Fairytale's I'm told start with "Once upon a time" and Motorsickle stories start with "This ain't no shet". So, with that being said we start our 2009 Vintage TAT Ride - Eastern Section and making of more "Rocking Chair Memories". This is Part III of an adventure that I dreamed about long before Sam took the time to develop this great trip. One thing I have learned about the TAT Adventure. Sometimes the TAT takes, but it always gives much more than it takes. The history of the ride began in 2006. Finding ADVrider.com, reading BigDogAdventures, GasPipe's and so many other great adventures decided to get my big ass off the couch and back on the bike. I had long dreamed of ride from Broken Arrow, Ok to Salida, Co on my 1975 DT400 Yahama, where I spent my youth riding the Rocky Mountains instead of getting in trouble here at home. Many of the rides I took covered much of the now TAT in Colorado. I also, had the joy of riding New Mexico and much of the Oklahoma routes as well. Sam putting it all together just made it all become this great adventure. Myself and a few other Vintage Yahama Riders found our shared interest here on the world wide web in another forum YahamaEnduro.com dedicated to vintage Yahama's. I was restoring a couple old DT400's when the TAT was introduced to me by ADVrider. One thing always leads to another and off the story goes.