Lets Take a Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Platypus-3in1, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. Platypus-3in1

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    BOOM - feels like a major achievement to have planned, scouted, hosted, filmed, edited and finally posted the video.
    Feels like I'm free to go to the next thing
    (which is in 2 days the Cumberland Plateau South Big ADV Bike Ride).
    I actually caught myself wishing I was bored this afternoon LOL

    Thanks to everyone who helped (helping) and came out to support building it!

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    Cumberland Plateau South was just what I needed.
    Every now and then on a long ride, one long enough to take you past everything you are thinking about & carrying. It happens and you can't share it, can't even describe it.



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    Upcoming Ride In A Few Days ... I'm Pumped!
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    Canyon Man "60% of the time, it works every time" Mr. Fantana

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    Well said Sir!
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    OK, I went into Mississippi this last Friday and Officially Began the process of scouting of the great G.R.A.T. What a day! I began just south of Nashville and spent the whole day scouting. My day ended at 1:30AM into the next day. I got about four hours of sleep then I was up scouting again Saturday!

    Really Cool Things happened unexpectedly. I stopped at a hamburger joint and met the owner. He and I sat out back and talked for about an hour. Turns out some of the TAT riders stop there and take pictures. He had met Sam ( https://www.transamtrail.com/ ) about two years back. Sam had offered to allow them to use his LOGO for the riders coming thru on a sign letting us know we are catered to here. I plugged Sam & the TAT with Sam and everyone who rides in mind. I can't share his plans for us as this was a private conversation but Good Things Might Just Come!

    He is strongly considering creating a spot on his property for riders to camp for the night. I shared with him things I've learned putting on these AMA Sanctioned Rides in what makes things more appreciable to the riders. He said he will look into it and might spend some money on just a few little things for us that make HUGE differences on a cross country ride.
    Sam if you happen to read this thread: He is going to research your site, ADVrider threads & possibly bring in a Landscaper + General Contractor to give him a bid and ideas on how to set it all up. He was already looking into doing some work there but after talking with him about the TAT riders ... Well, once he gets his ducks in a row he's gonna give you a call.

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    Thunderbutt Been here awhile

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    What a great idea! Over on The Brit Bike Forum European riders often post of rides they do ending up at pubs/restaurants,. The pubs will often let the riders camp out on the property. I always wondered why there wasn't more of this here in the states, especially along the TAT, MABDR, etc.
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    Good Question ... I wonder if it has to do with the micro availability of land in Europe. Working with less forces one to think outside the box to maximize the space of said box. Riding around this region everything is spread out so much that it seems people here focus on (promote) their singular passion in business. I get it on my lazy side, the less things I have to juggle the better. Just recently, I got caught up on all the rides (event responsibilities) and was able to enjoy not having anything to carry & just ride for the FUN of the ride. Those moments of what was I thinking, I need to drop everything and just ride my motorcycle. Thinking about it brings up thoughts like: I don't want to add a sleepover in my backyard and have to deal with someone angry that the toilet paper got damp because of yesterdays heavy humidity LOL
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    Introducing: RUDY THE RED TAILED HAWK
    (Hopefully a Success Story)

    Daniel Eugene "Rudy" Ruettiger (born August 22, 1948) is a motivational speaker and author who played college football at the University of Notre Dame. His early life and career at Notre Dame were the inspiration for the 1993 film Rudy.

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    NEXT RIDE: If you guys are close this is a ride you might enjoy this weekend. I'm heading down tomorrow and I'm pumped!
    I Wanna Ride!

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    Mofo Flake Incompetent off-road Supporter

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    I've been at the bottom of that river before!
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    Disney Land as a kid is pretty cool but getting out and taking a ride in awesome places with amazing people is WAY BETTER!

    I had a NICE weekend down at Giorgio's property and then the last day meeting Capt'Jon back in TN for some secret roads he's been working on.

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