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Old 09-29-2009, 06:31 AM   #1
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Questor and Motoadventuregal ride the Trans-America Trail

Hello All.

This past June, Motoadventuregal and myself had the opportunity to take three months to explore this wonderful country of ours.

Last fall we decided that the best way to do this would be to get off the main roads and really see the 'true' America. We wanted to see the small backroads, and meet some of the people who we knew were out there.
We decided that riding Sam's Trans-America Trail would be a great way to do this.

So starting last November we started obsessing.
We bought Sam's maps. Motoavdenturegal had a 96' Suzuki DR-350. I bought a used 2002 Suzuki DRZ-400 and started going over all the 'systems' and making sure I knew the bikes well enough to spot potential problems, and do most maintenance and do most common repairs.
We started a thread, http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=414454
and began harvesting the wealth of information that resides here on ADVrider.

By June 24th, we were ready to go, and left North West Connecticut and rode south towards Tennessee.

This is a Ride Report of the places we went to, the people we met, and the adventures that we had.

Why three months you may ask? Well what started out as a simple TAT trip, became a journey of 15,000 miles and also included the Continental Divide Trail from Canada to Mexico, as well as a few other "side trips".

In the end, the route we took looked something like this.




I'll do my best to share everything we saw and did on this trip, but that will take some time. I took over 5,600 pictures, and so did Motoadventuregal.
So settle in for a long Ride Report, and enjoy.

Q~
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