The Yamaha Super Tenere, the same as about any other bike ever made, has its dedicated fans that love the bike so much they attend 'Gatherings and Rallys' all over the country.
One of those Gatherings/Rally for the Tenere this year was held in South Dakota. Custer, South Dakota to be specific.
We met at the Custer Crazy horse campground. I only planned to be there two days, and I planned to bag two more of the US 15 best roads on the trip, then I have a wedding to attend when I get home. So...I'm on-a-bit-of-a schedule.
I also planned to see Mark, "MAK10" and his wife at the gathering.
....but on the way there I stopped for gas somewhere in Wyoming
There is another VW bus just out of the picture. I talked to one of the owners and they told me they were going to a "Large" gathering of VW buses in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho.
Talk about 'life in the slow lane'.....when they left the station it took them a good long while, a lot of smoke, and the ole familiar VW engine putt-putting to drive up the hill and out of sight.
I don't have enough patience to drive one of those.
The next morning as I'm leaving the town, this guy flagged me down, he drives the truck you see up the road. His GPS had led him to Thermopolis when it should have taken him to Lovell....a mere 101 miles north... He had no idea where Lovell was since all he had to reference was his phone gps and it (the gps) didn't seem to be able to find Lovell. Weird.