Hi All. This will be my first valiant attempt at a ride report. Hopefully my lack of creative writing ability won't hamper the adventure to the point where nobody gives a rip about my trip! I figure I can supplement lots of pictures to make up for poor editorial skills. My scheduled departure date is Sept. 21st. It may move a day or two either way depending on work, but I'm planning to have at LEAST 17 glorious days on my Super Tenere. I posted a poll in the trip planning section to see if I should either do the TAT on my WR250, or head west on the Tenere. Thanks to you guys I made my decision. Much planning and preparation is still in order, but I'm getting a handle on it. I have roughed out a route using google maps as follows: Its not exact, and I still have more planning to do, but it should give people an idea of my general path. Highlights I'm planning: -Possible Iron Butt, out to Madison WI on the first day. This will get me into position to relax and enjoy the entire length of US 212 (beartooth hwy) from Minneapolis to Yellowstone. -Ouray CO (needs no explanation) -At least one high pass in CO, yet to be deterimined. (hopefully a riding buddy will volunteer to come along) -Moab, in all its glory, with a trip around White Rim Trail (again maybe with a riding partner for safety) -And in no particular order: Notom Road, Burr Trail, Moki Dugway, Capitol Reef, and more. - On the way back will be a southern route, highlighting northern TX, through the Ozarks of Arkansas, and the majority of the Blue Ridge Parkway.