we were back on the road in no time . The nature is great around here and the closer you get to the ocean the better it looks . Made it to Port Ordford by 6 pm with big smiles on our faces and had dinner on the dock in a very small restaurant , about 7 tables .
    What a trip this was and after a 5 long years I am finally at the end . I am very proud of myself and now looking for the next big trip , maybe Alaska or Mexico !

    Now it's time to return home and this was another adventure as we avoided all major highways and took secondary roads to few National Parks . Stay tuned for next replays !

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    It was only 150 feet deep !

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    And a Dead End !

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    Getting closer to The Pacific !

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    Apparently there is fiber optics in the middle of nowhere and need it to be fixed as the whole road collapsed .

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    And we have made it !!!!!!


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  6. 247ride

    247ride Adventurer

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    Great ride. I'll join next time. Hion:)
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  7. Brent4ADV

    Brent4ADV Enjoying empty roads...

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    Great job on finishing the TAT Cat. My dad and I have talked about doing the CDT so maybe we have another ride in our future. We'll see. Good luck out there and be safe.
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  8. f650gsa

    f650gsa De la Mobra la BMW !

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    and you will !

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  9. f650gsa

    f650gsa De la Mobra la BMW !

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    In part , you had a big role in this along with your dad ! By letting me join your TAT quest five years ago it pretty much started the whole adventure . Therefore I Thank You once more and maybe I'll do CDT again just so we can have a little more fun . Say Hello to Jerry and Ride Safely !

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  10. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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    Bravo! :clap

    True adventurers and flat changing pros. Nice job.
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  11. prince_ruben

    prince_ruben Long timer

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    Hey are you from Transylvania?
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  12. muskeg

    muskeg Been here awhile

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    I enjoyed your report. Thanks for sharing!
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  13. f650gsa

    f650gsa De la Mobra la BMW !

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    Indeed I am but not a vampire !

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  14. f650gsa

    f650gsa De la Mobra la BMW !

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    Thank You and will have a little more of the story to tell , hopefully this weekend .

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  15. f650gsa

    f650gsa De la Mobra la BMW !

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    Thank You !

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  16. prince_ruben

    prince_ruben Long timer

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    Ha! I remember you. Met you in Chicago!
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  17. Rutabaga

    Rutabaga Been here awhile

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    Thanks so much for sharing all your hard work and fun. The pictures of your eyes in the resturant reflect the enormous pride and satisfaction that was felt. Well done.
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  18. poolman

    poolman Gnarly Poolside Adv.

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    Nice trip report, congratulations!
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  19. f650gsa

    f650gsa De la Mobra la BMW !

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    And just realized that I have never finished this RR , that is one year later . Well , what can I say . The trip was a blast less the returning home part . We rode trough Redwoods NP , Lassen Volcanic NP and The Loneliest Highway in US - Highway 50 .


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