TAT 2019 roll call

Discussion in 'Americas' started by PackinDirt, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. PackinDirt

    PackinDirt Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    Eastern Vermont
    Last year, @ButchCoolidge started a useful thread for TAT check in. I hadn't seen anyone post plans for '19 yet so lets try to do about the same thing. This can also serve as a "real time" thread to post trail conditions. I'll try to keep the list updated in the first post.

    NOTICE!: This article was recently posted on the main page: https://advrider.com/tat-and-cdr-riders-take-note/

    Early riders also check out: http://www.bushducks.com/tripreps/passopen.htm

    Here goes:

    Early May - @Unitrackmind - KLR650 - departing Ohio to be in Taos, NM, by May 16 for Monolith on the Mesa festival- all camping with hotels when necessary - open to other inmates joining

    May 18 - @spdtrpl - WR250R & KLR650 - departing Andrews, NC, to do TN and AR on Sam's - planning on completing TAT next year

    Late May - @Pablogordo - 2 riders on DRZ400s going through Arkansas - departing from New Orleans - doing some of Sams Mississippi tracks on the way up

    Late May/early June - @Mulebiscuit - Husky 501, KTM 500, & Africa Twin - 10 days headed west using Sam's tracks - mostly camping w/ some hotels - 1st big adventure (Good luck, guys!)

    June 3 - @tarhoo - mostly Kevin w/ some Sam - mostly camping - ending this year in Salida and planning to finish next year

    June 7 - @Crowmoto - Husqvarna 701 and klx400 - sams tracks (possibly a combo sam/kevin) - leaving from new hampshire - camping as much as possible -varied pace

    Mid June - @ssrod - pair of 690s - Kevin's tracks - leaving from NC and playing around a bit in CO and Moab - father/son trip

    June 18 - @Jtdunn92 -WR250R - Solo from NYC on MABDR to TAT then Kevin's Continental Divide north to Banff then back - mostly camping

    June 19 - @Mikey Mike - F650 & 1200GSA - Asheville to Tellico and then TAT west - father/son trip

    June 20 - @wnm_82 - 5 riders (3 Hondas, Suzuki, & KTM) - eastern half back to Oklahoma

    June 27 - @Addapost - Sam's tracks - Honda CRF250L - camping 2-3 nights then hotel - not in a hurry

    Late June - @Gittawa - long time TAT dreamer, experienced rider, leaving NC, mostly hotels w/ some camping, KTM450 or KLR690 (big bore kit 650?)

    June/July - @onthetrail - KTM690 & DR650 - NC to CO - open to other riders - send PM

    July - @Glirving - KTM 1090 - MABDR then Sam and Kevin for TAT

    Early July - @teeth - KLR650 - departing Boston for Asheville, NC, to join TAT to New Mexico then south to Santa Fe - solo but open to riding with others

    Early July - @Janus9 - WR250R - combination of Sam/Kevin - Tellico to Port Orford - relaxed pace once out west

    Early July - @rudy4pl - full TAT from NYC then headed north on "rugged" camping voyage

    July 7 - @fjmartin - Shipping F800GS from WA to start TAT in NC at the ocean - Kevin's through Rockies then Sam's north into Idaho - this could be a big group on big bikes - considering breaking into smaller groups

    Mid-July - @oakcutter - Sherpa 250, 650 Bush Pig (XR650L?), & 790 - trailering out to Trinidad and headed to Port Orford

    June/July - @BAD DOG!!! - WR250R - departing PA headed for NC then hooking up with TAT - taking the slow train to the other side

    June/July - @stll crazy - departing SC - some hotels - WR250R - no hurry - open to others joining - PM inmate

    June/July - @Nebbors - Africa Twin - looking to join others - mostly camping - relaxed pace - the trailer might be a TAT first!

    July 12 - @bigstim179 - 2 riders coming in from Australia (welcome!) on KLR650s - starting in NC and finishing in Port Orford late August - using Sams and Kevins to Moab then Sams into Idaho - stopping in Bonneville for a bit

    July 12/13 - @DragonJoe - MABDR/Kevin's NY route in VA to TAT - joining others in Tellico then Sam's into Idaho - DR650 - mostly camping w/ some motels

    Mid-July - @drfrisker - DR650 - departing central VA - using Kevin's and stopping @ national parks along the way - mostly camping

    July 28 - @upshizzle - KLR650 - Sam & Kevin's loaded - on the cheap w/ mostly camping - taking time to see the sights and explore CO

    August 1 - @PackinDirt @dualscotty - XR650L, KLR650 - Asheville, NC to OR, mostly camping, using both sets of tracks west of Colorado - Kevin's to Glen Canyon, Zion, Bryce (unless it's REALY hot), then north on Sam's into Idaho

    August 1 - @geastburn - 1200GS (?) - departing Cedar Rapids for Kansas to pick up TAT west - using Kevin's to Port Orford and slabbing home - recently retired (congrats!)

