Tenere Across The USA (part II)

NorthwestCajun

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Just saw on your tracker that you've missed most of West By-Gawd Virginny. Great summer riding.
For your riding couples list, add Dirt_Dad and Dirt_Mom even though she recently moved from her own Tenere to a BMW.
I’ll be back in that area for the March Moto Madness Mother Rally. With almost a month to kill before the Tenere Rally in Arkansas, I will most definitely be riding more in WV! The little section I rode out near Parkersburg got me wanting more! Y’all mind showing me around?
 

NorthwestCajun

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P.K. Adventures
I was invited through Jaxon “Tabasco” Fyffe to meetup with Aaron Gragg, the leader of Possum Kingdom Adventures which is Northwest of Dallas. He had a trip in the works going down to the coast. Not doing the math, I said sure. (It was a 1200ish mile trip over 3 days)
We were joined by Tim Scholtz, Kevin Landis, James Queen, Zach Bagley, and the father and son(two up) team of Lee and Max Chestnut.
Aaron agreed to let me park the Yamahauler on his ranch while we were away. More on the ranch later...

Day 1 was right at 500 miles at a very quick pace. We stopped in West, Texas just north of Waco for gas and lunch. It’s known for several Czechoslovakian bakeries with different meat filled rolls called Koliches. YUM! The route was all “Farm to Market” secondary roads. We showed up at the hotel in Winnie, Texas after about 11 hours on the road. I slept hard that night!

Day 2 was along the coast, new roads mostly for me. From Winnie, down to the Gulf Coast skirting the beach to the ferry to Galveston. A short (free) ferry to Galveston island and the touristy town that Galveston is. Then Bay City and seafood lunch in Port Lavaca. Our night was about 100 miles away in the very historic town of Goliad. All Texans are taught of the fort and battles that happens there. A really neat place!

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Day 3 had rain in the forecast all the way back to the ranch... yuck. I chose to take a more direct route that had me through more rain then the others who normally follow the radar to avoid the clouds. Living in the northwest, I’m prepared for the wet stuff. Luckily, I only hit about two hours of rain of the 6+ hours on the road. I did meet up with Zack and James outside Seguin, Zack hit a slippery patch of pavement and went sliding across 3 lanes of highway. His handle bars got bent pretty bad and he lost 1/2 his foot peg but only got a little road rash on his forearm. He was lucky! Even with his bike in that condition, he still kept a pace faster then I cared to keep up with. Not wanting to slow him down, he sped off and I was happy to “ride my own ride”

When passing through Cherokee Texas, the smell of wood smoke had me activating my antilock brakes for open pit BBQ. Ohhhh my! Was that tasty! The perfect place to stop and grab a bite after skipping breakfast wanting to beat the weather.

I actually beat Aaron back to the ranch by almost an hour.

Aaron had some ranch duties to take care of as soon as he got parked, you see he manages 4000 acres with about 75 head of cattle. He also has “High fence” and low fence guided hunts form wild pigs, turkey and deer. He asked if I wanted to ride with him to feed the cattle and if we see any feral hogs, it was open season. We didn’t see any hogs but I did get a great tour of the ranch while we fed the cows.
To book guided hunts contact Aaron at www.pkhunting.phonesites.com
He did say that a 2 day hog hunt has a 90% chance of getting at least one hog.

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Cycledude

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Did you ever eat wild pig ? A friend went wild pig hunting in Texas and got one, he said it was awful and he would never bring one home again.
 

Madhatter

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them old boars are awful , buzzards won't eat them .... a very young pig can be very good .... feral pigs are a great problem where every they show up...
 

Sierra1

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I don't think feral hogs are ever OUT of season. In Texas, anyway. I've heard that California has a limit on them. If that's true, apparently they're not a problem in California....yet. Destructive as hell. I though I was starting to have hog problems; visible rooting in the yard. Turned out to be armadillos. o_O
 

jhansen

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I don't think feral hogs are ever OUT of season. In Texas, anyway. I've heard that California has a limit on them. If that's true, apparently they're not a problem in California....yet. Destructive as hell. I though I was starting to have hog problems; visible rooting in the yard. Turned out to be armadillos. o_O
from the Texas Parks and Wildlife site
Feral hogs are unprotected, exotic, non-game animals. Therefore, they may be taken by any means or methods at any time of year. There are no seasons or bag limits, however a hunting license and landowner permission are required to hunt them.
 

Sierra1

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Exotic? I'm guessing that's because they're not originally indigenous? By now....they're indigenous....and definitely not exotic....at least not in a good way.
 

Lautarooo

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cool trip man congrats!!! i have a question , do you or anyone else have experience with picking up the S10? it is notoriously heavy so i am concerned with this in an off-road trip in the future. i did a cross country on my klr 650, i hate to admit it but picking it up fully loaded was almost impossible, especially when tired.. going down cinnamon pass (gorgeous bucket list ride btw) on loose gravel was extremely tough.. i wonder how i would have managed with an additional 100 pounds.. thoughts?

ps. to give context I am 6’2” 130 pounds of rock hard muscle with an additional 50 pound layer of supple fat.. average strength.. nothing extraordinary,
 
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Madhatter

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there are techniques for picking it up , best to have a friend with you if your going into an iffy area... hard to pick it up if your pinned under neath it. or hurt.
 

Cycledude

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ps. to give context I am 6’2” 130 pounds of rock hard muscle with an additional 50 pound layer of supple fat.. average strength.. nothing extraordinary,
5’9” 200 pound weakling and I don’t have much trouble picking it up on level ground but so far only had to pick it up once. Obviously Un level ground could make it a lot more difficult. The Tenere is pretty tall so that adds to the difficulty, my Goldwing weighs more but because the center of gravity is so much lower it’s much easier to pick up, seems like about once every hundred thousand miles I wind up having to pickup the Goldwing for some odd reason.
 

NorthwestCajun

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Loading up the Super Tenere in the Yamahauler for a bit. Heading up to March Moto Madness in Tennessee next month. I keep it inside for long road trips or when I’ll be away from the van on other excursions. Having loaded airplanes with cargo for 20+ years, it’s just like old times securing everything down. You can’t put too much restraint!
I use a Warn 1500lb ATV winch bolted to the floor to back the bike in. That gives more room to and from the bed. It’s tight but it works29263BFD-3DC1-4FDF-8C21-0B347EAF72D4.jpegF674C40D-F12B-445F-B499-14C585CAF23C.jpegF626C2D9-2516-45A2-A5B1-1B0F58F033C7.jpeg35844A91-FE22-4E4A-B824-C69C28F67587.jpeg3E48F276-797A-41D9-95FF-377B654A332C.jpeg66E0EEAD-95A0-46B9-B5F2-998125D313FD.jpeg6ADF84F7-FF85-469B-9316-A0CDF2297B0A.jpeg
 

NorthwestCajun

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Look at the last pic, there is a motorcycle tie down strap hooked to the skid plate.. Both ends are hooked to the plate.
 
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