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    Well, I don't have spousal approval, but I do have what I sense to be spousal resignation. Plus I found a 2012 with 1 mile on it, and a person willing to deal.

    Why? Well, it is sort of TWish, isn't it? Besides I have to take Z on a retirement trip to Alaska and we all know he will choose his DR, so I can't ride mine. Be like adult twins dressing the same. And it appeals to my old school mentality. I remember when a 250 was a big bike, and an ADV bike was a CB with a homemade skid plate. Good enough for me. It's been a year. I didn't have the money then, arguably I don't have it now, but the squeeze isn't as tight. Time is right.

    Besides, it lets me link a really good website you may not have discovered. CMG TU250X long term wrap up - Canada Moto Guide

    I'm short about 700 bucks. I'll keep you posted.
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    Crazy ain't it Mike? I did it in 1980 on my Cx500 (1979) and enjoyed every minute of that summer. Later I hid a Colt .38 super (some might question this choice, but if you research it, you will see why it was a wise caliber...and remember we had no internet in those days.) under the seat and went to Panama. Yeah, I think I am wussing out too. I really think I should ride a Sym Wolf 150, but I'm ageing brother, so I'm thinking the Tu. It's not an adventure to me to ride it Mike. Unless I make it one. I've been to Alaska so many times I lost count. I have no life desire to ever ride a big bike anywhere anymore. Done that. What I want is to ride a little bike, a bike any man with a day job can afford, anywhere I point my arrow. It's like wood gun stocks and blued steel. I can't defend my choice. I can merely state it as my choice.
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    Missed it. I think Z has a 650, as do I.
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    Pissy TU 250

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    I've lived too large too long Mike. Time to tie one arm behind my back and make it fun again.
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    Let's play a game Mike. From what little I know of you, you are a long time, experienced rider and traveler. Tell me this. Where could you not ride that bike if you decided you wanted to?
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    That 249 cc FI will not have a problem doing the trip 80 miles to the gallon and a 3.2 gal tank. we will have to stay off the freeways and carry a spare rear tire to make it home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TW2013 View Post
    Dang it, my first thought was...the Everglades. But in reality, I honestly don't think there is anywhere that I could not ride...if I wanted to. Other than politcial borders, war zones, etc., the topography is not going to stop me, and I can endure most weather (prefer cold rather than heat). If I am being 100 % honest...I believe I can ride on any road, or trail that anyone else has already ridden on. I am not great at "trials" riding, but very taken by the way some of the trials riders handle their bikes. Given that I have ridden on every Continent, including Antarctica, the only places I have intentionally avoided are the war zones of the Middle east, and some of the rebel countries in Africa.

    I know where I "prefer" to ride, and where I would rather not ride, but given enough time & resources, I believe I could ride anywhere..."if" I wanted to.

    I also believe the same goes for you...right?

    So, let's find a 4th rider, and make an Alaskan trip in 2015...eh? If you two decide to take your matching DR 650s, I'm sure I can find something comparable in my stable.

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