Trans-America Trail

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by boniface57, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. boniface57

    boniface57 Been here awhile

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    Are there any sidecarists our there who would like to do part of the Trans America Trail this summer? I have a KLR650/Ural rig, and would sure like to go with a group of other sidecarists.
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  2. Spicy McHaggis

    Spicy McHaggis Darth Peach's cracker...

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    I would LOVE to do that...but no way I can. Do it for me, and post pictures, eh???

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  3. eisenmann

    eisenmann nOOd

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    which direction?
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  4. boniface57

    boniface57 Been here awhile

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    As of now, the idea is to head West. There's a fellow in Colorado who has the maps for Colorado, Nevada, and Utah.

    Let me know what you think.
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  5. boniface57

    boniface57 Been here awhile

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  6. Scott Davis

    Scott Davis Which way did they go?

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    I have been on the entire Eastern TAT East of the Mississippi. My brother was with me and rode it on a street bike. No problem!!!

    Scott
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  7. boniface57

    boniface57 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for your comments. Would you care to join us? If so, PM me with your phone number, and I'll give you a call.
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  8. vecchio Lupo

    vecchio Lupo Diplomatico Di Moto

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    Interested in the east half. I'm located in Louisiana, but I have a trailer.
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  9. boniface57

    boniface57 Been here awhile

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    Vecchi,

    I've sent you a PM. :D
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  10. llirttoc

    llirttoc Ural Life

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    My fourteen yr. old son and I are planning on doing the entire trail East to West. We have six weeks to get there and back. Our rig, '07 Patrol. Wouldn't mind hooking up with you on part of the trail
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  11. boniface57

    boniface57 Been here awhile

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    Are you going this year, or next year? If its this year, how about sending me a PM with your phone number? :norton
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  12. markhas

    markhas markhas

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    I noticed this trail several times in my xcross tour last year. I'd like to do it but not until next year cause I'm east of the Mississippi this year and the plans are set somewhat. What's happening! keep posting! this is something I'l like to do...
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  13. llirttoc

    llirttoc Ural Life

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    It will be the summer of 2009. Let us know how your ride turns out if you go. :clap
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  14. boniface57

    boniface57 Been here awhile

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    I've ordered the TAT maps from Sam. Should have them in about a week.
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  15. Scott Davis

    Scott Davis Which way did they go?

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    I woulde like to ride it again on my ural, but not during the heat of summer. I would rather wait until October some time. I rode this section a few years ago and had a ball. There are state parks to camp in each night. We went from Jellico Tn to Lula Ms in four days. I could skip the Ms section as those river rocks suck!!!! Let me know if anyone wants to set up another group to ride this fall? Possibly ride some of AK also?

    Scott
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  16. SAFETYFIFTH

    SAFETYFIFTH Let's Rip Lip!

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    a friend and i are planning to ride the TAT starting in april of next year starting in tenn and going to the end in Or then possibly up to alaska. It would be cool to hook up with some people along the way.

    Does anybody know of a .gpx file or map online for free, ive been looking all over and cant find shit.
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  17. Scott Davis

    Scott Davis Which way did they go?

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    You might try searching on the gps section here at ADV. Might also want to try KLR650.net?

    I might be interested in riding the eastern section again?

    Scott
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  18. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    Many have asked the same thing, on this site and elsewhere. The reason it's not available for free is because the guy who did all the work planning the route and creating the maps deserves to be paid for his hard work.
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  19. Scott Davis

    Scott Davis Which way did they go?

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    I bought my maps and routes from the guy. :)
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  20. SAFETYFIFTH

    SAFETYFIFTH Let's Rip Lip!

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    understandable, id just like to see the route on google earth and whatnot. I guess ill have to go ahead and buy the maps.
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