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MID ATLANTIC BDR (BACKCOUNTRY DISCOVERY ROUTE) COMING MAR 9

Discussion in 'PA- Keystone Cruisers' started by drbeemer73, Jan 27, 2018.

  1. drbeemer73

    drbeemer73

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    Butler Maps publishes well researched maps for dual sport motorcyclists that show the best routes for exploring off road routes in many states.

    The newest, coming Feb 1, will be a Mid Atlantic route that should be equally "doable" for a moderately well set up 4 wheel drive vehicle. I rode the Trans America Trail (TAT) with some friends on BMW R80G/Ss and noted that 4 wheel driving it was also "doable" so with my wife I then drove it in my FJ60, and we had a ball. So I feel certain the forthcoming Mid Atlantic BDR will also be 4 wheel drivable.

    This is an exciting dual sport scenic 1080 mile long ride ride that starts in VA and goes through PA to the NY border, on dirt, gravel and paved roads. Ride it all at once or in smaller bites.

    Herm Baver at Hermy's BMW in Port Clinton, PA has arranged for a movie showing on Mar 9 @ 6 PM. Hermy's BMW is just north of Cabella's in Hamburg, on Rte 61.

    RSVP **required** to:
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    More here, see,
    Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route (MABDR)
     
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  2. iptman

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    This would be awesome if a full size 4wd could do it.

    Did you do the full TAT in your 60? There was some debate in out sub if it was possible or not.
     
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  3. drbeemer73

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    Yes iptman the TAT is doable in a moderately well equipped 4 wheel drive vehicle. In fact from TN to CO it is far easier than with a motorcycle. Once you hit CO the TAT is far more of a challenge, but doable yes.
    So think Rubicon type of equipped vehicle.
    BUT if it RAINS, that is a BIG game changer.
     
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    Sounds like my 40 would be perfect!
     
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