We were able to repair a cracked crank case with some JB Weld but overzealous clutch slippage leading to a burned out clutch + a limited supply of drinking water posed a bigger challenge. Time to boil some stream water and get ready to hike out for help!
The Nevada desert is quite desolate. Sometimes you don’t see civilization or water for well over 100 miles! But we continue to push through.
We get out of Oklahoma, cross the corner of new Mexico, and finally hit stunning Colorado.
7/8/17 Sat. FRIED PIE AND HUMBLE PIE Travel lesson/life lesson: When you see the opportunity, take it. The TransAmerica Trail doesn’t pass through areas with good shopping. You will not find the motorcycle tires you want when you need them on the TAT. Our Africa Twin’s rear 150/80-18 tire was worn but no one had […]
Photo Journal 19 – Even More Flats and Mosquitoes – Manti-La Sal National Forest, UT 7/2 to Lincoln County, NV 7/3
Despite even more flats and mosquitoes, we made it through the (slightly) snowy mountains of Utah to Nevada.
Photo Journal 18 – More Flats and Some Desert – Black Dragon Canyon, UT 7/1 to Manti-La Sal National Forest, UT 7/1
An additional flat, large rock step ups, and sandy hill climbs with buried rocks and steep drop offs made for some of our toughest riding yet. But it’s okay because we’re getting to see more and more of Utah’s beauty!
After leaving Moab, we made our way through the Utah desert including the narrow Black Dragon Canyon. It was beautiful! But it also kicked off a string of flats with a rusty nail :/
We made it through the Colorado mountains and into beautiful Moab for a day of rest and some new tires. And a return to much hotter weather!
Oklahoma was a piece of cake until we hit the mud.
Colorado sure has some pretty incredible passes! Also Caleb thought it would be a good idea to tie his jacket near his motorcycle’s rear sprocket…