Reise - For Adventure on the Trans America Trail

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  1. Exile

    Exile The Mundane and The Magic

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    We woke up to a cold morning in the California mountains at Cave Lake Campground in the National Forest. After packing up we treked the 30 miles up the trail to Lakeview, OR for breakfast at this restaurant called Jerry's. We ordered the Hungry Traveler; allyoucaneat pancakes, 3 eggs, 6 strips of bacon, hashbrowns and 3 cups of coffee for under $10!

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    After we filled our stomachs, it was onto the rest of the trail. It was nice to see trees again.

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    The roads were great, and just the nice easy going that I needed. This is the "dual sport" terrain.

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    We had a nice time on this abandoned railroad...that they tried to block off.

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    It was upsetting to see that most of Fremont National Forest was either devastated by wildfire or being selectively logged.

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    Then we hit some sand again, just when I thought it was over.

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    And then back to the trees, and some nice smooth roads to Crescent, OR.

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    We camped at an RV park in Crescent and woke up to a foggy mist in the low 40 degrees. We only had mesh gear...

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    So we were forced to go down the street for some hot coffee and breakfast.

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    We decided to skip the trail to cruise down to Crater Lake, then meet up with the trail after that. On the way down I saw the biggest DNE sign I've ever seen. Apparently Oreganians can't pump their own gas or drive in the right lane...

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    The temperature didn't rise much as we climbed into the Cascades.

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    Still snow in these mountains.

    Luckily the former volcano that is Crater Lake was just around the corner.

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    As we were taking photos, these little golden mantled ground squirrels came out of the woodwork. Apparently they have been fed to domestication...

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    Finally we headed to rejoin the trail.

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    And then we found the world's tallest Sugar Pine.

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    Some miles from the trail we found this.

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    And tried to continue through since we found no work around or update to the trail.

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    The pictures don't do this justice, but this road has been closed off for at least 8 years since the trees growing in the middle of it are that old. I find it hard to believe everyone has been making it through there. Its about 4 miles to the next road. Anyway, it was too rough for our bigger bikes. So for those following, take a right onto Hwy 29 at 349.27, or at the road to the Sugar Pine. That takes you to Tiller for gas and food.

    Then it was up and down the mountains to Canyonville.

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    These roads must be dangerous...yes that is a car.

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    Then we got on this really awesome ATV trail.

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    This trail took us through some really steep hill climbs, up to 80 degrees in some places. Then we got to this steep steep hill that was layered with large loose rock. I made it halfway up, Chris almost got to me.

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    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5580.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-391" title="IMG_5580" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5580.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>

    Then I tried to start again and lost it.

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5582.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-391" title="IMG_5582" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5582.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>

    Chris finally got injured...

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5583.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-391" title="IMG_5583" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5583.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>

    If you thought the uphill was bad, you should see the downhill.

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5584.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-391" title="IMG_5584" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5584.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>

    It wasn't that bad.

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5585.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-391" title="IMG_5585" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5585.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>

    Not far from our destination, we made a left turn at 432.17 and were stopped a mile later by this.

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5586.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-391" title="IMG_5586" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5586.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5587.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-391" title="IMG_5587" src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5587.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="600" /></a>

    This landslide looks pretty old as well. Just continue straight on Hwy 95 to I5. Then you can go up to Canyonville or down to the trail. We have a little over 100 miles on the trail till the coast. We should reach it by lunchtime tomorrow.
    #81
  2. redpillar

    redpillar Been here awhile

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    Great report, I can feel the frustration with the crashes being so exhausting.
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  3. Mezo

    Mezo Banned

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    Nice pics, so did you see any Wizards?

    [​IMG]


    And is this a man love thing or a tree hugging session? your grandchildren will be following this route in decades to come "Wheres grandpa's big tree he hugged back in 2010.

    [​IMG]

    Been looking from Google Earth where you are, fantastic stuff, armchair adventure for all. :clap

    Whats the crash count now? who's winning. :D

    Mezo.
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  4. Exile

    Exile The Mundane and The Magic

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    Saw one wizard, but he vanished before I got the camera up. :D

    I have definitely won the crash count. I lost track somewhere near 20...:muutt

    We are at a motel on the coast and the guy that checked us in was wearing a Perth, WA shirt...
    Apparently his daughter lives out there. Kinda cool how things are tied together.
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  5. Exile

    Exile The Mundane and The Magic

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    We got started from Canyonville, OR a little late. The ride was quite cold. It warmed up slightly but got colder as we approached the windy ocean.

