Monday, September 3, 2012

Riding The Western TAT


I have decided that rather than try to post 10 days worth of my summer adventure riding the Trans-America Trail, I will post the link to my daily "Ride Reports" that I am doing for the "Adventure Riders Forum".

The Forum is actually where I learned about the Trans-america Trail, the brainchild of Sam Correro...who is an avid off-road motorcyclist and "Adventure Rider".  Basically, the trail is almost 5,000 miles long and runs from Tennessee to the Pacific Coast of Oregon.  It is 95 percent off road.  It is purposely designed to keep one riding on dirt...trails, dirt roads, old railroad grades...etc.  It takes you through each state in an "off the beaten path" way, that lets you get a look at the different State's geography, small/tiny towns and people in a way most people never see.

Trans-America Trail Homepage 

The ADVRider Forum provides a wealth of information about anything to do with off road motorcycling.  I have learned a great deal from some of the members there, and a few contributed greatly to the success of my recent off-road ride from Colorado to Oregon/Washington.  Some of these members are mentioned in my ride reports as you will see.

I will post a link that will take you to the forum/specifically my posts and you will be able to read about/view photos from day 1 thru day 10 of the ride.  The title of the posting at ADVRiders is "The Western TAT on a Super Sherpa"  The "Super Sherpa" is the model name of my 250cc, Dual Sport Motorcycle.  It is not a glamorous bike, but as you will discover in my posts, it is a worthy and capable little machine. 

Included in the posts are some thoughts and observations about each days ride, the people we met and our impression of each days happenings.  once day 10 is completed I will add some thoughts and a few personal notes.  I hope you enjoy reading about it as much as Jim and I enjoyed doing it.

This is a work in progress and I am currently working on day 6...I am hoping to do "one a day" and complete the ride reports in the next few days.  A video will be completed after that.  Click below to view the Day by Day Ride Reports complete with photos!  (You can "right click" on the link and select "open in a new window" if you want to stay on this page/open a new one for the ride reports)

10 days, 2160 Miles, 5 States..On A 250cc Super Sherpa


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