Change is coming to my life and this blog. There is a new "horse" in the stable. After well over 300,000 miles on motorcycles and now living in the Mid Atlantic - read snow. - and a commitment to this blog and my travel lust; I decided to add a new component to my travels. So, tomorrow the plan is traveling out West to Colorado with stops in Silverton, Ouray and Durango. Then off to Moab and up to Idaho and across to Jackson Hole Wyoming. Drop down to Monument Valley and on to the Horizons Unlimited meeting in North Carolina. Drop into the Overland East Expo at the Biltmore Estate. All in all about 7,500 miles in 22 days. Done it before on the motorcycle, actually a few times; but this is late in season, and have some mods to the new ride. Bring on the rain, the snow, the heat. I won't care for I will be high and dry in comfort!
Rest assured, my two and three wheel jockeys, not giving up on the "hack". Just not as thrilled as I have been in years past riding in the heat of the dessert, the all day rains, the snow, or sitting dead stopped in freeway traffic on a hot humid day! I have grown now understand the "comforts" of being hugged incapsulated in a motoring conveyance . These things are a wonder; for depending on the day, you can scoot down the road in air conditioning, or warmth all the while being dry. Oh, and sip your coffee too! The other aspect to "growing older" is we oft suffer from the frailties of our youth. Some of those skiing accidents have come to haunt the knees and back.
R90S New 1976 K100RS New 1988 R11200GS New 2005
Hack built in 2010
Done are the days of the "Iron Butts" Dashing head long at high speeds; sitting for hours in the saddle suffering the elements. Been a fun ride. Not over. Just not doing the "mille miglia" anymore...
I don't think.
In the future I plan on motorcycle rides less then a thousand miles. Rest assured there will be many posts of travels within this radius. The addition of "four" wheels will allow us to venture perhaps up to
the Maine coast and photograph lighthouses in winter. When sick and tired of the cold and snow; motor down to Florida for some beach time. I look forward to broadening the adventure. Please
plan on coming along.
Sancho! My lance! Ahhh errr I mean camera!
The Quest continues.
See You Down The Road
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