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Trans American Trail?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by DirtyTacos, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. jhendr3702

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    san diego to knoxville=$1016 foreward air. they picked me up at the airport in knoxville and had ten gallons of gas specially prepared for me. took less than four days to get there. a few of the guys shipped theirs from salt lake to houston and had good experiences too. it the way to ship a bike in the u.s.

    his response....
     
  2. DirtyTacos

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    Thanks for the info man, much appreciated. That's around what i figured it would cost. hmmmmmm.... very tempting
     
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    you bet.. there are a few guys around here kicking it around.. there are 2 trails, the other one goes south / north not too far from here.. crosses i40 in nm and goes up into colorado... we could do that easy.. even if we did not do the entire trail...

    a few guys have plated ktm 300's. mine is not.. i really think a drz400 would be perfect for it..
     
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    Yeah i did some research on that South/north trail that starts in southern Texas and runs to Canada, looks like a god one too, A warm up to the TAT if you will haha. I thinking about beefing up my DRZ.....knobies, saddle bags, bigger tank...
     
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    Need to swing on over to ADVrider forums. Tons of ride reports from people who have done the TAT, and other trails.
     
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    Haven't been there but ill check it out. Thanks man
     
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    I know this is a month old but I plan on doing this spring of 2015 when I have enough time to ride the whole thing. Never to early to start putting a group together
     
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    What's going to be your stead of choice?
     
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    I really want to take the taco, take the time and enjoy the trip. Set the record for the most tacos on the trail
     
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    that would be one hell of a meet and an amazing trip, lets plan it!
     
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    That CO to OR run looks really fun, i'm sure TW members are familiar with parts of this, it would be neat to pull a big run together and do the Rockies thru Moab to the Cascades to the coast run.
     
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    That was a cool watch, thanks for posting!


    I would love to get off the grid for a while
     
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    That's a mine at Animas Forks, on the Alpine Loop around Lake City - Silverton - Ouray, Co. Damn good trip on its own merits. If you're near southwest Colorado, it's an excellent area to explore on foot, bike, and truck.
     
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    I've done the TAT (Tenn. to Moab) twice on bikes. Have yet to do the far western section.
    The section in the Ozarks of Arkansas is great but then Oklahoma gets a bit long, flat, and boring to be honest. Then the very short New Mexico section is awesome, followed by Colorado which is as you would expect, fantastic.

    This September I did the "Heart of the West" on my KTM 640 Enduro with my friend on his XR600. It's a loop of nearly 3,000 miles through parts of 6 states, CO, WY, MT, ID, UT, NV:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=845500

    My ride report is here :
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=915151

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    This would be AWESOME in my truck, albeit much more expensive. (my bike gets 55-60 mpg). There is great camping along the way.
    It doesn't have the technical passes like the TAT but makes up for it with the epic views, expanses, and the historical aspect of the Oregon Trail, Pony Express, Trans-Continental Railroad, etc.

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    Great pics! looks like a good ride
     
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    gonna revive this thread with the intention of planning a trip on the TAT in spring 2015... My intention is to complete the Tenn. to MOAB section (or really reverse) after the 2015 toyota Rock Therapy meet in MOAB. I considered the other way around but as I'd like to have fun on a mostly fresh truck in MOAB and be SURE to complete that weekend, I don't want to take any chances getting there.

    now that that reasoning's out there.. anyone else interested? even without participate in rock therapy (even though you know you want to :spy: )..?
     
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    Daily interest bump....
     
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