OK. First of all, don't expect regular updates. If you know me, I ain't into technology and we don't get along. Second, this trip is for me and not you. I've been planning and waiting for this for over 2.5 years. I'll update/revise/expand/add pictures to the RR when I get back to my computer. Backstory: Originally, another friend of mine and I were going to do the TAT two years ago but he injured his shoulder and that was the end of motorcycling for him. I met DualScotty a couple years ago on a meet-up ride arranged on ADVRider. We quickly realized that we had a LOT in common including really wanting to ride the TAT. "Pig" is obviously me on the XR650L. Scotty rides a blue KLR and said that if I have a Pig then he's on a blue ox. Hence "Ox and Pig". I made stickers. We'll stick 'em around. So here we are a year and a half later in the final days before departure. We'll trailer down to Maggie Valley, visit the Wheels through Time museum, do the Tail of the Dragon, and start the TAT in Tellico.