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Old 12-14-2009, 06:39 PM   #181
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Great ride report bump!

I know I'm late to the party but I just read your report to the end and really enjoyed it

Did you have any problems with the Husky's rear fender support cracking or breaking? Especially on the (over)loaded one?
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Old 12-15-2009, 05:14 AM   #182
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Great ride report bump!

I know I'm late to the party but I just read your report to the end and really enjoyed it

Did you have any problems with the Husky's rear fender support cracking or breaking? Especially on the (over)loaded one?
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Old 12-28-2009, 07:38 PM   #183
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Good luck. JUST DO IT!

One question / comment though; Why May? If you search through TAT posts on ADV you will see lots of folks that do the rides in the spring. I'm sure the thought is "let's get out and ride as soon as the weather breaks". Bad idea, IMO. Read the posts and ride reports. Lost of weather issues, mud, snow, etc. etc. You will see from DockingPilot's posts that we do our rides in September. No sooner than the very end of August. We have always had great weather. In fact spectacular.


No, wait. I didn't mean that. You should ride in May. Yes, May. No later than June. No one should ride in September. You should all be at home by September. September is bad.

Opp's..........there goes the motel space.
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:24 AM   #184
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Awesome report guys! Tons of sage advice in this thread for the rest of us too (I'm taking notes).

Just curious, where specifically did you finish the TAT? I don't have the maps yet but want to do a little planning of my own starting from where it ends, to complete the adventure back home.
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Old 12-29-2009, 12:10 PM   #185
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Awesome report guys! Tons of sage advice in this thread for the rest of us too (I'm taking notes).

Just curious, where specifically did you finish the TAT? I don't have the maps yet but want to do a little planning of my own starting from where it ends, to complete the adventure back home.
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Old 12-29-2009, 12:16 PM   #186
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We finished in Oregon.
I meant what town did it end in/near. :)
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Old 12-29-2009, 01:16 PM   #187
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I meant what town did it end in/near. :)
Oh, sorry. Port Orford.
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Old 02-25-2010, 05:42 PM   #188
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Holy Crap!!

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Part II because we rode the eastern section of the TAT last Sept. Kentucky to the eastern border in Colorado. Excellent ride indeed. A couple of things first, excuse my spelling & grammer, it sucks I know, and quite frankly don't care. 2nd, I'd like to that Mark Sampson and Chuck "Ayroshark" for their insight, it helped us avoid screwups, bailouts and no-go's. Chuck, your 3 time TAT experience and advise was priceless and spot on. OK, on with the show as they say. I'll do this by state with a nice video of each at the end taken from my POV1.

We planned again for a early Sept. ride and we were 100% correct on this. The weather for the entire 2,500 miles could not have been better.
In NJ, mid August dropping the bikes at Allied to be shipped out to Trinidad Colorado were we would arrive on Sept.5th


We of course fly out to Colorado Springs


Were we have our ride waiting to take us the 130 miles south to Trinidad, the same town we left off last years TAT East trip and Valcom Motorsports were our steeds are now waiting. Yea, we do it right



As for the riders with me.
Duane "DK Kerzic 08' KTM 530, my close friend. DK is like having a living breathing Multi-Tool with you.
Multi time East Coast Enduro Asso Grand Champion & multi time USA ISDE rider and good friend Bruce "Redcorn" Kenny 07' KTM 950 Super Enduro
John "Boy" Pitts, a better guy to have on a trip there is not. 08' KLR 650
Prior Baja rider & good friend Jody Villa who will ride with us to Richfield Utah. 07' BMW X-Challenge
Meeting us in Trinidad and will ride with us to Green River Utah is my fellow Husky rider Dennis Spanker DeMarco. 08' Comp. Damp-"less" Husky 610
And lastly my good friend from Idaho Falls would ride his KLR down from there, leaving a week ahead of time and camp along the way, is celebrity outdoorsman and western backroad, byway expert, Tony Huegel. If it's a dirt road and it's out west, he either knows it or made it, if you doesnt know it, well it doesnt exsisit then . Tony would roundevous with us in Salida Colorado.
Oh, and myself of course, 07' Husky 610
Every bike had a loaded GPS and we would spread ourselves out on this trip. No obbical cord (Doc ?) needed on this journey. You could ride solo for the day if you wanted. Now sit back and I'll take you all the way to Oregon.
Our first meal and evening in Trinidad on the trip. Mexican. John looks half in the bag already (midship on the left)


We head out for Salida


Boy is this gonna be good !


Breakfast at our 1st fuel stop







We arrive 248 miles later in Salida where we link up with Tony


The 2 Huskies team up for the day. Salida to Lake City



We're now climbing and in awe at the vistas


Me

Jody

Tony

Bruce

John

Dennis








Relaxing in Lake City. Really nice town. We stayed at the Matterhorn. Yes, recomended.


On the way to dinner we give the salute



AM departure. Lower 30's. Here's Bruce fueling up his thirsty 950. Next stop Montecello Utah




Up & Over !

John boy


Tony twisting the throttle





Animas Forks



Ophir Pass



This driver had a bad day



We decended out of the San Juans and crossed into Utah unscathed.


Colorado was breathtaking and Utah will not disappoint. But if it's really remote, old west you want, stay tuned for Nevada

Colorado video clip as promised. Hope ya like John Denver


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WOW! I knew it was beautiful out there, but DAMN! Excellent video, couldn't have found a more fitting artist either! It's a wonder you didn't crash from the scenery, not to mention the wildlife going suicidal on your asses!!
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:32 PM   #189
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I had not looked at this one in awhile, one of my favorites for sure. Great pics, great bikes and great Friends what more do we need.
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:53 AM   #190
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Yep, it's a good video if it can make me sit through 8 minutes of John Denver.
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Old 03-04-2010, 05:03 AM   #191
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very nice RR .keepthem rolling!!!!!
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Old 09-04-2010, 09:24 AM   #192
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How long?

I haven't had time to read the whole report so sorry if this has been asked before (I'm on tbe road posting this from McD's). How many days did it take you from Salida to the coast?

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Jed,
I think it was about 12 days.
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Old 09-05-2010, 03:02 PM   #194
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I think it was about 12 days.
Thanks for that. Helps me with my planning.
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:58 PM   #195
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Great Trip Report!

You guys really know how to do it with style!

Nice videos. Some of the photos no longer seem to show up, but most of them do, and they're good ones!

Really appreciate some of the alternate routing ideas. Might give 'em a try in a couple weeks!
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