This is the first hand account of two fellows, Joshua Hansmeier and Luke Christian, who are seeing the United States from a rare vantage point; off the beaten path and via motorcycles.
For those of you just tuning in, the TAT stands for Trans America Trail, a 5000 mile dirt route across the United States. From Tennessee, we'll follow the trail all the way to the Pacific Ocean along the Oregon Coast. Follow us here as we document our adventure over the next six weeks. More info on the trail at www.transamtrail.com
Thursday, July 28, 2011
And we embark...
The first leg of the trip is from Phoenix to Jelico TN. I was just out in the parking lot loading up the gear on the bike and the neighbor boy, who is around 7 years old, came by to say hi. He helped me switch my sprocket a couple weeks ago and was asking where we were going. I told him, and could tell that he didn't understand and hadn't heard of any of the places I mentioned. When I uttered "one and a half months" he began to understand. Kinda hit me at the same time how wild this is.