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-Oregon-3-004.jpg"><img src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-Oregon-3-004.jpg" alt="" title="Chris Oregon 3 004" width="800" height="533" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2683" /></a>

    Today was accident free accept for the devious little insect that nailed me in the throat and then proceeded to sting the crap out of me.

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5591.jpg"><img src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5591.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_5591" width="800" height="600" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2628" /></a>

    Today was back and forth from gravel to tarmac. We avoided most of the work -around updates from all the logging. I found a bit of issue with Problem 5 on Sam's list from Scott. "At miles 449.12 go straight" should now be a "bear right" as there is a new logging road there. He has two "bear left" listed in a row when we only went by one. The following "At mile 2.1 bear right" is now a 3-way crossroads...take the right "straight" road. Other than that, it is fairly easy to get around.

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5592.jpg"><img src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5592.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_5592" width="800" height="600" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2628" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5593.jpg"><img src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5593.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_5593" width="800" height="600" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2628" /></a>

    We avoided Problem 6 all together by taking a left at Cow Creek Rd. before the route's left turn. This takes you on tarmac winding through the mountains paralleling the trail to the south.

    Here is all the logging we missed.
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5595.jpg"><img src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5595.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_5595" width="800" height="600" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2628" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5597.jpg"><img src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5597.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_5597" width="800" height="600" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2628" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5600.jpg"><img src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5600.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_5600" width="800" height="600" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2628" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5603.jpg"><img src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5603.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_5603" width="800" height="600" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2628" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5604.jpg"><img src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5604.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_5604" width="800" height="600" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2628" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5605.jpg"><img src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5605.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_5605" width="800" height="600" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2628" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5607.jpg"><img src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5607.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_5607" width="800" height="600" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2628" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5610.jpg"><img src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5610.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_5610" width="800" height="600" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2628" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5611.jpg"><img src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5611.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_5611" width="800" height="600" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2628" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5612.jpg"><img src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5612.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_5612" width="800" height="600" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2628" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-Oregon-3-013.jpg"><img src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-Oregon-3-013.jpg" alt="" title="Chris Oregon 3 013" width="800" height="533" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2692" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5615.jpg"><img src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5615.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_5615" width="800" height="600" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2628" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5616.jpg"><img src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5616.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_5616" width="800" height="600" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2628" /></a>

    By late afternoon we had reached Port Orford and the coast.

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5619.jpg"><img src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5619.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_5619" width="800" height="600" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2628" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-Oregon-3-066.jpg"><img src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-Oregon-3-066.jpg" alt="" title="Chris Oregon 3 066" width="800" height="533" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2692" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-Oregon-3-080.jpg"><img src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-Oregon-3-080.jpg" alt="" title="Chris Oregon 3 080" width="800" height="533" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2692" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-Oregon-3-081.jpg"><img src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-Oregon-3-081.jpg" alt="" title="Chris Oregon 3 081" width="800" height="533" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2692" /></a>

    And proceeded to Paradise Point to play around.

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5639.jpg"><img src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5639.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_5639" width="800" height="600" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2628" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-Oregon-3-027.jpg"><img src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-Oregon-3-027.jpg" alt="" title="Chris Oregon 3 027" width="800" height="533" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2692" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-Oregon-3-044.jpg"><img src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-Oregon-3-044.jpg" alt="" title="Chris Oregon 3 044" width="800" height="533" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2692" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5620.jpg"><img src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5620.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_5620" width="800" height="600" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2628" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5629.jpg"><img src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5629.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_5629" width="800" height="600" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2628" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-Oregon-3-033.jpg"><img src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-Oregon-3-033.jpg" alt="" title="Chris Oregon 3 033" width="800" height="533" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2692" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-Oregon-3-041.jpg"><img src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-Oregon-3-041.jpg" alt="" title="Chris Oregon 3 041" width="800" height="533" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2692" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-Oregon-3-047.jpg"><img src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Chris-Oregon-3-047.jpg" alt="" title="Chris Oregon 3 047" width="800" height="533" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2692" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5625.jpg"><img src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5625.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_5625" width="800" height="600" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2628" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5626.jpg"><img src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5626.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_5626" width="800" height="600" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2628" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5628.jpg"><img src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5628.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_5628" width="800" height="600" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2628" /></a>

    It was tough to "crawl' through the sand...and even harder to get out.

