Tuesday, August 28, 2012

2,160 Dirty Miles

I recently completed an adventure that was in the works for the past 6 months.  It is called the "TAT" or Trans-america Trail.  In short, it is a motorcycle route from Tennessee to the Oregon Coast, that is 95 percent dirt...In other words, not on main roads or freeways.  It was imagined and then realized by a man named Sam Correro.  He envisioned an "off road" and "off the beaten path" route, that would allow Dual Sport Motorcyclists to see the geography and people of each of the States involved, in a unique way...avoiding the big cities and the neverending pavement of the Interstate. It is almost 5,000 miles in its entirety, though we only did 2,160 miles...in 10 days. (The western half)

I will be posting a complete synopsis of this journey, complete with photos and video in the near future.  Given the scope of the journey, it will take a bit of work to produce an interesting and complete accounting of the trip...it was fantastic!  I made the trip with a friend and co-worker of mine, Jim.  We had a few ups and downs (Mostly ups!) and learned a few things along the way, but it was an epic ride.

Here are a couple of photos from the trip...just to whet your appetite!!  Just a sample of the views and different terrain we took in during the ten days we rode across this great country.

More to come!! Have to edit/clean up some pics!