where did you TAKE your Tenere today?

eemsreno

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I try to ride my bike everyday. It's a tough life but someone has to do it
I take off in the mornings on the Tenere.
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Then when the grass dries out in the afternoon I put in a moto on the MX bike.
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Then I finish off with skill honing on the Trials bike.
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Now, where will I ride tomorrow?
 
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MonkeyBut

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You guys have been killing it the last few pages!!! Keep it coming!!! Absolutely stunning!!

Cantab, you have to share where they make ice cream cones that big so I can get one for my wife and watch.........oh nevermind
Where you get them again??
 

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You guys have been killing it the last few pages!!! Keep it coming!!! Absolutely stunning!!

Cantab, you have to share where they make ice cream cones that big so I can get one for my wife and watch.........oh nevermind
Where you get them again??
Hmm about 30hrs flying/stopovers to get down here...;)
 

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I havent been anyplace cool this year but i took vacation to do home repairs and maintenace at my moms house. The last thing this week i was not going to need many tools so i rode the bike to her house to restain her garage after cleaning all the mold off it and the house the distillery behind her creates! I also got a couple nasty chemical burns cleaning that mold! It really feels good to help her and ride my bike!
 

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You guys have been killing it the last few pages!!! Keep it coming!!! Absolutely stunning!!

Cantab, you have to share where they make ice cream cones that big so I can get one for my wife and watch.........oh nevermind
Where you get them again??
Lol "fuel whore"
 

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WHAT A SUPERB ALL AROUND BIKE THE XT1200 IS!
Together with my son, we just completed a two weeks tour from Sweden (TET) through Denmark (transport only sorry), Germany (through the Hartz mountain and Thüringen's beautiful landscape), Switzerland (alps and valleys) and back. The pics can't even begin to describe the thrill.
The bikes easily cleared muddy TET roads, scenic byways, mountain switchbacks, Alp passes and the boring Autobahn (with GPS speeds of up to 200 km/h (125 mph).
Perfect weather 12 of the 13 days!
The goal was to ride as many Alp passes as possible. We completed nine different ones (some of them multiple times just for fun :cool: ).
Two "hiccups":
- Switzerland is EXPENSIVE (since we were well aware of this, detours to Germany at times to stock up on necessities)
- Why put loud pipes on bikes and scream through the picturesque villages causing nothing but badwill for all bikers?

Picking up freshly baked "brötchen" for breakfast at 6 AM
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Early morning in the Hartz mountains
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Biker hotel in Thüringen
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Old Wartburg factory museum in Eisenach
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Dinner with a view of a Monastery (dating back to 745 A.D.!!) in southern Germany.
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Best food (Curry wurst mit pommes und mayo) and best bike accessories shop (Louis Motorrad)
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How do you ask for a refill with a name like this?!?
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Speechless
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Nirvana
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Nirvana again
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Due to Corona, we had to limit alp passes to Switzerland as Swedes are not looked upon as trustworthy in Austria.
But all in all, a fantastic trip and although we've been here many times, we discover new gems every time!
 

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I am officially jealous. That'd be a bucket list trip for me. Were there any surprises as far as the bikes? Did either one stand out more than the other.
My 2016 XT12 totally reliable. Fill'er up and go.
2020 Honda AT, chain to lube and "program the dash" took a few minutes every morning. Luckily my son is more tech inclined and enjoy hooking the phone up, starting Apple car play and select among a myriad of driving modes. When he can actually take off, senior on the XT is already just a dot on the horizon. :cool:
Fuel consumption, below 120 km/h (75 mph), pretty even. Autobahn speeds, AT significantly more frugal.
All in all, fantastic bikes although I'm partial to XT12 with shaft drive and 120 000 km of trouble free riding (on both a gen 1 and current gen 2)
 

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I am officially jealous. That'd be a bucket list trip for me. Were there any surprises as far as the bikes? Did either one stand out more than the other.
Sierra, do it! Once all this Covid stuff is behind us, come see Europe, the Alps, Dolomites and much more, it’s truly stunning and there really isn’t anything to be put off by. Also, there’s loads of us on here that are very experienced with European travel who are willing to advise and help out where we can.

My bucket list includes the states and Scandinavia, and when ready, I’m shouting up advice and help on here. Scandinavia first in 2022.
 

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I had to make a run south from Bergen to Stavanger, Norway today, for work purposes. Not the right weather for pictures, a gray-ish day with occasional drizzles. Stavanger is where my mother is from, our ancestry goes generations and generations back. A couple of streets there, on the water, are named for my great-grandmother, as legend has it. It's a nice round-trip, straight down through no less than three below-sea tunnels and two ferry crossings. On my way back north I chose the eastern route, to ride older roads, more scenic and twisty. And more dangerous ... a head-on a ways up saw a late 80's Cadillac Seville wrecked in the front of a Suzuki SUV. Starting off from Stavanger I passed through the world's longest (14,4 km/9 mi) and deepest (290 m./950 ft) below-sea tunnel, Ryfylketunnelen (google-pics), between Stavanger and Tau. Total riding time including a short lunch break was about ten hours.

Here's the route (the loop is counter-clockwise):
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Three of a total of four below-sea tunnels:
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Waiting to get on the first ferry. LNG-powered and so quiet and smooth that you'd think it is battery-powered (many of our ferries are). A far cry from the ferries when I grew up, where in the salon you'd hear a cacophony of porcelain coffee-cups on saucers, rattling in tune to the slow rhythm of a big diesel engine.
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Now this is just cheesy, but "ØL" -- that's an "O" with a slash through it followed by an "L" -- means "beer" in Norwegian (and Danish and Swedish). And this town that I stopped in is called, well, translated, "the Beer" (the ending -en equals "the"). So buying a six-pack there on a Friday afternoon seems like the right thing to do. Needs to be bought by 8 pm, because the socialist nanny-state has decided that it would be oh, so incredibly, unbearably bad for you if you could buy beer any later than that. Go figure.
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Oh, and believe it or not, it was nice and warm there ... 20ºC/68ºF, that was a surprise.

The beer though was still cold when I got home just after 8 pm. Enjoying it now.
 
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