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.
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.