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Old 10-13-2012, 03:20 PM   #16
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Day 2 - Salida CO to Ironton CO

Day 2 - Salida CO to Ironton CO

This day had to be the greatest of the whole trip . We went over Marshall Pass, Los Pinons Pass , Cinnamon Pass , California Pass , Hurricane Pass then Corkscrew Gulch at night due to a flat . We crashed , hailed on and had a flat while a wolf was watching us . All in a long 12 hour day !

Kion crashes on Marshall Pass . Broken mirror , turn signal and a serious scratch on front fender . He's OK and ready to roll in no time .
































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Cinnamon Pass


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Old 10-13-2012, 04:55 PM   #17
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Great rr Cat. But no photo of the wolf? pk
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:11 PM   #18
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Great report and an awesome ride! Just goes to show that there is a helluva lot of adventure here in the USA. Except around Chicago, unfortunately. I know--I live here. It's a great city, but I love seeing it disappear fast in my mirrors.
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:20 PM   #19
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Same felling here about Chicago - great place but can't wait to get out of it and go riding . Thank You and when you get back send me a PM . I would love to hear more about your South American adventure - I'll buy lunch !

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Great report and an awesome ride! Just goes to show that there is a helluva lot of adventure here in the USA. Except around Chicago, unfortunately. I know--I live here. It's a great city, but I love seeing it disappear fast in my mirrors.
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:23 PM   #20
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The wolf was smart enough to stay hidden and besides that it was getting dark . We could hear him howling closer and closer to us while we were fixing the flat but couldn't see him . I don't think Kion was in the mood to meet him anyway !

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Old 10-22-2012, 04:08 PM   #21
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Day 2 - Salida CO to Ironton CO

Day 2 - Salida CO to Ironton CO

Cinnamon Pass


To make it more challenging than it is , it rained and rained then hailed for about teen minutes . No crashes and the Dunlop 606 have a really good grip - verey impresed .







































Animas Forks to California Pass then Huricane Pass





























just spoted this two riders on the opposite side























Corckscrew Gulch to Ironton .

As you all know this is probably one of the scariest part of TAT . It's very steep with no room for error . For us was even worse - we had a flat at 7:00 PM and took us a good two hours to fix it . By the time we were done was pitch dark and a wolf was near by howling . Made it down to Ironton by 10:30 PM exhausted !






























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Old 10-23-2012, 03:04 AM   #22
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Wow.
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:08 AM   #23
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Fantastic

How many days total were you riding the TAT do you think? I'd love to do it in one go.
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:43 PM   #24
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It took us about 10 days from Salida CO to Port Orford OR , that with some sections that we skipped . One being Dragon Wash , 150 miles of Nevada and about 150 miles of Oregon . Just not enough time for the entire trail , besides that we visited Crater Lake NP . This is just the Western part as we did the Eastern last year . I think the whole trail can be done in about 24 days unless you run into problems . Thanks


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How many days total were you riding the TAT do you think? I'd love to do it in one go.
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:55 PM   #25
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Day 3 Ironton CO to Moab UT

Day 3 Ironton CO to Moab UT


Day 3 wasn't too bad but still a long one . We had a flat again on Geyser Pass , had a challenging ATV trail to go trough and we meet other riders on TAT that unfortunately I can't remember their names .

Me and The Beast on Ophir Pass













One of the fellow TAT riders on a 610 !


























Looking down at Ophir !








I think it was called RT 41 ! And it wasn't as easy as I thought would be . The ATV trail that was part of it was muddy and narrow then the actual main road very bumpy . Made it trough with no crashes !














Bumped again on this two TAT riders on their 610's on the side of the road where we excange few words . Took off and an hour later we bumped again in Monticello UT where we all had lunch and a pleasant conversation .





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Just another flat to spice up the day .






















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Old 10-26-2012, 07:04 PM   #26
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Day 4 Moab UT - Salina UT

Once again this day had been another tough one due to the rough terrain and heat . It was my turn for a flat that happened almost in the perfect spot - The Great Shades of Black Dragon Canyon around 4 PM . Took us a good 2 hours therefore we skipped it and went instead on Eagle Canyon as we were running late in the day . As many of you know this part of TAT is not big bike friendly so we had our share of great moments . Not easy dealing with a 500 pounds beast as I weight only 160 pounds . In all we both crashed few times and I even rode Kion's bike up the climbs as he was afraid not to go off . By the time we got out of Eagle Canyon was almost dark so with regret but joy too we rode straight to Salina . We skipped Devils Canyon and few other spots but it's just another reason to return another time . Now I will let you enjoy the pics for day 4 and with regret I have to say that due to a computer malfunction Kion's pics were forever lost . From this day on to Port Orford , all of his pics are lost . Some really good ones but luckily I still have mine . Enjoy !














Remember this climb ? Now is all nicely fixed !

























Black Canyon








Just too hot to fix the flat with all the gear on !

















Eagle Canyon .




























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Old 10-27-2012, 06:19 AM   #27
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Great shots

Looks like a whole lot of fun..

Those trails look fantastic...



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Old 10-27-2012, 07:32 AM   #28
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:56 AM   #29
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Have you had the same hardcases on the whole time ?
If they they are , they're remarkably resiliant.
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:38 AM   #30
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Have been using this set up for over five years now . Moto-Sport 9" panniers with Touratech racks . No longer waterproof but still very usable and I hope will last another five . Thank You


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