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Forum: Day Trippin' 07-22-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 22,525
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: Beasts 06-26-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,766
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: 298
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: 1,522
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: Beasts 05-26-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8,428
Views: 1,619,018
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: Beasts 05-26-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 24,066
Views: 4,365,036
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: Beasts 05-25-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8,428
Views: 1,619,018
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: Beasts 05-24-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8,428
Views: 1,619,018
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: Beasts 05-24-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8,428
Views: 1,619,018
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: Beasts 05-03-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 8,428
Views: 1,619,018
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: Beasts 05-02-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8,428
Views: 1,619,018
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: Beasts 04-15-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 51,876
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: Beasts 04-15-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 51,876
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: 401
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: 627
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: 627
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: 627
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: 1,402
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: 1,402
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:
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Forum: Day Trippin' 10-24-2013, 04:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 817
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: 3,678
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...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-23-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 817
Posted By adventurelounger
A ride to the Apple Store...

I've been kinda obsessed with some of the new Apple offerings, so I rode my F800GS to an Apple Store last Friday to check out the goods.
GPS pointed me to NJ but I headed to one in my native state,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-08-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 944
Posted By adventurelounger
2wheelfrenzy often equals 4...

I met a guy the other day who happened to be driving a previous-gen M3. Which I had driven about a decade ago. We were talking cars, when he piped in with, "yeah, and I also ride a bike." What then...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-02-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 944
Posted By adventurelounger
Ride To Historic Rides: A Run Up To Lime Rock

Last, but not least, some one-offs, oddities, and Italian supermodels.

A guy was buzzing around the track giving rides to folks in this:
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-02-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 944
Posted By adventurelounger
Bimmers: the Four-Wheeled Kind

Once again, let's rewind the tape and see where it all kinda began (at least, based on the available sights at Lime Rock).

This one is kind of like the coelacanth of BMWs, an ancient expression of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-02-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 944
Posted By adventurelounger
But first, to bring it back to bikes...

Here are the steeds of my fellow day-trippers, parked (as I have come to learn on this, my second trip up to LRP) in the infield, just before the hill down to the paddocks, near (or under) the knoll...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-02-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 944
Posted By adventurelounger
Ride To Historic Rides: A Run Up To Lime Rock

Let us begin, then, with the Porsches. In particular, some early evolutions of the timeless and sublime Carrera. For which I have always had a particular affinity, bordering on sibling-ship.

For...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-01-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 944
Posted By adventurelounger
Ride To Historic Rides: A Run Up To Lime Rock

It was a swampy, crappy day, with skies like wet paper towel....

The ride getting up here was somewhere between uninspired, and completely mired...

There was an annoyingly long line at the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,697
Posted By adventurelounger
Thread name leads to name change

Just checking out how my new handle looks and feels. Ahhhhhh....jess right!
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,697
Posted By adventurelounger
Hey RDS!

Several friends have emailed me your comment, and rated it "funniest moment of thread." Touché!

I actually went with a Glade AirWick "Forest Pine" Plug-n-Cense pannier freshener, hardwired via...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,697
Posted By adventurelounger
Cynical thanks!

Hey Cynic!

Thanks for the shout out. And for following the RR to the end. Funny coincidence: one of my favorite memories (and most formative experiences) at the University of Vermont was writing...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,697
Posted By adventurelounger
Adventure Lounger: Not Exactly Roughing It (CT, MA, VT, NH)

Home stretching it. So after Chester I threaded my way south and east, hopping off 103 and riding along the Green Mountain Turnpike, which was a hoot. More dirt, and not so much rain that it was mud...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,697
Posted By adventurelounger
Adventure Lounger: Not Exactly Roughing It

So the evening winds down with this...

http://jprince.smugmug.com/Motoland/MAVermont-Puppy-Dog-Trail/i-6sNhdNv/0/L/CA_07021309193564-L.jpg

And after a night of blank, dreamless, sleep—the kind...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,697
Posted By adventurelounger
Yours is a BLAST!

Hey HondaRider, I've been reading your RR with equal envy. About halfway through. SUPER funny. I only had 2 days to jam on my trip, and it's funny writing about it 2 weeks later. I have a shit memory...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,697
Posted By adventurelounger
Adventure Lounger: Not Exactly Roughing It

You know why they call it a cushion, don't you?

Because it helps you get your cush on.

So I rolled up 7A, in search of getting my cush on for the night. I passed the Ekwanok* Country Club...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,697
Posted By adventurelounger
Adventure Lounger: Not Exactly Roughing It

So when I read about the fact that there was an order of Carthusian monks at the top of Mt. Equinox in Vermont, I naturally had to do a little web-sleuthing, which led me to the homepage for The...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,697
Posted By adventurelounger
Adventure Lounger: Not Exactly Roughing It

So to pick up where I left off...the Puppy Dog Route got me to Vermont. But my GPS followed a scent deep into the woods west of Brattleboro that took me way off-course and looked unnavigable (by me,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,697
Posted By adventurelounger
Adventure Lounger: Not Exactly Roughing It

That would be correct, Flei. I was lost, and so was my GPS. It kept indicating that the road/path/trail would indeed be continuing. Someone else (Ed Fetz) seems to have gone down that road before...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,697
Posted By adventurelounger
Here's where it started to get a little, uh,...

Here's where it started to get a little, uh, interesting.

Up until now, the GPS route for the Puppy Dog Trail was working flawlessly. Along the route, I passed Mather Road, which appears to have...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,697
Posted By adventurelounger
Adventure Lounger: Not Exactly Roughing It

So: I just followed the river and my GPS. For being the Green River, it really lives up to its name. Every now and then stumbled upon a few folks taking a dip in a deeper bend of the river. But for...
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