where did you TAKE your Tenere today?

SkunkWorks

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Took a Ride with Paul Sunday.

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Out to Buena Vista to do a little "Recon" for the end of July Ghost-Town weekend.

Cut through the Four-Mile OHV area, and had a bunch of fun!

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Ate lunch at "Crave" in BV. Their Pizza is excellent!

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Decided to take Aspen-Ridge and Ute-Trail to County Rd-2 on the way back.............More Dirt-Fun.

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Took a break at this abandoned Quarry.

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373-Mile Day!

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SkunkWorks

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Some more pictures from the FourMile Area.

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Two Water-Crossings on the route we took.

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Paul giving me a "Shove" when I got hung-up in the second water-crossing......
I repaid him by roosting him with the rear tire. :p

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It was a little deep, and flowing pretty good.

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Paul crossed without assistance.

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A couple shots from "Aspen Ridge"

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Was a long, but Super-Fun Day!
 

cyclemike4

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20240608_115654.jpg20240608_204214.jpg20240608_220218.jpg Rode the bike to my favorite bluegrass festival. Again this year the only bike there and they gave me VIP parking again. Get to ride some of the best curves and hills in the area to get there from my house. Great ride and a great show.
 

Minuteman_Norm

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Over the course of the last week, two of my buddies and I hit up over 3,000 miles of glorious miles. We started our trip riding down from Central Massachusetts riding the slab to Berkeley Springs, WV. The next morning we rode more slab down to the north entrance of the Blue Ridge Parkway. We were able to travel the whole BRP except for an approximate 80 mile closing between the VA/NC border and Boone, NC. We stayed in Boone that evening. The next day we finished the BRP and rode our way to Robbinsville, NC to ride the Tail of the Dragon which was freshly paved as of the week prior. Unfortunately Rt 28 was under construction so we nixed it from our plans and took on the Cherohala Skyway the following morning which brought us into Tellico Plains, TN. From there riding up through Tennessee (through some downpour conditions somewhere just past the Buccee's truck stop) to get back into Virginia for the Back of the Dragon (VA State route 16 from Marion to Tazewell, which is an incredible 32 mile ride.) The next morning we left Tazewell, VA to head North riding all throughout super rural West Virginia mostly riding a portion of the "Head of the Dragon" loop to eventually get into Ohio to ride the Tripple Nickel (Ohio State RT 555). The next morning we started to head back East following Route 22 into the Pittsburgh, PA area where we broke off into a super scenic route around north west PA exploring the Alleghany National Forest and north central PA along RT 6. Of course during our travels we came across PA RT 666, that we certainly couldnt ignore after hitting up a RT 555 the day prior. I can't recommend nearly enough to encourage those who love to ride and ride hard to hit up these notable roads during the middle of the work week like we did. Almost no traffic whatsoever. And even when we got caught in the rain, the fun levels we had were off the charts. The aim of trip was to hit up every scenic, or notable motorcycle route we've heard of in that area of the United States as we could, and then hit up whatever scenic route we came across in the mean time.

We then headed back home for a day or so.

Monday, this week, my buddy on the FJR and I headed up towards the white mountains to ride the Kancamagus, all of this riding within the past week or so was for our annual "bike week trip." Myself on a Yamaha Super Tenere, and the others on a Yamaha FJR1300, and a Kawasaki Versys 1000.

We took a new route for us this time to hit up the Kanc. Road up to Route 114 starting in Henniker, to Rt 4 to Rt 118 all the way into Woodstock. Rt 118 is freshly repaved and is an incredible ride that I can't believe none of the group or our friends have ridden or noted about.

The guys and our bikes about to head down the Blue Ridge Parkway after taking some obligatory photos with the entrance sign.
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Overlooking the Alleghany River
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Finding ourselves on the "Devils Highway," PA RT 666.
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Headed out North on the Ohio Rt 555 aka the Tripple Nickel. What an awesome scenic ride through rural Ohio with Rollercoaster like rolling hills and superbly banked turns and corners.
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Stumbled upon a gorgeous scenic outlook while riding the Back of the Dragon, this is on the southern end towards Marion, Virginia.
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Couldn't not include an action shot from the Tail of the Dragon. Somewhere along the course of traversing it, my USB charging cord dislodged from my phone and became my own tail. The Tail of the Dragon is freshly repaved and it is still stellar technical riding.
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The scenic outlook on Rt 118, I believe in Dorchester, NH is a great sight as well for New England standards.
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Action shot from the Kanc yesterday
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What an awesome week! The Michelin Road 6's are an EXCELLENT tire and held incredible grip during downpour conditions while riding through West Virginia mountain roads with what seemed like inches of water flowing down hill, the downpours on the highway through Tennessee, and the wet Cherohala Skyway on a foggy morning. Not once did I not have the upmost confidence with this rubber, it's probably even grown after this week. However after about 4300 miles on the rear, it's starting to get pretty close to the wear bars. I'm gonna say I've got about another 1,500 miles or so before it's time to replace it with another.
 

