Over a period of 12 years, Sam Correro pieced together one of the greatest overland adventures in the Continental United States. Â The Trans-America Trail is not a light adventure, but (nearly) a coast-to-coast expedition from Tennessee to the Pacific Ocean, with over 90% of the route off-highway. We are talking nearly 5,000 miles of the most beautiful and remote areas of the country, including the high-mountain passes of Colorado, Moab Utah, the deserts of Nevada and into the lush mountains of Oregon, finally finishing with a small track that drops to the sands of the Pacific Ocean.Â
Scott Brady (Publisher) and Brian Dearmon (ADV Motorcycle Editor) will be riding the Colorado to Oregon sections in a pair of modified adventure motorcycles. Â Scott will be riding a KTM 950 Adventure and Brian will be riding a BMW F650 GS (Featured in the Summer and Winter 07 issues). Â Both have been fitted with aggressive Continental TKC80 tires, soft bags and redundant navigation systems. Â Brian and Scott have been on several long overland routes in Arizona in preparation for this adventure.
Their trek will start in mid-July from the EarthRoamer headquarters in Denver, Colorado. Â The team will post several updates to this blog throughout their journey. In addition, the team will be tracking their progress in real-time with a SPOT personal tracker- click here to see where the team is located (from 7/10-8/1/08)
Scott’s KTM, ready to go…