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5630.jpg"><img src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5630.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_5630" width="800" height="600" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2628" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5631.jpg"><img src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5631.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_5631" width="800" height="600" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2628" /></a>
    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5632.jpg"><img src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5632.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_5632" width="800" height="600" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2628" /></a>
    <img alt="" src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v108/TavisB94XJ/TAT/TAT%20Day%2023/IMG_0930.jpg" title="all fall down" class="alignnone" width="800" height="600" />

    After 23 days, we have successfully reached the coast. The return trip home begins tomorrow.

    <a href="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5634.jpg"><img src="http://seekingzero.com/reise/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/IMG_5634.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_5634" width="800" height="600" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2628" /></a>
    #85
  6. Off Limits

    Off Limits Banned

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    siick
    #86
  7. zzlejeune

    zzlejeune Wanna-be Adventurer

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    Awesome RR!!! Congrats on the TAT completion!! Its always cool to see the places we will be hitting in Colorado in just a short 7 days from now!!! (Trailering up to Ouray, Co. from Louisiana)
    #87
  8. Mezo

    Mezo Banned

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    Excellent. :clap

    What no pics having a piss in the ocean. :evil

    Looks like you was all letting off steam on the beach, burying the DR up to its neck & then a triumphant stand on top them.

    Was this the end? or was there more photos to come on the homeward bound ride?

    Mezo.
    #88
  9. mototwin

    mototwin Adventurer

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    Congrats to you all, we knew you had what it took to make it all the way.

    Mike & Ryan
    #89
  10. Weaz

    Weaz n00b

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    Sacramento Ca.
    Fantastic RR! Thx for sharing.
    #90
  11. ke4yyq

    ke4yyq Ham

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    Great report:clap :clap . Thanks for taking us along and for all the good information:ear . It will be put to good use.

    I wish I could get the time off from work to do the whole trail straight through. I am green with envy. I will do as much as possible though with the time I can get.:wink:
    #91
  12. rockjohn

    rockjohn Been here awhile

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    Great Report, fantastic pics. Looks like you boys have earned every inch, but what memories. :ricky
    #92
  13. offthebeatenpath

    offthebeatenpath Adventurer

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    Great ride report and fabulous pics :clap thanks for bringing us along! The TAT is definitely on my list of rides to do, hopefully much sooner than later.
    #93
  14. rhino_adv

    rhino_adv Gnarly Adventurer

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    AWESOME Ride report!!!:clap Thanks for shareing all the fantastic photos of your adventure! I have read several RR of the TAT and entertained the idea of riding it myself. Your report has convinced me to DO it.....
    #94
  15. quicktoys2

    quicktoys2 ADVrider junkie :)

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    Fantastic adventure and a great ride report filled with lots of great photos and just enough words to keep it exciting.

    Thanks for sharing
    #95
  16. NOTAR_520

    NOTAR_520 Been here awhile

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    #96
  17. Vinny V strom

    Vinny V strom Adventurer

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    Congratulations:freaky . Thanks for sharing. Remember, you aren't finished until you are home. Be safe crash monkies.
    #97
  18. Exile

    Exile The Mundane and The Magic

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    A couple more photos to come. We made it back safe and sound. :clap We left Salem, OR on Saturday night and trucked it back to Illinois in around 53 hours with an 8 hour stop at my uncle's in Nebraska. It's good to be home.

    Thanks for all the praise from everyone.

    P.S. My bike is for sale here.
    #98
  19. YukonTracker

    YukonTracker Ride your Way

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    Craving for more! Fantastic. Send me a PM and I will reward you guys with some free "BEEN THERE DONE TAT" decals for sharing your passion!!
    #99
  20. mnormand

    mnormand Been here awhile

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    Very nice report and lots of pics, enjoyed the views.


    zzlejeune...Good luck from Lafayette !!!! Bring some cracklins and boudin on the TAT :lol3