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mathewsturtevant 04-08-2013 10:58 PM

So,...
 
Things are shaping up nicely as we prep for this once in a lifetime journey. I had the busiest year of my life writing and photographing musicians for a coffee table book, now I am ready for some saddle time.!! :ricky Travis has a new job and convinced his new employer he needed a month off straight away and Richard's job is sort of intermittent. Our plan is to load up a Uhaul May 15th drive all the way to East coast(Myrtle Beach) and sniff out as much adventure as we can find on the way to the Pacific Ocean!! I made a little introductory video as a teaser for our impending adventure. Enjoy, subscribe and laugh along with us as we get freaked out, worn out and dusty. Soon to come are prep photos and before you know it we'll be on our way.




Check out the UPDATED Video!!

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mathewsturtevant 04-09-2013 09:44 AM

The team!
 

I am lucky enough to have friends who can tolerate my puns and my numerous quirks(neuroses). I have traveled with both of them and they are my best chance for completing this long adventure.

Richard is on left Travis is on right. Richard's strengths are that he is even tempered, dependable, honest and much handier with a wrench than Travis or myself.
Travis (in sunglasses) possesses an extremely dry sense of humor and had recently moved back to Texas from NYC. He was recently re-infected with motorcycle-itus from which there is no cure.
http://fotomatt8.smugmug.com/Motorcy...smophir-XL.jpg

Sneak peak: also I may have a video called American Dirt if I can edit everything I shot.
http://fotomatt8.smugmug.com/Motorcy...3/LowAD-X3.jpg

D-Stylz 04-09-2013 09:57 AM

Interested
 
I was going to watch your "teaser", but alas, the video is marked private...:huh

Beagle001 04-09-2013 12:58 PM

:lurk

I'm lurking.... And riding along! Can't wait to see what happens.

Keithert 04-09-2013 01:09 PM

lurking too!

stuntheavy 04-09-2013 01:10 PM

Ironic, I'm in Houston, and my TAT start is May 15th also. See.you guys out there!

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Shooby 04-09-2013 01:17 PM

Ride on, write on...
 
:lurk:ear

vintagespeed 04-09-2013 01:40 PM

TAT report......heck yes, i'm in! :freaky

Roland44 04-09-2013 03:23 PM

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Nice! I am lurking as well!!

akaDigger 04-09-2013 04:59 PM

I have TAT in my near future so I'll be watching.

HondaBob 04-09-2013 06:00 PM

I'm in! Planning on doing the TAT next year so trying to learn all I can before hand.

jimbowie 04-09-2013 08:14 PM

Any time a bunch of crazy Texans are out on a big adventure, I am in. Good luck guys. Have fun.

Longbow 04-09-2013 08:22 PM

:lurk yep, I'm in. The TAT has been my dream ride for a long time. I am looking forward to this.

mathewsturtevant 04-09-2013 09:28 PM

Bike Choice
 
This was simple for me. I had a DR650 that I loved, but I needed a slightly more nimble steed with a better suspension indeed. The DRZ was made for the this trip. I took mine out to New Mexico and Colorado last year, didn't miss a beat.

http://fotomatt8.smugmug.com/Motorcy.../XL/drz-XL.jpg

drdubb 04-10-2013 03:16 AM

Cool vid...I'm in


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