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    Quote Originally Posted by drdubb View Post
    Dct..planning is half the fun. Take a go pro....or other video with lots of storage.
    +agree
    Last year's trip out to CO, I took one GoPro and the battery died along the best sections.
    This year, I am taking my favorite, GoPro Session and a couple Chinese knockoffs for backup.
    I am also going to take a fast point'n'shoot camera, tethered, for fast snapshots while on the move.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hank View Post
    I just bought the maps for Oklahoma. In the eastern third of the state it looks mostly like gravel roads and some grid riding.
    I know some of the roads and there are some pretty sections.
    If you get close to Westville, Oklahoma send me a message and I might ride along for a bit.
    Hank, sorry for the delayed reply.
    We just finalized our starting date and looks like we will be in your n'hood Sunday 8/20 after camping in the Ozarks.
    Hope we can find a nice lunch spot and talk a bit.
    If you could PM me your mobile device contact numbers, I can TXT you our progress or no progress.
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    On my go pro, i set it for one button control and only shot n "samples". 10s to a minute videos. Yeah, i missed a scene or two, but i collected a lot for my memories. I carried two extra batteries just in case, but never has a battery go dead.
    Dance as if no one is watching.

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    Have a Great trip Mike!! A buddy of mine & I are trailering to South Dakota next week for some "Off Tarmac" riding!! Im taking the AT & the 250 to make sure I've got the right tools for the task!!

    Alfred

    Quote Originally Posted by DCTFAN View Post
    I am riding out to CO,UT,OR via the TAT, starting in August, 2017.
    Then go north from Port Orford, OR to Seattle, WA.
    This trip starts in August and ends when I arrive in
    Seattle by mid/late September.
    My riding companion (also on the AT) will go on to Alaska if possible.

    I am undecided how to return to Atlanta, GA.
    Any suggestions on a return trip, would be welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfred_bham View Post
    Have a Great trip Mike!! A buddy of mine & I are trailering to South Dakota next week for some "Off Tarmac" riding!! Im taking the AT & the 250 to make sure I've got the right tools for the task!!

    Alfred
    The day finally came, for you. Have a safe, adventurous trip!
    I was fortunate to find a TAT buddy who rides the manual AT.
    We are counting down the days...

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    Quote Originally Posted by drdubb View Post
    On my go pro, i set it for one button control and only shot n "samples". 10s to a minute videos. Yeah, i missed a scene or two, but i collected a lot for my memories. I carried two extra batteries just in case, but never has a battery go dead.
    Good tip, Dale!
    The session will be under my visor and the day long Hero3+ will be set to take continous loops,
    like a car dashcam, for those 'YouTube moments' that are usually missed.
    I will have some cheap low res cameras that I will use for short selfie type shots.
    After CO, UT I probably will ship most electronics back home.
    Also under consideration is the purchase of a drone for that CO, UT segment.
    Nothing fancy like OCR, but I'd be happy for some 780P aerials around the White Rim.

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    I just got back from a 6800 mile trip out west with my son. We were on the CBR 1100XX and the ST1300. Put a WUPP power source on the clutch reservoir with 3M super scotch and it let me keep all my stuff charged up. Put phone, GoPro battery charger with extra batteries, GoPro remote, DJI Mavic Pro Drone hub charger too in y Tank Bag. Although a buddy found out and pleaded with me not to charge drone batteries above my gas tank as the batteries have been known to catch fire. Drone puts a whole new perspective on videos.

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    So I got half of the return route loaded onto my GPS
    Take the NW Passage East to the northern start of the Continental Divide Trail and go south into CO,
    Decided to check out the traffic around the NP along the way before committing.

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    Some Irish folks who I have ridden with occasionally are over your side currently somewhere on the TAT. One of them is a former Dakar finisher. He is on a modified DRZ Rally bike. It is unlikely that You will bump into them but who knows.........
    It's never too late to have a happy childhood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griff View Post
    Some Irish folks who I have ridden with occasionally are over your side currently somewhere on the TAT. One of them is a former Dakar finisher. He is on a modified DRZ Rally bike. It is unlikely that You will bump into them but who knows.........
    Yea, who knows...
    If they liked the trail, maybe they'll turn around and meet us, near the start

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