Trans-America Trail

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Heading out of bounds (Part 2)

Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 7/31/2014 Heading out of bounds : The Blindside (Part 2 of 2) Continued from Heading out of bounds: The Blindside Part 1 If you have ever had one of those moments where time stands still, you will understand my attempt to explain what happens next. My life is …

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KLR Surgery for Round 2

Fanfare for Return (Half Way)

Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 7/10/2014 Fanfare for Return (Half Way) Arriving home is a strange and bittersweet feeling. The journey is only half over but coming home in the middle creates some type of finality. From this point forward I will have riding companions for the majority of the trip. For many …

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TAT-1c Home in Tullahoma

After my Lynchburg excursion yesterday I backtracked to Tullahoma, TN for dinner and a place to stay. Upon check-in I am virtually smacked in the face with a memory of home. What grabs my attention is the sound of undeniable New England accents. Not a haughty type of enunciation but the more rural immigrant style inflection I grew up …

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Trans-America Trail 2013 : Early Morning Start

Originally posted to RoadRUNNER Magazine on August 15, 2013 Trans-America Trail 2013 : Early Morning Start Mmmm, the day’s first sip of coffee. I am waiting for the sun to wake up so I can make the trek from Knoxville to Tellico Plains, TN (paved) where the Trans-America Trail now begins. It used to be Jellico, TN but …

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Dual Sport Riders Guide to the Galaxy

After leaving Maggie Valley, I headed west towards Tellico Plains to begin my route on the “Trans-America Trail.” At some point along the ride I had an epiphany and realized I had been incorrectly referring to the route as the “Trans-American” trail for about 2 years and 3 months and 4.5 days. I am sure …

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Dad's KLR and the Horn

Homer Hears a Horn: What Dad Would’ve Done

And with the addition of The Horn the final piece is in place. After three months of repairs and several days in the garage poking and prodding the KLR, my preparations are complete. My dad’s KLR, the bike that dragged him kicking and screaming out of the garage and onto the trail, is ready to head out …

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