I am planning to do one week on the TAT this summer, probably in June. Starting from Tellico Plains, TN and heading west. Probably Sunday-Friday on the trail. I am purchasing the maps. My plan is to trailer my bike to somewhere near Tellico Plains on Saturday, and head out on Sunday. I think that reaching the Arkansas-Oklahoma border is a good goal for a one week trip, but if we get farther, or not that far, it's all the same to me. Then, we can rent a U-Haul at the end of the trip and trailer the bikes back to NC. I am riding a KLX250S, and I really don't want to be heavily loaded down with camping and cooking supplies. In fact, I want to pack as light as possible. Once we get a confirmed group together, we can make sure we are not duplicating supplies, e.g., everyone doesn't need a set of tire irons on his or her bike. Being east of the Rockies, we'll never be more than about 30 miles from a motel, so I am planning to stay at a motel each night. Also I don't sleep particularly well on the ground, and I want to be able to enjoy the riding. So, it's a riding trip, not a camping trip. I think that three or four would be the ideal number for this trip, but I'm open minded. Doctors and motorcycle mechanics get preference.