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Old 07-08-2013, 05:25 PM   #1
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TAT ride through Nevada and Oregon

This June, 12 riders from north Atlanta completed the final leg of a 5 year multi stage journey from Charleston SC to Coos Bay Oregon. We originally planned to simply do the TAT. However, when we looked at the route, it occurred to us that by bridging SC, GA, and AL to MS, we could turn the TAT into a coast-to-coast ride. The goal was to "ride our dirt bikes across America". We basically did about 1000 miles per year and hopscotched our way across the nation, picking up where we last left the route from the previous year. Most of the riders were on real dirt bikes (KTM 350s,450s, 530s, and 690s plus a couple of Yamaha WR 450s). However, for the Charleston, SC to Florence, AL leg and the Tulsa, OK to Colorado Springs leg a few of us chose larger bikes (KTM 950/990s).

This thread will cover the Baker, Nevada to Coos Bay, Oregon section. FYI, we used the TAT maps and routes as a suggestion, but used editorial license to get to gas and lodging. We also re-routed when roads were closed or "interesting" alternate routes presented themselves.

I will get the reported with a few photos. Other group members will help contribute.


Silver Jack Inn (Baker NV) on "The Loneliest Road in America"



Thought this was an interesting banner hanging in the Lectrolux Cafe
(Baker is a long way from NC)



A break along the trail in the middle of NV



The sandy desert trails are seemingly endless


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Old 07-08-2013, 08:59 PM   #2
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:21 PM   #3
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This June, 12 riders from north Atlanta completed the final leg of a 5 year multi stage journey from Charleston SC to Coos Bay Oregon. We originally planned to simply do the TAT. However, when we looked at the route, it occurred to us that by bridging SC, GA, and AL to MS, we could turn the TAT into a coast-to-coast ride. The goal was to "ride our dirt bikes across America". We basically did about 1000 miles per year and hopscotched our way across the nation, picking up where we last left the route from the previous year. Most of the riders were on real dirt bikes (KTM 350s,450s, 530s, and 690s plus a couple of Yamaha WR 450s). However, for the Charleston, SC to Florence, AL leg and the Tulsa, OK to Colorado Springs leg a few of us chose larger bikes (KTM 950/990s).

This thread will cover the Baker, Nevada to Coos Bay, Oregon section. FYI, we used the TAT maps and routes as a suggestion, but used editorial license to get to gas and lodging. We also re-routed when roads were closed or "interesting" alternate routes presented themselves.

I will get the reported with a few photos. Other group members will help contribute.
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