Howdy All, I thought I would get this started. The trip is done (March 8, 2013 - March 15, 2013), so I apologize that this won't be one of those "live" RR's. I choose the TET-S for mainly three reasons: 1. to serve as a shake down run for this summers TET/PCQ/TOI trip, 2. to get out of the city and away from law school, and 3. to get into some warmer weather. 1 and 2 were accomplished, but 3 only marginally so. Florida's day temps barely reached the 70's, but morning and night temps were still hovering around freezing. The TET-S is a 1600 mile loop around Georgia, but it also takes you through 4 other southern states; North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Alabama. The creators of the TET did a great job making sure you do as much dirt as possible, and what little pavement there was, it was bodacious mountain passes that made you wish you were on a sportbike. Seriously, the pavement sections in TET 4 were some of the most exhilarating roads I have ever been on, and they came close to being the most memorable part of the trip (the 100+ ft creek crossing was first, also on TET 4.) The southern part of TET-S is almost all sand, about 500 miles worth, but it only gets deep in parts. I was still able to stay in top gear on these sections, keeping about 65 mph or so. I covered the most ground per day on these sections. I hadn't done much sand before this trip, but I learned quickly to just stay on the throttle, keep your arms limp, and steer with your butt. Every once in a while I had to twitch the handle bars to keep the front from washing out, especially on turns, but it wasn't hair-raising. Being on the Husky must have helped because I thoroughly enjoyed the sand days, even though I was on the streetable Pirelli Scorpion MT 90's. Surely some knobbies would have kept the front from washing out, but it wasn't a show stopper. Also, the leaves hadn't come out yet as it has been a pretty cool spring. Here are some pics before I start rambling: South Carolina, just north of Augusta, GA. The misty look comes from smoke from prescribed burns. Wonderfull smells: On one of those radically awesome mountain passes in Dillard, GA: The 100+ foot creek crossing on the TET 4 section. It got pretty deep towards the end. Water was coming dangerously close to the airbox, and I was hard on the throttle and bouncing around everywhere on the rocks below. The road sort of doesn't come out unless you go around to the right of the clump of trees, so I had to gun it to get up out of the creek and on the bank. When I got to the other side I laughed, like I do when I escape danger after doing something stupid. Here is another pic of the crossing: Much of the sand roads looked like this (GA): Alright, I got to head to class so I'll try to finish this later tonight. Later.