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    Still trying to find the exit ramp off Brooklyn Bridge????

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    They have had some issues I will ask them to update

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doris View Post
    Are thes guys writing up their trip somewhere else? Notice they haven't posted a peep on here. Last seen at Delta cargo?...
    Doris, good to meet you at Customs, thanks for sharing the cab.

    We will write up soon, we are currently in Marlington Virginia, and will start the official TAT route tomorrow morning. We are just leaving a restaurant in town and heading to a campsite that doesn’t have WiFi. The last two nights we checked in at 23:00 - more to follow later this week, when the WiFi gods are with us.

    It will be worth the wait - trust me.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pacific View Post
    Doris, good to meet you at Customs, thanks for sharing the cab.

    We will write up soon, we are currently in Marlington Virginia, and will start the official TAT route tomorrow morning. We are just leaving a restaurant in town and heading to a campsite that doesn’t have WiFi. The last two nights we checked in at 23:00 - more to follow later this week, when the WiFi gods are with us.

    It will be worth the wait - trust me.

    Cheers

    Mark.


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    Good to hear you're making progress....we got distracted by some very nice micro-breweries in PA. so our progress is not so fast. We'll be in MD tomorrow...and...depending on the quality of the bars..WV the day after.....maybe.... Have fun guys...
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    Well we know at least one of you guys made it. Mark, where are you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doris View Post
    Well we know at least one of you guys made it. Mark, where are you?
    Oh dear, that’s not a GS Rallye

    Did the GS not make it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Nutty GSER View Post
    Oh dear, that’s not a GS Rallye

    Did the GS not make it?


    He was on route 1 this morning



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    Quote Originally Posted by The Nutty GSER View Post
    Oh dear, that’s not a GS Rallye

    Did the GS not make it?
    No idea....the shippers said they guy on the KTM ( embarrassingly, I've forgoton his name, sorry) looked "worn out" when he arrived this morning. Missed him by an hour, so didn't get to catch up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by finn View Post


    He was on route 1 this morning



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    Fantastic. Can you send me a link to their report? Cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doris View Post
    No idea....the shippers said they guy on the KTM ( embarrassingly, I've forgoton his name, sorry) looked "worn out" when he arrived this morning. Missed him by an hour, so didn't get to catch up.
    Russ’s fuel injector went so he had to van the last bit and Mark went to get a tyre this is what he’s put on facebook so im sure he will update with a full report when he has some time


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    Quote Originally Posted by Doris View Post
    No idea....the shippers said they guy on the KTM ( embarrassingly, I've forgoton his name, sorry) looked "worn out" when he arrived this morning. Missed him by an hour, so didn't get to catch up.
    As long as the guys are ok and all in one piece, that’s all that matters

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doris View Post
    Well we know at least one of you guys made it. Mark, where are you?
    Hi Doris

    Arrived in LA tonight and will take the bike to the shipping agent tomorrow. Sorry I missed you and hope you had a good trip!??

    TAT ride report coming soon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pacific View Post
    Hi Doris

    Arrived in LA tonight and will take the bike to the shipping agent tomorrow. Sorry I missed you and hope you had a good trip!??

    TAT ride report coming soon.


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    Bloody excellent, mate! Anyway, Schumacher are a delight to deal with. I popped into Long Beach Border protection and they basically said.."yeah, the stamped AWB and EPA letter will do.." Wee bit different from JFK...send me the link to your trip report?
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    Trip Prep Part 1 - The Route

    Now that the post-trip blues have gone and I’ve caught up with work, it’s time I started this ride report....

    THE ROUTE
    For those that don’t know, the Trans America Trail (or TAT for short) is a coast-to-coast route across the US created by a guy called Sam Correro.
    Sam’s website is here https://www.transamtrail.com/

    Sam offers the route in several formats including paper maps, roll charts and GPX files. I’d read that the paper maps provide some useful additional info and help with fire-side route planning along the way, but we opted to use just the GPX files for our trip.

    You can buy the GPX files separately for each State. The entire route cost $92 and was delivered by email from Sam.

    Sam’s route is widely regarded as the Official TAT but there is also an unofficial version provided by ‘GPS Kevin’.
    Kevin’s web site is here: http://www.gpskevinadventurerides.com.
    You can view Kevin’s route in Google maps here.

    I’d read of people having problems with Kevin’s route (private property, tracks petering out etc.) so our plan was to use Kevin’s route to get from New York to the start of Sam’s route in Marlinton VA.

    GOOGLE MAPS
    Once I had all of the GPX files, I converted them to KML format (using https://gpx2kml.com) so that I could uploaded them to Google Maps. I’d intended to zoom into the route on Google and find fuel, hotels and campsites ahead of the trip but soon realised that would require a huge amount of work and so decided to wing-it instead. However, having the route available in Google was really useful during the ride and helped with day to day planning so I’d recommend doing this to anyone else how’s panning a similar ride.

    Here’s what our combined route looks like in Google.



    MAPS FOR GARMIN
    I downloaded the Open Street Maps for the US from http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/, these are free and are excellent. I and was able to load all of the maps and GPX files onto my Montana and some of the files onto the old Zumo unit which I was lending to Russell my riding buddy. I would need to update the Zumo as we went along due to its limited storage.

    GPS Prep-Done. I bought a Michelin map of the US, just in case we got lost


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    The LC is probably one of the highest quality and longest lasting bikes currently on sale today.

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    i am in

    right to the hilt,as i would normally say to the misses

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