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Old 08-09-2012, 10:27 PM   #16
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All the best on your trip, the TAT is something i've often thought about doing.

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Old 08-10-2012, 12:14 AM   #17
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Good news. The bike has made it to Tennessee
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:43 AM   #18
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6 weeks...your sight seeing huh???? Not much rain here in the states so it should be easy going
Yep, 6 weeks Such an expensive exercise getting over there, we figured there's no point in cutting ourselves short on time. That should give us some time off the bike each week and a bit of time for any "" detours." or any bike problems.
Or wet weather. Hopefully the dry will continue. If we get done with the TAT earlier we can go somewhere else.
There may be places we would like to stay a bit longer ie; Colorado looks awesome. Would like to see Monument valley, Crater lake in Oregon.
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:22 AM   #19
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650 or 780/790?
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:36 AM   #20
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Have fun you 4
I was gunna flick you a txt.... but I seem to have lost you number

Oh yeah......subscribed...
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:22 AM   #21
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Heavy rain this week. River crossing on Whit Road's going to be deep. Make sure you get off the bike & pick a line around the bedrock before you attempt it two up.

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Old 08-10-2012, 03:29 AM   #22
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650 or 780/790?
650. 790's still in the box
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:35 AM   #23
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Heavy rain this week. River crossing on Whit Road's going to be deep. Make sure you get off the bike & pick a line around the bedrock before you attempt it two up.

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Hopefully it will have stopped raining and the river will have gone down by the time we get there. Otherwise will have to send the KTM in first
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Old 08-10-2012, 04:01 AM   #24
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If you make it, Crater lake is amazing. A few hours north of there you can ride up Mt. St. Helen's too, awesome ride and indescribable place with incredible views.
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Old 08-10-2012, 04:02 AM   #25
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Onya Dawn & Phil

Subscribed - Carpe Diem - ride safe and have a great time - watching with interest hope to emulate you next year
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:25 AM   #26
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TN's Witt Road-water crossing

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Hopefully it will have stopped raining and the river will have gone down by the time we get there. Otherwise will have to send the KTM in first
Testing the waters....

Beemer first then the KLR...go through consistently without making too big a bow wave



KLR cheats by taking the highest point,,,



cheers...
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:04 AM   #27
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Witt road is about 6.68 miles into the TAT, the left is more shallow, but is a little close tot he edge. Water was low when I went across this year it was a cake walk. It's a long ways away but you have to visit the redwoods when you get done. They are impressive. I only hit Joaquin Park which wasn't as grand as the Redwood's National park. Taking a short hike through those wood is quite humbling. Took me back...at any minute I half expected to see a pterodactyl fly through and snap me up.

Last year on the DRZ when a group (3) of us did the trip we ended up taking one day off per week. Bike maintenance, tires oil or just loafing. It was good to take a day off the bike. Don't forget to give the bikes a once over every night or morning, to look for loose bolts or potential problems.

The potential rough spots in the Eastern Section

Witt Road. MM6.68

A sandy spot after a water crossing some miles past Corinth Miss. Fun and not that long.

and of course Warloop which is a rocky decent, but short and not all that bad, just bumpy.

R80G/S to 2012 MOA Rally via the TAT this isn't the complete TAT but goes through AR just shy of Warloop.

The casino at the Miss AR border is a relatively cheap place to stay at when you get the gambling card (whatever they call it), a dinner buffet is included. $39 for a single
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:03 AM   #28
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The casino at the Miss AR border is a relatively cheap place to stay at when you get the gambling card (whatever they call it), a dinner buffet is included. $39 for a single
Agree on this one, rooms are actually pretty nice but the casino DROVE ME CRAZY and really couldn't wait to move on. We had to provide driver's licenses to get the gambling card thing; hopefully there won't be an issue with foreign licenses. Make sure to ask for this! Much cheaper.
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:35 AM   #29
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casino's are depressing, not one good looking woman in the joint. The ones there were all smoking welfare recipients...Non smoking room was almost smoke free but every now and then the smell would creep past the closed door into the room.

Food was OK, not spectacular though.
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:56 AM   #30
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If I may, I would HIGHLY recommend a week or so in Ouray Colorado. It is an amazing place if you get there before the snow there are amazing trails there as well! Well worth it IMHO. (I go there at least once a year!)

Safe travels, and I look forward to reading this one!

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