Nate and Art's Most Excellent TATventure

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by LateNate, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. LateNate

    LateNate Been here awhile

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  2. roaming_art

    roaming_art In transit...

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  3. roaming_art

    roaming_art In transit...

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    Trailer? I don't need no freaking trailer. I left for Branson, MO from Long Beach, CA to meet up with Nate. Here's just a few samplers of my ride out East.

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    Camping in Chaco Canyon
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  4. nvklr

    nvklr Been here awhile

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  5. Paratrout

    Paratrout Been here awhile

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    Subscribed. Loving the pics so far.
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  6. mattsl

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    Good luck on your trip fellas. Nate, sorry I couldn't make it to the going away party. I got stuck in the storms up by Cape Fair and had a ton of people at the house. I'm sure you understand. It's going to be a great trip.......am certainly jealous.
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  7. ophidian

    ophidian Oops. Did that wrong

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    Get. It. Done! and ride safe.
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  8. LateNate

    LateNate Been here awhile

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    After a slightly rough night in Memphis we are back on 40 slabbin it to the trail head. Gonna be a long day......

    Need. Coffee.


    Beale Street

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  9. jdn

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    Looks like a great camping spot in the Canyon. Have fun :freaky
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  10. LateNate

    LateNate Been here awhile

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    Anyone recommend a place to camp near the Tail of the Dragon!?
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  11. akaDigger

    akaDigger Amateur Adventurer

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  12. roaming_art

    roaming_art In transit...

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    Leaving Branson, MO.

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    Crossing the Mississippi!

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    Beale Street

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    We came back to Erin and Jason's at 4am so instead of waking them up we camped in their backyard. They thought homeless people had wandered into their yard, glad they didn't call the cops! :rofl

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    Slabbing out of Memphis!

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    Somewhere outside of Edgar Evans State Park which is where we camped last night. Beautiful!

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  13. roaming_art

    roaming_art In transit...

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    Don't know if this is kosher, but..... this is for Jeremy! ARKANSAS! Yee-haw! Mods, if this is inappropriate feel free to remove it.

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  14. roaming_art

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    Currently getting rained on in Robbinsville, NC. Just finished riding the Tail of the Dragon. Nice ride for sure. Went to see Ken at Wheelers MC and he won't be able to change our tires out until tomorrow morning. So we're still trying to figure out whether we're going to camp or motel it tonight. Couple shots from today.

    Lunch in Cookeville, TN. Great food, check it out

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    Leaving our mark!
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    Riding the tail bro!
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  15. LateNate

    LateNate Been here awhile

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  16. 8gv

    8gv Long timer

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    So long as there are no nipples...:deal

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  17. grizzlyman87

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    Hey guys had a great time camping last night, have fun out there and stay safe!
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  18. roaming_art

    roaming_art In transit...

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    Got through the Tail of the Dragon and it started pouring rain on us. We were soaked and hid in a small restaurant in Robbinsville, NC. Ken Wheeler was to busy to help us out with the tire change that night so we ended up camping at the Simple Life Campground. Cool place, inexpensive option for camping outside of the area.

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    Changing our front sprockets and tires at Wheelers MC in Robbinsville, NC. Highly recommended for any TAT riders that need anything done before getting on the trail. They opened up their shop tools, lubes, oils, and anything else we needed for the trip.

    Nate went with the TKC 80's, I'm rocking D606's

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    Made it down to Tellico Plains and checked out Tellico MC Outfitters, the owner was a really cool dude, Nate bought some new riding gear and he hooked it up with some quick-drying t-shirts! Right on!

    This guys got my dream job. Bike show out front, gear show inside.

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    Started the TAT late, had a lot of fun running through the first 20 miles of the TAT and ended up camping out with some new friends, Nathan, Michael, Bryan and Jessica...good meeting you guys! Thanks for teaching me to play Texas Hold'em! Nate actually took the pot, hahaha I was the first out.

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    New friends, feel free to post up whatever videos you guys got!

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    Day 2 on the TAT

    Lot of gravel, we kept wondering where the dirt went? Stopped in Dayton for lunch, Mtn Ribshak, phenomenal food!

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  19. impulse2010

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    Hey guys it is michael from the other night camping and poker. Hope everything is going well on your guys trip.

    I will say my brother has been on me about getting a dual sport awhile and after meeting you guys and seeing the pics has really got me wanting one lol.
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  20. Dan Diego

    Dan Diego Long timer

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    Really digging the most excellent photography and the KLR.

    Ass cheeks? Not so much.

    Great stuff, guys!
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