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Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,903
Posted By Deanman
That's for sure! I finally went through the...

That's for sure!

I finally went through the bike and replaced everything that needed it (brake pads, rear wheel bearings again, chain & sprockets, etc) and fixed a couple minor oil weeps. I put...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,258
Posted By Deanman
Finally getting around to posting this up... ...

Finally getting around to posting this up...

http://dandms.smugmug.com/TAT-2014/Day-63-Sat-Aug-30-TAT-Day-34/i-Wpx6w9s/0/M/P1060815-M.jpg

Not so weird, except that about 100 feet prior to this...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,903
Posted By Deanman
Thanks Phreaky, It is cool to see pics and...

Thanks Phreaky,

It is cool to see pics and think "Hey! I was there!"

You know, I'm convinced that if I could have gotten around that one gate up on McCullough Road I would have been able to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,903
Posted By Deanman
Yeah, I've found that if a camera is not handy, I...

Yeah, I've found that if a camera is not handy, I won't use it as much. On one of my first week long trips some years ago I brought an Olympus Ultra Zoom, a really nice camera, but it was so big and...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,903
Posted By Deanman
Hey LAP, Yeah, I know I left a few tell tale...

Hey LAP,
Yeah, I know I left a few tell tale skid marks for someone else to laugh at. I would sometimes get a little too confident, until I low-sided and just about tore the left pannier off. I...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,903
Posted By Deanman
Hi Wes, Thanks for following along! ...

Hi Wes,

Thanks for following along!

Well, I would suggest going as small as you can. The TAT has just a few choke points, if you will, that you would do best with a small bike. DRZ 400, WR250R,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,903
Posted By Deanman
Hell, thanks for the info. Actually Wickiup is...

Hell, thanks for the info. Actually Wickiup is not quite what I was thinking :evil But good to know...



Copy that! It really is amazing what people can literally bounce back from! And the DR...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,903
Posted By Deanman
Sure, use any you like. Thanks! I had...

Sure, use any you like.



Thanks! I had fun making it :D




Yeah, there are not that many major problems with the Oregon sections, mostly in track 9? if my poor memory is correct, but...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,903
Posted By Deanman
Day 70 Sat Sept 6 (TAT Day 41)

Another early morning. I think I'm on the road about 8am. I gas up and grab a coffee in Glendale, then head out around the sawmill, and take Reubin rd, continue as it becomes Cow Creek,
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,903
Posted By Deanman
Day 69 Friday, September 5 (TAT Day 40)

I wake up to another beautiful morning, crisp clear and cool, but not near as cold as yesterday.

I still wear my insulated gloves, but I'm not shivering all morning.


I notice a thwack thwack...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,903
Posted By Deanman
Day 68 Thursday September 4 (TAT Day 39)

I was quite cold last night. I got up pretty early, and was on the road by about 8:30, I believe.

I pass through areas of dead trees, some from fires, some showing no evidence of burns but dead...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,903
Posted By Deanman
Day 67 Weds Sept 3 (TAT Day 38)

One point four miles down the road this morning I see this:

http://dandms.smugmug.com/TAT-2014/Day-67-Weds-Sept-3-TAT-Day-38/i-rMDvmC6/0/M/P1060968-M.jpg


Yes, last night I stopped short of a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,903
Posted By Deanman
Day 66 Tues Sept 2 (TAT Day 37)

My SD card only had room for about 50 more pics so I put in the new one I'd picked up at the Family General Dollar Store in Battle Mtn.

Breakfast was a granola bar, and I have a little confession...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,903
Posted By Deanman
Day 65 Mon Sept 1 (TAT Day 36)

Hey, I realize I never followed up about my dog. Molly was found the next day down by the Elwha river (about 3 or 4 miles away) and taken to the Humane Society, who contacted Michele, who had already...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,903
Posted By Deanman
Day 64 Sunday Aug 31 (TAT Day 35)

As I was moving my drybag this morning this giant beetle or roach scuttled out from under it. Yikes! He's huge. And he scuttled fast! So fast both pics came out blurry.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,903
Posted By Deanman
Cool Steve, nice to "see" you again. I will look...

Cool Steve, nice to "see" you again. I will look for your RR.

I still feel like I cheated myself a little, as I was pretty sure I could have gotten over this ditch (and it sure looks easy in the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,903
Posted By Deanman
Hey Mike! Thanks! I hope all this hosting you are...

Hey Mike! Thanks! I hope all this hosting you are doing inspires you to ride more. Thanks again too for hosting me.



Wee, I hate to say it but there is not much that I haven't included. Nothing...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,903
Posted By Deanman
Day 63 Sat Aug 30 (TAT Day 34)

I woke up pretty early and made some coffee , then started back to work scraping the old gasket off some more. It's a very slow process, and you don't want to gouge up the aluminum sealing surface.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,903
Posted By Deanman
Day 62 Fri Aug 29 (TAT Day 33)

The sun on my tent woke me up, as well as the fact that I was laying on the hard ground. My air mattress has developed a slow, well, now not so slow leak.

So I got up and made some coffee, took a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,903
Posted By Deanman
Day 61 Thu Aug 28 (TAT Day 32)

No riding For me today. But, I did want to wash the bike.

