August, 2017 TAT on the Africa Twin

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In West Yellowstone.
They have authentic Shechuan quisine!


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Made it to Kremmling, CO after dodging couple thunder showers in UT and CO
I thought riding thru YSP and the Tetons would conclude my planned return to CO but the Flaming Gorge SP via 191 was a nice surprise:
Tomorrow, should be a gorgeous day thru Rocky Mount NP and onwards to Mammoth Caves, KY


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I had to reroute due to rain.
Headed to the Ozarks [emoji3]
Byrd's Adv center (which was my planned stop on the TAT)

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Pie! at Oark :D
Definitely!
Byrd's was booked up for the weekend for a harescramble event.
I moved on, eastwards.
Home by Sunday[emoji2]


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You should be ashame of a picture of Orak Cafe this time of day. Now I have to go find something to eat.......
 

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One last pic to end this trip:
What kind of n....d built this?



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To infinity and beyond! Glad you had a safe trip, despite the welcome ticket in WA.

Ray
New respect for you. I don't know how you do it, even with your Moto mule setup. I'm all tripped out!
Safe at home.
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Congratulations on the completion of your ride! When you get a chance it would be great if you could put together some thoughts on what worked and what didn't work as planned on your trip. Also any places you would recommend others visit if they're in the area. Thanks!
 

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Congratulations on the completion of your ride! When you get a chance it would be great if you could put together some thoughts on what worked and what didn't work as planned on your trip. Also any places you would recommend others visit if they're in the area. Thanks!
I reviewed what I did with this thread and I must admit it resembles my state of mind- disheveled! ;)
I'll collect my thoughts and add more useful info in the following weeks, maybe salvage this thread into a ride report.
 

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Many thanks for posting. I very much enjoyed going thru Your album. Needless to say I am guilty of envy looking at all that lovely territory and tracks.
 

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I would love to do the TAT at some point...having road it, what would you say experience level should be with off-road riding?
 

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I would love to do the TAT at some point...having road it, what would you say experience level should be with off-road riding?
I'll try to answer this...
Need to think a bit, for an honest answer based on my trip[emoji2]

here goes ...
Many people have "done" the TAT with many different skill levels.
Those who post their ride reports give us only a partial glimpse of how it went.
Some ride the whole track, many have to make decisions on a daily basis of whether to soldier on or bypass
certain sections for whatever reason. IMO, most "finish" the TAT their own way but one thing is common:
they all had an adventure of their own, based on individual skill.
To do the TAT from start to finish without any diversions is to have luck and the weather on their side, no matter the skill level.
Most of the TAT is beginner level off-roading and some long sections are almost boring and don't add much to the whole experience.

The few sections that are difficult are the challenges to your skill level: riding long sections of mud, rocky downhills, switchbacks with drop-offs etc.
Why do we take risks?
IMO, because risk brings rewards not obtainable otherwise.
To each the amount of risk you are willing to take is measured by how much reward you are going after.
What some may consider risky is "a walk in the park" for others with more skill and experience.

Short answer to the question "what would you say experience level should be with off-road riding?"
Just ride it and do your best to your satisfaction.

What anyone else says or thinks about what you did is immaterial,
because it was your adventure and there is always another, next time.
.

PS. I did not finish the whole track. Made a decision to call it off in Utah.
Not because of skill level alone, but at that point, I was satisfied with the TAT.
For now... :)
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Flaming Gorge State Park, UT

Sometimes you get lucky and experience something like this:

[video=youtube;dD-qlE4Puc8]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD-qlE4Puc8[/video]
 
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