TAT 2020 - Techies Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Jsherman, Jul 19, 2020.

  1. Jsherman

    Jsherman Adventurer

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    2020 TAT - Day 11

    Didn’t accomplish much. Late start. Rode the slab to make up for our night last night.

    Read the details @ https://www.jerrysherman.com/2020/07/2020-tat-day-11.html

    Don’t even have pictures for today.

    156 miles today, 1,998 for the trip.

    Tomorrow will be a better day!!
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  2. drdubb

    drdubb OFWG Supporter

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    After tennessee and Mississippi, I couldn't get sound from my phone, full of dust. An air hose took care of that.
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  3. Jsherman

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    yeah, unfortunately, mine isn't dust/water related. it is literallly having technical malfunctions and rebooting.
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  4. Jsherman

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    2020 TAT - Day 12

    Link for extra details:
    https://www.jerrysherman.com/2020/07/2020-tat-day-12.html

    Awesome day overall. Lots of great riding! Creek crossings, wild and steep dirt / gravel roads, fast dirt/gravel roads. Overall, both Paul and I enjoyed today’s riding the most of the trip so far.

    We had a couple of road closures, one we went around and the other was the first closure we were not able to circumvent.

    If you wanna hear me scream like a little girl, this video is when a juvenile copperhead tried to bite my boot.


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  5. Tomanytoyzz

    Tomanytoyzz n00b

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    Just seen this today, really enjoying the read and video. I think you did better than me on that baby snake. I really hate snakes.
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  6. Jsherman

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    2020 TAT - Day 13

    Dust dust dust! We finally made it to Mississippi!!

    Paul’s eating my dust all day. That’s what he gets cause I have to navigate! Higher average speeds today because of the dirt/gravel roads here in Mississippi are straighter and floating on gravel at 40 is easier than doing it at 25.

    Washed clothes. Drinking wine. Eating sushi.

    Oh.. and we are in the town of Ole Miss.

    More details in the link below:
    https://www.jerrysherman.com/2020/07/2020-tat-day-13.html
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  7. Jsherman

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    CCBF117A-FFEE-4F62-93B0-E8A74D0B1C5C.jpeg 2020 TAT - Day 14

    We made it to Arkansas! Visited the famous TAT sign in book in Trenton, Arkansas.

    Track Mississippi MS-04 is no joke... rutted and challenging. (Video is in the below blog post)

    Paul had a couple spills (he is ok.) I had a couple close calls.

    240 miles for the day, 2,622 total miles.

    https://www.jerrysherman.com/2020/07/2020-tat-day-14.html

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  8. Jsherman

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    2020 TAT - Day 15

    Rain. Ozark mountains.

    Today consisted mostly of those two things. Running through the ozark National Forest is lots of fun. Even in the rain.

    We visited the famous Oark General Store (www.oarkgeneralstore.com)

    We rode for a total of 263 miles today, 2,886 for the trip!

    As you’ll see, Animal was drenched.

    https://www.jerrysherman.com/2020/07/2020-tat-day-15.html

    By the end of day tomorrow, we will be in Oklahoma! 2F4A3FF4-CFA4-4FE9-A1BA-C43A3BFAD828.jpeg

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  9. mtnbikeboy

    mtnbikeboy Been here awhile

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    Great ride report! Especially over on the blog.

    Your buddy's house in Oklahoma doesn't even exist yet on Satellite view.
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  10. Jsherman

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    2020 TAT - Day 17 & 18

    Maintenance, cleanup, and resting up while we hung out with Matt and Britany (they were very gracious to allow us to stay at their home.. regardless of how dirty and nasty we smelled)

    Thank you Matt and Britany!! ❤️

    https://www.jerrysherman.com/2020/08/2020-tat-days-17-18-and-19.html

    We are getting back on the road on Sunday!!
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  11. longslowdistance

    longslowdistance Long timer Supporter

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    Impressed you could still ride after opening that bag of Doritos.
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  12. Jsherman

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    That was a weekend’s worth of “Doritos”.
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