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Old 04-28-2013, 08:30 PM   #61
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I'm in the same agoraphobia state as you. I've been riding from my home in AZ to Utah, NM, and CO.....Your going to have a blast! And I'll defiantly be following along!
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:22 PM   #62
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I'll try to pack light, but I'm a photog and videographer and camping and moto gear all have a lot of accessories. But your point is well taken
I think of it as back packing rather than car camping. It puts it into a better frame of reference when I'm pulling gear together for a trip.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:45 PM   #63
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Eek Wowzer!!! found this scary TAT video

At about 5 minutes the rider accidentally goes off a CLIFF!!!! Glad he was ok!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BOOx...yer_embedded#!
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:23 PM   #64
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I think of it as back packing rather than car camping. It puts it into a better frame of reference when I'm pulling gear together for a trip.
+1...I've generally found that a minimalist approach and careful selection of gear works well for long distance travel.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:41 PM   #65
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At about 5 minutes the rider accidentally goes off a CLIFF!!!! Glad he was ok!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BOOx...yer_embedded#!
I watched this a few times, and wonder if he had a steering stabilizer if it would haved helped? I am really looking forward to this r/r for the following reasons:

1. I too have an 06 DRZ and plan to ride the TAT

2. Sounds like you have enough life experiences to shed some interesting introspection

3. Self-admitted head case. Hell, join the club brother!

Giddy-up.
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:04 AM   #66
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At about 5 minutes the rider accidentally goes off a CLIFF!!!! Glad he was ok!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BOOx...yer_embedded#!


Dang....that had to hurt! Lucky he seperated from the bike on the first drop and didn't continue on down with the bike. I wonder how far he had to ride (if the bike was able) to get back on the trail.

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Old 05-03-2013, 06:41 AM   #67
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Dang....that had to hurt! Lucky he seperated from the bike on the first drop and didn't continue on down with the bike. I wonder how far he had to ride (if the bike was able) to get back on the trail.

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According to his RR: while he was on the way to the hospital someone rode it 30 miles to the Sheriff's office so they could store it for him.

They pushed/winched it back up to the trail with the help of some friendly ATV'ers that stopped to help.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=867625
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:50 AM   #68
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Rode that section last summer and a buddy crashed hard at the same spot. Gnarly rock ledge that you can't avoid when you transition from one canyon to another after Black Dragon Wash in Ut. Be careful and commit to good line. Lower gearing is a huge help also. Have an great time. You will most likely have detours in CO. And Eastern Ut. For snow as it still seems to be winter there.
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:36 AM   #69
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I've screwed up and gone in some ditches before but never that bad!
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:12 AM   #70
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Can't wait to see how this adventure unfolds!

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Old 05-04-2013, 01:09 PM   #71
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Went to Doctor today to augment our first aid kit. Wasn't sure he'd write scripts for STRONG pain killers in case we have a broken bone or whatever. I told him what I was up to, he gets this big grin on his face and says " Back in the 70s I rode from Panama to NYC on a Honda 250cc......"
So...
Vicadin....................................Check
Industrial Strength anti Fungal.....Check
Antibiotics................................Check
Anti Diarrhea............................Check
Burn meds...............................Check
and 5 other things I can't remember. So we're one step closer to ready.
A tip for your meds: Many pharmaceutical medications in tablet form have the active ingredient "coated" onto an otherwise inert tablet. If you stuff cotton in the bottles to prevent the tablets from bouncing around they will hold this coating instead of having it knocked off.
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:40 PM   #72
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Starting TAT from the East Coast?

Hope you have some energy and enthusiasm left by the time you get to our neck of the woods. I'll be following your journey.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:35 AM   #73
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I found some stuff on web showing reports for hiway closures but does anyone know if theres some state website that reports like cinnamon pass, California Pass etc???
Try this:

http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fs...-%20Recreation

Last year I rode Cinnamon pass in mid june with no problems. But it was a very hot and dry spring (Much of CO forest was burning or about to burn..)
This spring we've had some late snows (It snowed in CO Springs on May 1).

You can also contact some of the local ATV rental shops in Ouray or Lake City to ask them.
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:35 PM   #74
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The Hi Passes in Colorado

If he starts the TAT from the east coast the winter and spring snows will be gone before he gets to Colorado----Now to worry if he can get there before the fall snows start in Sept.? (Joke) Those of us that ride out here in the West will probably be interested in his early reports ---riding the Eastern TAT country that we haven't rode ourselves. Looking forward to hearing and seeing the pics from that part of the TAT------
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:51 PM   #75
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If he starts the TAT from the east coast the winter and spring snows will be gone before he gets to Colorado----Now to worry if he can get there before the fall snows start in Sept.? (Joke) Those of us that ride out here in the West will probably be interested in his early reports ---riding the Eastern TAT country that we haven't rode ourselves. Looking forward to hearing and seeing the pics from that part of the TAT------
That's what I'm thinking, too
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