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Thread: TAT 2018 on a GS Rallye

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    TAT 2018

    Still waiting sir !

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    Great story so far, got me even more interested in that Rally...

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    Day 10 – Tennessee & Alabama

    TYRES

    The first job today was a quick inspection of tyres.

    The 690 Front (Mitas Rock Rider) looked OK.



    Same for the Rock Rider on the rear.



    The Anakee Wild on the rear of the GS was also OK.




    The Anakee Wild on the front was nearly new.



    Our plan was to source new tyres on route so we messaged Jay to ask him if he could do some research and find out what was available. Plenty of wear left for now though.


    FUEL
    As ever, the first priority was fuel for us and the bikes.



    We stuck to the highest rated fuel available which in most places was 93 octane, sometime with 10% ethanol. In this case at $3.569 per US Gallon, I'll let someone else convert that the UK measures. Our bank cards didn't work at the pumps so we had to do the prepay dance. I normally just added $10 at a time which would take the gauge back to full and save me having to go back in for change. We got quite proficient at guessing how much we needed to fill the tank by the end of the trip. I typically had half a tank left by the time Russ needed fuel.

    A quick read of the local Autotrader over breakfast - anyone fancy a DC9?




    We're heading West across TN today...more to follow shortly.


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    Great RR. Those videos definitely make me yearn for this sort of thing even if practically I'd probably end up doing a few sections in the midst of a longer more road oriented ride. Nice to see a large modern machine doing title too which makes me thing an R100GS would be very capable of getting through this.

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    Really enjoying this

    It's a cracking looking bike to be sure Love it!

    We'll have to add the TAT to the bucket list

    Hope Jay is recovering well, bummer to end the trip like that

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    TAT

    Please please finish this sir

    It will be a great help to us looking to do the TAT.

    Kind regards

    Andy9

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    Thoroughly enjoying this, got me thinking now!!!!
    Emptiness is the starting point - In order to taste my cup of water you must first empty your cup. My friend , drop all your preconceived fixed ideas and be neutral. Do you know why this cup is so useful? Because it is EMPTY.....

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    Day 10 – Tennesse & Alabama

    Day 10 – Tennessee & into Alabama

    Right lets get this show back on the road. Sorry for the extended delay, work and life got in the way.
    I've now found a way to embed the images directly from google photos, which removes the restrictions recently imposed by photobucket and makes the process faster.

    Today's route – 261 miles.



    The temp and humidity climb as we hit Alabama.





    The gravel roads are smooth and fast going. The GS Rallye is perfect. The linked breaking using just the front lever, those huge Brembo's, the off-road ABS and the auto-blipper for seamless downshifts make it very effective at scrubbing off speed, despite it's weight.





    We reach the Tennessee River once again. It's scale is impressive. I send the DJI spark up take some stills.







    The trail along the river is great fun, it climbs and descends like a motocross track, without the jumps. I'll post a short video of this section later.



    We ended the day at a very well equipped campsite (showers and a shop) at Pickwick Dam.


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    Yea,
    back on trak so to speak...
    nudge nudge...
    Great ariel shots,,,very impressive quality aswell..

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    Typical trails from Tennessee/Alabama.

    https://youtu.be/EWx3pUzDNvE




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