TeT time frame

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida' started by hightest, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. hightest

    hightest Death before Depends

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    I been kicking around riding the TET from south to north. Probly do this in two different trips. Probly ride from the Gulf up to TET06 W.V. on the first half. Anyone know how long it would take to ride this part? Im probly gone to ride a WR250R. Not in a big hurry. I figured Id ride 200 mile a day.
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  2. NorthernTraveler

    NorthernTraveler Long time Adventurer

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    The TET sections are laid out for an average days riding.

    So if you are riding from Carabella to WV, it's 6 or 6 1/2 days.

    Each of those days is roughly 200 miles.....

    I just looked -
    TET01 - 191 miles
    TET02 - 191 miles
    TET03 - 217 miles
    TET04 - 186 miles
    TET05 - 180 miles
    TET06 - 200 miles
    TET07 - 178 miles - Pearisburg VA is about halfway through this day

    Some of the days it will be easy to finish on time, some you have to hustle a little more. There is time to stop and take pictures and smell the roses, but not necessarily take a nap!
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  3. hightest

    hightest Death before Depends

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    I have an F800GS and a WR250R. Which bike do you think would be more fun on this trip?
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  4. NorthernTraveler

    NorthernTraveler Long time Adventurer

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    It can be done on either bike.

    The BMW will be easier on the FL, AL and parts of the GA,NC stuff.

    The WR will be better on the north GA, western NC stuff.

    It probably boils down to how are you getting to the start and home from the finish?

    Also, the TET-S stuff has an option to do a loop around GA... the TET-S main route goes through Dillard in the NW corner of GA, while the SL loop also connects Carabelle FL to Dillard GA - but across north FL, and up the border of eastern GA/western SC. 4 Days for that too.

    Since you are heading northbound, that wouldn't work. The main TET-S route is a little better getting from Carabella to Dillard.

    But, if you are transiting down to ride the TET-S, and you have the time, you could start in Dillard, go south down the SL to Carabella then back north on TET-S back through Dillard up to WV. GREAT fun! It would take about 10 days.
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  5. hightest

    hightest Death before Depends

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    If I take the 800 I'll ride slab from Pittsburgh down n ride the trail back up. If I take the wr I'll truck to south W.V. for this trip.
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  6. Brewskis

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    Rode the TET-S from North GA down to Carabelle, FL a few years ago, and loved it.

    I'd like to start planning a trip to cover the entire TET. Anyone know of anyone who has completed the entire TET from one end to the other? And wrote a ride report? Did some searching, but couldn't find anything.
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  7. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    I have not completed the entire TeT, but I did do 1200 miles of it last year. I was riding my KTM 990, and did not use any of the big bike bypasses. The section across northern GA was the most difficult section. The 800GS should be able to do it, depending on the tires (knobbies highly recommended) and how capable you are. The little bike probably wouldn't have much difficulty.

    The RR is linked in my signature (The Mountains are Calling, and I Must Go)
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  8. Mossy_Rocks

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    Me and a buddy just did everything but the section to W.V. this past week. We did around 1850 miles and knocked it out in 5 kinda long days. Anyways We made it from Ellijay Georgia down to Carabelle Florida in two days without much of an issue. I was riding a CRF250L and my buddy was on a DRZ 400, seems to be perfect bikes for this trail.

    Enjoy it man, you'll have fun.
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  9. flashbackmac

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    anybody doing this soon,im in western nc,retired and can go about anytime THX
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  10. BK.RD.RNR

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    Would someone please post a link to where I can get the tracks for the TeT?

    TIA. :freaky
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  11. Dirtysouth

    Dirtysouth Stud fee waived for noobs

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    I'm going to bump this up. Im thinking of heading south on the Scrambler this summer with my oldest daughter.
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  12. Mr Bill

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    Riding South from Massachusetts to Pipe Stem State Park in WV.

    I figure 200 miles each day would take five to get down. I found a shortcut home though so it's only six days back home.:evil

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  13. DW NADS

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    Do you have a gpx file or track of your ride that you can share?

    Thanks in advance.
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  14. NorthernTraveler

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    It's on my agenda to get TET-S cleaned up and reformatted and posted on here again this winter.
    Chip - for his own reasons - pulled out of the overall TET project.
    I'm the one who did TET-S - from West Virginia south.
    According to the original documents, I have the rights to use my own tracks as I please.
    So, I'll be re-releasing what used to be TET-S shortly, probably called SEAT - South East Adventure Trail.
    Thanks to Blue Lightning for the suggestion on the name!

    So stand by....
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  15. sdthorpe

    sdthorpe Adventurer... yeah right!

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  16. TowPro

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    the section I made in PA goes from Rob's NJ trail in Frenchtown (on PA side) to Michaux state forest, where it can connect to the WV trail. My route is 1000 miles @ 5 days with additional 2 or 3 days of loops if you wanted to use them. I would say its about as much Stone/Dirt road is your going to find in PA. And the blacktop is all back country roads.
    I did something a little different where I routed from campground to campground. Some of these campground have cabins with reservations.
    Hotels in rural PA can be hard to find, and I was camping so that is just how I did it.

    I made it in 2010, but it never made it into the TET route files. :(
    its a great ride, and free if anybody wants to add some nice routes that go through some of the prettiest parts of PA (5 -6 days) into there trip along the TET

    Trans PA Trail
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  17. BKMLWR

    BKMLWR Wondering around...

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    I did the section crossing Maine which I can share if there is interest...it is a mix of legal dirt and paved back roads...
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  18. mpusms

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  19. R4mbler

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    For now, I'd be interested in the GA section of the TET and the related tracks.
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  20. NorthernTraveler

    NorthernTraveler Long time Adventurer

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    Just got home today.
    Will clean things up and post within the next week
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