Road some of TAT in Missippi south of Memphis years back on a friend Honda Trans Alp. It was a challenge in places but not terrible. Not sure I'd try it on my R 1200 GSA, an F- bike would be more reasonable. Looking at the F750 as a second (OK, third) bike for more technical trail trips the big GSA is a bit too big for.I rode the TAT through Arkansas and there was only a 500 yard long section (Warloop Road) that would be a challenge on a R1200GS/GSA. And as long as your going east-to-west it’s doable. The other direction requires a highly skilled rider. I don’t know about any other part of the TAT.
I’ve been thinking about the TAT for awhile now. The more I think about the safety aspect, the more I think a riding partner is smart. Looking to start mid-late summer’23. Wonder if anyone else is planning the same and may want to consider pairing up.
I'm retired and prepared to go on short notice. I have ridden (Africa Twin) parts of the tat in west Virginia thru to NC,TN,MS and Arkansas solo. This last June I trailered (R1200GS) to Colorado and rode the passes and Moab UT. The first solo trip I dropped the bike in the mud on warloop rd, Ak. I could not right the bike alone, the rear tire kept slipping out. I waited 4 hours for a passerby. All he did was foot the rear and I picked it right up. I turned back home at that point thinking solo riding was foolish. This June while riding out west, I was struck by how isolated I was. Not a good place to be without help if need be!
The R1200GS proved to be an able ride, it's a tractor.
I would like to ride the entire trail with a comrade or 2.
Give me a buzz