'The true Soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because He loves what is behind him.' -G. K. Chesterton

04 July 2012


I'm going to be missing here for a few days. Car Guy will be here tomorrow and Friday morning we're loading up the motorcycles and heading out. Time constraints, and the fact that this is a first for me, preclude anything cross country. If all goes well on this ride though, I'll probably be doing a bit more of this kind of thing.

BigBandido is ready. I changed the oil and filter, lubed up the chain and bought a set of small saddlebags. Throw in my tank bag and whatever I decide to bungee to the passenger seat and I should be able to haul along sufficient supplies to take me where I want to go.

This is really a kind of minimalist touring. Call it sport touring lite. I've got the Bandit and Car Guy has his V-Rod. Well, one of them because he can't ride two at once. I mean, he's good but even Car Guy ain't that good. If I decide I like it and want to do more and further there will almost certainly be a BMW in my future. I have no idea how it's going to go and whether or not I'm going to enjoy it so I went with a motorcycle that, should decide touring isn't my cup of tea, will be a great around town bike.

We're going to Salt Lake City first. The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) has a new exhibition showing called The Art Of The Performance Automobile that I really want to see. From there we'll see. I'd like to run out to see Little Big Horn and then ride through the Rockies. Maybe do a big loop down to Four Corners, over to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and then home. Maybe. I'm planning on letting whim and the wind cast me where they will. I'm figuring on 3 to 5 days in total. That's for me. Car Guy will be riding here from California and then back. But then he's a lot more awesome than I am.

I'll be taking plenty of pictures and doing a series of posts on the ride when I get home. For this ride I just want to get away and forget everything for a couple of days. Clear my head and just spend time on the road with my best friend. See what's out there to see and travel some roads I've never been on before. Maybe find some nice twisties and let my inner squid out for a little fun. Forget what ails me and just have fun.

I hope you all are having a great Independence Day. We soaked in the pool and then threw some cow on the grill and made some garlic bacon burgers. Yes, they were yummy!The TDF is on the tube and I have some packing to do. You be well and I'll be back in a few days.



Murphy's Law said...

Way cool! Via Con Dios, and ride safe!

Borepatch said...

That sure sounds like more fun that I'll be having. Be safe.

Six said...

Thanks ML. I'm concentrating on keeping the soft, black stuff on the tarmac.

I'm hoping for a not quite but kinda epic ride BP. That'll leave me room for a truly epic ride a little later :)

agirlandhergun said...

Have a blast. Be careful!!!!

Keads said...

Have a great time!

Six said...

Thanks Girl. Always.

Thank you Kelly.