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Old 11-27-2013, 07:11 PM   #3046
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Riding from west to east will require a lot more fuel. This is because you will have to fight the rotation of the earth as it is going the same direction you are and you will need to ride faster to overcome this.
Actually heading West to East should save you fuel as it will be downhill all the way!! Well once you're over the Mountains anyway....
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Old 11-28-2013, 05:53 AM   #3047
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I know that the route has been planed to ride east to west but I would like to know how hard ( even possible ) it would be to ride it west to east? Would it still be the same time frame ?
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So the serious (but no where as funny) answer is yes, this is more than possible. I rode 90% of the TCAT West to East earlier this year. Starting in the Okanogan and finishing in NFL.

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Old 11-28-2013, 10:35 AM   #3048
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Hey Craig, is that you?
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Old 11-28-2013, 11:59 AM   #3049
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:14 AM   #3050
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Hey Craig, is that you?
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Old 11-29-2013, 12:51 PM   #3051
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Where you at now? Hopefully somewhere warm and sunny...
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:53 PM   #3052
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Where you at now? Hopefully somewhere warm and sunny...
In the Big Easy - New Orleans, its sunny but not all that warm.

Had nice run down the East Coast. Got to see some cool Aerospace in DC, in Apollo Command Modules, Space Shuttle Discovery and the mighty SR-71.

Florida was warm and I got to see a real live rocket being launched to Mars, mega cool.

Heading to Phoenix and unfortunately the Adventure is over for a while, back to Oz to work in the new year. But hey nearly 2 years of travel has been fantastic.
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:41 PM   #3053
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But hey nearly 2 years of travel has been fantastic.
Brilliant!
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:48 PM   #3054
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Right on, glad to have met you. Sorry I was on the way out when you stopped in but Dave knows how to make a cup of tea in my house, he's been there before so at least you didn't have to turn around thirsty.
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Old 12-02-2013, 02:40 AM   #3055
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Right on, glad to have met you. Sorry I was on the way out when you stopped in but Dave knows how to make a cup of tea in my house, he's been there before so at least you didn't have to turn around thirsty.

Or hungry. Good cake.
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Old 12-05-2013, 11:14 PM   #3056
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Old 01-24-2014, 11:11 PM   #3057
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I want to thank everyone who has put the time, energy and thought into making the TCAT a reality. I first found this thread quite sometime back and it immediately grabbed me as something I MUST ride.

The planning has begun. Wish I could do it all but must take it in portions for now.

I'll be leaving Central Oregon Aug. 30th, 2014 and on Sept. 2nd, I'll meet my cousin riding up from Houston, TX. We'll ride through Glacier NP then ride north and begin the BC portion of the TCAT on Sept. 3rd. Depending on how many days it takes us we're considering skipping the very last portion to scoot from Lillooet to Oroville, WA and ride the WABDR south arriving at the Columbia River by Friday Sept. 12th. That's just 10 days for the BC TCAT and WABDR. Am I crazy?

He's on a F800GS and I'm on my Vstrom 650 which I've set up for technical off pavement riding. We're both decent dirt riders having ridden together through central Idaho, Southern and Central Oregon and Moab Utah on off road rides over the last several years.

For you BC riders or those who have ridden this portion, I want your opinions, how many days would the BC portion be from Crowsnest Pass to Lillooet? This would be taking only the big bike routes, and not taking the Chilko Lake option.

We will be mostly camping and tend to hit the sack early and be up and riding no later than 9:00am. On other similar rides, we've averaged 300 US miles per day.

I'm so looking forward to this. I'll keep my eye on this thread to make regular updates to my tracks and planning ideas.

Another question, I ride with GPS and use it well, but I love paper maps and don't ride without them. The Backcountry mapbooks are expensive at $25 each. I think it takes 4 different books just to cover the BC portion of the TCAT. Is there a decent general road map which will have most or all of the TCAT roads? Other ideas for paper maps?

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Old 01-25-2014, 08:11 AM   #3058
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I want to thank everyone who has put the time, energy and thought into making the TCAT a reality. I first found this thread quite sometime back and it immediately grabbed me as something I MUST ride.

The planning has begun. Wish I could do it all but must take it in portions for now.

I'll be leaving Central Oregon Aug. 30th, 2014 and on Sept. 2nd, I'll meet my cousin riding up from Houston, TX. We'll ride through Glacier NP then ride north and begin the BC portion of the TCAT on Sept. 3rd. Depending on how many days it takes us we're considering skipping the very last portion to scoot from Lillooet to Oroville, WA and ride the WABDR south arriving at the Columbia River by Friday Sept. 12th. That's just 10 days for the BC TCAT and WABDR. Am I crazy?

He's on a F800GS and I'm on my Vstrom 650 which I've set up for technical off pavement riding. We're both decent dirt riders having ridden together through central Idaho, Southern and Central Oregon and Moab Utah on off road rides over the last several years.

For you BC riders or those who have ridden this portion, I want your opinions, how many days would the BC portion be from Crowsnest Pass to Lillooet? This would be taking only the big bike routes, and not taking the Chilko Lake option.

We will be mostly camping and tend to hit the sack early and be up and riding no later than 9:00am. On other similar rides, we've averaged 300 US miles per day.

I'm so looking forward to this. I'll keep my eye on this thread to make regular updates to my tracks and planning ideas.

Another question, I ride with GPS and use it well, but I love paper maps and don't ride without them. The Backcountry mapbooks are expensive at $25 each. I think it takes 4 different books just to cover the BC portion of the TCAT. Is there a decent general road map which will have most or all of the TCAT roads? Other ideas for paper maps?

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I would say that you will need at least 5 to 6 days minimum to get to Lillooet but that is only if all the route is open, no mechanical or tire issues and weather.

As far as maps go, I can help with some more detailed information. PM me for those.

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Old 01-29-2014, 04:00 PM   #3059
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Looking like 2014 will be a busy one for the TCAT. Another group of Kiwi's, more Brits and a bunch of US and Canucks.

Of note is a couple of groups in Jeeps.

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One of the guys who rode it from Osoyoos stopped in at my place for a cup of tea while he was in town.
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