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Old 07-01-2012, 05:10 AM   #16
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TAT my first ride report.

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Old 07-01-2012, 05:17 AM   #17
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Old 07-01-2012, 05:43 AM   #18
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Shot at 2012-06-30
And I thought I loved my bike!

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Old 07-01-2012, 05:55 AM   #19
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Following along from Oregon. Our crazy weather is still trying to decide if it's spring or summer so it shouldn't be too hot when you get out here.
Have fun!
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:08 AM   #20
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haha love the pics of the bikes right in the motel rooms! enjoy your ride
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:33 AM   #21
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NIghthawk

I'm in. Do you still have that Nighthawk?
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:50 AM   #22
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Did you start from Jellico or Tellico Plains? If from the latter you should have had 5 water crossings in the first 20 miles! After that it's mostly hard surface, at least as far as Winchester, TN.
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Old 07-01-2012, 05:31 PM   #23
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Love me some TAT

Cant wait to follow this. It looks like you have the NUVI GPS. How did you put the TAT route into that?? i didnt think it accepted tracks or routes well ??? anyway good luck!!!!
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:28 PM   #24
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Awesome... Solo TAT rider! Im in... looking fwd to your RR. Have fun but be careful out there. Sounds like you already had a close call with a deer. I find it best to slow way down whenever I see large, fast animals like deer as they will often freeze on the side of the road and wait until you get right next to them before they bolt. And, they seem to take the clearest, fastest route which is often strait across the road... right in front of you! I've nearly hit a couple deer myself and once was on the TAT.

I see you are camping... cool way to do the TAT on the cheap but you have to carry a lot more stuff. You may want to lighten up your load a little when you get to the western states as it gets a bit more technical in a few places which is not so much fun on a heavily loaded bike.

Anyway... thanks for taking the time to bring us along for the adventure.
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:54 PM   #25
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loving it

Thanks for all the replies. It's nice knowing people are watching. I will get to all your questions.

The last 2 days have been a blast. Tennessee finished with a bang throwing in some killer dirt roads and more great scenery. This is my first time in the mid south and i really wasn't expecting much in Mississippi but i was totally blown away by the twisty dirt roads and great views.


TN knows how to do it the easy way, who needs bridges anyway?

Shot at 2012-07-02

First whoops

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Got a little taste of deep sand in Mississippi. I gotta loose some weight before i get to far out west

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if you see this place get the large BBQ sandwich, trust me.

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love all the old building down here

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Incoming thunder storm. The rain felt nice!

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been seeing lots of these guys. Had to help this one across the road

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Shot at 2012-06-30

simple quick and clean dinner.

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while stopped here a guy in a pickup pulled up and asked if i was heading to Oregon. Hell yeah

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60 some miles into Arkansas my second gps route had to many markers in it to be used in my nuvi. Guess i'll be using the roll charts.
Where am i anyway?

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Tight fit

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It's worth a shot. I'm some sore...needs more duct tape

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Got a rock stuck in my rear brake peddle today, while down there i noticed this I had put that sprocket on right before i left, it might have had 1000miles on it. Guess it's true you should never use front and rear sprockets that are worn differently.

Shot at 2012-07-02

Need to find a new chain and sprocket set ASAP

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Old 07-02-2012, 08:06 PM   #26
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Any suggestions for a place that i can find a chain and sprockets would be greatly appreciated. I'm currently in Clinton Arkansas
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:43 PM   #27
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Any suggestions for a place that i can find a chain and sprockets would be greatly appreciated. I'm currently in Clinton Arkansas
South of you in Conway is Freedom Suzuki.

1620 East Oak StConway, AR 72032
501-327-7471
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:48 AM   #28
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Alloy chain rings are worthless....Get a steel chain ring, JT makes good ones. That's what I used it lasted the entire trip, make sure your chain isn't too tight. Your getting ready to throw that chain.

Best thing is to just order a chain rings a few days in advance...but your past that now, and have it sent to where you'll be.

Motorcycle super store is quick.also Rocky mountain ATV and motorcycle.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:18 AM   #29
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Previously asked; Jellico or Tellico Plains starting point?

Assume Jellico . . .
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:51 AM   #30
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