Trans-Eastern Trail Florida section

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by John65, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. John65

    John65 D Ol Man

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    After eating (somewhere on US90),
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    we get back on the route. I think this is into GA
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    These are the longest log trailers I ever saw. They must have been over 70' long

    This road looks a little rough, but comparitively speaking, it was a “piece of cake”
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    AHA, back to NORMAL roads
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    We left the TET just south of Screven GA, and began a route I had built back to Donalsonville GA
    Most of the roads were unpaved and were “south ga red clay”, which is what we ride mostly, so I didn't run the camera much and what I do have is not worth looking at..

    I know it doesn't look like it, but this was one of the 'Most Fun" trips we had been on.
    Only the North Georgia portion of the TET might top it.


    I may try doing a report on the north GA portion of the route at a later date.
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  2. John65

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    YEP, we stayed dry, 'cept for the feet. I poured about 1/2 gl out of my boots a couple of times
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  3. Liberia

    Liberia Fortunate

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    What a great ride and ride report. I think your video captures told the story perfectly and you surely wouldn't have stopped to take pictures as often if you'd been using a regular camera. (I'm guessing you were using a GoPro?)

    I grew up in northern Florida along the Suwannee River and when the rivers are up the springs turn black. I think it's that the runs back up and the clear spring water can't keep the river water pushed out. Based upon all the water you rode through it must have been after heavy rains/hurricane. I've seldom seen that much water on logging roads in Florida.

    I certainly can see why you thought this was one of the best rides you've taken. It looks like a blast. So many different road conditions, all that water, little to no traffic (except for log trucks).

    Thanks so much for sharing your ride. It brings back a lot of really great memories of growing up in Florida.
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  4. realpsi

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    Depending on when this ride took place I know much of that area was subjected to heavy flooding due to a hurricane and took months dissipate.
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  5. John65

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    My first ride report. Now I understand why riders that do them take so long to complete it.
    But it was fun reliving the experience of the trip
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  6. John65

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    It was the 3rd week of August, (21-22-23) and it had been steadily raining across all of north Florida for 3 days (not counting the day we started the ride)
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  7. rhino_adv

    rhino_adv Gnarly Adventurer

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    Thanks for sharing your ride! I don't see many ride reports on the TET-S and was pleased to read yours. A buddy and I plan to ride the entire TAT-S in August of this year. I hope we don't run into as much rain as you guys did!

    Brad
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  8. toolguy1

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    Looks like you and Larry got quite a workout on those KLR's! Haha
    Good pics from the video. I enjoyed the report.
    Now for the north section..........:clap
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  9. telejojo

    telejojo Been here awhile

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    Good ride report.Is there a map or website like the TAT that you can go to and download the maps or how to find the roads?
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  10. rhino_adv

    rhino_adv Gnarly Adventurer

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    Click HERE for info on TET-S




    Brad
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  11. Rutabaga

    Rutabaga Been here awhile

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    Very nice. Reminds me of Central Fl. It's amazing that the best sand is usually under water, I found that to be true with a 1971 Toyota Corolla with rear wheel drive in the swamps. Thanks for the TET-S link.
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  12. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

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    Holy moley-------H20.

    My bike drowned out in my garage by me just looking at these pictures.

    Great stuff----and thanks for taking the time----yes there's seems to be very little of the TET on the net.

    I think my old KLR has been the best bike I ever owned for going in deep water-----it just won't drown out.

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  13. John65

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  14. John65

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    Thanks Mark
    I can't believe there's been no TET reports put up, 'cept for your ride on the VA to GA part of it.

    and Yea I love my KLR, just wish I'd had something other than Heidenau K60's on it. They're not for sand or mud.
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  15. rhino_adv

    rhino_adv Gnarly Adventurer

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    I missed Mark's VA to GA TET ride report.......could anyone share the link?


    Brad
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  16. John65

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  17. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    Great report.

    I almost wonder if you guys took the wrong type of kawaski's though.

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  18. John65

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    Hey Ogre,,,, Yep, think you're right
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  19. John65

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    Thanks, Mark, it was fun
    If Larry and I can get up your way towards the end of this week, (Friday maybe), reckon you could take that Husky and lead us around a little?
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  20. timetrax

    timetrax Been here awhile

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    Probably would have come in handy in some of the spots...BUT....don't need anymore toys.::wink:
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