Friday, June 17, 2011

You're riding where?

We are riding from Trinidad, CO to San Francisco, CA via The Trans-America Trail (TAT). The TAT is a route that takes us over the Rocky Mountains and through the Desert West on a series of unpaved roads. These roads vary from gravel county roads right down to some single track cow path through Nevada. The terrain is rugged, desolate, and unforgiving -- but we will be prepared for it as best we can. Time is a limiting factor on this trip, so ultimately that will decide how far we get on the TAT before we head towards San Francisco, CA. Nikki is riding her 2006 Kawasaki KLX250S and I am riding my 2008 Yamaha WR250R. Both bikes are 250cc, which is a relatively small bike when you consider the distances we will be traveling. However, once you realize the ruggedness of parts of the trail, I think we will be glad to have these smaller (lighter) bikes -- they are easier to pick back up! I have spent random bits of time over the past few months getting the bikes "ready" for the trip.

Along with several "shake down" trips to see what fell off and/or what broke.

I think we are ready...


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