Other long distance dual sport trails

Discussion in 'Americas' started by mattysuehurricne, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. mattysuehurricne

    mattysuehurricne Adventure Fabricator

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    Anybody have any info on other long distance dual sport trails other than the TAT... I've read up on the Upper Peninsula Adv trail.... just wondering... dreaming about riding in a few months....:tb
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  2. riderddonald

    riderddonald Lost rider

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    Do a search on the Contential Divide Route. Goes from Roosville MT to Antelope Wells NM. Big Dog and Cannonshot both have excellent ride reports and GPS tracks. I'm planing a north to south trip for the end of auguast/first of september.
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  3. NorthernTraveler

    NorthernTraveler Long time Adventurer

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    Here's a few more......

    TET - Trans East Coast Trail - the southern end is posted, from WV down, more to be posted this winter. Will go from Canada down through VT, MA, NY, NJ, PA, MD, VA, WV, TN, NC, GA, AL, FL to the Gulf Coast of Florida.

    TNJT - Trans New Jersey Trail - wandering around New Jersey.

    TWVT - Trans West Virginia Trail - wandering around West Virginia, connectors over to TNJT / TAT / TET-S.

    TART - Trans Arkansas Trail - north south trail across Arkansas

    TPAT - Trans Pennsylvania Trail - wandering around PA

    OTC - Out Of The Corn - connector from SW Indiana to the start of the TAT

    TAT - Trans America Trail - Jellico TN to Port Orford OR

    SOR - Shadow of the Rockies - El Paso TX to SW Wyoming

    CDR - Continental Divide Ride - Eureka MT to Antelope Wells NM - running down the Rockies

    PCQ - Pacific Crest Quest - San Diego CA to Mazama WA up the west coast

    Northern Route - connector from the northern end of PCQ to the northern end of CDR (at GPSxchange.com)

    Cannonshot's Wisconsin - Michigan loop.....

    I've done parts of the TNJT, TWVT, UP dual sport loops, and all of the TAT (twice), CDR, SOR, and built/help build the TET, Northern Route.
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  4. wbbnm

    wbbnm Long timer

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    I have done the TAT and really liked it. I love this type of riding, but I find I prefer creating my own trips.

    I like looking at maps and finding dirt roads going thru and connecting interesting places, especially this time of year. I mainly use Garmin Mapsource to create the routes, but I also rely on the Benchmark maps to give a bigger picture of an area and as a crosscheck that a given probably exists.

    Here is a trip report on a 2500 mile loop in the west we did last year.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=587761

    This trip and a lot of other similar trips are also on this DS web site.

    http://www.dualsportmaps.com/?id=tracks
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  5. MadChap

    MadChap Been here awhile

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    Here's two more:

    WABDR: Washington 600 route along Cascades from Oregon to Canadian Border.

    TID: Tour of Idaho 1300 mile route tough route the entire length of Idaho
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  6. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    Oregon Backcountry Discovery Route slash routes. I like Route 5 the best, bring your A game.
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  7. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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  8. rhino_adv

    rhino_adv Gnarly Adventurer

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    OTC - Out Of The Corn - connector from SW Indiana to the start of the TAT

    Anyone have info or tracks for this??? Might be an interesting way for me to get to Jellico.




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  9. intothenew

    intothenew Briar Patch Navigator

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    Here

    It ain't a polished product, but maybe you can help me with it some?
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  10. Countdown

    Countdown Long timer

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    I have developed the Statewide Motorized Trail System (SMTS) for both California and Nevada. These are a whole network of long range trails connecting gas stations all over the state.

    You can see the history for CA on http://www.smts.info/

    and you can find GPS tracks for these and many more on http://www.gpsxchange.com/

    I also have GPS tracks for the PCQ, ODCDT, CDR, GWT and many others.
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  11. Ladybug

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    Hi Countdown :wave

    Thanks for continuing to share your tracks with the rest of us. :thumb
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  12. sam1905

    sam1905 Been here awhile

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    Posted this...need advice for a April trip!


    So my partner for a 4/8 - 4/17 Northern Baja trip bailed and I REALLY need a break!
    I am on a 690 mod'ed for Baja (Rally raid tanks etc) and am trying to decide what options I have and am considering those below...

    A) Screw it! go to Baja solo
    B) Ditch the KTM and head N to Canada / AK on the GS and ship it back
    C) Start as far East as snow will allow and do the Western TAT. Likely UT, NV, OR and ship the bike back.
    D) Eastern TAT..
    E) Explore NM
    F) Explore AZ
    G) Week in Moab.

    Advice needed - what are your thoughts??
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  13. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    Much too early for the TAT west.

    Baja solo...go.

    Careful, the snakes are out in Death Valley and will be in Baja too.
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  14. rhino_adv

    rhino_adv Gnarly Adventurer

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    I sent the file request form back to you. Thanks!!

    Id be glad to help with the track. Ill get in contact with you after I view the track.






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  15. sam1905

    sam1905 Been here awhile

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    Even if I was to start at CO/UT lie and do Moab - Ocean? What are your concerns at those lower alts - rain?

    I am lucky that I get to the CO passes all summer!
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  16. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    UT/NV/CA/OR will be snow until the end of May, June 15th is about the earliest for a lot of places with July 1st as a sure thing aside from CO.
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  17. wbbnm

    wbbnm Long timer

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    We did this trip - a loop from Albuquerque to Death Valley and back last year starting April 17. As you can see we did hit some freak snow.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=587761

    We had a mind-blowing great time.
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  18. sam1905

    sam1905 Been here awhile

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    I think I may have just found my ride!
    I see you took 11 days - how was the mileage, did you generally ride long days?
    did you camp, motel or both?
    Thanks for the idea!
    Sam
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  19. wbbnm

    wbbnm Long timer

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    Glad you liked our trip. I think our mileage was generally in the neighborhood of 200-250 miles per day. We generally took off at 8:30 am and were at the motel by 5. We are not fast riders and in no way were pushing it. If you get the GPS tracks from either GPSExchange or DSMaps you can see what each days mileage was from looking at the track log.

    We never camped.
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  20. sam1905

    sam1905 Been here awhile

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    Not sure if you can help guide me a little more...<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    I am looking to hit the high spots of your trip but in around 5 - 6 days. I will be heading down from Denver and was planning on heading to Alberq... after reading your review.<o:p></o:p>
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    Are there any sections of the trip that are must see and others that could be skipped at less loss? if you had to just redo half of the days or make a smaller loop any insight how you would do this?<o:p></o:p>
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    If this means I drive somewhere else to start that is not an issue.<o:p></o:p>
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    Sorry for more questions, thanks in advance if you can help<o:p></o:p>
    Sam<o:p></o:p>
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