Traveling with the Circus (TAT Sept. 2006)

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Joeker, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. Joeker

    Joeker Adventurer

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    We just about have the bikes loaded. Rick and Roxanne have a beautiful place (The Dragons end) and have been very kind. They are allowing us to use their place as a a stageing area. The plan is to ride the entire Trans-American trail. We will be rolling out of here in the morning and heading north to Jellico, TN. to meet with a few others. At this point we have 6 riders (two DRZ 400, one GS 650, two KLR's and a DR 650). We will drop a few off and pick up a couple more as we go. So feel free to come back and follow along for the the show. Here's a determined Scottish fellow from the UK that purchased a DRZ sight unseen off ebay in Chicago and shuttled it to Tennessee in the back of a rented Saturn SUV. Don't let Alamo rental see this pic. Let the circus begin. [​IMG]
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  2. GB

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  3. scottr

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  4. WAR EAGLE

    WAR EAGLE Just A Little Bit Crazy!

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  5. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    :eek1 What better way to start an Adventure! Actually, I can think of a couple of ways but, you guys let er rip!

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  6. Motor 1

    Motor 1 Been here awhile

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    Here's a determined Scottish fellow from the UK that purchased a DRZ sight unseen off ebay in Chicago and shuttled it to Tennessee in the back of a rented Saturn SUV. Don't let Alamo rental see this pic. Let the circus begin.
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    Some of us at the overlook at the 'Dragon'. We be packed & leaving in the a.m. to meet other riders @ Jellico.
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  7. Motor 1

    Motor 1 Been here awhile

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    Changing tires & oil, packing, etc...it's a bit hard to understand Rod as he is a Scotsman. He'll say hand me that spanner laddie. What the hell is a spanner? :)

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    I'm trying to revive some of the pic's that have dropped off here over the years. I don't know why! Call me sentimental or just plain mental! :)
    Some of the characters just before we left and as we were leaving Tallassee, Tn (my house)
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  8. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    Hi!

    What is the latest estimate as to when you will get to Lula, MS or the Helena, AR bridge? Me and a couple of guys from Louisiana plan on joinning you there. Where is the planned camping/motel place for the night in that area?

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  9. Hylandspirit

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    Almost right on time everyone was packed and geared up and ready to pull out. :clap
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  10. Lobby

    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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    You bet I'm listening.

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  11. Hylandspirit

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    Of course before they were ready to leave, there was the little task of getting the DRZ 400 back together.
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  12. Pwhallon

    Pwhallon Noob

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    Sounds like you guys are gonna have a blast :clap

    Question: Is that a toy-hauler type of camping trailer in the background of Hylandspirit's group shot? If so, what kind is it?

    This ought to be a great dual sport bike comparisson too! Nice mix of bikes.

    Thanks,

    PW
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  13. Hylandspirit

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    Girl Dog watches the last rider go down the driveway.
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  14. Hylandspirit

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    Question: Is that a toy-hauler type of camping trailer in the background of Hylandspirit's group shot? If so, what kind is it?

    Yes, it's a Campmaster.
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  15. Tiras

    Tiras Been here awhile

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  16. Will LC8

    Will LC8 I stubbed my toe

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    Greetings from the circus.


    We would like to thank Jenn, AKA Riderchick for plotting out GPS points for me. With the waypoints and roll chart combo we were able to run a day and halfs worth of the TAT at race pace and made for a hell of a ride today with plenty of day light to spare.
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  17. Will LC8

    Will LC8 I stubbed my toe

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    Sorry guys, don't have time for much but its been enjoyable thus far and the guys going all the way should have a hell of a story in a couple weeks.
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  18. riderchick

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    My pleasure guys -- glad to know my typing skills are good for something on the road. Have a great time!

    Riderchick
    aka Jennifer
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  19. Hylandspirit

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    Here are the riders who left Dragon's End.
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  20. Hylandspirit

    Hylandspirit Adventurer

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    Unfortunately, I can only load one at a time.
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