Hungry Tenere has Appetite for Miles. (first ride report)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by scudrunner82, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. Mohawk Unit

    Mohawk Unit Been here awhile

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    Ahoy Randy, top notch riding with you today sir! Now I understand why you were insisting on pressure washing the WR before we left Nate's today :lol3

    So now that we're riding buds I assume you're bringing me along next year.

    Great RR, got right to the good stuff, and I'm looking forward to riding alongside that S-10 in the future (I thought you were talking about pickup trucks at first, must have left my brain in one of those mud pits today...). Now excuse me while I go sick the paypal account on mx1canada.com for some Mitas action..
  2. scudrunner82

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    Yes today was a fun ride!! Don't worry the pressure wash today was just the preliminary clean. Tomorrow I'll have a good hour hand washing it and armor all-ing and WD-40ing it. :knary

    My S-10 (thats a motorcycle ya know) seems to play well with BMW 800s so we should make that happen sometime! :freaky
  3. zandesiro

    zandesiro In rust we trust....

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  4. NGA

    NGA Been here awhile

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    Great report and an epic trip. The photos are excellent!
  5. JiuJitsuRider

    JiuJitsuRider n00b

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    Great Report!
  6. scudrunner82

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    Thanks guys!!
  7. okiegtrider

    okiegtrider Long timer

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    I was late to this party, but got caught up today. Wonderful RR and photos. Thanks for sharing !:D
  8. sophijo

    sophijo Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the trip. Great job on the write-up and photography. Got me fired-up!
  9. BK.RD.RNR

    BK.RD.RNR Torque Stick

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    Hey Randy! Nate told me about your RR over the weekend, and I got caught up today.

    Great stuff, and thanks for the write up!!

    It looks like we crossed some of the same ground. Did you get any more pics of the Gemini bridges? We rode that trail, and I didn't even see them!

    BTW, the presoak at Hoffman's car wash in Fishkill works like magic on any grime. Even Moab mud.:deal It would save you tons of time scrubbing.:D
  10. scudrunner82

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    Glad you enjoyed it :beer
  11. scudrunner82

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    Hey Fran thanks for checking out my ride! Its funny you say that you never saw the views on Gemini Bridges because I didn't see them either until I rode it the second time. You have to hike a few hundred yards from the trail to see anything, but there is indeed a view. I have lots more pics and I'll upload them here soon for you. Feel free to link to them or whatever.

    I love hoffmans! I swear by the "salt away" stuff for getting the road salt off my pickup. Never tried the presoak. I just used elbow grease this time :lift
  12. scudrunner82

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    Here are the rest of my Gemini Bridges pics :norton

    I think the best ones were in my RR but these aren't too shabby either. It's hard for pics to do this place justice as you know!

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  13. LoneStar

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    Scudrunner - enjoyed the report!

    My 1st long trip covered much of the same territory in Moab and Utah including many of the roads you were on.

    I started laughing about your sand experience and the river bed dropoff turnaround. My first experience with deep sand on a heavy GS with camping gear, was in Moab, solo, a long ways from nowhere, hot, not enough water and stuck deep after dropping it, making it worse when trying to turn it around. Took everything off the bike, dug around it, drug it, tried to ride it and it grabbed traction and launched off the road into even deeper sand. :lol3

    Chuckled knowing exactly how you felt bro! :D

    Thx for the Mitas tire report as well. I've been running Heidi K60's and like them very much as well as the longevity, but the Mitas look like a good alternative :deal

    Rock on!
  14. scudrunner82

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    Thanks for reading! Isn't sand an riot on a 1200cc bike?? It definitely makes you pay close attention to what the heck you're doing. Much less forgiving than a dirt bike, The same principles apply though, gas is your friend! :freaky
  15. GoneBallistic

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    these are the mitts you are looking for

    http://www.rakuten.com/prod/ht-eskimo-polar-liner-ice-fishing-mitt/213403600.html?listingId=-1

    they are made out of some sort of rubber/ashphalt feeling material, with a fleece'ish liner, and you can stick your hand i a bucket of ice water for a day and still stay warm. grippy as heck too.


    Great report! I am loving reading it.
  16. THB

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    Thanks for the RR. Glad you enjoyed some of what we have to offer here out west. I know I take it for granted too often. Hopefully, someday I can throw a leg over an S10 and head out your way.

    Bike clean yet?
  17. scudrunner82

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    Yup she is all sparkly and napping in the garage. Enjoy the landscape out there. I take where I live for granted too sometimes, its like two different worlds!

    Glad you liked my RR :clap
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  19. natedog39

    natedog39 Borderline Beefcake

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    Hey Randy,How deeply do you think you explored Colorado? Just passed through or did you spend a few days there?

    The latest issue of Motorcyclist has a short write up on the Colorado back country and an organization called Backcountry Discovery Routes.

    I'm already planning a trip in my head and as of now it includes some exploration of the Colorado backcountry.

    What say you?
  20. Mustang28027

    Mustang28027 Been here awhile

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    I just found your RR and must say I'm really impressed! I'm already planning a trip out west... but I have a Yamaha FZ1. Not quite a dual sport!