Middle Tennessee pixel hunt

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by rob feature, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. cdq3

    cdq3 DRZ400pack mule

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    yea, exxon valdez on two wheels.:D but on some of the back roads gas is hard to find man! (and it gets better than 40mpg) alot better...:rofl


    p.s...i also take pride in having the most ugly bike on the road, but hey ! she is comfie!
  2. rob feature

    rob feature Domain Ranger

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    Tag!

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    Location's pretty self-explanatory :lol3
  3. TNgirl

    TNgirl cdq3's ole lady

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    Yay!!! Go Rob!!
  4. cdq3

    cdq3 DRZ400pack mule

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    good to see ya back in the neighborhood man !:D
    Did ya get wet?:lol3
  5. rob feature

    rob feature Domain Ranger

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    Just a little :evil

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    I told you it was the tires :rofl

    This is after I dragged it up into the shallow water and took the tankbag off. It was about halfway submerged. Sumbish is HEAVY. Pickin' it up with only snot to grab the rubber sucks too. Sumbishes down there fishin' just watched. Sumbiches.

    And if I hear or see one more sumbichen Harley today, there's gonna be a hell to pay.

    Sumbich if I didn't forget today was a holiday. I stay home for them sumbiches. Fekkin' sumbiches everywhere :puke1
  6. cdq3

    cdq3 DRZ400pack mule

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    your the man!!:wings :pynd
    And yea my tires were a bit slickie here also. i think the warm weather and sunshine has got the slick shit on the growing.:lol3 beautiful photo by the way !!!:clap
  7. rob feature

    rob feature Domain Ranger

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    Here's yer new tag...at the corner of Sweet & Sassy

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  8. TroyJ650

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    I HATE when this happens!

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  9. cdq3

    cdq3 DRZ400pack mule

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    :clap :clap great try troy ! that was verry close.:clap :clap

    Like the ride?
  10. rob feature

    rob feature Domain Ranger

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    Man, I just knew I was gonna get Bruced on this one. I ran across a few sets of moto tracks...a couple turning around at the first water crossing :lol3
  11. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Long timer

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    I can't see the pics until I get home, but I know where this one was. I almost went after it last night, but the wifey wanted me to stay home with her (wimmin! sheesh!) so I planned to get up early this morning to go get it.

    This morning when the alarm went off I thought "you know it would be really bad if I got out there and dropped the bike while trying to cross the creek" so I decided to do the "responsible" thing and sleep another hour :lol3
  12. rob feature

    rob feature Domain Ranger

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    I'll take it the proxy server didn't help ya?
  13. TroyJ650

    TroyJ650 Long timer

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    Loved it! TN Steve was with me as we came in from the north, but he had to be back @ noon to pick up he daughter.

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    I had made 3-4 water crossings,and was about .9 miles from the tag before I wimped out on what looked like a very slick crossing.

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    I backtracked, (took somebody's branch road) and finally got there around 11:15. I also met 2 new KLR's and an 800 GS. I accused them of getting the tag, but they had no idea what I was talking about.

    Also, I've got to change the camera date.
  14. TroyJ650

    TroyJ650 Long timer

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    I gotta be honest here, if that were me and my V-, you would have found me sitting on my ass in that creek sobbing like a bride left at the alter!
  15. TroyJ650

    TroyJ650 Long timer

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    You got that right! I'll be back, and I'll leave about 600cc's at the house!
  16. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Long timer

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    they're blocked too - besides I figured if I went that route and some virus got in our intranet as a result, well I would be out of a job post haste...
  17. cdq3

    cdq3 DRZ400pack mule

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    Well im glad you guys liked it. I thought most of the DS type riders would. If you like them roads, there are hundreds of miles of them in that county(i love it). Best of all no one got hurt and ya had fun !:clap

    LOVE the photos guys! nice :clap
  18. rob feature

    rob feature Domain Ranger

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    :lol3

    No time for love Dr. Jones. I had a D200 with a decent lens and another 'bike cam' in the tankbag, which was underwater for a bit. The cameras did get wet, but the D200 is sealed up pretty well. The Canon...well...it's used to this kind of thing :lol3.

    The trick was getting the tankbag off...then I could pick the bike up. I had 2 litres of water, food, cameras, and all kinds of other crap in there that made heft...plus the water itself. My tankbag dry weighs about 30 pounds.

    After I got it up and checked the airbox (dry :clap), I fired it up...shot water back across the creek :rofl. The oil's fine, so I don't think I passed any through the motor...just spit it out of the pipe. I pulled my airbox drain plug and nothing came out. My horn didn't do so well...Stebel Magnum is history. PIAA 004XTs are having issues...submerged the switch and possibly the relay. Shifter is bent up...no idea how that happened...probably what started it all.

    This is the Dakar's first submarine trip...did pretty well given how long it stayed under. Even the fuel filler was underwater for a few minutes...didn't seem to leak a drop! I have a friend who did this a couple of years ago...he's got a new motor because of it...but he sucked water in the intake. Pulling it all apart soon to further assess damage...wish me luck!
  19. rob feature

    rob feature Domain Ranger

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    Good idea. I rode all this and alot more Saturday on the DRZ...WORLD of difference. I never slipped anywhere on the Z with TKCs. The Dakar with K761s, even without the bags I usually carry, is the ice princess in comparison.
  20. rob feature

    rob feature Domain Ranger

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    Soooooooooooo...y'all gonna need hints on this new one or y'all got it?