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Old 06-20-2013, 11:33 AM   #46
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I'm IN! First "ride along" on the TAT.
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:31 PM   #47
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Day one on the TAT- Tellico Plains to Fayetteville ~220 miles

We got a good nights rest and breakfast at The Lodge in Tellico. Frank, the owner, was awesome and gave us a room with a garage. I never had a motel room with a garage. The garage is a great place to change tires for the TAT which we did not need to do thank to leepic.

We went to the gas station I almost had the 1st get off of the trip. Always watch where you put your foot down. Oil is slippery!



Finally got off asphalt into some gravel road. We hit 4 stream crossing today. They are one right after the other at the bottom of the 1st hill right at the start of the TAT in Tellico.

As usual, Kirkster never met a stream he didn’t want to taste. Today was no exception.



While grabbing his bike from it’s watery nap, Kirkster noticed a loose tank bolt. Out of the water and onto the ground he goes.



Kirk had it fixed up in no time and we headed west again.

BTW, TN has every kind of gravel known to man. Some as big as quarter, and some extra slippery gravel sand. The biggest piles of gravel are usually where you hit the corner exit throttle. Beware.

A good portion of the day was spent on asphalt roads with really beautiful vistas and twisty roads. Even though it rained for 1.5 hours, it’s really worth the ride.



We stopped about 5:30 at the Best Western in Fayetteville. No garage, but the Front desk let us park at the front entrance where they could watch the bikes.

About an hour later a freak micro storm blew part of the flat roof off the hotel. Luckily no one was hurt. Our bikes remained standing in front of the hotel under the portico.



We are going to try to get an early start tomorrow and get more pics on our way to Mississippi.
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:36 PM   #48
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Sounds like you had an adventure from Day 1. Awesome!!
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:48 PM   #49
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As usual, Kirkster never met a stream he didn’t want to taste. Today was no exception.


Ha! 4th creek right, he tried to go on the left where its' the deepest with the rock ditch! Same place for me, cept I made it to the other side luckily (water was deeper)

Only gets better. Good luck. And if possible look up Sam. He's not living in the same place as on the maps but still not too far away.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:05 PM   #50
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At the beach...
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:20 AM   #51
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First video for you all. We hope to get off the asphalt today sometime. Should end up in Missisippi tonight. The editing was hasty and we are still trying to get the framing right. The next video might be better. Or not, it's free you dirty apes stop complaining.



TAT 2013 I'm Just Sayin Water crossing Fail from Kirkster on Vimeo.

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Old 06-21-2013, 04:47 AM   #52
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Thumb The Right side.....

Nice video. When I went through that crossing on my GSA I had the benefit of getting info from the guys at Tellico Motorcycle Outfitters to stay to the right. Watching the video I was saying Go Right...Go Right!
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:57 AM   #53
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Nice! Some things never change...
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Old 06-21-2013, 05:05 AM   #54
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water testing

awsome vid. just at the right moment too... so, does it taste any different than trail 31 at hatfield? i remember that tastetest... enjoying with envy... have fun! wheres the wheelies?
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:48 AM   #55
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nice !!!

freeekin awsome...looking forward to this report...great vid...
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:11 AM   #56
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great video......for free anyway.
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:21 AM   #57
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Awsome Video!

Looking forward to more.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:25 AM   #58
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your buddy was super quick on the draw with his camera

what are friends for, right?


Safe travels, I will be watching closely. I've been thinking of tackling the tat in late August.
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:33 PM   #59
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keen eyes

Hey Kirkster, let me see .... you saw this loose bolt with your Keen eyes while falling down right? you are truly amazing... are you wearing waterproof gloves? Esp41, you packin a 45 in that camera case? i woulda shot him in his tracks and left him in the river, lol......
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:01 PM   #60
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Craig2211 and I will be doing portions of the western TAT in three weeks, maybe we'll cross paths on the trail. Good luck with the next river crossings!
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