Lets Take a Ride

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    Nice, the scouting resumes. Cap't Jon's XLR froze up when critical bearings micro welded shut to his crankshaft. Day one with a new/used bike and we are out scouting again. Hopefully to make a pretty cool route through Middle Tennessee. Mostly, Tennessee is known for Epic DS riding over in the Smoke Mountains.

    The TAT when it was first released had people commenting that Tennessee was mostly paved after leaving the Smokies and therefore a bit of a bummer to ride.
    Just a couple of weeks back I rode an old section of the TAT and didn't even know I was on it.
    Suddenly, I recognized where I was form the slew of pictures posted here on ADV of that infamous creek crossing so slick you can't even stand up.
    Yep, it put me on the ground as well!

    Thats it tho, discovery and sharing the ride! I hope to finish it and share but in the mean time ... it sure is FUN trying!



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    HELEN GA ... What an awesome - ride - place - FUN!







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    Early Morning in the mountains .. It's hard to sleep when you know a ride is waiting





    My Dad who is 90 years old likes to watch my videos so this one goes out to him and all the Fathers out there who bought their kids motorcycles

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    Hey Mr. MotoFlake. Here is a little detail of the ride coming up this month I was telling you about. (Hope you can make it)
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    Sammy has been working on some tracks for us & Capt'Jon has been very busy with that new DR looking l for new Loops to ride this year ... I'm ready! ... Now, the next 9 days are rain tho ... Mud & Swollen Creeks, Oh My!



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    I'm wicked surprised you caught a little more that 2 sentences coming out of my mouth without profanity! I was still fairly amped at that point
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    Ah its the art of editing ... hehe
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    Every now and then, you make an unassuming quick video and it turns out to be one of your favorites ... The ones you spend countless hours on to be the best often fall short. Then suddenly not trying you get a piece of popcorn thats better than all the other curnals in the bag ... This one I Named:
    "My Gratitude For The American Flag,
    This Country,
    This Freedom"
    GOOD TIMES ... SALUTE

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    LINE UM UP



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    WHY DO WE DO THIS ...




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    When someone invites you out on a ride and they are really, really hoping you like it. It's difficult to explain to them that you really, really liked it ... It's just hard to capture the moments and all too often they are overwhelming to the point that you don't remember them ten minutes after you lived it.
    Then when you get home and have a chance to play back the footage it hits you that you Really, Really Liked It!






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    ONCE UPON A TIME:

    To tell stories ... That one has got to be an all time best and it leads in to creativity in sharing the ride quite nicely!
    Nope, there is no monetary gain in this! ... Capt’Jon and I just love this sport and for now we are on a creative journey to share it with all our friends and hopefully, the next generation of riders who will be keeping it alive.

    (If this is inappropriate let me know and I’ll delete it FAST)
    BOOM, we have added a new flavor to the videos which is a Podcast - Talking about Dual Sport Motorcycle Riding.




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    Yup, come on and enjoy the podcast, I have fun doing it, putting out a new episode each week for bi-weekly. Gonna start adding some interviews in as the riding season progresses. Here is the link...mods delete if inappropriate...as David says, no monetary gains, this is just a labor of love. https://www.podcasts.com/lets-take-a-ride-08d10147b
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    Here we go again! ...
    This Tennessee / Alabama Line Ride seems to have officially become an annual ride for us now and "WooHoo" we are Group Riding this line both in the Spring and in the Fall!
    There are only two windows to ride it. It's hunting grounds and year round!
    However, during turkey season (now) they open it up, giving us this rare opportunity to ride thru.
    Of course we wait till 10AM to give the birds time roost and the hunters to leave.

    This is the Good, the Bad and the Ugly tho!
    Both our windows are during the worst time of the year to do it!
    Thats the Bad,
    The Good is that this is the worst time of the year to do it!
    What! Yeah! It gets so muddy in there its crazy!
    There is literally brown clay, white clay and green clay in there!
    The Ugly is when that clay mixes with the compost and mud,
    think a kiddie pool full of oatmeal thats 1 to 2 minutes away from cooling off and getting hard ...
    FUN .... hehehe



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    FUN, just is