TAT Bound or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Riding my Bike

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by blisske, May 19, 2016.

  1. HBLQRider

    HBLQRider Been here awhile

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    Awesome adventure.

    Thanks for taking us with you.
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  2. JaxGt

    JaxGt Where to next....

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    Congratulations!!:photog:jack:clap

    Well done, I have been following a couple of solo TATers as an inspiration to do it myself next year solo.

    I agree with HBLQRider, Thanks for taking us with you.
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  3. OlMoose

    OlMoose Fredneck Riend

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    Well-done Sir, congratulations.
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  4. mbabc

    mbabc Curmudgeon trainee

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    Outstanding!

    You inspire me.
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  5. juno

    juno Long timer

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    Awesome trip! I love the daily log, I have kept a spread sheet of the miles a day by three other TAT ers that kept logs as I use it to plan my finish of the western side of the TAT. So thanks a million for that!
    Not many have recorded the new route through Idaho!
    BTW, you ate some miles up every day at a stiff pace. Great job!

    So..in summary, what would you cahnge or do differently???
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  6. BlueFargo

    BlueFargo Been here awhile

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    Really great report. Loved the format, level of detail, and pictures. Looking forward to a 2018 trip now also seeing Idaho and Oregon.
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  7. one-track mind

    one-track mind Next time I send a damn fool, 
I go myself.

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    Fine job!:rilla:rilla What an enjoyable read!!:super I'm jealous as hell! And can't wait to follow in your footsteps in the very near future!
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  8. Litespeed77

    Litespeed77 Adventurer

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    Bravo! Congrats!
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  9. Xblobx

    Xblobx Adventurer

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    Mind sharing the logs you got so far? I've been wanting to do that also!
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  10. juno

    juno Long timer

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    Sure, If I can figure out how to attach them!
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  11. bustedsholder

    bustedsholder n00b

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    way to go - congrats
  12. Walternate

    Walternate Strawberry milkshake!

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    Brilliant, sir!
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  13. blisske

    blisske Been here awhile

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    Thanks to everyone for all the positive feedback. Your excitement and energy was contagious and kept me motivated to get out and ride at the crack of dawn every day. Once I decompress, I plan to write up a trip summary and answer a few outstanding questions.
  14. rrautens

    rrautens Adventurer

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    Incredible thread and journey! You've got my wheels turning about doing this route and have opened my eyes to the DR650. Thanks for all the effort and work!
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  15. DDDubs

    DDDubs Adventurer

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    Well done!!! What a thrill to ride along with you through your daily log. Reading it would intrigue me, scare me, make me laugh,and admire you.
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  16. FlyingPenguin

    FlyingPenguin Been here awhile

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    Skua? That is a reference I'd not have expected on Adv.

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  17. camperdad

    camperdad Been here awhile

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    The gates are there for the other people who don't want it bad enough. We had to drag ours under them also. Easy peasy! We also encountered the dead end section and just had to feel our way out of that section. You sure weren't gonna make it through without a whole lotta bush whacking for who knows how long. Nice report.
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  18. gluaisrothar

    gluaisrothar Been here awhile

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    Really nicely done. You are to be admired for both doing the trip (solo I might add) and writing it up as you did.
    Very inspiring.
    You have given me more information for my trip with a friend planned in 2018 ... added to my excitement about it ... and at the same time made me a little more nervous about it


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  19. DanBarwick

    DanBarwick Adventurer

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    Great trip and great RR - thank you!
  20. boboneleg

    boboneleg we can rebuild him.

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    Well done that man :clap