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Old 07-09-2013, 02:00 PM   #1
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XC Rider & Crew tackle the COBDR and the TAT in REVERSE (from Moab, back to Virginia)

So here I go again on another little trip. The last two years have been rather uneventful for me as I was working and saving so as to leave for a RTW trip this fall. However, as things usually go, unexpected changes (in the form of a good job) came up and the RTW trip was shelved for the time being. However, in the midst of the move & change in job, I decided to carve out a little time to do a trip this summer. At first I was thinking about riding up to Nova Scotia & Newfoundland solo, but then some friends of mine invited me to join them on their trip out to Colorado & Utah; these are the same two guys that joined me and my dad when we rode a good portion of the TAT back in 2011. So as it turns out, tomorrow morning, four of us will be trucking our bikes out to Colorado where we'll then ride the Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route (CODBR) from Silverthorne down to Four Corners. From there we'll loop up to Moab, UT and spend a few days in Moab, and finally we'll ride the TAT back east from Moab!

So here we are less than 24hrs before we leave; bikes are packed up in trucks & trailers, ready to roll. Just a little last minute packing of this, that, and the other (electrical & camera gear for me). Then we hit the road at 5am tomorrow morning!

Here are my bike and my dad's bike, in the back of his truck...



And then Warren & Clarence's bikes...



SPOT TRACKER will be up and running starting tomorrow morning. LINK to follow can be found in my signature line.

I'll be doing my best to update the ride report while we're on the road; however, if I don't post for a day or two, it simply because I don't have an internet connection or I'm too beat. I've always enjoyed doing these ride reports, and have loved all the comments that people have posted. I hope to see a lot of old friends post up, and look forward to making new friends in the process. Thanks for looking in, and I promise THERE WILL BE PICTURES!
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:21 PM   #2
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:27 PM   #3
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In! Have a great trip Denis.
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:44 PM   #4
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Along as well. Have a great time. Looking forward to looking at it.
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:52 PM   #5
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Alright!

Happy trails. I wish I could be there too. Take lots of pics. I'll be cheering you on.

One question; Doesn't the TAT have a one-direction (east to west) only rule? I thought I read that somewhere.
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:03 PM   #6
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:09 PM   #7
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Happy trails. I wish I could be there too. Take lots of pics. I'll be cheering you on.

One question; Doesn't the TAT have a one-direction (east to west) only rule? I thought I read that somewhere.
Sam, the guy that routed the TAT, routed his charts to go from east to west. But west to east can definitely be done. There are quite a few RR's from guys that did it "backwards". You just can't use his roll charts. I think it adds to the adventure. I know I'm definitely jealous of Dennis and gang!
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:10 PM   #8
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:17 PM   #9
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:31 PM   #10
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:10 PM   #11
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:57 PM   #12
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:35 PM   #13
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Have a great time, be safe. If I wasn't in Ameristan I would be right there with you all.
Let the good time roll!!!
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:54 PM   #14
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Let me get a marker in Safe trip and lots o pics
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:00 PM   #15
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Bon Voyage Denis

Based upon your past body of work,
This should be most entertaining.
I'm looking forward to the reports and photos.

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