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Old 07-01-2012, 03:58 AM   #14
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Joined: Sep 2011
Location: New Hampshire Seacoast
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Saddle sore

The night before my planned departure I was doing some last minute maintenance on the bike when I went to start the bike to warm the oil for an oil change i got nothing! You've gotta be kidding me! this was the first time i ever had trouble starting the bike. I ended up finding a couple cut wires that fixed my neutral light being out but that was it. 5am the next I went out with with a clear mind and removed the clutch safety switch. Problem solved!

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The ride down the the start of the TAT was absolutely brutal. partly because of the serve lack of sleep and the fact that I stuck to interstate on a stock DRZ seat with 14 46 gearing. The lack of sleep was the real killer, i had to stop about every 50 miles for a quick sugar buzz or a nap on a park bench. I rode right thought the night dodging deer on the Blue Ridge Parkway


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Also rode most of the next day on the BRPW. Didn't take many pictures, we've all seen them before

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break time

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End of day two. I made it a few miles into the TAT and found myself a campsite.

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End of day two

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Both wrists look like this, ouch.

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First full day on the TAT:

Back home I painstakingly put the TAT into my GPS. turns out half the files for TN got screwed up which has forced me to use the roll charts, It's definitely slowing down.

The heat has been debilitating. Must find water and shade!

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Overall I'm a little disappointed my the lack of dirt roads in TN. Other than that the roads are fantastic for riding. By the end of day three i had put 238 miles on the TAT, 254 in total.


Shot at 2012-06-30
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