I'm also planning on riding the TAT solo, but would welcome some riding partners for bits and pieces, depending on schedules and riding style. I will be leaving my hometown in Eastern Canada in mid May, heading to the start of the TAT in TN, hopefully to be able to start the TAT by late May at the latest. I'm relatively new to off-road riding, and will be taking my 1997 dr350SE for the trip. Crossing the states via the TAT is the first leg of my planned trip, which will be followed by heading south to Panama, then back up to Eastern Canada (about 4 months total). In the western part of the trail, I will be taking the Utah to California portion of the TAT (as per GPSkevin's maps), not the Utah to Oregon bit. I've got no set schedule, but would like to get from Tennessee to California in about 3-4 weeks. I plan on mostly camping, unless either the weather is horrible, or cheap accommodations are available. If anyone wants to tag along, let me know!