    Aug. 1 - Sept. 1 - @Bbenson - KTM xcf - solo leaving NYC via MABDR, Skyline, & Blue Ridge to connect to TAT - taking plenty of time to do the ride

    Early August - @TipsyMcStagger - KTM450, KLX250S - departing from Florida - mostly camping

    Early August - @Tazdeviloo7 - leaving NYC for TAT in early Aug. - DR650 - mostly camping

    August (not set) - @Maniaxe - no set departure but definitely going - DR650 - camping - mixed tracks - going solo but open to others joining

    Mid-August - @Thinwater - husband & wife on Himalayan and XR250L - departing MS for West Coast

    August 9 - @Liberator - Western TAT - leaving from Pueblo, CO - Sam's track - KLRs - mostly hotels - noobs not in a hurry

    August 19 - @M.Mars - KTM 1190R - solo from NJ to W. Virginia onto TAT - camping w/ some motels - @ Colorado heading north to Wyoming, Idaho BDR, and Canada - quitting job so all the time in the world!

    Early Sept. - @wvshoem - 2 riders (maybe 3) on DRZ400s trucking out from CO to SC and then heading back west to Denver area via Sam's

    Early Sept. - @CBBaron - DRZ400 - Colorado to Oregon w/ 2 other riders on GSAs

    TBD - @rsl47m - Colorado west - no dates yet
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  2. Addapost

    Addapost Been here awhile

    Joined:
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    Location:
    Massachusetts
    I'm leaving at the end of June, around the 27th. Gonna use Sam's tracks. On a Honda crf 250 L. My plan is to camp 2 or 3 nights then a motel every 4th. I plan on taking my time.
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  3. Janus9

    Janus9 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2016
    Oddometer:
    508
    Planning to go this year.

    WR250R

    Would love to ride through NV so looks like Kevin’s track, or a combo of Sam’s and Kevin’s.

    Planning to leave as early as possible from Tellico Plains, TN (I’m in Knoxville), but still get through the high CO passes. So hopefully leaving early June, but very flexible.

    Camping mostly, but will hotel some as needed.

    Planning on long days to get to CO as soon as possible and then slow down some the rest of the way to Port Orford.
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  4. rsl47m

    rsl47m Been here awhile Supporter

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Oddometer:
    219
    Location:
    Kansas City
    Id like to do Colorado the west. No dates picked yet.
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  5. TipsyMcStagger

    TipsyMcStagger Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2006
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    1,608
    Location:
    NYC & NPR, FL
    My buddy and I are planning to leave from Florida in early August. We also plan to camp two or three nights and then hotel/motel it to recharge and get cleaned up, etc.

    I'll be on a 2014 KTM 450 XC-W. My buddy will be on a big bore KLX250S. It's time to get serious about planning.
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  6. Tazdeviloo7

    Tazdeviloo7 2014 DR650

    Joined:
    May 7, 2016
    Oddometer:
    46
    Location:
    Harlem NYC
    Im planning on leaving solo early July from NYC on a 2014 DR650. Camping whenever possible. I'm not 100% sure since I might bicycle instead but will motorbike if I'm short on time for some reason.
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  7. Maniaxe

    Maniaxe Adventurer

    Joined:
    May 12, 2014
    Oddometer:
    40
    Location:
    Durham NC
    No exact dates set in stone but planning on August departure. Going at it solo at this point and not apposed to linking up along the way. Riding a DR650, camping as much as possible, using a mix of tracks, mostly Sams routes. Hoping to hit a few bucket list rides up into Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. Possibly shoot down the Pacific Coast Highway after. Planning stages...but definitely going.
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  8. stll crazy

    stll crazy Been here awhile

    Joined:
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    Plan on leaving late June early July from S.C. Riding a WR250R.
    Camping as much as possible hotel when needed.
    Not in a hurry.
    Anyone interested in traveling together give me a shout.
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  9. ssrod

    ssrod n00b

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2017
    Oddometer:
    2
    Location:
    Iowa City
    Leaving North Carolina mid-June using Kevin's track with some side trips along the way through Great Sand Dunes National Park, St Elmo CO, Tincup and Pitkin CO. Taking our time through Colorado and Utah. Plan to ride a couple of days around Moab and hit Hells Revenge and more. Riding KTM 690's with my son before he starts his career as a power lineman.
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  10. DragonJoe

