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Old 06-04-2012, 07:41 PM   #31
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youll love it. Esy ride so dont worry. Just walk that bike across the Tenn water crossing or youll go down. It will look tempting. Dont be fooled.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:42 PM   #32
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I was up in those mountains two weeks ago. Love the place. I'm envious of your trip.

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Old 06-04-2012, 07:54 PM   #33
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don't worry about the temps, wait till you get to New Mexico, it's plenty hot over there. Remember your solo, so ride fairly safe.

Probably too late for you, but camel backs are nice for staying hydrated on the ride. Carry plenty of water (one camel back ain't enough) Especially in Utah and Nevada..especially Nevada! Make sure to stock up on water at Green River Utah near I70 before going into Black Dragon Canyon.
Looking forward to your report on TN.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:58 PM   #34
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He might just forgo the strip clubs for the complete trip and hold out for the Battle Mountain Girls (was noted on the old NV roll charts).....if he's got any money left...oh wait they take credit cards don't they???
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:57 PM   #35
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Megashred, that's a real pile of stuff you are toting around. I think that all three of our group, or at least two of us, stopped part way down the trail and shipped a nice size box home. Pay attention to what you are using and not, and drop some weight before you get out west if you can. It gets a lot rougher beyond Oklahoma, and light is nice!
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:40 AM   #36
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I did the same thing last summer, I had a large Wolfman bag with Cortech pannier bags. ended up stuffing the pannier bags with lots of useless stuff and shipping it back. I was riding my DR650 at the time


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Megashred, that's a real pile of stuff you are toting around. I think that all three of our group, or at least two of us, stopped part way down the trail and shipped a nice size box home. Pay attention to what you are using and not, and drop some weight before you get out west if you can. It gets a lot rougher beyond Oklahoma, and light is nice!
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:27 PM   #37
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Compression bags are your friend, clothes in one Small bag, except cool weather stuff. Sleeping bag was my largest, tent was packed down to a 6 inch ball, poles packed separate. By Colorado you'll figure out what you need and get rid of the redundant stuff. Could have gone so much lighter and smaller if it wasn't for the low temps at high elevations.

Most of my excess was extra clothes. Only needed, three shirts one long and 2 short sleeve, 1pr zip off pants, 3 prs under wear, 2 pairs socks (one wool)then the riding gear I was wearing compression suit, aerostich pants. Cold weather/waterproof jacket, fleece top, long under wear.



I think in hind sight when going w/ a group one could split the cooking supplies, i.e. food, stove. Plus some tools, but that'd take some planning on the tools as I like to carry almost enough to do anything on the bike.
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:52 PM   #38
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Im In!!!!!!! Will be riding the eastern portion with Rhino_adv this august!!!
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:54 PM   #39
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Enjoy

I am heading out Friday to pick up the trail again in Western Arkansas! War Loop Road first morning and then CO here we come .... After three days of Oklahoma!

Enjoy the trip and take time to enjoy what's around you, you'll regret getting in a hurry.

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Old 06-05-2012, 07:07 PM   #40
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Can't wait til you get out West! Ride safe, post up when you can.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:53 PM   #41
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Great so far!!! Keep it up!
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:18 AM   #42
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aside from the excessive use of bro, and the bro-ey word/phrases, i think this will be a pretty good ready. I'm in. good luck "bro"
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:36 AM   #43
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aside from the excessive use of bro, and the bro-ey word/phrases, i think this will be a pretty good ready. I'm in. good luck "bro"


I was biting my tongue on that one...glad you said it...and not me. But knew I couldn't hold back if he continued for the ccomplete TAT. Bitching aside keep on posting when you can.
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:59 AM   #44
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:15 AM   #45
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