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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-21-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 9,369
Views: 2,187,821
Posted By adventurelounger
Yamaha XT1200Z SuperTénéré owners: Show Us Your Bikes!

I was getting all tingly and ready to re-commission my '13 SuperTen for the riding season. It warmed up earlier in the week. The sun felt great.

Then spring arrived yesterday.

And it kept...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-19-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By adventurelounger
Pepper Dog and Zeeeede, great suggestions and I'm...

Pepper Dog and Zeeeede, great suggestions and I'm digging into them. Much obliged! And I may have to take the plunge for some heartier rubber, I guess.


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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-18-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By adventurelounger
A Mainel(ly) Summer Trip...

Apologies if you already saw this in Trip Planning, where I also posted this.

As a southern New England rider, I've explored the Trans-Mass-Trail and Puppy Dog Route in Vermont. But I haven't...
Forum: Americas 03-18-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By adventurelounger
A Maine(ly) Summer Trip

As a southern New England rider, I've explored the Trans-Mass-Trail and Puppy Dog Route in Vermont. But I haven't ventured to Maine...yet.

I'd love to plan a loop up into Vacationland this...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-25-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,285
Posted By adventurelounger
Blixa I posted another one called "A Ride By The...

Blixa I posted another one called "A Ride By The Book" about a trip in August up the Trans Mass Trail. It was super fun—mostly dirt. Here, if you're interested:...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-24-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,285
Posted By adventurelounger
Herminator...

That's some dotty scoot! Enjoy the slow progression. I thought my F650 would be my last bike. But as you start to venture further, and you have to get on a highway, comfort becomes an issue, and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-24-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,285
Posted By adventurelounger
Blixa...

Thanks! Checked out your Big Sur RR, Blixa—awesome. It never really occured to me to rent in CA, but it looked incredible. My college roommate is in the Bay Area and we've done Baja together...but...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-23-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,285
Posted By adventurelounger
Thanks Blixa & Mike. Yeah, I read it to MY kids...

Thanks Blixa & Mike. Yeah, I read it to MY kids to the point I could almost recite from memory. That's why it came to mind when it was night-night time for the bikes!
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-23-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,285
Posted By adventurelounger
It's actually a Yamaha Super Ténéré. A 1200. I...

It's actually a Yamaha Super Ténéré. A 1200. I love it. Great low speed handling, but superb stability and comfort for longer highway work. If you go to my blog, I did a post on moving up to it...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-23-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,285
Posted By adventurelounger
Great color F650...stock or did you do that? That...

Great color F650...stock or did you do that? That was my first bike in arctic blue metallic!
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-23-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,285
Posted By adventurelounger
It's later there. Goodnight!

It's later there. Goodnight!
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-23-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,285
Posted By adventurelounger
Goodnight Vroom

This is less of a day trip than, say, a night trip. For the winter.

Each November, like many other riders throughout the northeast, midwest, or anywhere else it gets too cold or snowy to ride, I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-16-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 837
Posted By adventurelounger
Here's a little video teaser for ya:...

Here's a little video teaser for ya: http://vimeo.com/109342257
Yes, the ride was THAT good!
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-15-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 837
Posted By adventurelounger
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-14-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 837
Posted By adventurelounger
A Ride By The Book: Trans Mass Trail

From "A Ride By The Book: Trans Mass Trail (http://wp.me/p3QZZ5-ek)"...

http://jprince.smugmug.com/photos/i-6bNzPpn/0/M/i-6bNzPpn-M.jpg
Trans Mass opener......
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-17-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,005
Posted By adventurelounger
Most pork-roll-and-eggcellent! And some genuine...

Most pork-roll-and-eggcellent! And some genuine hero-riding (by my standards).

Best line: "And oh yeah, don't tell me to slow down, ya fuck. You shouldn't be parked here with five kilos of pot...
Forum: Americas 08-10-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 512
Posted By adventurelounger
Compact, Southern New England Route

Hi All,

I'll have one short weekend to get in my summer Adventure. Two days, three tops. I live in Southwestern CT. But I'd like to find the most compact route to hit every New England state in...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-28-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By adventurelounger
Thanks! Not quite an enduro rally, but it was...

Thanks! Not quite an enduro rally, but it was incredibly fun. But next RR on my Tenere!
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-28-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By adventurelounger
Scoot d'Azure—a Vespa adventure in Cannes

I was lucky enough to be in Cannes in the south of France last month (for work, of all things), and managed to squeeze in a 2-day scooter adventure.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-22-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 929
Views: 101,451
Posted By adventurelounger
Hiya Popscycle...only just dug into your thread...

Hiya Popscycle...only just dug into your thread here and love the commingling of ADV-riding and New England historicity.

I'm a southern CT rider and mostly scour western CT on weekend dayrides,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-26-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,377
Posted By adventurelounger
9.5. Have a new 2013. I absolutely love it. Only...

