Hey Everyone, Long time Lurker, First time Poster from Middle Tennessee here. I'm not sure this will be considered EPIC compared to a lot of the stuff around here, but I'm willing to write a bit for those who may be interested. This is my first ADV ride with any real distance besides riding sportbikes less than 1,000 miles over a weekend or something. I've been all up and down the east coast, but have never been west much further than Nashville, TN. With that being said, I managed to con my employer out of a couple weeks this summer to take a 16 day paid vacation (Seriously though, I'm salaried). Being on limited time constraints, I am going to try and ride as much of the TAT as I feel I comfortably can. I'll have to make it home in that 16 days as well. On July 14th, I'll be leaving Tennessee and heading West for the first time ever in my 28 (29 by the time I leave) years of existence. I plan to keep this updated throughout the trip, connection provided.