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Posted: 4/14/2010 6:15:37 PM EDT
yup, that me......

heading out for DFW from Camp Lejune.
I am gonna *try* and make San Anton by Sat.

I'll post as I go.......maybe....if I can leach a wifi
Link Posted: 4/14/2010 6:18:02 PM EDT
good luck...be safe...
Link Posted: 4/14/2010 6:23:18 PM EDT
Watch out for idiots in cars, they'll look at you and then pull out in front of you, cut you off, etc,
Link Posted: 4/14/2010 6:24:40 PM EDT
Best wishes. be safe. take lots of pictures.
Link Posted: 4/14/2010 6:27:44 PM EDT
Have fun, be safe
Link Posted: 4/14/2010 6:28:09 PM EDT
Please post pics. It sounds like fun.




Watch "The long way round" to get inspiration.
Link Posted: 4/14/2010 6:34:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TuskenRaider:
Please post pics. It sounds like fun.




Watch "The long way round" to get inspiration.


posers!!

I get my inspiration from Pros....

Long Way Everywhere



Link Posted: 4/14/2010 10:27:50 PM EDT
reminds me of that one dude a couple years back that road his bike cross country to the west coast. i forget the name of the trail but he barely went on any paved roads. saw some beautiful scenery as well. I am sure you will have an awesome trip. stay safe
Link Posted: 4/14/2010 10:42:49 PM EDT
Chris Madrids in San Antonio, one of the best burgers you will ever eat.
Link Posted: 4/15/2010 12:16:18 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TruckinAR:
yup, that me......

heading out for DFW from Camp Lejune.
I am gonna *try* and make San Anton by Sat.

I'll post as I go.......maybe....if I can leach a wifi


No Pics of bike with traveling gear or pre-trip posing? WTF is wrong with you?

Link Posted: 4/15/2010 3:09:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/15/2010 3:10:16 AM EDT by TruckinAR]
Originally Posted By The_Emu:
Originally Posted By TruckinAR:
yup, that me......

heading out for DFW from Camp Lejune.
I am gonna *try* and make San Anton by Sat.

I'll post as I go.......maybe....if I can leach a wifi


No Pics of bike with traveling gear or pre-trip posing? WTF is wrong with you?



last minute wrenching....finished right at dark.

2 sprockets
1 chain
Pelican 1440 rear box
4" PVC pipe for a tool tube
New Tire and tube (D606)
2 rocker arm 0-ring seals
1 rocker cover seal (RVT)
2 sets of brakes
2 fork seals
1 oil change
Had to remount my racks for the 1550 side boxes
1 rear brake light switch

oh yeah....I had to lace up an 18" rim and true it.


I was supposed to leave yesterday...
Link Posted: 4/15/2010 3:46:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/15/2010 3:48:52 AM EDT by TruckinAR]
pisstures.....



Ready to cram the shit in the boxes


the 1440


Trick KLR style tool tube and a shot of new rear meat



OH, and I gotta get all this in those boxes, minus the tent and one of the green bags (sleeping bag)
Link Posted: 4/15/2010 4:02:49 AM EDT
Godspeed on your trip.
Link Posted: 4/15/2010 4:19:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/15/2010 4:21:28 AM EDT by FORTFOTO]


Is that a UGB holster? Your bike looks good
Link Posted: 4/15/2010 4:24:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/15/2010 5:02:19 AM EDT
I am outta here......



and that is a Blackhawk holster.
Link Posted: 4/15/2010 6:50:01 AM EDT
Good luck brother. Cross country rides are awesome. Stay safe and take pictures and come back and let us know how it went.
Link Posted: 4/15/2010 7:14:03 AM EDT
Wow. I am inspired. I'm taking a ride soon. About half as long and not on a dirtbike but I've been anxious. I can't imagine 1600 miles on a dirtbike seat and knobby tires. I bet that thing wants to wheelie in every gear when its all loaded down.
Link Posted: 4/15/2010 7:24:47 AM EDT
Tag
Link Posted: 4/15/2010 7:37:19 AM EDT
Good Luck!
Link Posted: 4/15/2010 8:01:49 AM EDT
Using your time wisely - kick-ass and GL man. Glad the KTM is running and wish it were me.
Link Posted: 4/15/2010 8:16:22 AM EDT
No wind screen, embrace the bugs/rain/rocks and the pounding of the wind! Did it a lot as a younger man but I couldn't do it now, grab some earplugs and have a safe trip.