9.5. Have a new 2013. I absolutely love it. Only minor improvements I'd want out of the box: shift indicator, a factory moveable windscreen visor; maybe a slightly different seat material (it's a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-17-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 548
Posted By adventurelounger
Two Wheels Good

I managed to squeeze in not one...not two...but three separate two-wheeled rides—on three separate vehicles—into a single Saturday morning, including a pre-oil-change run on my (relatively new) 2013...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,033
Posted By adventurelounger
Hi MotoProf. Just went through the EXACT same...

Hi MotoProf. Just went through the EXACT same deliberation, and posted about it on my riding blog here: http://longitudeandgratitude.com/2014/05/19/horse-trading/

Was seriously considering a 2014...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-26-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9,369
Views: 2,187,821
Posted By adventurelounger
Yamaha XT1200Z SuperTénéré owners: Show Us Your Bikes!

I posted this to the other Tenere thread...but seems more appropriate here. I did a little write up on the process that got me to my new Tenere here, called Horse Trading. Link here:...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-26-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 27,591
Views: 5,472,763
Posted By adventurelounger
Trading up from an F8 to a SuperT...

Howdy! I maintain a little motoblog (a place to express all the two-wheeled stuff I can't talk about with my lovely wife, because she hates my bike habit). But I thought Tenere folks here might enjoy...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-25-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9,369
Views: 2,187,821
Posted By adventurelounger
Thanks Draley! And btw also new to the Tenere....

Thanks Draley! And btw also new to the Tenere. Went for a 100 mile dawn patrol today...awesome!http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/26/sadazuty.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-24-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9,369
Views: 2,187,821
Posted By adventurelounger
By the way, this is mine: ...

By the way, this is mine:
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/25/sehuzyqe.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/25/y3enynum.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-24-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9,369
Views: 2,187,821
Posted By adventurelounger
Well, I saw a bike on the railroad track. The...

Well, I saw a bike on the railroad track.
The rail was bright, the bike was black.
It was idling in neutral, clickety clack,
That's the sound of a Tenere on the railroad track......
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-03-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 9,369
Views: 2,187,821
Posted By adventurelounger
The two closest dealers don't even have a single...

The two closest dealers don't even have a single one. Not coming until June.


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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-02-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9,369
Views: 2,187,821
Posted By adventurelounger
Trying to find a 2013

I'm in southwestern CT. And I've been seeing several threads with crazy, sub $10K deals on leftover 2013 Super Teneres.

A dealer by me has a white one and wants just shy of $13K for it--that's his...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-15-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 67,327
Posted By adventurelounger
Test ride

The dealer with the 2013 didn't have it prepped to ride, and was reluctant to do so. And no 14s to demo..."only in crates."

I have driven the GS. Very nice ride. And didn't feel much bigger or...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-15-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 67,327
Posted By adventurelounger
Should I stay or should I go?

I know this has been discussed before. But I'm still torn.

I ride a BMW F800GS, which I mostly love, except for the uncomfortably buzzy motor and wind buffeting at highway speeds. If I never...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-23-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 485
Posted By adventurelounger
Smart-thrones

Okay, so everything here on ADV and Day-Trippin' is about "seat time."

Well, I did a little post on my moto-blog about a different kind of seat time (http://wp.me/p3QZZ5-67).

The whole...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-12-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By adventurelounger
Thanks Ohenry

It's still beautiful and mellow (and guarded jealously during summer months). Now, in fall, you can ride in like you own it!
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-12-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By adventurelounger
Updated...

With Newtown info and a shout out to my friend, Rob Cox, co-founder of the Sandy Hook Promise (http://www2.sandyhookpromise.org/).
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-10-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By adventurelounger
Burning Bushes, Burying Hills

It's November in New England, and that means Burning Bush.

(And not the biblical kind, brother.)

More like the botanical version, which is just as moving.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-01-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,552
Posted By adventurelounger
Careful out there!

This, from the NYTimes (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/03/automobiles/deer-mating-season-drivers-beware.html?smid=tw-nytimes) today. Deer may go poof, but not when you collide with them.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-25-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,552
Posted By adventurelounger
Deer Poof: White-tailed flatulence captured on F800GS

Not sure if it was an exhaust mod or not, but on a dawn-patrol ride I actually witnessed what could only be called a "deer poof." Spectacularly bizarre. You can read about it here:
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-24-2013, 04:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 955
Posted By adventurelounger
Mis-read

That is the genius of the title Long Way Round.
Unfortunately, Death Valley not so hot with the Apples!
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-23-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,321
Posted By adventurelounger
Love those roads!

Welcome back—got my F800GS from Max (actually, lightly used on consignment from them) and have ridden many of the same incredible Western CT roads. Love the Cornwall Bridge! If you're at all...
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