Another TAT ride report, but if everything goes right, there will be a TCAT ride report coming next! The objective is to start at NYC on June 26th and stop a PortOxfor, than Vancouver to head back to QC on the TCAT. I’m 22 but I will turn 23 the day of my departure. I will celabrate my birthday before my departure at NY wirh my famlily. I graduated from engineering school this April. I’ve been riding for a long time, I did dirt biking and then moved to Dual Sport with my KTM 690 Enduro. The 690 does not have a lot of millage since I had a summer semester last year. But I think I’m ready for this long trip! The bike is not ready yet, but I’ll receive my parts Tuesday: tires, tubes, brakes, sprockets and chain. I was planning to ride the TAT but I did not have any way back home until I uncover the TCAT which is the Canadian version of the TAT (http://www.graveltravel.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=featured&Itemid=71 ). The journeys will be quite big and impressive, I’m even a little intimidate by it, but I’ll take them day to day until I go back home the head full of souvenirs! As I’m writing I added up the millage of the route, and it ended up to 10 640km (6 600miles) for the USA and 11 400KM (7 700miles) if I stop at Ottawa, for an impressive round trip of 22 000km! Distance is one thing, but the amount of time is another, I’m not stress so I don’t know yet I much time it should take. Honestly I’ve plan my trip to be between 2 or 3 months, but only the future will tell us if I need more time. I would like to spend some time in specific area, like Colorado, Mohab, Canmore, Lake Louise, ect. I'll be camping, so my bike is loaded, here some pic of what is look like almos ready to go! I’ve been able to reduce my luggage weight to around 45 pounds. Oh yeah by the way I’ll be riding by myself so if anyone would like to joint feel free to contact me on my Delorme!