Good looking setup btw.
Link Posted: 4/15/2010 9:28:34 AM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 4/15/2010 9:37:17 AM EDT
I might just follow this one.
Link Posted: 4/15/2010 9:56:10 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TruckinAR:
I am outta here......

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w15/TruckinAR/Tour%20De%20workforce/DSC01640.jpg

and that is a Blackhawk holster.


Nice set up dude. Have a safe trip. Please tell me more about the tool tube when you get a chance.

Link Posted: 4/15/2010 4:50:39 PM EDT
Have fun, sounds like a good trip!
Link Posted: 4/15/2010 5:03:51 PM EDT
Nice DS....I am absolutely going to pick one up after deployment.

Good luck.
Link Posted: 4/15/2010 5:31:16 PM EDT
Very very cool- hat's off to you, sir

Watch the road surfaces well running those knobbies, I know from experience that the line between drift and slide is pretty thin

Stay safe, and check in often. With photos, of course.
Link Posted: 4/15/2010 7:18:09 PM EDT
What are the specs/model of the bike??

Have a good ride friend
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 6:38:02 AM EDT
well, I am just north of Birmingham AL.got here about 1500 local time yesterday.

teaser....as I am just ready to go do some stuff with an ADV'er in Rainbow City,AL....



Link Posted: 4/17/2010 7:12:46 AM EDT
Trashin' around on a bike....don't you have a truck to drive?
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 7:21:27 AM EDT
What's going on in that last pic of your bike?
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 9:55:04 AM EDT
Originally Posted By GENESMITH:
What's going on in that last pic of your bike?


The fan switch took a dump, 'bout boiled over the ol gal.
I wired a toggle I had on the dash into it...problem solved.


wellllll..... I didn't get going as soon as I wanted. Left around 0930 or so.

Had to stop off and pay my insurance......as I was in there the girl at the counter yelled for "so and so" to help her out. Out walks a fella in bidness causual...I look at him and I was like , I know this guy...BAM! It was a guy I went to HS with who rode to school with me everyday and went to our Grad. party. Had not seen him since 3 days after June 12 1987. I sat and yapped with him for about an hour or so.

This ADV is gonna be a good one!

So off I go heading west.

I get to Lumberton and run into Ron_NC (ADV Member)......another hour shot, but well wasted.

My route was to run across Hwy 9 in SC as Hwy 74 in NC is way too populated. I get to Cheraw,SC about 4pm and stop for a sammich.
Bojanges chicken sammich . I no longer than walk out and I see a DRZ SM tearing across the gravel parking lot, guy was ATTGATT...must be an ADV'er. YUP! He was an ADV lurker........somehow he knew who I was........so we shot the shit for about 45min. and off I go.

I was gonna take Hwy 9 and head back up to the south western end of NC and hit Telico, then down into Ga. and then to AL. It did not quite work out that way as I ended up going through Spartanburg, SC and then Greenville SC...which I ended up there about 2000hrs. I needed to find a place to pitch a tent, and soon, I was gettin' tared.
I ended up about 10 miles south of Clemson.
It is now right at midnight. Long day, but fun
I was not abut to pay $15 to pitch a tent for 7 hours....

soooooo.....


I found me a cool spot.



Wake up to some fresh coffee, stout enough to make yer hair stand up





yes, there was no evidence I was even there when I left.




Link Posted: 4/17/2010 12:25:54 PM EDT
awesome thread,cant wait to see more pictures
Link Posted: 4/18/2010 12:31:25 PM EDT
a few more up dates...

You can read it here, I aint typin' it twice, and pasting it makes it a bit funky...

ADV Tour De WorkForce Ride report

but......

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