TavisB's TAT 2010 (solo) Planning Thread

Discussion in 'Americas' started by TavisB, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. bash3r

    bash3r 790ADVR

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    Travis.. thanks for starting this thread.. couldn't be at a better time for me. I am planning to ride a portion of the TAT this summer too, haven't gotten dates down yet, just know I'm going it!


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  2. TavisB

    TavisB @TavisB

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    Got my SPOT today. Went with the gen 1 for the rebate and better battery life.

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  3. Sourjon

    Sourjon TAT'erd

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    Travis,

    Check out STM (Spot Trip Manager). Lots of bells and whistles to manage your spot. From a member of the MTF and available to all.

    http://www.jasonjonas.org/spot/about.jsp

    John
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  4. TavisB

    TavisB @TavisB

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    Awesome! Thanks for the link. I think I'm all set up there now.
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  5. TavisB

    TavisB @TavisB

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    I couldn't help myself...I bought the SPOT iPhone app today.

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    I'm still working on those TN waypoints...taking forever!
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  6. flingshot

    flingshot PM me for some Co. Dualie

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    think alike.

    I am going to do the TAT in two parts this year for sure.
    I am going to go all the way to the Atlantic ocean, probably Nags Head or somewhere near there and ride to Jellico on the slab.
    I will end part one in Colorado sometime in July and start part two in early September.

    Here's my steed.

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    I will definately have a bigger tank installed but aside from that, the bike is pretty much TAT ready in the picture.

    Hope to see you out there!

    Scott
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  7. TavisB

    TavisB @TavisB

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    :thumb flingshot

    I just finished putting all the waypoints and tracks for Day 2 into mapsource. Whew. Still doing it the hard way :twitch
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  8. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    It shouldn't take more than 2 hours per state to transfer the tracks into Mapsource. The information you gain from doing this is priceless!
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  9. TavisB

    TavisB @TavisB

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    If I just did the tracks :)
    I can't seem to stop myself from entering in every single waypoint. And then I put them into google earth and then look around on street view...lol.
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  10. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    What waypoints are you putting in? Your not going to try to you use auto route are you?
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  11. TavisB

    TavisB @TavisB

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    I'm putting in a waypoint at every turn/stop. Not using routes just tracks. I'll probably knock it off with all the waypoints at some point and rely more on just the tracks.
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  12. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    Waypoints will tend to make your screen a bit busy but at least your not using routes! :D
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  13. bash3r

    bash3r 790ADVR

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    Street view is a great tool to see if that dirt road really is a dirt road :) Man, you seem to be having a good time.. I hope to start planning soon.. gotta order up the maps!
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  14. TavisB

    TavisB @TavisB

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    Installed grip warmers this weekend. Probably not really needed for the TAT but are REALLY nice to have in Pittsburgh in January :D

    Had some fun today sliding around on ice :rofl

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    How I mounted the switch:

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  15. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    Funny you mention that, I rode the TAT in August and got snowed on twice! The grip heaters came in handy.
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  16. TavisB

    TavisB @TavisB

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    Just updating this thread since I haven't in a while. I just finished the waypoints and tracks for MS. The 5 feet of snow and crappy weather here have killed my motivation to do anything :(

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  17. sonicapollo

    sonicapollo Adventure Addict

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    You converted it to Google earth, that's pretty sweet.
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  18. TavisB

    TavisB @TavisB

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    Got some goodies in the mail...

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    Almost done shopping...I hope :)
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  19. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    You got a bear bell. :razor


    When does the trip start?
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  20. flingshot

    flingshot PM me for some Co. Dualie

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    In Colorado we call those "dinner bells".
    At least you got the repellant too. It also works on two leggers who tease you about wearing a bell.:D
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