tuckers to tdf

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by TUCKERS, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. rgiroux

    rgiroux Invisible Man

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    just saw this - IN! have a great trip :clap
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  2. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Thanks, we will :clap

    Just picking up my last spares from Cycle Rider in Montclair today (great people, independent shop Central and 5311 Holt, open 7 days 909 621 5061).

    Scored three JT 15T fronts for $16 a piece, can't beat that!

    The final packing/stuffing. Pictures later...this is live..............
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  3. John E

    John E Long timer

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    check your PM's.

    Thanks.
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  4. ROAD DAMAGE

    ROAD DAMAGE Long timer

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    I'm in and following along! :D

    Have fun, ride safe, and occasionally think about all of us "up north" buried ass deep in snow. :lol3
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  5. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    I'll be thinking about you when we are sitting on a beach with one of those drinks with a little umbrella in it :clap
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  6. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Final packing done . Quite tidy.




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  7. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Colleen again. She loves the spotlight.




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  8. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    These get left behind on Battery Tenders:





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  9. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Done, done and done!!!

    I can't believe the time has come! We are taking off in the morning!

    We've crossed the T's and dotted the I's and our reward is a fabulous six months of riding.

    There's nothing quite like it...... wake each morning and go for a ride!!
    Day after day; week after week; month after month! :clap

    Whoo Hoo!!!!!!

    Colleen
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  10. oldmonkeybut

    oldmonkeybut Digital Emigrant

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    The 1200's bedded down on battery tenders....That's better than in Salem with a dead battery and my brand new garbage jumper cables in your hand. It was nice meeting and camping with you at the Rally. The DR's look great! Have a safe and fantastic journey!
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  11. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Oh thanks Man. We never had any more trouble with that BMW after we got it started, it's still on the same battery.

    YES, I have six battery tenders in my rafters with leads hanging down.
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  12. 1- Hansi

    1- Hansi Adventurer

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    I really look foreward to reed your comming adventure story.Everything is so good planed, so just turn the switch, and go!
    Good luck!



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  13. RokLobster

    RokLobster Far from sanity

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    In. Safe travels and enjoy! :clap
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  14. Nick33

    Nick33 n00b

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    Have a good one!!:freaky
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  15. tnrider

    tnrider Rod Burner

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    I'll say some prayers for you safe trip down and back. This is something that I'll probably never get to do, but I love to read and look at pics of other's who've done it. I'm glad I cought this thread as you're getting started. It's better when its "real time". God speed :ricky:ricky
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  16. adventurebound9517

    adventurebound9517 Been here awhile

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    I will be following along. I'm in San Jose Del Cabo right now and heading for home today. I too ride a DR 650 and other than some seat discomfort it has been a great ride. Best of luck and your a lucky man to have a wife that enjoys this mode of travel. :clap Coleen :clap
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  17. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    I'm a bit late to the thread but we are in Banamichi, 135 miles south of Bisbee on Hwy 089. We have a small hotel here. Don't know what you have planned but at least stop in for coffee at Hotel Los Arcos. In any case, enjoy the ride.

    And you will love Bisbee.
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  18. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Thanks everyone for your good vibes.

    We'll see you on the road Hans!

    We are spending the night at a friends house in Goodyear, but we may well stop for coffee in Banamichi!

    It's 7am and we are getting ready to mount.
    We'll try and take some pics today and check in this afternoon/tonight.
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  19. hosertp

    hosertp Adnauseam Adventurer

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    Hey Tucker's,
    The Newcomb's gang are living vicariously through you and wishing you the best for your trip. Raul was thinking that maybe we could meet you on your way home.
    Keep the updates coming and take care of each other. :clap
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  20. Montek

    Montek Eternal Noob

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    the tuckers are lucky fu@#^%$:rofl. have a great 6 months-will be following along.

    I'll be the first to say it-its 2:50 Arizona time-where's the update for the day:deal:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3. couldn't resist

    ride safe, ride on, ride smart. The douglas crossing is easy peasy. super good entry point to copper canyon. if you are going that way. once past Buenaventura(I think that's the town) you start some really good roads to creel.
    Monte
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