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Old 12-15-2012, 11:01 AM   #14761
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The way our economy is going, we gona work until 85...
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:41 PM   #14762
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.I'm sure you're riding the Blue Ridge Pkwy down the east coast. Once you hit the end, you've got to do the standard great stuff down there: Tail of the Dragon, Cherohala Skyway, etc. I can't tell from the map if you're doing much around this area, but the scenery and riding is spectacular.

I'm in Columbus, and I've always got an available guest bedroom/bathroom. I can grill, and we can call upon the other locals to gather around the fire pit out back.
Ray,

I would suggest that you do Deal's Gap on a week day to avoid the squids who think it is a race track! As Mike alluded to there are several Tenere owners in Columbus who would be glad to make your acquaintance. Your itinereary sounds like the trip of a lifetime. I look forward to your musnings on it.
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:22 PM   #14763
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If you want to steel my bike, first you must come to Catalunya and we have a ride together... then you can have the bike... if you can catch me...

Tell me if in your trip to UK you come close to Barcelona

I must work a lot to have a retirement like yours
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Es mi deseo que algun dia pueda ir a Espana y ver la Tierra de mis vis abuelos.
Si dios quiere, quiero que me ensenes las maravillas del sur de Espana. Los visabuelos eran de Granada.
La informacion que provees en el forum es muy informativa. Santiago
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:50 PM   #14764
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Hermano

Es mi deseo que algun dia pueda ir a Espana y ver la Tierra de mis vis abuelos.
Si dios quiere, quiero que me ensenes las maravillas del sur de Espana. Los visabuelos eran de Granada.
La informacion que provees en el forum es muy informativa. Santiago
Hola Santiago
I will love to show Granada and the south of Spain, is an incredible place, but I live in the north, in Catalunya quite far away for me (more than 1000km) but probably not so far for you if you do a trip.
If you come here I will be very happy to show this lovely area with the Pyrenees, the Costa Brava and the south of France very close

Saludos!
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:30 AM   #14765
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Young Grasshopper, in 30 years of marriage the most important thing that I have learned over these many years is...

It is much easier to be forgiven than to get permission.

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Mate as someone who was a good salesman, I can tell you this. Most objections are bullshit. What you are being told is not the real reason for the objection.

You need to find out why by asking your good wife questions.

My guess is that the 2 main things that concern her (and it ain't the cash) are the following:

1. You will be out on your bike all the time with your friends and I will be alone.

2. You will get killed on a motorcycle.. and i will be alone.

In my case.. i got a new KLR in 2009 and my wife got a trip to New York. (We're in Australia)

This year I get a S10 and my wife gets a trip to Europe!

The potential accident thing is something that eventually they learn to live with. Having said that I am a safe rider and do not travel over the speed limit. Sometimes on crappy roads i travel well under the speed limit. (Getting older does that to you)

And.. I don't go out on the bike every weekend.. I make sure we have time together as a couple and do things that she likes to do.

Think about the above and see how it might work for you!
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:39 AM   #14766
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Hermano

Es mi deseo que algun dia pueda ir a Espana y ver la Tierra de mis vis abuelos.
Si dios quiere, quiero que me ensenes las maravillas del sur de Espana. Los visabuelos eran de Granada.
La informacion que provees en el forum es muy informativa. Santiago

Here you go. The Sierra Nevada, just outside Granada. Taken 6 weeks ago.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:13 PM   #14767
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You need to find out why by asking your good wife questions.

My guess is that the 2 main things that concern her (and it ain't the cash) are the following:

1. You will be out on your bike all the time with your friends and I will be alone.

2. You will get killed on a motorcycle.. and i will be alone.
Some wifeys are nice like that...

Some aren't

So...

1) Qualify the client..

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Old 12-16-2012, 06:56 PM   #14768
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Finally picked mine up a few days ago, started bolting on all the accessories I've been hoarding over the last few months..

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Old 12-16-2012, 07:25 PM   #14769
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Finally picked mine up a few days ago, started bolting on all the accessories I've been hoarding over the last few months..



Glad you didn't suffer a hard start.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:34 PM   #14770
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When will the Super-T get cruise control?

Now Yamaha put it on the FJR (same technology), seems like it's a no-brainer to add it to the S10.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:15 PM   #14771
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Finally picked mine up a few days ago, started bolting on all the accessories I've been hoarding over the last few months..


Congrats on the new ride!! I really like mine... by the way... the way you were saying the name of the bike on the video, I believe is incorrect... it's not "ten-er-er" it's "Tay-nay-ray"... sorry if that's being nit pickin'...
no matter!... enjoy the ride!!
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:51 PM   #14772
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Congrats on the new ride!! I really like mine... by the way... the way you were saying the name of the bike on the video, I believe is incorrect... it's not "ten-er-er" it's "Tay-nay-ray"... sorry if that's being nit pickin'...
no matter!... enjoy the ride!!


And just in case you wanted to hear it pronounced...

http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?wor...&submit=Submit

http://www.forvo.com/word/tenere/

http://www.forvo.com/word/t%C3%A9n%C3%A9r%C3%A9/

And in case you were wondering where the name came from...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C3%A9n%C3%A9r%C3%A9

And if you would like to read an interesting, though certainly tragic, yet somehow humorous story relevant to the word...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arbre_d...n%C3%A9r%C3%A9

Just how in the deserts of hell do you hit the *ONLY* tree within 250 miles?

Just FYI...

Dallara




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Old 12-17-2012, 11:53 AM   #14773
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Alright! I'll throw some stuff at you... I don't know how exact that map is, so this may all already be known to you.

Leaving this area, you must (requirement) ride Bear Tooth Pass from Red Lodge Montana into Yellowstone National Park. Awesome ride.
Anytime you can ride to over 10,000' it's


Once you're in Yellowstone there is much to see. Be prepared for big crowds and lots of RV's. If you have the extra two days, ride south in Yellowstone to visit Grand Teton National Park. Worth it.

Heading back north... Glacier National Park is pretty great. Ride the Going To The Sun road. You'll instantly forget about the line of tourist traffic you're riding in. The road/view is that great.
Doesn't do the "Going to the Sun Road" scenery justice but all I've got...


Now you've got some time to relax; a couple hundred miles of average riding. Use this time wisely... stretch those face muscles... do some neck rolls... get mentally prepared... because you're about to enter the Canadian Rockies, and the Ice-fields Parkway is about as close as you can get to motorboating the supermodel that is mother nature. Mind = Blown.


Bow Glacier and Lake


A little tip, fill up your tank prior to entering the park... gas within the area is damn-near double in price.
Hey, Ray's from the UK gas will still look cheap to him.

Enjoy!
Looks like a great trip. If you end up coming through the Okanagan, BC we have a place to stay, shop to work on the bike if needed and a tire changer and some of the best riding in Canada. Have fun, will be following your blog once you're under way.
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:53 PM   #14774
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MifeF5000 posted an amazingly accurate ride of a lifetime around the states. I've done most of it. All be it some of it was in "Darlene", our 1972 Volkswagon camper. (With the kids)

Bross simply added the graphic proof of much of it.

Thanks guys. Great memories.

Bear tooth pass being one of my favorites.
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:45 PM   #14775
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Ok, I'll add a couple of my pictures from the suggested sections:

Beartooth Pass (Middle of August)


Yellowstone National Park


Going To The Sun Road in Glacier National Park


Ice-Fields Parkway in Banff National Park


The Alaska Highway in BC
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