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Forum: Americas 04-15-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By mpgmr
UT-NV-CA-OR Section of the TAT

In 2012 my brother, Charles, and I did the UT-NV-CA-OR section of the TAT based on Sams' maps at the time. It seems a shame to hear of the elimination of the NV section but it was a bit of a...
Forum: Americas 04-09-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 16,564
Posted By mpgmr
TAT Too Tame

There are obviously numerous ways to get from one ocean to the other. For those for whom the TAT is too tame maybe something like this may more satisfy one's soul,...
Forum: Americas 04-07-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By mpgmr
D606

I've ridden the Mex2Can and the Western TAT on a DRZ440S with D606s. The Mex2Can was in two segments as was the Western TAT (for us). I started each 6-8 day segment with new D606s and had plenty...
Forum: Americas 04-02-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 16,564
Posted By mpgmr
The TAT

dbern - as to road consistency re: GPSKevin's section from NC coast to Tenn. I suspect only Kevin could tell you with any accuracy as it's unlikely anyone has kept accurate records re: the route. I...
Forum: Americas 03-31-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 16,564
Posted By mpgmr
Just find your own way

Larryboy - I know you were being facetious and hey, nothing wrong with going down your own road, that's for sure but when wants to ride the TAT, it's gotta be the TAT.

In order to successfully...
Forum: Americas 03-31-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 16,564
Posted By mpgmr
Contact Kevin

Kevin's snail mail contact info, according to his web site is:
Kevin Glassett
10545 Burned Oak Lane
Escondido, CA 92026

Kevin's email address is apparently:
gpsKevin@gmail.com
Forum: Americas 03-30-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 16,564
Posted By mpgmr
Quality of GPSKevin's printable maps

I have printed a few of the free maps that GPSKevin has a link for from his site, i.e., https://sites.google.com/site/gpskevin/adventurerides/trans-america-trail/studying-the-trans-america-trail. ...
Forum: Americas 03-30-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 16,564
Posted By mpgmr
What are the differences between Sam's and Kevin's TAT tracks?

A number of individuals on this and other threads have talked about the differences between GPSKevin's tracks and those sold by Sam. But no one has specified where the differences lie and the...
Forum: Americas 03-10-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,322
Posted By mpgmr
Eastern TAT

I have purchased an '06 DR650 from an inmate near Nashville (fly n' ride). Though it is pretty well frakled now, I am having a 7.9 gal tank (live in UT - SA ride anyone?), lever guards, and better...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-04-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,655
Posted By mpgmr
Utah

I agree with MrPhotoMan re: fitting in Utah if you can. Rather then go N. from Las Vegas (unless you really like desert), go NW then N through Utah E of the I-15. Get to Salt Lake City then go W to...
Forum: Americas 03-01-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By mpgmr
Thank you, Wreckchecker. The guy I'm buying the...

Thank you, Wreckchecker. The guy I'm buying the DR650 from lives in TN so I just had to get back on the TAT rather than slab it home. He's saying something about April showers and May flowers so...
Forum: Americas 02-27-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By mpgmr
How early can one start the Eastern half of the TAT?

There is another recent post re: earliest to start the TAT (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1046190) but the rider is constrained by riding over the Rockies whereas my brother and I have...
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,462
Posted By mpgmr
Thank you, Trane. So far it has been a great...

Thank you, Trane. So far it has been a great ride (OK - OR). Looking forward to the East coast to OK TAT ride.
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,462
Posted By mpgmr
Seven More Days on the TAT (UT-OR Epilogue)

Friday dawns early for us as we must be on the road by 6:30. We load the truck, procure the frozen fish, hook my GPS unit up to the DC power receptacle and we are off down the road by 6:35. About...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,462
Posted By mpgmr
Seven More Days on the TAT (Day 7)

I like this Holiday Inn Express (HIE). This is the newest and nicest hotel we have stayed in thus far. This is really roughing it, particularly partaking of the breakfast just down the hall. With the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,462
Posted By mpgmr
Seven More Days on the TAT (Day 6)

Day 6 of our UT-OR TAT journey starts with a whimper. I am not sure if it was Chuck or me or both of us but it is sure tough to get up and get going, but we do. We do the usual repacking and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,462
Posted By mpgmr
Nevada, I took a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1...

