Probably the worst damn ride report of all time.....

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by TurnerR, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer Supporter

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    4 day ride reports are cool to. Keep it up.
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  2. kdxdude

    kdxdude Adventurer

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    Be careful, have fun, Love ya!!! Dad

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  3. Peels

    Peels Long timer

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    I have a friend who does Charity rides. the money doesn't go to YOU. IE: "will pay xxx dollars for xxx miles, or reaching xxxx number of landmarks" its a very cool thing. The last I heard was a 5000 mile ride for toys for tots.

    Dont know exact details, but after reading your posts, you sound like the sort of chap that might enjoy that.
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  4. Pacifictime

    Pacifictime Ray

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    Did you notice a lot of chain sprocket wear during the time of your trip? The photo is mine after a cross country trip. DSC_0287 (2).JPG
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  5. allenstein

    allenstein n00b

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    Thank You
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  6. TurnerR

    TurnerR Ride motorcycles, have fun

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    Not too bad! My chain and sprockets were brand new, but I used a cheap chain and will replace it in the next month or so
  7. Jim K.

    Jim K. Long timer

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    Thanks for the excellent report. Having done a few myself, I'm a huge fan of trips on "inappropriate" cycles!

    It was only after I saw the final pic that I realized... If you left THAT young woman to traipse all over the countryside, clearly that hardtail's jolting has jogged something loose in your cranium! :-)
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  8. azshtr

    azshtr Long timer

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    Kudos and props! Awesome stuff. 21 days and 1400 is an eye opener to those who think money is the answer.
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  9. Vic5491

    Vic5491 Been here awhile

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    Great ride and great ride report! How many miles did you cover overall?

    Welcome back. I'm just down the road in the Atlanta area!

    Vic
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  10. DesertRatliff

    DesertRatliff Tinker Tinker Ride Ride

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    Damn. That was a good one. One of the best I've read. Thanks again for posting.
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  11. kvango

    kvango Been here awhile

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    You had me at . . .
    :photog

    Love Tennessee (for riding) - Cleveland TN - gateway to the smokies - I've stayed at the applegate inn a few times . . . clean and decent for a cheap ($50) room. Really sad how many 'budget' hotels are sketchy drug/hooker infested shitholes - makes camping seem the civilized way to go --

    Watching this report -- when you do another post a link here!
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  12. TurnerR

    TurnerR Ride motorcycles, have fun

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    I bounced around alot, but when I got back I punched in my route via google maps and it was 6,890 I believe. Maybe a hair more for the times I would back track a little bit, but nothing significant!
  13. FRISCO67

    FRISCO67 n00b

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    Fantastic writing!! FWIW it's the best damn ride report I have ever had the honor to read, not that I am anyone important. Great pics, even the wavy ones. Kind of gave it a '70s flavor, like riding on an acid trip.
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  14. out rider

    out rider You Go First

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    ***** report here!
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  15. Vic5491

    Vic5491 Been here awhile

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    That's about 300 miles a day which is pretty incredible on a hardtail chopper with a peanut for a gas tank. Oh what I'd give to be young again! LOL
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  16. buckthedog

    buckthedog Eastbound and down

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    YESSSSSSSSSSSS to that!
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  17. Folly1

    Folly1 Been here awhile Supporter

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  18. kdxdude

    kdxdude Adventurer

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    Just read this RR again, (My son, Turner). Probably the best damn ride report ever!!! Great read!! Proud of ya bo'!!
  19. CCitis

    CCitis Been here awhile

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    Thanks for commenting and bumping it! I got to read it, fantastic.
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  20. Wreckman

    Wreckman Been here awhile

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    When I was roughly your age I build a sporty with a 6" over girder on it and the king queen seat and did some traveling with my buddies. We called it "booney camping" Drank beer and stayed in pup tents. I am loving this report and would love to ride with you.
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