So I borrowed the hose from in front of Manager Chucks motor home, a rag and a squirt of dish soap from Asst Manager Rob, and got busy.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,903
Posted By Deanman
Day 60 Weds Aug 27 (TAT Day 31)

I'm cold in my summer sleeping bag. Also, my big Agnes insulated air Core mattress has started to leak. It's a slow leak, but in the middle of the night I have to re inflate it some. So I wake up at...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,903
Posted By Deanman
Day 59 Tues Aug 26 (TAT Day 30)

Even though I was parked on the side of the road, I slept until about 830.

I forgot to take a picture with the tent set up, but this is where I camped.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,903
Posted By Deanman
Day 58 Mon Aug 25 (TAT Day 29)

Several people told me I should check out Deadhorse Point State Park. It's only 5 miles south of me, so I head there. Admission is only five dollars for motorcycles. Cool. I buy a $4 cup of coffee...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,903
Posted By Deanman
Day 57 Sun Aug 24 (TAT Day 28)

My plan this morning was to head into downtown Moab and hit the library. I was anxious to upload a whole bunch of pictures. Lou would be arriving this afternoon, and I wanted to get caught up on the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,903
Posted By Deanman
Day 56 Sat Aug 23 (TAT Day 27)

Since I splurged for the room last night, I thought what the hell, and went down to the little café for breakfast. There was the same gal that had checked me into the hotel the night before. Crap,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,903
Posted By Deanman
Awesome! Good to hear a little background info...

Awesome! Good to hear a little background info from the hive mind that is the asylum.



Thanks Wam,
No military, but I was a boy scout :D

I bought the fishing tool and have found it...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,903
Posted By Deanman
Day 55 Fri Aug 22 (TAT Day 26)

Again, it rained hard all night, and I was cold. I stayed in the tent till after 9 AM, when the rain finally slowed.

I mixed up the last little bit of pancake batter I had right in the Ziploc bag,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,903
Posted By Deanman
Day 54 Thu Aug 21 (TAT Day 25)

It had rained off and on all night, and my tent was totally wet. By the time it was dry enough to pack, it was midmorning. I spent much of the time dozing in the tent, as I had not slept well with...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,903
Posted By Deanman
Thanks! You helped! SoundRider...

Thanks! You helped!



SoundRider searches for one every year. It's always fun trying...



Done! I met you on Ediz Hook, if I remember right. Thanks for following along!
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,903
Posted By Deanman
Thanks Gravity. Actually the rewiring was mostly...

Thanks Gravity. Actually the rewiring was mostly just unplugging and replugging, but I did fix a blinker too :D



Thanks!



Thank you too!
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,903
Posted By Deanman
Hey Motoged! Nice to meet you too. Hope your ride...

Hey Motoged! Nice to meet you too. Hope your ride is going (has gone?) well.
I'm actually flattered that people are clamoring for the details. I never thought so many people would give a rip! And I...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,903
Posted By Deanman
Thanks for the comment Backouton, I didn't...

Thanks for the comment Backouton,

I didn't bring hiking boots but did use my tennis shoes... I hitchhiked up 6 miles to the caves, but ended up walking most of the way back.




Ha ha, the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,903
Posted By Deanman
The next post is a long one so I'm going to try...

The next post is a long one so I'm going to try and respond to some of this...



Well, Moab is a place I do need to come back to, as I really didn't ride anything except out of there.


...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,903
Posted By Deanman
Day 53 Weds Aug 20 (TAT Day 24)

I Woke up late, around 9 I think, but still made time to change my oil.

Arthur had told me of a drain pan laying around, which I found, and put the used oil back into the new empty quarts.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,903
Posted By Deanman
Day 52 Tues Aug 19 (TAT Day 23)

I was awoken when the employees started coming in to work about 530. So I took off, found a little café down the street and treated myself to some breakfast.

Here is the building I slept...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,903
Posted By Deanman
Day 51 Mon Aug 18 (TAT Day 22)

Hi everyone! Pics are all finally uploaded, and I'm picking up where I left off. As you may remember, I had spent Sunday the 17th riding around SLC with Lou and family after replacing the wiring...
Forum: Regional forums 09-09-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,406
Posted By Deanman
Free to owner: Spot Connect, found on TAT

I just got back from riding the TAT and found a Spot Connect pretty much right on the trail.

I have emailed SPOT but no reply yet.

Anyone lose one? PM me with the serial or authorization...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,903
Posted By Deanman
Oops, logging Deanwife off 1st would have been the thing to do...

Hi everyone,

I was going to split the long ride from Lincoln City to Port Angeles into two days, but the closer I got, the less I wanted to put up a tent one more night. So I just kept on.

I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,903
Posted By Deanman
In Moab

Hi everyone, I'm still alive and kicking.

So, this morning I hightailed it to downtown Moab, to the local library - but it's closed on Sunday.

But, this lady walking down the street told me her...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,903
Posted By Deanman
Ha ha, I think I have too much shit as it is, but...

Ha ha, I think I have too much shit as it is, but thanks for the suggestion!



Just jump on your bike and do it. Tomorrow. Quit your job, leave your family... :rofl seriously, you can if you...
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