Part II: Dockingpilot & NJ Crew Ride TAT West

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by DockingPilot, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. arroyoshark

    arroyoshark Needing some space

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    Hey Big Dog, didn't the trail road beyond Disaster Peak just suddenly end at vertical dropoff at a ravine ? I seem to recall having to do a workaround to cross a big washout somewhere around there. Truly would be a disaster if one wasn't paying attention. :eek1
  2. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

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    I just looked at Sam's route as I laid it out and our track logs-----and we followed it exactly---but I do recall at least 2 places in the disaster peak area that if they got worse would be impossible to cross--one was a near washout as you said---the other was an impassable big creek where a culvert was gone--both sides of the creek were near vertical and very deep--we luckily poked around and got around that one too.

    Sounds like things have gotten worse since we went thru.
  3. gaspipe

    gaspipe Wandering Soul Super Moderator

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  4. funster

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    Hi am enjoying your pictures of your trip across the west. I am living in missoula mt. now but have ridden a good share of the west in past years but you guys found some stuff i missed. Next spring i am heading for moab to ride and a lot more of Montana. I have been a husky rider since 94 starting on a 610 wxc what a bike and i bought a 06 610e last year since my te250 is not real fast on the road. Do you have trouble with your 610 in sandy sections i have had some issues with my 610 that i never had before with a husky. seems very front heavy. Bill young:clap
  5. O Captain My Captain

    O Captain My Captain Upsetting the apple cart

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    A most excellent ride report. You guys know how to do some epic rides. I read your Idaho RR a couple of months ago and thought it was awesome. For some reason, I don't recall too much about your eastern TAT ride - perhaps because I knew the east just can't offer what the west does in terms of adventure riding. I'll have to go back and re-read that one. It's good to know that there are still great places within this country that are unspoiled by man. Nevada looks like the real wild west. I would love to do the TAT some day, but like many others, can probably only do it in sections, which is still fine by me.

    Johnpitts01, we probably live within a mile of one another. Would like to hook up with you guys for a local ride some time. I just picked up a used XR650L a couple of weeks ago and am in the process of acquiring all my riding gear. Might take me a month or two to get my stuff together.
  6. arroyoshark

    arroyoshark Needing some space

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    :lol3


    Yup, found it...that's the spot !


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  7. Jiminy Cricket

    Jiminy Cricket Been here awhile

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    Great ride dockingpilot! Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to do the TAT.:thumb
  8. BigDogAdventures

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    At this very spot (as I'm standing in the picture)------we went left about 200ft.---and there was a way thru the creek-----you had to look for it. You see me sitting there bewildered--next thing I know GasPipe is on the other side
    And he took this picture of me.
    And that is disaster peak in the background
    That peak was named after a guy who broke his leg up there.
    Guess I'd a broke mine if I tried to jump that creek.
    Then the creek would have been called "Disaster Creek"
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  9. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Mark, you mean you couldnt jump that 610 across ? You could have expelled a little gas for extra propullsion
    :lol3
  10. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

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    Well you can see I was backing up to get run at it :D :rofl
    Always plenty of extra propulsion !!!!
  11. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Sorry my friend, Ive been away from the pc last couple of days and have been missing the replys to the thread.

    I found the 610 to be perfect. Heavy front end is not what I experience at all. Glad you enjoyed the RR. :thumb
  12. Trailryder42

    Trailryder42 Long timer

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    Thanks for the report. One of the best, picture-wise that I've read. I think it has pushed me over the top to get Sams maps on the way to me and start planning.
  13. byways

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    Damn, I miss you guys. And having a bike ...

    That was such a great time.
  14. RV8Pilot

    RV8Pilot Blue,Green,Blue,Gree.....

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    What happened to your bike Tony?
  15. The Lad

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    One hell of a trip you fellas had. :clap
  16. Lav1200

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    Thanks for that great ride report. It's stories like this one that help get us snowbound northerners through the long winter. I watched all your video clips on youtube as well... excellent work! That POV1 camera sure seems to take nice video. Were you pleased with how it worked it out? I may have to get one before I tackle the "Tour of Idaho" next summer.

    Thanks again,
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    johnpitts01 Long timer

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    You won't be disappointed in Idaho. It will be a great trip.
  18. Santa

    Santa Focused on the Future

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    Thanks for the great report.
    I plan to do the NV Utah section this summer.
  19. screamin injin

    screamin injin FUBAR

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    All I can say is..... WOW!!! Looked like a great ride :freaky
  20. Elefant 900 Rad

    Elefant 900 Rad Hedley

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    I did it on a 950 in August with another R100GS and R1200GS (still haven't posted my report, I'm a slacker :eek1 ). Our other friends were on smaller bikes.

    I was really glad I took the 950, I enjoyed it more than I would've on a smaller bike, and we did all the difficult sections, excluding one due to time factor.

    Nice report.....you're motivating me to work on mine !!