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Buy a trailer and something to pull it with and hit the road. Follow the wandering star. Like plumb layed out so well above. Right on Plumb!
I am in the same boat. been in the northwest for 25 years. Beautiful place, sounds crass, but been there and done that, and want to dry out and see more of the west.
Also in the market for another kayak. But a folder this time. Easier to pack along.
 

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Buy a trailer and something to pull it with and hit the road. Follow the wandering star. Like plumb layed out so well above. Right on Plumb!
I am in the same boat. been in the northwest for 25 years. Beautiful place, sounds crass, but been there and done that, and want to dry out and see more of the west.
Also in the market for another kayak. But a folder this time. Easier to pack along.
This is my system for fun. Hope to put some miles on this year.
 

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Just too many to quote up there.

Thought about small 4x4, Jeep Cherokee XJ, and some small camper to pull, actually had just rather sleep in the back of, it. That is what i did with the Scouts and Broncos I have had, Jeep CJ5 not so much.
Just haven't found the XJ that I am looking for. Prices range from 4k up to 23k.

Kayaking, long time ago i had looked at folding, but just didn't fit where i was paddling.
Mine was enclosed 16ft 4in, 25in beam, carried almost two months of supplies. Wasn't worried about anything, even when getting blown offshore try to make it Horn Island.
That was some bad weather that blew in.

Should have had it re-glassed and kept it. Don't think anymore are made of that style by any manufacture.

Lake Maurepas to Pensacola Bay, then back to Biloxi to haul out.
That was some trip there.

Galveston to Vermillion bay, then turned around and paddled to Port O'Conner.

Sabine River - from Longview to Toledo Bend.
That's where i woke up one night hearing the pitter-patter of little feet.
Thinking it was raccoon, I shook the tent. It was a skunk. Caught tent at right the entrance. Talk about not being able breath, oh sheesh, unable to explain what that was like.
Could barely stay in it the following nights of that trip.
Tent smelled like skunk for 8 years after that. Finally threw it away. Sure did like that tent.

I got a lot stories about those trips.
The time the alligator would not let me back in my kayak.
The feral hog i thought was going to run over my tent.
The herd of javelina that woke me up in the middle of the night.
few more.

I really would like to paddle from Brownsville around Fl and then up north to somewhere.
Anyone up to that trip ?

bikes and kayaking at this time is what keeps me going and not feeling like the subject here.
This probably all boils down to my DR being broke and not getting to ride to ......
What i am seeing is the TW not going fit the way i travel. That has me upset.

Been thinking of selling it buying a newer DR and mod it to match the one that Procycle used to have on their web site some 2 or 3 years ago.
 

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I feel your pain. We seem to use the TW more for "campsite" transportation. It is great as a shuttle ride (we leave the TW chained to a tree at the top of a river float and float downstream to the truck). It can sit there for a week and nobody ever messes with it. They probably do not know what it is.

I digress. I realized I like having motorcycles around and working them. It is as much fun now as riding them once was. Some times I just sit and look at the TW and/or the Hodaka I am working on (10+ years now. I don't work fast but I do charge a lot). We just found a non-running '94 DR350e. Almost free. Bad gas, cleaned carb and tank, re-wired, new tires, and it goes like hell. I know: It is only worth $1,200.00 or so but the fun of hearing it cough and come to life is special, I think.

I just turned 69.

Oh, I almost forgot. You can bring the TW up here to Montana and leave it with me. You can come and get it back whenever you want.
 

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Like many of the others I agree that it sounds like you've got the blues a bit. I'd say take your time making decisions and see how you feel in a few months or so. Can't hurt to talk to your doctor if you can't seem to find the motivation to do anything, that's a big indicator of depression for me. Follow your muse and may it bring you joy!
 

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Just a short update... Sold the DR and TW. Bought a Ford Explorer XLT.
Now i am into storm chasing. No flashy lights or such.

Was headed up to Montana/Wyoming area last week and instead detoured to West Virginia, so didn't make it up there.
Wish i had now.

I still think about buy some bike, maybe a XR250 (something like that).
 

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Just a short update... Sold the DR and TW. Bought a Ford Explorer XLT.
Now i am into storm chasing. No flashy lights or such.

Was headed up to Montana/Wyoming area last week and instead detoured to West Virginia, so didn't make it up there.
Wish i had now.

I still think about buy some bike, maybe a XR250 (something like that).
FWIW I’d love to take that new KLX 300 for a romp or better yet a 300EFI street legal KTM 2stroke (lotto money). See how it goes. TW is a lifer though. As for riding I have conceded to mostly off-road. Every year I get older it seems the roads get worse for safety. Or maybe I just get more aware of mortality. Idk. Do what you need to. Ride on and explore one way or another.
 

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FWIW I’d love to take that new KLX 300 for a romp or better yet a 300EFI street legal KTM 2stroke (lotto money). See how it goes. TW is a lifer though. As for riding I have conceded to mostly off-road. Every year I get older it seems the roads get worse for safety. Or maybe I just get more aware of mortality. Idk. Do what you need to. Ride on and explore one way or another.
Good you're moving in a positive direction, for YOU. Access to bikes and riding will always be there should you choose.
I got to thinking about what Sthrnromr stated.
This XLT i have has factory towing package (6 wire).
Bought an RV to pull behind it, could just as well pull a bike trailer.
Then went on to think that i could put a bike rack on the back of the trailer. Don't know if frame of trailer would support a TW.
I'll have to look when i get a chance.

