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Old 08-09-2012, 01:59 AM   #1
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T.A.T The Kiwi 4 x 2 way

Trans America Trail. 4 people, 2 bikes.

This is Me and Dawn on our DR650.



This is the other couple on our ride, Andrew & Gayle.

Its been over 2 years since Dawn relented and said, " ok. lets do the TAT then". The DR was purchased 2 years ago yesterday and has been in a state of modification ever since
2 years of planning and saving and finding another couple keen/mad enough to want to come along.
We fly out of NZ on Saturday.
Our bike should be in Teneessee within the next day or so.

Getting the DR crated up


Ready to go.

We are taking an Ipad and hope to be able to update fairly regularly.
Hope you will join us on our BIG adventure

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Old 08-09-2012, 05:00 AM   #2
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Neat, glad you're headed over here.
Have done this ride in 07. Been some changes but you'll have FUN.
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:05 AM   #3
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A buddy and I start our TAT ride on the 23rd of this month. I am sure you will be at least a week ahead of us. What day are you planning to leave Tellico Plains?


ride safe, Brad
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:48 AM   #4
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Thanks for taking us along on your big adventure!
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:11 AM   #5
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Be waiting to follow along with your TAT trip.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:40 AM   #6
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Will be following along on this one, have a great ride.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:50 AM   #7
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Subscribed...be following you. Ride safe , Ride far...You'll love it. I cheated in doing it via Enduro sidecar... Do the "Long Canyon Road' in New Mexico for me as I ditched it....

Don't stay at the Casino Hotel (Isle of Capri in Mississippi)...it's a rip off and dump....go cross the Bridge and seek better reasonable, fair lodgings there if you don't camp.

Cheers...
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:58 AM   #8
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You've been planning this for a while...look forward to the writeup
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:34 AM   #9
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All the planning comes together!!


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Old 08-09-2012, 11:24 AM   #10
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:08 PM   #11
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Welcome and enjoy the TAT!
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:41 PM   #12
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A buddy and I start our TAT ride on the 23rd of this month. I am sure you will be at least a week ahead of us. What day are you planning to leave Tellico Plains?


ride safe, Brad
We will probably get away from Tellico about the 15th. You will probably catch us up. We have allowed 6weeks for the TAT.
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:19 PM   #13
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Bon Voyage! Looking forward to updates!
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:37 PM   #14
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Very nice. I will look forward to watching this thread!
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:36 PM   #15
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We will probably get away from Tellico about the 15th. You will probably catch us up. We have allowed 6weeks for the TAT.
6 weeks...your sight seeing huh???? Not much rain here in the states so it should be easy going
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