SouthEast Adventure Trail (SEAT) and the Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route (MABDR)

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  1. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto aka: trailer Rails

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    @disconnected and I (Jason) will be departing on Wednesday (4/4/18) morning for about a 3600 mile loop around these routes. The trip back from the end of the MABDR at the NY state line to Pittsburgh will likely take the total over 4000 miles. I would like to thank the creators of the SEAT (@NorthernTraveler ) and the MABDR (@eakins ). Both the routes match up perfectly, when combined with the Trans West Virginia Trail, it makes a really great loop out of Pittsburgh.

    We will all be on small bikes and looking for the more challenging roads and trails along the routes. I have edited the routes to follow the more challenging routes. We will be trying to get this done in 12 days. Greg needs to be back to work on the 16th. If he has to cut out early, I will continue alone.

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    Greg (@disconnected) and I both ride WR250Rs. We have done a few fun rides around the east coast.

    Look at these two dorks (Greg left, Me right):

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    We may be joined by another rider (Kyle) from the Pittsburgh area who is new to moto camping. Neither of us have ridden with him but he seems like a good guy. He had a work situation come up in the last few days and hopes to have it resolved on Tuesday so he can join. He will be piloting a DRZ400.

    Lastly Jake (@jnowako ) will meet us somewhere along the route on day one. He is from the Baltimore area and will be cutting directly across WV to meet us. He can not stay the whole time. I met Jake on my trip on the TAT, somewhere in the middle of Utah. His partner on the TAT had just bailed on the ride and I had just lost my phone. My buddies and I were searching for my phone (we never found it) along a dirt road when Jake happened by.

    I have trying to get all of my prep work done this weekend, suspension overhauled, new brake pads, new tires, and almost everything packed.

    Over the last few years, I have been working on packing lighter and lighter. Jake tagged me with the name "Big Campy" because of how much stuff I was dragging along on the TAT.

    This is what my camping setup has evolved to when I am not traveling with my wife.

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    I weighed everything with the exception of the food and flask of bourbon and it is 16 pounds. The food (14 days of coffee, 3 mornings of oatmeal, ramen/canned chicken dinner, beef jerky and tuna snack) and flask of bourbon weigh 2.5 pounds.

    My camp is a Hammock with a tarp. On this trip I am bringing a inflatable mattress in case I need to sleep on the ground. I have a 32 degree REI bag and Sea to Summit inflatable pillow.

    I dont leave home without my folding REI camp chair (middle left)

    My stove is a cheap $5 stove with a cheap $10 pot and pan set from ebay.

    My clothing is a synthetic and versatile gear from REI. The pants zip off into shorts. The shirts roll up into short sleeves. They all pack down very small.

    I will try to update this thread when we have cell service and time to type. Otherwise the majority of the updating may happen when we get back.
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  2. racerron

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    You two yinzers look like brothers............ IMG_3805.JPG
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  3. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

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    ^ Has she seen that yet?^ :lol3
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  4. disconnected

    disconnected brap

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    Cool, thanks for starting the report.

    I’ve been beating my rear axel with a sledge trying to get it out. Also I’ve been adding some zip ties to hold the plastic together. Stay tuned .

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  5. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto aka: trailer Rails

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    The kitchen set grows because she likes to cook. We also do a tent, so that takes up a bit more space.
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  6. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto aka: trailer Rails

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    We have spare WRs around that we can steal parts from.
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  7. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto aka: trailer Rails

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    I wish you were healed up for this ride. Next time.
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    racerron dysfunctional

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    I'll follow along right here.
    2nd best seat in the house.......
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  9. mosey.levy

    mosey.levy Long timer

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    This looks like a great trip!

    We are doing the MABDR may5-11. We’re trying to find the more challenging routes to add in as well. We’re slabbing it from nj to the most southern part of West Virginia where is starts, then riding from there up to the end of the the MABDR at the northern end of PA. Then slabbing it home.

    Would love to hear about any alternative routes along the way that are more fun/challenging.
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  10. Grape_Ape

    Grape_Ape Shemp!

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    Looks like you guys are in for a great ride. Looking forward to the reports.

    Have fun.

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  11. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto aka: trailer Rails

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    @CDN Rick, this is how all of us Yinzers fix plastics.
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  12. Trailer Rails's wife

    Trailer Rails's wife Is that what you're wearing?

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    :augie
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  13. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto aka: trailer Rails

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    :hide
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  14. Jollyrogers

    Jollyrogers Long timer

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    In. I did the SEAT a year and half ago solo on a r12gs, and will be doing the MABDR 29Apr S->N on my new to me WRR with a bud on his tiger.
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    mpusms Adventurer

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    Following. Can you share the Trans WV Trail gpx file or direct me to it?
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  16. Lostb4found

    Lostb4found wrk2ride

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    following. looks like a good ride. we will be riding some portions of this on our way back from Tennessee to Ohio at the end of April.
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  17. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    The WV trail should be interesting after all the rain we have had.
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  18. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto aka: trailer Rails

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    The creators of the WV trail do not want it to be shared. Sorry.
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  19. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto aka: trailer Rails

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    We will have Jake there to test the water for us.

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  20. racerron

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    I remember that all to well.....

    Jake does make a outstanding point man. :lol3
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