Back West.

Today marked the beginning of our next longer trip.  As it has been a tradition, we always depart from home in the rain.  Luckily, we got a reprieve this year and had decent weather after our first stop.

It was good to catch up again, discuss life and its never ending changes.  Not a whole lot to talk about this first day..  Just getting started..

 

Rubber side down.

 

 

Day One – Moab Trip 2017 from David Brown on Vimeo.

Weather the Weather

We are less than two weeks out from our next adventure.  It is worth mentioning, as few people talk about it, the weather.  Motorcycling brings storms; rain, snow, lightning, wind, etc.  Being prepared for them is being ahead of the game.

It is more than just preparing for a little bit of water, falling from the sky.  It is about being prepared to handle the worst case scenario.  Not only will you have to battle the elements if you are caught in them, you will have to battle yourself.  Be mindful of fatigue and ego.  Know when it is time to pull over and seek shelter.  It isn’t worth getting tired, complacent, and then making a mistake on two wheels.

Be prepared to weather the weather.  Sometimes that means staying put for a bit.  Sometimes that means strapping on a rain suit and powering through.  Don’t let the ego make the decision.

Two Years of Two Wheeled Travel

On the anniversary of our site being up for two years; we present a quick look-back at our travels.  Thanks to everyone for the encouragement, support, and thoughtful advice.

Inspiration Through Video

As if you needed any more inspiration to plan a trip on two wheels….

This video should get you thinking.  Just grab a few buddies and your bikes!!

Enjoy!

Chicago the ‘Windy (and rainy) City’

Leaving straight from work and driving north and west into what looked like a red blob of fury on the RADAR did not disappoint.  The lightning coming down all around us set the stage for a dramatic entry into Chicago.

 

From standing water on the interstate to grooved pavement, the ride will not be forgotten.  A lot of people take trips throughout their lives.  The ones they remember are when things go wrong, or not how it was imagined.  I may never remember little details but I assure you, I will always remember the time I rode a motorcycle to Chicago in the rain…

 

Rubber side down.