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#523944 - 09/25/09 03:18 PM TAT Part 5...or "how to pass a Kidney stone.
big-t Offline
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Registered: 09/21/01
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Loc: roanoke.va
Last year I rode most of the eastern half of the TAT (Transamerica trail)
Here are the links to those ride reports.

TAT 1
TAT 2
TAT 3
TAT 4




...continuing on from last years report.



A new bike, some good friends to accompany me and another great adventure starts.

Ready to roll,1500 miles to the point where I quit the trail last year.



Mark claims he is working as Kenny takes over driving duty.. rofl




We arrived in Salida Co about 4 pm in a bit of rain and cool temps.After 2 days in the truck everybody was up for a afternoon ride to checkout Aspen Alley.

We are pumped.




Maybe we can get a few pics from Mark and Kenny


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#523957 - 09/25/09 04:07 PM Re: TAT Part 2...or "how to pass a Kidney stone. [Re: big-t]
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Well THAT was quick. Shortest ride tale evah. tongue


lurk
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#523958 - 09/25/09 04:18 PM Re: TAT Part 2...or "how to pass a Kidney stone. [Re: Huzband]
Firefight911 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Huzband
Well THAT was quick. Shortest ride tale evah. tongue


lurk


Perhaps Mark didn't quite grasp what he was reading when they all got together to write this.

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#523978 - 09/25/09 05:06 PM Re: TAT Part 5...or "how to pass a Kidney stone. [Re: Firefight911]
Kenny Haynes Offline
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Registered: 07/25/00
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Between work schedules, mechanical issues and other pressures we were down to the last minute determining whether this trip would even occur. As little as 3 days before and I thought it might end up a solo trip for me. But in the end it all came together and we were all happy to be traveling together again.

I often hear people complain about crossing the plains and how boring it is. Perhaps it has to do with the contrast to where I live, but I have enjoyed every crossing Iíve made. It takes a while to cross but I always find something interesting about it. Getting off the interstate helps.

The large sunflower fields are pretty.



Once the front range appears we start getting anxious to ride.



Soon we are climbing around the hills near Salida in a little shake down ride.



Man I love Colorado. Iíve been anticipating getting the 950 se out here for months. We are all very excited to be back. Despite a light rain, our little 60 mile ride delivers just what we needed.




More to come...

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#523994 - 09/25/09 06:05 PM Re: TAT Part 2...or "how to pass a Kidney stone. [Re: Kenny Haynes]
roadscholar Offline
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Registered: 08/14/05
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Dang, this is looking good already, wish I could have met up with ya'll for some of that. I know, 'woulda, coulda, shoulda...'

Todd I somehow missed that first part, that was great.
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#523998 - 09/25/09 06:21 PM Re: TAT Part 2...or "how to pass a Kidney stone. [Re: roadscholar]
big-t Offline
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Quote:
Dang, this is looking good already, wish I could have met up with ya'll for some of that. I know, 'woulda, coulda, shoulda...'



We were expecting you to pop in,at some point in time.
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#524040 - 09/25/09 09:14 PM Re: TAT Part 2...or "how to pass a Kidney stone. [Re: big-t]
Kenny Haynes Offline
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Mark is riding my trusty adult ridden pristine garaged well farkeled and impeccably prepared klr on this trip, and it was easy to see his excitement at the prospect of all that power on tap ;-)



Big-T would be on his new xchallenge pictured before. I struggled for about 3 minutes over whether to bring my 450exc or my 950. Several people told me the 450 would be best out there, and it would have been a great choice for some of the off road bits, but we werenít planning any single track on this ride and had some good distances to cover on several days, so the 950 won out. I was very happy with how it did. I remember when they first came out being surprised that something like this would even make it to production. Who would want that? Now I think it is the best do all bike ever made.



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#524042 - 09/25/09 09:35 PM Re: TAT Part 2...or "how to pass a Kidney stone. [Re: big-t]
LJR Offline
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Sweeet!

A new adventure begins.
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If you cling too tightly, you're gonna loose control"-38 special

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#524056 - 09/25/09 10:16 PM Re: TAT Part 2...or "how to pass a Kidney stone. [Re: Kenny Haynes]
Huzband Offline
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Get on with it already!



grin
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'10 530 XC-W Six Days
'90 RMX 250 (woods weapon)
'02 GasGas 280 Pro (Squirrel)
'08 Black Lab (Auto)
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#524082 - 09/25/09 11:59 PM Re: TAT Part 2...or "how to pass a Kidney stone. [Re: Huzband]
ArmyGuy Offline
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I'm reminded of that catsup commercial...."anticipation, it's making me wait"...
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