Someone just now posted there was craig's list ad for a TW, don't dare look at it.
 

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I heard it fell off a trailer... :p:D
I got to thinking about what Sthrnromr stated.
This XLT i have has factory towing package (6 wire).
Bought an RV to pull behind it, could just as well pull a bike trailer.
Then went on to think that i could put a bike rack on the back of the trailer. Don't know if frame of trailer would support a TW.
I'll have to look when i get a chance.

Someone just now posted there was craig's list ad for a TW, don't dare look at it.
 

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You know that RV trailer i just bought a few months ago?
Sold it yesterday. Hadn't used it at all, was just sitting in storage. Oh well.
At least i don't have to worry about getting out and using it to get any type of return of use and not having to pay the 100$ month storage fee (covered storage).

So what now......
Joining a gym next week. Don't really care for that one. Ceiling is too low to do a handstand on the pull up bar (no room at all above it).

On the way back from collecting the money for the RV, was thinking maybe i just ought to buy another DR. Looked online at a couple, don't remember much about the ones i looked at, they just didn't strike my fancy at all.
 

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With me it is getting out and doing. Wishing this and that just doesn't cut it. As I am back down from Alaska, was a short time this year, I am starting to get homebound fever. So, I did something I have never done before. I bought 5 acres in S Carolina. Talking about taking a leap of faith. It is near Camden abut a half hour drive from where my daughter lives. It has an older mobile home on it and I will tear it down and send it to the dump what I can't salvage and there is usually not much with those. Hope to take care of that this year. Next year I plan to build a building I can back my trailer in, plumb it into the water,sewer and power which is on the property. Just figure to pour a slab, plumb in the utilities and go from there. Even if I just get the slab and utilities to hook to for the first year that will be a good start. Then will build the building and have an area for washer/dryer and bathroom with water heater. When I am gone I can rent it out. Nice to have your rig under cover both summer and winter. Will also have an outside system for another rv if company arrives.

Now, the question, how many TW owners or brush busters are in that area? Will have to do the hatfield/McCoy trail system, better sooner than later.
 

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With me it is getting out and doing. Wishing this and that just doesn't cut it. As I am back down from Alaska, was a short time this year, I am starting to get homebound fever. So, I did something I have never done before. I bought 5 acres in S Carolina. Talking about taking a leap of faith. It is near Camden abut a half hour drive from where my daughter lives. It has an older mobile home on it and I will tear it down and send it to the dump what I can't salvage and there is usually not much with those. Hope to take care of that this year. Next year I plan to build a building I can back my trailer in, plumb it into the water,sewer and power which is on the property. Just figure to pour a slab, plumb in the utilities and go from there. Even if I just get the slab and utilities to hook to for the first year that will be a good start. Then will build the building and have an area for washer/dryer and bathroom with water heater. When I am gone I can rent it out. Nice to have your rig under cover both summer and winter. Will also have an outside system for another rv if company arrives.

Now, the question, how many TW owners or brush busters are in that area? Will have to do the hatfield/McCoy trail system, better sooner than later.
I am ~ 1hr 20mins from Camden area. Not so sure about any local riding out that way, but I do know some decent spots within ~ 1hr from there. Also, congrats on the purchase! Any inside state info you want or need, feel free to reach out. :)
 

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With me it is getting out and doing. Wishing this and that just doesn't cut it. As I am back down from Alaska, was a short time this year, I am starting to get homebound fever. So, I did something I have never done before. I bought 5 acres in S Carolina. Talking about taking a leap of faith. It is near Camden abut a half hour drive from where my daughter lives. It has an older mobile home on it and I will tear it down and send it to the dump what I can't salvage and there is usually not much with those. Hope to take care of that this year. Next year I plan to build a building I can back my trailer in, plumb it into the water,sewer and power which is on the property. Just figure to pour a slab, plumb in the utilities and go from there. Even if I just get the slab and utilities to hook to for the first year that will be a good start. Then will build the building and have an area for washer/dryer and bathroom with water heater. When I am gone I can rent it out. Nice to have your rig under cover both summer and winter. Will also have an outside system for another rv if company arrives.

Now, the question, how many TW owners or brush busters are in that area? Will have to do the hatfield/McCoy trail system, better sooner than later.


Excellent direction on buying land, fun! I'm always the most happy/satisfied when I have some kind of project in the works.
 

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I am ~ 1hr 20mins from Camden area. Not so sure about any local riding out that way, but I do know some decent spots within ~ 1hr from there. Also, congrats on the purchase! Any inside state info you want or need, feel free to reach out. :)
This is the best part of being on this forum. Put out where you are and where you are going and asking if there is a fellow TW'er in the area to ride with. Here I am in the fartherest part of our nation and I reach out to folks 3000 mi away and get a response that hell yes, come on down and lets get dirty. Folks of the TW forum, it just doesn't get any better than that.
 
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