Hello Goldwing friends. I haven't been around much lately as I've been busy riding and working on the motorcycle fleet. I did another European tour last summer and this summer it was the TAT.
I just want to share a couple of pictures but i'll give you a brief description of the trip first.
We rode 900 miles in two days from St. Paul, MN to near Dodge City, KS where we got on the trail. We rode 3000 miles on the trail in 12 days through Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Oregon, and California to our destination and the end of the trail on the coast in Port Orford, OR. Then we rode 2200 miles back home to MN in 4 days on the bikes.
6 guys, 2 currently living in Europe, 4 from Minnesota. 0 dirt experience. Bikes bought and modified solely for this trip. It was MUCH more difficult then anticipated. The trail was remote, technical, muddy, sandy, with numerous mountains passes. What an adventure.
Some days we saw no one but each other. And cows, lots of cows. Many of the most challenging and scenic sections didn't get photographed because I was either in awe, too scared to stop, or a combination of both.
To anyone considering this ride, do it and do it soon while the Wild West remains as wild as it is.
Not to worry about the GL1000. Yellow Betty is taking a tour to the Smokey Mountains in September!
Yes, this is the road.
We fought this mud for days.
The KLR and the TW200 had the most trouble in the mud.
A view from one of our camping spots.
The middle of nowhere, Utah.
I love tumbleweeds.
We went a little crazy on a salt lake and rode through the biggest dirt devil i've ever seen.
Port Orford, OR.