Chav

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Over the course of the last week, two of my buddies and I hit up over 3,000 miles of glorious miles. We started our trip riding down from Central Massachusetts riding the slab to Berkeley Springs, WV. The next morning we rode more slab down to the north entrance of the Blue Ridge Parkway. We were able to travel the whole BRP except for an approximate 80 mile closing between the VA/NC border and Boone, NC. We stayed in Boone that evening. The next day we finished the BRP and rode our way to Robbinsville, NC to ride the Tail of the Dragon which was freshly paved as of the week prior. Unfortunately Rt 28 was under construction so we nixed it from our plans and took on the Cherohala Skyway the following morning which brought us into Tellico Plains, TN. From there riding up through Tennessee (through some downpour conditions somewhere just past the Buccee's truck stop) to get back into Virginia for the Back of the Dragon (VA State route 16 from Marion to Tazewell, which is an incredible 32 mile ride.) The next morning we left Tazewell, VA to head North riding all throughout super rural West Virginia mostly riding a portion of the "Head of the Dragon" loop to eventually get into Ohio to ride the Tripple Nickel (Ohio State RT 555). The next morning we started to head back East following Route 22 into the Pittsburgh, PA area where we broke off into a super scenic route around north west PA exploring the Alleghany National Forest and north central PA along RT 6. Of course during our travels we came across PA RT 666, that we certainly couldnt ignore after hitting up a RT 555 the day prior. I can't recommend nearly enough to encourage those who love to ride and ride hard to hit up these notable roads during the middle of the work week like we did. Almost no traffic whatsoever. And even when we got caught in the rain, the fun levels we had were off the charts. The aim of trip was to hit up every scenic, or notable motorcycle route we've heard of in that area of the United States as we could, and then hit up whatever scenic route we came across in the mean time.

We then headed back home for a day or so.

Monday, this week, my buddy on the FJR and I headed up towards the white mountains to ride the Kancamagus, all of this riding within the past week or so was for our annual "bike week trip." Myself on a Yamaha Super Tenere, and the others on a Yamaha FJR1300, and a Kawasaki Versys 1000.

We took a new route for us this time to hit up the Kanc. Road up to Route 114 starting in Henniker, to Rt 4 to Rt 118 all the way into Woodstock. Rt 118 is freshly repaved and is an incredible ride that I can't believe none of the group or our friends have ridden or noted about.

The guys and our bikes about to head down the Blue Ridge Parkway after taking some obligatory photos with the entrance sign.
20240603_102231.jpg

Overlooking the Alleghany River
20240607_172430.jpg

Finding ourselves on the "Devils Highway," PA RT 666.
20240607_162032.jpg

Headed out North on the Ohio Rt 555 aka the Tripple Nickel. What an awesome scenic ride through rural Ohio with Rollercoaster like rolling hills and superbly banked turns and corners.
received_500364468987145.jpeg

Stumbled upon a gorgeous scenic outlook while riding the Back of the Dragon, this is on the southern end towards Marion, Virginia.
received_991916495615789.jpeg

Couldn't not include an action shot from the Tail of the Dragon. Somewhere along the course of traversing it, my USB charging cord dislodged from my phone and became my own tail. The Tail of the Dragon is freshly repaved and it is still stellar technical riding.
Screenshot_20240604_210931_Chrome.jpg

The scenic outlook on Rt 118, I believe in Dorchester, NH is a great sight as well for New England standards.
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Action shot from the Kanc yesterday
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What an awesome week! The Michelin Road 6's are an EXCELLENT tire and held incredible grip during downpour conditions while riding through West Virginia mountain roads with what seemed like inches of water flowing down hill, the downpours on the highway through Tennessee, and the wet Cherohala Skyway on a foggy morning. Not once did I not have the upmost confidence with this rubber, it's probably even grown after this week. However after about 4300 miles on the rear, it's starting to get pretty close to the wear bars. I'm gonna say I've got about another 1,500 miles or so before it's time to replace it with another.
I was going to buy a versys if I didn’t find the ST. The engine in those things is remarkable. Smooth buttery power with the right amount of torque that it just pulls. Handles like a dream.
 
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