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Old 08-09-2008, 12:46 PM   #31
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Great trip, great pics, some get-off Oscar. Sorry to see/hear about that, keep smiling, you are tough.

Also see you have up graded that "blow up tent' you had at Westfest!!!!LOL

Hang in there , see you in CO when you get here.

sandy /gale

Hi Gale & Sandy!!
Glad to see you guys are fine. How was the hike?? The tent was a great concept but as you saw first hand, those inserts were waaaay too thin...
The get-off was not bad and wearing that Koerta pressure suit saved my hide form harm. I was not even bruised and did not have a mark on me.. Oscar
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Old 08-09-2008, 01:15 PM   #32
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Big O, glad you are ok, that AGATT works wonders, never leave home with out it:)

Hike went super, lots to share with you later, we also just returned from AK, super trip, great time with Vermin/Dollbaby and some neat stories to share with you .

Keep smiling, ride safe,

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Old 08-10-2008, 09:37 AM   #33
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Old 08-10-2008, 03:20 PM   #34
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:53 AM   #35
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Old 08-11-2008, 09:04 AM   #36
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Talking Still July the 3rd....

First a video and a few more pics before the next event...

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A abandoned logcabin in the woods.







To say the least, the scenery was very nice and it is almost impossible to get that all on film. I hope John chimes in here too as he has some more pics as well.....


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Old 08-11-2008, 09:10 AM   #37
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Old 08-11-2008, 11:17 AM   #38
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Great reading! I wish I was there!
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Old 08-11-2008, 01:29 PM   #39
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Laugh July 4th

Happy B'day USA!

What better way to start the day at Walmart for a supply run. After all John needed oil for the Tiger and I needed a drill and bits, bolts and lubricant for a squeaky rear end. At the time I suspected that the lower mounting bolt for the rear shock was squeeking.....More on that a tad later...

I found a small 4 AA battery powered thingy and small bolts to properly fixify the right pannier, which I did a little later that week.
We started our ride amids similar idyllic looking scenery we both had enjoyed so much the previous day.

We started by going around, or in my case through , a downed tree here and there...I did come out wearing a few branches...



A bit of gravel....



Nice single track with trees lining the sides...



So cool looking and the temps were right too....



And than the really, really, really bad part of Warloop Road...












Warloop road is a name that should live in infamy as it all started so cool, going from a single lane paved road, to a tree lined dual track road, followed by a stretch of single track, followed by what may as well the the Laurentian Abyss with rocks strewn about.....
I wish I had pics with a reference of some sort in it as this, John was to tired to model......
As it turned out, this was the nastiest road of the entire trip including Colorado...

John and I took a bit of a rest when we got a visitor....



This young man was riding a more appropriate bike for this "road".
His eyes bulged a bit when he saw us down there and he asked how we made it down. Well, I said that gravity did most of it and this was true to some extent. Neither John or I dumped our bikes here, but we both lost 2 pounds each doing it. Later I met up with some Aussie's who dumped their DR 650's about 9 times.....

Anyway, the young man went UP the hill but not before dropping his bike at the drop-off where the pavement had disappeared. We heard a small plea for help and John and I ambled/ crawled back up to help out the intrepid rider. No ATGATT either, but when you're 12 or so you bounce better....

After drinking all our remaining water, we rode toward a small convenience store, where a few locals were wondering about our sanity after telling our 'tale of lore and Warloop'...I should have worn a peg-leg and eye patch...

This was also the day I had earlier played with the rebound on my suspension and found it was waaaay to hard. I attribute these adjustments in keeping the big pig from falling at the battle of Warloop.

John made a cool video of my squeaky decent into the Abyss. It will show how steep and rough it really is....
The squeak will be explained a bit later....

The end of Warloop...





Another watercrossing...



Camping that night was done at a very neat and very cheap place worthy of Advriders...... At $ 3,= a night P/P, it was the cheapest place of the trip and it had the best shower to boot!!





I think we ate all our food that night....



Boy did we catch some that night...


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Old 08-11-2008, 04:42 PM   #40
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Anybody know where this is?

Yes sir.

I think this is Savannah TN. Just a few miles north of the battle of Shiloh.





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Old 08-11-2008, 05:09 PM   #41
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I'm not real sure how we made it down Warloop road without dropping a bike!

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Old 08-11-2008, 05:16 PM   #42
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Old 08-11-2008, 05:29 PM   #43
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More, please!

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Old 08-11-2008, 05:45 PM   #44
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Anyone on the TAT needs to stop by and see Owen. He is a few miles west of Turkey Mtn.



Owen and Oscar



Little Bear Trap he had laying around the shop!



Owen's shop


If ya have anything that is broke, I guarantee he can fix it!

Great guy! A bit lonely, he said if you are in the area you either live there or are just lost. Came running out of his shop and flagged us down just to talk.
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Old 08-11-2008, 05:50 PM   #45
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Anyone know the significance of this marker?




Granny Gap!


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