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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzy View Post
    Classic bait and switch. Start a thread with "TAT" in title then put in a picture of a pristine paved road????

    If RTW Doug did the TAT in his Harley bagger with side car should be a piece of cake for Africa Twin.
    Just another TAT ride report, on a Harley DirtBag | Adventure Rider


    Your adv link in next post didn't work for me.
    Yours don't work, but I fixed mine, LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCTFAN View Post
    Yours don't work, but I fixed mine, LOL
    Never had a problem posting a link before??? Someone needs to tell me what I am doing wrong this time.

    It is a great read of a guy who basically decided what would be the worst motorcycle to ride the TAT and then did it. The way he tells is stories will bring a lot of smiles.
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    yeah, dealing with snow is a beeotch. last time i got stuck it took me 45 minutes to get back onto solid earth. and i was getting worried that i might be in for worse because that required getting off the the track, making an alternate route that would supposedly connect back up with it. and this was with a 270-pound machine carrying only a day's worth of stuff.
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    Heck, if Doug was to go out an purchase a new Harley with all of Harley's newest tech, it would be just like his old Harley.
    Why not seize the pleasure at once? -- How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, and foolish planning? Just do it. Shut the frunk up and Ride !!!!!!!!!!

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    Since I will be slabbing it home at speed, one option, to slow me down, is to go from Seattle to Atlanta via all the National Parks in the NW quadrant:
    What helps is information as to how to traverse these parks as some are huge and I don't want to get stuck with traffic. I've not yet been to any of these.
    I am hoping a four day return trip with camping in some of the better suited parks for motorcycles.
    Any advice is appreciated.


    North Cascades National Park, Whatcom County, WA, United States

    Glacier National Park, West Glacier, MT

    Yellowstone National Park, WY

    Grand Teton National Park, Teton County, WY

    Wind Cave National Park, Custer County, SD

    Badlands National Park, Imlay, SD

    then dive south via NE,IA,IL,IN,WV,TN to GA
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    I've been to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons, although not on a motorcycle. The traffic going through Yellowstone can be pretty bad, but if I remember correctly it's big enough to find routes that aren't as congested.
    Wyoming in general is beautiful and definitely worth riding. In the Tetons, one of the things that stuck with me was the smell of the various pine forests where I was hiking, which would be a bonus on a motorcycle.
    They only Cascades I've visited were in the three sisters wilderness area in Oregon, and it was amazing. (Of course no motorized anything is allowed in a wilderness area but that's not where you're looking to go anyway)
    You've got me wanting to plan a trip, maybe next year or the year after that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRStep View Post
    I've been to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons, although not on a motorcycle. The traffic going through Yellowstone can be pretty bad, but if I remember correctly it's big enough to find routes that aren't as congested.
    Wyoming in general is beautiful and definitely worth riding. In the Tetons, one of the things that stuck with me was the smell of the various pine forests where I was hiking, which would be a bonus on a motorcycle.
    They only Cascades I've visited were in the three sisters wilderness area in Oregon, and it was amazing. (Of course no motorized anything is allowed in a wilderness area but that's not where you're looking to go anyway)
    You've got me wanting to plan a trip, maybe next year or the year after that...
    Thanks for the tips.
    Something about making plans for a trip, I used to do everything last minute before 2wheels and reserve motel/hotels.
    Now I am planning about a year ahead and looking at routes, free camping and generally avoid high traffic touristy areas.
    I think ADV riders are smarta.

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