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Old 09-02-2013, 04:36 AM   #1
Thomas B. OP
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Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Switzerland and around the globe
Oddometer: 207
The swiss are coming, just another TAT report, to Baja in between.

Hi everyone,
since so many of you guys in the states have done the TAT and reported about it it got me thinking. Since I'm always looking for new offroad destinations I asked my little girl about her opinion and she did not say no.
And so a plan was made for this year. First I send an order to Sam and after a couple of days the postman brought us this:



Then Sandra found a transporter with a reasonable price to get our bikes to the US. Well Boston is not really close to Tellico Plains, but it was by far the cheapest we could find.
Then I got to the phone and called a couple of motorcycle dealers and asked if one of them had us a crate for the flight. I was lucky that one dealer had two in his backyard that were waiting for the junkyard. We jumped into the car and picked them up.

This is what we got:


I had to do a bit of disassembling to get the bikes into the crates and in the end they looked like this:



Then the day of delivery to the airport came. Sandra got a truck from the company she works for and here we are about to do the loading:



And here our babies are at the airport waiting to be taken in.



The down side is that my right shoulder isn't ok. Having pain in it for over 4 months now I finally landed at a shoulder specialist and after looking at the mri pictures the doctor said that two tendons were a little torn off and that I would have to have a operation. I told him about my TAT plan and he right away said: go and ride! (He's a biker) We will have the operation in January. So I got an injection and two boxes of painkillers and the order to have fun. So I said to myself: you are going to take it easy, no falling, and if pick up the bike carefully.

By now our bikes are in Montreal and hopfully are in a truck to Boston tommorrow. We will board a plane to the states on thursday and can hopfully start to ride on friday or saturday.
We will see.

See you in the US soon.

Cheers Thomas

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