2017 TAT, Ocean to Ocean in 12 days

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by KenCM, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. in4awildride

    in4awildride n00b

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    Nice sutures, you could be a surgeon.
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  2. DCTFAN

    DCTFAN 2019 CRF1000LD | 2016 CRF1000LD | Supporter

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    Santa knows GA riders like gravel, but why did he come in August?
    I rode that section today; the gravel was marble sized too, just the right size to take out a heavy Africa Twin or two.
    Glad to see you guys rockin' on.
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  3. Kilmern

    Kilmern Been here awhile

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    There is never a wrong time for a smart ass tractionator comment.
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  4. kalonji

    kalonji nihilism or nothing

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    Yeah, surgeons suture like shit. Nurses on the other hand...
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  5. KenCM

    KenCM Been here awhile Supporter

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    About 200 more miles of dirt and gravel trail on the tires from yesterday.
    Departing.
    About 5 hrs. rest after cleaning up and pizza last night.
    [​IMG][​IMG]

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  6. KenCM

    KenCM Been here awhile Supporter

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    Breakfast and fuel at the Pilot Travel Center near Trenton, GA.

    Rained all morning.
    Several deer ran from us this morning.
    There was a tree down across a gravel road. The bikes barely fit under with windshield scraping.

    Fog slowed us down a bit but looks like smooth sailing now all the way to Oregon! (Some of my friends suggest I am an optimist) [​IMG]

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  7. mpusms

    mpusms Been here awhile

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    Yes that's Witt, I was a bit off on location. And yes it's a bit low, good for you. Also looks like you entered it from the side instead of the main entrance which was smart. Great job boys. Question, if you're only going to sleep for 3 hrs wouldn't it be faster to pull over, pitch tent, unpack, pack up and go as apposed to riding to a nearby hotel, checking in, unload, reload and ride back to the starting point? I know beds are comfortable but so is a sleeping pad. Great job BTW!
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  8. marcuslegood

    marcuslegood yay

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    That's where I went down. Two riders ahead of me I didn't let the muddy water settle and those petrified ruts knocked me down
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  9. mpusms

    mpusms Been here awhile

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    Slippery as snot!
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  10. Thunder-dog

    Thunder-dog Been here awhile Supporter

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    Two choices : 1. Have enough speed to stay in the rut or 2. Fall. Once you're in you cannot turn.

    Way to go Ken & Garrett!!
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  11. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    You guys are tough. Forge on and we're rooting for you. The easy stuff will come eventually.


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  12. i4bikes

    i4bikes Been here awhile

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    Doing things for no good reason is reason enough to do them. LOL you guys are doing the TAT like your on a forced march. Good Luck and have fun.
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  13. DCTFAN

    DCTFAN 2019 CRF1000LD | 2016 CRF1000LD | Supporter

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    Looking at the custom track from Savannah GA to the start of TAT,I don't think they want to take the easy route. Better for us, just following.

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  14. KenCM

    KenCM Been here awhile Supporter

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    Stopped in Elkton, TN for fuel.
    Rain, rain, and more rain.
    Want to get to the Waterloo Woop Dee Doos before the sun goes down.

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  15. KenCM

    KenCM Been here awhile Supporter

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    It is in the planning thread.
    There is a link at the start of this thread.

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  16. pzvt

    pzvt Been here awhile Supporter

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    Go go not me power to you. Wish you the best. Always use the throttle not the brake


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  17. JdFan

    JdFan Been here awhile

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    Great ride report. Nice field repairs to boot.
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  18. douglasjre

    douglasjre n00b

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    You guys are crazy. Which means I will have to join you on the next one:rayof
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  19. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things! Supporter

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    Pretty cool that you are doing this! I can appreciate the craziness of what you are doing, for sure. If you need anything when you are near Telluride, near Ophir Pass, shoot me a PM.
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  20. dano619

    dano619 Long timer Supporter

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    Love your updates......ride hard and fast (when you can) :clap:clap