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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Cycles East, Apr 22, 2013.
And bring it tow rope, one of you guys gotta finish
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Only one left?
******************** UPDATE *************************
KC Miller just finished the Trans America Trail, from West to East on a honda ct90 on Sunday, June 31, 2013. He left Port Orford Or on the 25th of May.
He was the only one to finish out of 5 guys. The first rider had to return to Hawaii for the birth of his child. The second had to throw in the towel in Silverton CO with a busted knee. The third blew his engine in New Mexico. The forth took an ambulance ride off the trail with a broken clavicle (5 pieces). KC Miller finished the trail solo from west Mississippi all the way to the end (Tellico Plains).
KC is currently laying up in a cheap motel in Maryville TN, trying to sell his CT90 so he can buy a plane ticket home. Here is the link to the craigslist ad if your interested... http://knoxville.craigslist.org/mcy/3907786132.html
Someone should buy that little bike and ride it back west to Oregon! What a riot!
Cross country carnage and adventure, what a ride!
Always having a great time!!!!
I remember that road!
I fell in one of those drainage ditches.
Glad at least one finished, I'm sure they all did in spirit. Just taking it on the way they did is quite an accomplishment in my book.
Ride on guys.
Did only one bike have engine issues? Are the others still rideable?
$700 seems like a great price. I'd buy it if I were local.
an excellent adv ride report. Thanks folks. Quite entertaining. Hope that you all mend up better than new.
Price is down to $400! He must want to go home. Some inmate needs to buy this.
Im in europe right now, anyone in the area able to store it for me til I get back? it'll make a great swapmeet bike, and I love the history of it
Actually, I thought the ride concept was great and the ADV report of trip planning was great and very entertaining. However, I would have to differ with you on the comment that this was an excellent ride report. In my opinion it was the most disappointing TAT report I ever followed or attempted to follow hands down. Going to Facebook once the ride started was a major let down for those of us that wanted to follow this adventure and don't do the Facebook thing. In my opinion, if you don't plan on following through with reasonable updates on your ADV RR thread, don't even start one. I applaud the effort, all the riders who attempted this feat and especially the one rider who pushed on against the odds and actually made it. If there is a follow-up from Cycles East with a good after the fact report, I would love to read it.
I meet up with Casey today and took the ct 90 off of his hands. Really enjoyed talking with him about the trip, on the way to drop him at the airport. So long story short., I have no need for the bike and plan to sell it. Have pmed rtwdoug who has showed interest and if he does not respond by Friday it will go to first buyer. Only purchased this to help get Casey on his way home. I also plan to ride the TAT, leaving Tellico late August. Figured karma would get me if I didn't do what I could!
Thanks Steve Lewis
Nice job Steve.
Yeah, well done!
Right on ya Steve! Ain't ADV a great place?!
I would like to see a list of the gear packed along on this ride and a list of the gear that would be left at home if this ride were to be repeated again. I wonder how much the break downs were attributed to the bikes being overloaded and too much bulk or weight. This might help others who are considering the ride. The Trail 90 being a small bike might handle this ride in stock form with a much lighter load. On the other hand the riders might also suggest what mod's they did they consider absolutely necessary for anyone doing this ride on a Trail 90.
I too, was disappointed with the ride report being switched to facebook but do understand how that system would be easier to post on after a hard day's ride. I just wish they would have started and stuck to one system for the report. If the facebook system was necessary then they could have edited and organized the report better then posted it on ADV when they got done. I know it is very easy for us to be a Monday morning quarterback so while being thankful for the report, I make these suggestions only to help improve things a bit.
I admire these guys each and every one for the adventure they they went on and for sharing with us all.