First off, I am 48 years old and had ridden dirt-bikes for the most part of my youth then walked away from them after a bad crash 20+ years ago followed by two kids and a military career. So, the boys are grown, I retired from the Army and for my birthday I mentioned to my wife that I thought I might want to get another bike. She said “you should do that”, I don’t know whether she is an angel or really wanted me out of the house. Either way, I immediately walked into the local KTM shop and saw the most beautiful thing; a 2016 XCF-W 350 Six Days. My intention was to start trail riding on the weekends but sure enough within 30 days I was signed up for a hare scramble and had the bug all over again. While randomly searching the web for mods to the Six Days, I stumbled across the Trans American Trail (TAT), I was hooked. I began building spreadsheets, reading blogs, bought the maps from Sam and after hours and hours poring over the maps, I had a plan.