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by Twist
Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: DAMN Rides, Trips and Events
Topic: 2016 Shenandoah 500 Oct 1/2 2016
Replies: 23
Views: 5283

Re: 2016 Shenandoah 500 Oct 1/2 2016

Found this. Looks like fun. http://www.jimrandall.net/MAT2/mat2.htm I used the MAT tracks when stitching together the route we're taking. I checked in with the guys that created this track and they quickly admitted that there were problems with the track and that some of it wasn't possible/passable...
by Twist
Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: DAMN Rides, Trips and Events
Topic: 2016 Shenandoah 500 Oct 1/2 2016
Replies: 23
Views: 5283

Re: 2016 Shenandoah 500 Oct 1/2 2016

GPS tracks from NC to Maine you say.... I know a guy or two that might be interested in getting a copy of that! :deal: Happy to share the route but probably better after we've ridden it. There's some speculative bits to the routing and a couple of different choices in a few spots. I started with a ...
by Twist
Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: DAMN Rides, Trips and Events
Topic: 2016 Shenandoah 500 Oct 1/2 2016
Replies: 23
Views: 5283

Re: 2016 Shenandoah 500 Oct 1/2 2016

I knew I could count on you guys for some good advice. Sorry I haven't contributed more here but I do lurk a lot. I've been planning a trip from Western NC to Maine, TAT-like, and we leave for that trip in a few weeks. I've stitched together a route that we'll use but if anyone here has the GPS trac...
by Twist
Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: DAMN Rides, Trips and Events
Topic: 2016 Shenandoah 500 Oct 1/2 2016
Replies: 23
Views: 5283

Re: 2016 Shenandoah 500 Oct 1/2 2016

Hey guys - it's been a while since I posted on here but was thinking I might try this even on my fat dirt bike and wanted to get some local knowledge about the difficulty of the ride. I've been riding my R1200GS like an enduro up in the trail system near State College and over in Marienville PA in t...
by Twist
Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Jo Momma
Topic: Fat dirt bikes, long trips
Replies: 10
Views: 2472

Re: Fat dirt bikes, long trips

I have a hard enough time taking off for a week to go riding. Its pretty much inconceivable to me, the idea of taking SIX MONTHS off to go hiking. People that ride the entire route take take 4 - 5 weeks to do that. I can't imagine being away from home and family and responsibilities that long. I th...
by Twist
Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Jo Momma
Topic: Fat dirt bikes, long trips
Replies: 10
Views: 2472

Re: Fat dirt bikes, long trips

Are you looking for long weeks rides also? I am going to March Moto Madness with a few local wackos on big bikes if you want to ride along. By the time I started looking at the GS Giants events and found the MMM, I'd already made plans to travel that don't get me back home until that weekend. I rea...
by Twist
Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Jo Momma
Topic: Fat dirt bikes, long trips
Replies: 10
Views: 2472

Re: Fat dirt bikes, long trips

Yeah, us ADV guys seem to be more gray beards than flat bellies and I'm really blessed to be healthy enough (and retired enough) to be able to do it. What's more amazing is that I know 3 other guys that do this with me every year and we're gone from 10 - 20 days on these trips. Last year we did the ...
by Twist
Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Jo Momma
Topic: Fat dirt bikes, long trips
Replies: 10
Views: 2472

Fat dirt bikes, long trips

My last post here was a bit over a year ago when I bought the KLR and started getting it ready for the TAT. Did the trip and have hundreds of photos and a few scars (or is it the other way around) to prove it: https://thejonaks.smugmug.com/Road-Hawgs-Epic-Adventures/TransAmTrail/i-SccdBJ9/3/L/IMG_54...
by Twist
Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Creek Crossings, Dirt Roads & GPS Tracks
Topic: TAT Water Crossings
Replies: 3
Views: 10371

TAT Water Crossings

I've just returned from riding the TransAm Trail from Northern Va down through Andrews/Tellico Plains and out to Moab. We were passing through Mississippi on the TAT during and in the aftermath of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Ben. It left the rivers and streams all swollen over their banks and we had a ...
by Twist
Mon May 18, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: DAMN Rides, Trips and Events
Topic: Overnight/camping ride suggestion
Replies: 12
Views: 2756

Re: Overnight/camping ride suggestion

Hey guys! I'd like to pass along my appreciation for the suggestions about venturing off into the Peter's Mill / Tasker Gap area. I finally got out there this past weekend to test out my TAT assault vehicle which I had fully loaded with everything I'm taking on the TAT: http://thejonaks.smugmug.com/...