Full Throttle Touring - 150 through the Rocket City

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by klaviator, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer Supporter

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  2. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer Supporter

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    We finished off back at the Shell station in Ardmore. After BSing a bit I headed home. It looked like a really nice sunset but I never had a really good vantage point to take pics. I took one while riding.

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    And this one while stopped at a light.

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    My Odo was at 272 miles when I got home with 70 of that riding to and from the meeting place. I'm glad I got the Seat Concepts seat because my ass would have been in severe pain with the stock seat.

    My next long ride will be heading to Georgia on Tuesday. The weather forecast looks great:rayof.
  4. Thinwater

    Thinwater Been here awhile

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    I'm about 3 rides ago behind on video footage, but almost done with the Limestone Co into TN ride on 8/22. I should get to the 9/5 ride eventually. Great ride report and pics as always.
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    Awesome Win!
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    Glad to see the seat is working for you.

    We're leaving tomorrow morning to head to WV to go kayaking for a week plus.

    Debating throwing the klx in the trailer too. Gonna be in the low 70s where we are going.

    Hoping to catch up with you guys for a ride soon.
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    There's a familiar user name and a sighting! (from the riderforums.com)

  8. klaviator

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    Have fun! Check out a possible upcoming dual sport ride out of Tellico Plains: http://www.motorcyclealabama.com/rides/index.php?topic=3920.msg34888#new
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  9. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am. Supporter

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    Win,

    that cornfield shot is spectacular!!

    Looks like fun for all involved.
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    A very rare shot of Win’s front side.
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    I that’s Win trying to stand above the dust.
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  12. TN_twowheeladdict

    TN_twowheeladdict Been here awhile

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    :clap

    I had to add the TN_ here because I either created an account many years ago with an email I no longer use, or someone else has twowheeladdict.
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    TN_twowheeladdict Been here awhile

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    I rode with the face shield up most of the time and when I got home my wife said I needed to look in the mirror. WOW! Can't believe none of you told me how dirty my face was when we ended the ride and said goodbye. LOL! It looked like those photos of coal miners we have all seen in magazines like Life, National Geographic, etc.
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    I hope you don't get the Black Lung disease!

    :lol3
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    Luckily most of the dirt roads were in the shade and not dusty. There were a few though where I had to slow down because I couldn't see where I was going!
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  16. klaviator

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    Thanks Randy! It's not that often that I get pics of me in my ride reports.
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    tonymarchman Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    Did he buy it from Amazon, talk about dirt cheap!
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    @klaviator - the GPS on my bike is there for 3 things:

    1) touch the car (bike) icon that moves along the map, and it prompts me to save the location. If I see a spot I want to return to, I save it.
    2) if I decide it is time to go home, and am unsure the fastest route, I let it guide me.
    3) a more accurate speedometer (though I rarely care, since I ride pretty close to the speed limits).

    I use a Garmin Nuvi car unit on a RAM cradle and ball mount, they work fine. Not very waterproof, but a baggie will fix that, or just put it away until the rain stops. I had one die in a downpour, but they are inexpensive and simple to use.
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    That works, right? Did you let go of the Triumph Trophy? Bet the Himalayan works pretty good in middle TN. I've been with the AT for a tick over three years now.

  20. klaviator

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    Believe it or not, he bought it from a dealer. It was a left over model and he got a great deal on it.