Nevada,

I took a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and Chuck took an Apple iPad. I had just purchased the Sansung so even though it does have GPS I did not use that feature during the actual ride as I...
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,462
Posted By mpgmr
Another Seven Days on the TAT (Day 5)

The iPhone alarm goes off (I have not trusted wake-up calls from motel front desks ever since they did not call me for an early morning flight out of Orlando years ago – fortunately I did not trust...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,462
Posted By mpgmr
Seven More Days on the TAT (Day 4)

I assume Day 4 dawned fine on its own as my alarm had to go off twice before I got up at 6:15 AM. :snore I remind myself that today is hump day. If we get through today then we will be out of Nevada...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,462
Posted By mpgmr
Seven More Days on the TAT (Day 3)

My iPhone alarm goes off at 5:45 AM :huh and even though I am beat, due to yesterday’s long ride, I get up and head for the shower without pushing the snooze button. I feel a bit guilty that Chuck...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,462
Posted By mpgmr
Seven More Days on the TAT (Day 2)

I view our TAT ride, and this write-up Charles and I offer on ADV Rider, akin to a tag team wrestling match. When a problem was presented to one or the other of us on the ride the other guy would...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,462
Posted By mpgmr
Bdr

The BDR that Rally_West is referring to can be found at http://www.backcountrydiscoveryroutes.com/
Butler maps can be obtained at http://www.butlermaps.com/
I have yet to ride any BDR routes or use...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,462
Posted By mpgmr
Old Glamis Crew

Hey! Welcome aboard.

Good to hear from you guys. I still have the TRX 250R quads from our dunning days. I haven't been to the dunes (CA, UT or OR) in years. Maybe we should do a reunion?!
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,462
Posted By mpgmr
TAT GPS Tracks

Schroeder,
Thank you for the update. Apparently this is new or at least I hadn't seen his offering GPS tracks last year (when I purchased the 2013 TAT roll charts). For the record the URL is...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,462
Posted By mpgmr
Seven More Days on the TAT (Day 1)

In preparing for our 2012 TAT ride from OK to UT, Charles and I spent hours discussing the route, what to take, how to prepare the bikes, etc. For the 2013 ride I was a bit concerned since up until a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,462
Posted By mpgmr
GPS Tracks

I appreciate your desire to obtain GPS tracks of the TAT. If we could have easily obtained the tracks/waypoints, it would have saved us hours of work pouring over Sam's roll charts. In the past, when...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,462
Posted By mpgmr
When is one 'too old'?

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I am 63 and change and my brother, if my calculations are correct, is 54 something. We each need...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,462
Posted By mpgmr
Seven More Days on the TAT (UT-OR)

On 05/10/2013 my brother, Charles, and I began our seven-day ride of the TAT (Trans-America Trail) from Kanosh, UT to Port Orford, OR. This thread will chronicle our experience on that ride, be a...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-30-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 632
Posted By mpgmr
Anyone have Las Vegas to SLC dirt tracks?

It appears that I may be buying a DS in Las Vegas. I would like to turn the purchase into a 'fly and ride'. Since it is DS, I would like to maximize my dirt time. As the bike would be new to me...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-31-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 993
Posted By mpgmr
Liberia

Thank you for your comments re: my post.

Frankly I was surprised at how easy the KLR is to ride. With the Sargent seat I was pretty comfortable except for needing to stretch my legs and butt. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-31-2010, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 993
Posted By mpgmr
Fly 'n Ride: SLC, UT to Cincinnati, OH & return - KLR purchased from Inmate

I am busier than a cross-eyed, one-armed juggler giving his first performance. Adding to the stress is that my performance involves trying to remain in one piece. The juggling includes riding a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,241
Posted By mpgmr
DRZ400S Seats

My brother and I bought DRZs for the Mex2Can ride in 2008. I put a corbin seat on mine and he got a custom seat made by Bill Mayers Saddles in Ojai, CA. His was the more comfortable seat but I made...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9,397
Views: 2,117,102
Posted By mpgmr
Orange and Silver

Greetings!
Just purchased a 2002 KTM 640 Adv in what seems to be stock trim. Has about 6,800 miles. Appears to be in very good shape. I also have a DRZ400S with nearly all the mods, including a...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-11-2008, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By mpgmr
Info on mex2can

Check out their web site at mex2can.com.
My brother and I went on the 2008 mex2can. I will answer any of your questions that I can.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-27-2008, 08:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 957
Posted By mpgmr
Utah Motor Cycle Helmet Law Amendments - Hansen

The bill is HB 463. It hasn't been voted on nor read in the House. The legislature adjourns 3/5 and bill just out of Legislative printing. Best to write Rep. but unlikely to see the light of day:clap...
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