Transamerica Trail.....live it up

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by megashred, May 3, 2012.

  1. mrprez

    mrprez KJ4WMZ

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    There was a TAT RR a few years ago that was pretty good. Rider made it all the way out to Port Orford pretty unscathed. From there he rode up to a place where he could put his bike in a container to ship home. He needed to run the gas out of the tank so went for a ride. While in the parking lot he decided to do some wheelies. Long story short, the bike came all the way over on him breaking his ankle. Ended up in a cast for the flight home.:doh
  2. BBDig

    BBDig n00b

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    Enjoyed the RR. How often and how much oil did you have to add between changes?
  3. ktmklx

    ktmklx Been here awhile

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    Great RR, only one I have ever read that had me laughing out loud. Great solo adventure, it takes some balls to do this solo.
  4. RideDualSport.com

    RideDualSport.com TPB all the way

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    Megashred you rock. In the 1980's I was in my 20's I did 3 months and 13,000 miles around the USA, coast to coast.
    I think you stole my 1980s sunglasses.
    Meet any sweet babes? :D
  5. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    Awesome RR bro while you are still a grom in my book you shredded a righteous ride. You avoided any major sand facials and chose to bail in all the right places. Off the wall read bro.
  6. cp1969

    cp1969 n00b

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    Loved it, and I'm damn near old enough to be his grandpa.
  7. booger1

    booger1 Long timer

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    Awsome RR, youv'e got me thinking I should do the TAT.
  8. vintagespeed

    vintagespeed fNg

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    damn, that was over too fast! Summer Kevin, onward to Brasil!!

    thank for the RR man, makes us cube dwellers very jealous. :)
  9. travelintoNY

    travelintoNY Globe Trekker

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    Great thread bro! Glad you made it safe.
  10. vicster

    vicster Long timer

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    Good thread! At my, uh, advanced, age I thought I was going to have to put Rosetta Stone on speed dial, but it's all good, uhm, bro.
  11. rhino_adv

    rhino_adv Gnarly Adventurer

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    Bro.....that was a very inspiring ride report!

    A riding buddy and I are preping our bikes right now and converting Sam's maps to gps tracks for a 23Aug2012 departure date for the eastern TAT. I wish we could do it all at one time like you did, but it is just not possible now.

    Thanks for sharing your ADVenture with us!!

    Brad
  12. Rooks

    Rooks Adventurer

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    Thanks for the virtual tour, Bro! Loved every minute of it. Don't discount the experience of your trip....you might not have that profound 'I found myself' feeling..but in reality you learned a shitload about yourself.

    Any chance you and 'Fishfund' can synch up for a summer tour of some remote off the beaten path ride some place next year? That would be the most epic shred ride report in the history of ADVrider.
  13. Blagadán

    Blagadán Kevin

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    Thanks for sharing your adventure.

    I enjoyed following the trip AND I learned a new language...! :lol3
  14. advantagecp

    advantagecp Adventurer

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    Colorfully written, interesting events, not afraid to admit to the embarrassing moments, and then at the base of it you have a well fleshed out story of the trip. At first I found the language a little off-putting but I came around and learned to enjoy it.

    That was one fine ride report, Bro.
  15. Ruis_Rider

    Ruis_Rider Adventurer

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    Entertaining read, great pics, and go Hokies!

    Keep shreddin, bro!
  16. megashred

    megashred Adventurer

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    What up bro's thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed it and got some inspiration to do something legit. Sounds like some people have some questions. Since I did this trail faster than I thought, I have a solid break from work so I got nothing but time....I'll throw down...

    fetus bro: I have a question for you, Why "fetus?" Yea I sold the bike, I felt kinda bad at the time but to be honest I never really intended to keep it. I'm more of a motocross dude so a 450 is coming soon. I cant hang on to everything too bro...I need to stay mobile

    mrprez: selling the bike was actually really easy. I just looked up the shops in Portland (cuz I was flying outta there), called around and got an idea of how much I could get, and cruised to the shop that sounded like they had some solid bros. I ended up going to Beaverton Honda and they have a pretty big operation going on..I would recommend that place. They gave me more than I thought I would get for it and I was outta there in an hour. cabbed it to the airport and got a one way ticket east.

    msanna: I think I'm done with north for a little bit..I'm in a summer mood bro. And totally, I'm always down to rip. I think I'm gonna do the whole job/real life thing for a little bit but you never know what I'll be doing next year. Maybe I'll get the itch to follow the sunset to the pacific ocean on a dirt bike again....so hit me up when you take off. I'll pick up a 650. I'm glad to inspire you bro...I was sitting in class reading all these reports and getting stoked for this, I know the feeling. If you're even thinking about it...do it up bro.

    AbentfuerhasaaSDAsd: I initially didnt plan on posting shit along the way but I thought it was kinda funny messing with you guys... but yea, I don't have a smart phone (Ive always been about 2 years behind the curve) so I had to go someplace with Wi-fi. That was a like a coffee shop or something. I also did it at the hotels whenever did the hotel thing. Cell service is available east side but pretty rare out west. my phone was off during the day.

    BBDig: I hate to say it because I'm pretty loyal to Honda....But this bike chugged some oil. I don't think it was broken in properly. In the beginning I was adding a little here and there (bout 1.5 quarts by the end of Oklahoma ~3000 miles) but by the end of the trip, it was blowing some blue smoke and I was adding oil every tank.

    RideDualsport: Babes are everywhere on the trail. Marshall pass has a killer club at the summit. TAT bro's drink free. When you hit Nevada, slow down in the desert sections, chicks jump out of nowhere. TAT babes are everywhere bro

    Side note though: Don't do the TAT for the chicks.....do it for you. Just work out and get tan if you want chicks

    rooks: I'm down for another trip but I have no idea what you're talking about. whats a fishfund?

    WVboy: haha thanks dude. What else you wanna know? I can bring a camera out to the bars and show you what I do when I'm not on a bike. Na im not that cool.

    ChrisReidinger: Yea I pretty much talk like this bro....I'm going easy on you

    So I'm thinking about getting into some street racing. R6, CBR600rr kinda shit. Any good tracks in the MD area? I need to get a bike. This lifestyle doesn't work without it.


    Tread lightly bros....and hell yea, go Hokies....
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  17. Animo

    Animo Been n00b awhile

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    Epic ride report, I have alsways heard of the TAT and now I get it. Great report! :clap<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
  18. nickgindy

    nickgindy KLR Basher

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    Fetus was my nickname in highschool cause i was always playing hackeysack and drinking milk during lunch. And i was scawny. The s10 was added cause of my s10 i was obsessed with that i still have that has a v8 and other goodies. So it just became my internet name for all my forums. Thats how i role.

    http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q492/kcmidei/college.jpg
    Btw please tell me you banged the chick in the blue. She fricken hot.
  19. Mtn Man

    Mtn Man Been here awhile

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    Glad to see you hangin with the Bros and guess you will have lots of bay days before getting back to the new job!

    Enjoyed the ride and glad you were able to hang out with the old guys for a couple of days. Remember we have killer twisties in Tennessee when you get the new ride worked out. Come see us and we will hook you up on some serious Tennessee peg scraping.

    Keep in touch, we are planning on heading up for crab cakes one weekend. Glad you made it home and had a safe trip. Keep the shred alive and see you on another trail soon.

    :beer
  20. Mtn Man

    Mtn Man Been here awhile

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    By the way, I just finished your last beer while writing this ... I owe you a beer next time I see you!

    Later ...