TAT 2013, the "I’m Just Sayin…" tour

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Kirkster, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. betitou

    betitou Thumperized!

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    I'm in the tour and able to see the pitchers :D
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  2. Kirkster

    Kirkster Parts Murderer

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    Well the bikes are all loaded in leepic's car, He is taking us to Bristol, we leave at 5:30 so we should beat the DC traffic. Hopefully we will be in Bristol at noon if not a bit before. We have secured a room at the Lodge in Tellico Plains so no camping on the first night.

    We have mapped out two routes, one all side roads to the Dragon and the other would be highway to Kodak and then back roads to the Dragon. Then back roads to Tellico Planes. The last bit of the route looks about like this.

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    esp41 has never ridden the Dragon so it will be a treat for him. I just wish we were not doing the Dragon on knobbies..

    The Spot will be tracking starting when we leave in the morning so you all can see our progress.
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  3. KJD19892

    KJD19892 Been here awhile

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    I was hoping I would be able to do this ride this summer but it looks like work has gotten in the way, although theres still a small glimmer of hope that I will at least be able to do part of it late this summer. Guess I will have to live vicariously through your trip for the time being. No pressure or anything :D
    Have a good time!!
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  4. Superhawk

    Superhawk Been here awhile

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    In ! good luck and safe travel - looking forward to some great pics and stories !
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  5. Bluebone

    Bluebone half band

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    so is this gonna be one of those whirlwind 500 miles a day blasts across the country or more of an exploration of the many regions you encounter along the way kinda tours?
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  6. AustinJake

    AustinJake DR650 - Versys

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    IN for the ride, best of luck guys!
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  7. Kempy

    Kempy Adventurer

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  8. Kirkster

    Kirkster Parts Murderer

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    NO!!!

    We don't have to be back till July 30... We will be taking our time and a few side trips to see the sights. After planning this trip for 3 years we are going to savor it as much as possible for as long as possible.

    We can't wait to hit the dragon later today...
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  9. roknogin

    roknogin n00b

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    A 610 and a 690 on the TAT, yep, I'm in! I'll keep an eye out for you guys when you thump thru Bristol.
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  10. seatec

    seatec Dutch Transplant

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    Happy trails Kirkster.

    One request.
    Please put the spot link in your signature so its easier for us to check on you.

    THank you
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  11. Bluebone

    Bluebone half band

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    awesome!! then i'm in. especially when you get to OK since its not far from where i live in southern KS. actually i'm not sure where the TAT runs in OK since i've never seen the maps. BTW, i recomend a little jaunt thru the Gypsum hills west of Medicine Lodge, KS. it's quite a site and many dirt roads thru them.
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  12. Kirkster

    Kirkster Parts Murderer

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    We will be unloading the truck in Bristol in under two hours :clap

    I have put the spot track link in my sig!
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  13. Rutsref

    Rutsref Been here awhile

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    :D IN, (just sayin')
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  14. Kirkster

    Kirkster Parts Murderer

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    Unloading bikes in just a few... Time to suit up and roll. :clap
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  15. jdn

    jdn Adventurer

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    Definitely in! :D Have fun and be safe, looking forward to pictures... :evil
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  16. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    In for the trip.
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  17. gravityisnotmyfriend

    gravityisnotmyfriend Long timer

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    That spot tracker is just too cool. I'm following along! Keep that battery charged on that thing - if you stay put in the middle of a canyon for a few hours, we'll know to send search and rescue!

    Me and a buddy are planning on doing the same thing. Shooting for the trip before either of us turn 40. It's coming up quick!
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  18. seatec

    seatec Dutch Transplant

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    Thank-you
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  19. Macsplace

    Macsplace Adventurer

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    Will be checking out this thread as I hope to be riding the TAT in a few years. Very interested in how the 690 does on this ride. Don't think I want to ride the TAT on my current 500.
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  20. roknogin

    roknogin n00b

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    So I'm on my lunch break heading up the parkway back to work and I spot these two with their buddy unloading their bikes in a grassy lot in front of a strawberry stand. There's some good karma for ya, what are the chances of crossing paths right out of the gate? I pulled in and asked for directions to Port Orford, introduced myself and wished them well. Watch out Tellico, they're on their way!

    Roknogin
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