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Old 03-29-2013, 08:18 AM   #271
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I carry a pretty good rubberized rain suit. It works pretty well when it rains. I think I got it from Columbia.

But it is fantastic as a near perfect wind breaker. I can ride in reasonable comfort at 10 degrees of lower temps. For me this means low 40s. And I can survive down to about 28.
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:52 PM   #272
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By mid September the weather in Nevada can get pretty unpredictable. I'd guess the night time lows would be more like low 40's and daytime temps would run 60-90 degrees. With that said expect snow or temps over 100
Oldtrucks, so do you think if my sleeping bag can get me down to 32 F -I'll be o'k for the entire trip? I understand you can't predict a fluke cold snap,but if I can expect mostly 40's at night(as the coldest areas) with the possibility of some nights in the low 30's then I won't carry my heavier sleeping system that can get me down to 20F.
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:16 PM   #273
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I think you'll be fine. Plan your camp in the lower part of the basin and stay off of the mountains at night.

Are you carrying a tent or just throwing down the bag?
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:50 PM   #274
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I'm carrying a tent,but my bag keeps me kind of warm inside my tent to around 32F- out side of the tent at 32F I froze
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:02 AM   #275
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I have the opposite problem. Im bringing a 10 degree down sleeping bag because I do intend to camp at higher elevations. Its 850 fill down so it packs down well, but i am worried that maybe 10 degrees is a bit too much. I know down has a better range of comfort, and since mine zips down all the way im hoping thats enough to keep me from overheating (by wearing it like a quilt just on the legs, etc). Still.. never know until you do it. I have a tent, but its mesh with a throw over fly so I can control airflow pretty well. Whats anyone think of this setup?
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:29 AM   #276
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I was advised to bring a sleeping bag liner, something you can get at REI.
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:10 AM   #277
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I am planning to head to TN to start this trail May 8th... I realize this is early but we are only riding the eastern portion. Due to work we only have about 9 days to ride.

We are planning on getting to Boise city, OK and jump off the trail and head to Colorado Springs to grab a rental truck and come back home. I figure this will be about 1,900-2,000 miles.

You guys that have ridden this portion of the trail, is this pretty do-able?
There is 2 of us riding, both with plenty of riding experience, we tend to ride at a pretty fast pace.


Thanks for the input! this thread has been great.
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:49 AM   #278
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Should be plenty of time -- slow down a little and smell the roses, or take some time to ride some trails in NM or CO before you head back. High passes will still be snowed in, but there's still plenty.
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I am planning to head to TN to start this trail May 8th... I realize this is early but we are only riding the eastern portion. Due to work we only have about 9 days to ride.

We are planning on getting to Boise city, OK and jump off the trail and head to Colorado Springs to grab a rental truck and come back home. I figure this will be about 1,900-2,000 miles.

You guys that have ridden this portion of the trail, is this pretty do-able?
There is 2 of us riding, both with plenty of riding experience, we tend to ride at a pretty fast pace.


Thanks for the input! this thread has been great.
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:59 PM   #279
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I would love to be able to take our time and enjoy all the scenery, i just want to make sure were going to make it to our end point to pick up our truck to come back
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:46 AM   #280
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:43 AM   #281
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I have complete set of roll charts and maps as set for TAT. THese are the new ones. Selling half price if anyone interested. Not putting in market because doubt care if I sell them or not. Eventually ill use them I guess
Dibs! Someone buy the eastern section (east of oklahoma) so that I don't have to buy those parts!

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Old 03-31-2013, 03:45 PM   #282
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Dibs! Someone buy the eastern section (east of oklahoma) so that I don't have to buy those parts!
Ok, I'll bite. I'll take OK and east.
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:56 PM   #283
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Added a few things for the trip.

Can you guys think of anything more I need.

UNI filter
K&N filter
Emig Racing Triple Clamps
Emig Racing Steering Stabilizer
HWDB Hand guards and top clamp
KTM Heated Grips
Powerlet Plug
Auxiliary cooling fan
Front wheel bearing
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:50 PM   #284
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Looks like all you need now is dirt!
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Old 04-06-2013, 05:25 PM   #285
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Heated grips might be a good idea. Even in July you will find some very cold mornings in CO and OR; plenty of snow up there when we went thru. We found plenty of cold, and my hands felt like they were going to fall off a couple of times. Had to stop to let them warm up here and there. Hot down low, and cold up high. Don't count on July to keep the cold away in the mountains. Or, bring really good winter gloves for the few hours you'll need them. Your hands will thank you.
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