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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-02-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 796
Posted By adventurelounger
Video trailer freaked me out!

Howdy BTL...I'm just in the middle of packing my crap for a Utah ride report, and I keep checking weather.com with with a mix of trepidation and glee. Heading to SLC with a buddy to ride a rented KLR...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 06-25-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 27,428
Posted By adventurelounger
Thank you. We're only going as south as Torrey...

Thank you. We're only going as south as Torrey then heading north so I think we miss that. Appreciate the heads up!
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 06-24-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 27,428
Posted By adventurelounger
Maybe you're replying to earlier post. No Jeep....

Maybe you're replying to earlier post. No Jeep. Just a KLR and a DR. Anyone been on the Torrey/Price/Hebert City BDR of late? With any update on conditions?
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 06-23-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 27,428
Posted By adventurelounger
We're heading out to Utah in two weeks...riding...

We're heading out to Utah in two weeks...riding from SLC to Torrey (2/3 slab, 1/3 dirt) then BDR north to Price and norther towards Heber City. How has this general route been in terms of snow and or...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-17-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,374
Posted By adventurelounger
No two truer statements were ever made here on...

No two truer statements were ever made here on ADVRider. Ever. Someone should memorialize them in a gothic font so they can be used as an off the rack ADV tattoo.

They are also why, with plenty...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-31-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6,638
Views: 354,886
Posted By adventurelounger
I just stumbled on this thread. Love it. I was...

I just stumbled on this thread. Love it. I was the proud owner of a Honda Aero 80 back in, well, the eighties. I wrote a bit about it on my motoblog here: Two Wheels Good | longitude&gratitude...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-30-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 379
Posted By adventurelounger
Ride Report from a Shoebox, Ten Years After...

A decade ago (actually, almost 11 years now), before iPhones and GoPros and Garmin 390s, my wife sent me packing on a birthday trip.

For my fortieth, she sent me and my best friend from college to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-11-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,360
Posted By adventurelounger
Wow! Wow!

Hi Spinalcracker,

I guess the video wasn't viewable in TapaTalk. But I just got home and viewed BOTH videos, your TMT ride and your Vermont Covered Bridge video. Wow. Wow. Bravo. You captured the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-11-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,360
Posted By adventurelounger
Would love to see it. Link missing? Or am I...

Would love to see it. Link missing? Or am I missing something? Rode and blogged about the TMT last year...wanna see your video!
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-11-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,393
Posted By adventurelounger
Hi, I'm Seabass, and I'm an idiot.

Fellow idiot here. My sympathies. The only thing worse than a total self-knucklehead move like that is to have to lie about the injury to your motorcycle-hating wife. I low-sided on a dirt trail...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-05-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By adventurelounger
Minimum tools for a Utah BDR ride

Howdy all. A buddy of mine and I are planning a 4-day Utah BDR loop in early July. Iggster here has been super helpful with route suggestions. We're actually aiming for a mellow ride with nothing...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-30-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 27,428
Posted By adventurelounger
Next in the B.D.R. series... UTBDR

Holy Guacamole Iggster! That's AWESOME and beyond generous of you. As soon as I get in front of a computer I'm going to rough-out a Google Map of this. SUPER helpful. Greatly appreciate your local...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-27-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 27,428
Posted By adventurelounger
Awesome guidance. Thank you both!

Awesome guidance. Thank you both!
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-26-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 27,428
Posted By adventurelounger
I have the UTBDR map. What I'm trying to figure...

I have the UTBDR map. What I'm trying to figure out, in part, is a route with 3 or 4 downs/places to overnight. We're not planning on camping. So even just 3 or 4 "target" towns that we could hit,...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-26-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 27,428
Posted By adventurelounger
Using SLC as base for a partial UTBDR route...

Howdy. A friend and I would like to bite off a modest, manageable chunk of the UTBDR in late June/early July. Here's why: he's in CA, and I'm in CT. Salt Lake City is a reasonable (and affordable)...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-21-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 9,655
Views: 2,321,214
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: 838
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: 838
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: 319
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: 1,408
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: 1,408
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: 1,408
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: 1,408
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: 1,408
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: 1,408
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: 1,408
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: 1,408
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: 961
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: 961
Posted By adventurelounger
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-14-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 961
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: 2,207
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: 555
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: 594
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: 594
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: 1,401
Views: 142,815
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: 2,449
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: 601
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: 2,144
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: 9,655
Views: 2,321,214
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: 28,472
Views: 5,802,325
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...
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