    DragonJoe Don’t know whatcha don’t know

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2018
    Oddometer:
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    Location:
    Page County, VA
    Jumping on the MABDR/Kevin’s NY route in Virginia and ride the TAT using Sams Idaho route. Plan to join partners in Telico Plains July 12/13. On a DR 650 camping and hotels. 68 years old. See you !
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  11. Gittawa

    Gittawa n00b

    Joined:
    May 29, 2018
    Oddometer:
    1
    Location:
    Greensboro, NC
    Been thinking about riding TAT; recently sold my business and retired, raced off road several years, trail ride now, and a few enduros for fun, I have ridden off-road in several of the western states. I live in NC and and planning to begin TAT in late June, plan to hotel and camp some, will be riding a KTM 450 exc or KLR690.
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  12. Liberator

    Liberator Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2010
    Oddometer:
    203
    Location:
    Culpeper, VA
    Buddy and I are planning Western TAT (Sam's tracks) starting late August. Unsure of exact start point bc of timing but likely Trinidad. Both riding KLRs and will prob hotel it most of the time with sporadic camping (trying to keep the load down as we're newbs). Gonna be taking our time.

    EDIT: Mistake, should be leaving from Trinidad, not Salida
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  13. Mulebiscuit

    Mulebiscuit Adventurer

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2019
    Oddometer:
    17
    Location:
    Upstate South Carolina
    Following Sam's tracks leaving out Late may to little of June for 10 day ride going west. Hope to make it past AK before turning back. Co-worker on husky 501his dad on team orange 500 and myself on the Africa Twin. Lots of camping with perhaps a hotel stop on 5th day to wash clothes and shower. First multi night adventure so will be fun and educational. Hope to ride KAT late summer this year and resume TAT next year with same group if everything goes well.
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  14. Crowmoto

    Crowmoto Adventurer

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2017
    Oddometer:
    74
    Location:
    nh
    June 7th - @Crowmoto - Husqvarna 701 and klx400 - sams tracks (possibly a combo sam/kevin) - leaving from new hampshire - camping as much as possible -varied pace
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  15. Unitrackmind

    Unitrackmind Dirt Merchant

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2018
    Oddometer:
    90
    Location:
    Uranus
    May, sometime..Im going to be a bit flexible in case someone wants to join or weather conditions dictate. I have top be in Taos NM for the Monolith on the Mesa festival May 16th. Leaving from Ohio, likely to join the trail somewhere in Tenn. If anyone likes rock music and riding bikes in the dirt wants to join, hit me up. Flexible schedule other than when I'm in Taos. I'm looking to camp every night, hotels when necessary. Enjoy the mountain trails, get on down the road when needed. Ill be riding a KLR650.
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  16. PackinDirt

    PackinDirt Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    Mulebiscuit,

    Welcome aboard!
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  17. KTM 500 EXC Six Dais

    KTM 500 EXC Six Dais n00b

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    [QUOTE = "Crowmoto, post: 37161296, miembro: 386902"] 7 de junio - [USUARIO = 386902] @Crowmoto [/ USER] - Husqvarna 701 y klx400 - sams tracks (posiblemente un combo sam / kevin) - saliendo de New Hampshire - Acampar lo más posible - ritmo variado [/ QUOTE]
    Te he mandado un mensaje privado. Saludos.
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  18. Janus9

    Janus9 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2016
    Oddometer:
    508
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  19. RIVERD06

    RIVERD06 In the woods

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2013
    Oddometer:
    133
    Location:
    Ontario, NY
    My wife and I are doing the TAT in August of 2020. But this year we'll be doing the white rim trail in our jeep late July and staying in Moab until early August. If anyone runs into trouble look me up.
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  20. KTM 500 EXC Six Dais

    KTM 500 EXC Six Dais n00b

    Joined:
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    6
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    España
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