Just another TAT ride report, on a Harley DirtBag

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by rtwdoug, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. Phrog

    Phrog Terra Australis

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    Man, you don't muck about do ya?

    Thought you might have painted it O.D. green :evil
  2. Dorzok

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  3. WaywardSon

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    Nice score indeed on the truck, and good job on making it "yours"...you will love it! I've got an '01 with almost 300K on the clock...bone stock & never an issue. Gotta love the Cummins.

    See you Friday:deal
  4. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better Supporter

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    :clap

    Wish I could get up to Barber, but already committed to the O/S Fall shindig at Tellico Plains the 18-20th and can't swing both.

    Doug, think you might be able to swing over to Tellico Plains and tell us some tales around the firepit that weekend? Same place as usual, Cherohala Motorcycle Resort.
  5. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    looking forward to a BS session at Barber
  6. ABee

    ABee Near Normal

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    Hello Doug,
    Congratulations on the completion of your ride. It was quite an achievement to get that rig over Cinnamon Pass. You should not be too disappointed that Kelly Creek in Nevada (by the homesteader’s cabin) was dry! I would have been grateful for such a sight! Did you notice all the packrat nests in the cabin? I bet spending the night there would be an adventure with all of those critters scurrying about. Like you, I found the people in Nevada to be friendly and helpful. I am looking forward to getting back there someday for more riding.
    Sorry for checking in so late. We just returned from a lengthy vacation in Croatia and Slovenia (but not on a bike, unfortunately). Donna and I will be racing the MX at Barber on Sunday, and I hope to have a chance to give you a shout.
    Andy


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  7. OHjim

    OHjim Been here awhile

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    Somehow your pic didn't show when I looked. Nice shot.

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  8. Fuzzy74

    Fuzzy74 Been here awhile

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    Saw you ride by on Dirster at Barber Saturday. Only 60,000 or so there and didn't see you again. Anxious to read the final TAT installment.
  9. Patrick46

    Patrick46 visionary

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    OK....I found this on another forum, and here's the bike needed to ride the TAT on...

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/SztWx1Xo0KE?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


    now I need to find one, or figure out how to build it! :deal
  10. spacebro

    spacebro Adventurer

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    Here you go: http://www.rokon.com
  11. WhicheverAnyWayCan

    WhicheverAnyWayCan Deaf Biker

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    Too slow for me.. can't imagine myself chugging from town to town that's 50 miles or 100 miles apart going 35MPH. I'll pass.

    BUT on bright side, you could actually do TAT, TCAT, CDT, and BAM with ease on this bike and get them all off the bucket list then say you done them all! :D :norton
  12. sion

    sion sigh-own

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    Yamaha TW200 or Big Wheel or Honda Fat Cat
  13. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better Supporter

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    Doug did it best.
  14. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    +1 :thumb
  15. DougZ73

    DougZ73 Fading off.........

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    I do believe I saw one of them Rokons on a junkers trailer this afternoon.

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  16. gravityisnotmyfriend

    gravityisnotmyfriend Who wants a Miata ride?!

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    Just went on a dual sport ride this past weekend. There were a couple of Lawson AWD's there. Much faster than the Rokon - more suspension travel too!

    http://newtechdev.com/awd.html
  17. Twotaildog

    Twotaildog Old Poop

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    Well done Doug. I knew you were doing this but I just found the ride report today. Good work. I especially liked the Cinnamon Pass video - did that with a broken clutch cable once - and the eastern Nevada mud also holds a special place in my heart.

    Great ride - excellent story.
  18. rattis

    rattis Long timer

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    Being bored stiff due to a knee cap in 7 pieces I needed some diversion so I thought there must be a RTWDoug rr somewhere and lucky me, lo and behold, the TAT on a hack and to complement that Dougs comments.
    Probably the most amusing scribe on RR in ADV.
    Doug my hat is off to you :clap
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  19. Hog1450

    Hog1450 I use the oil you hate Supporter

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    This was a great read. No doubt. I know it's been a few years, hope your friend Jamie pulled through.
  20. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever Supporter

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    Thanks Hog
    Yep, Jamie is doing good, I was really worried about him. He's not 100%, still some vision issues, but last summer he had his eyeballed realigned, and now he's doin much better