Why the blog? That one’s simple: I occasionally have thoughts to express, experiences to share, or news to convey. I know from having an RV blog for nearly nine years that I will get few readers. So it’s just for me and a few others.
Why the switch from full-time RV travel to motorcycle? The reasons are also simple when you get right down to it: a) I’m getting along in years (63 in a week) and it’s best to do things while I still can rather than just dreaming about them; b) I enjoy riding motorcycles; c) there are lots of places that I wanted to explore that I could not easily (or at all) reach in my motorhome.
An example of the last reason is the Wheeler Peak Campground at the Great Basin National Park. The road is too steep, I barely made it 3.5 miles up it to the Lehman Creek Campground where I was campground host last year. My transmission temperature was getting too high and I could only crawl at about 15 mph the final half mile. I think it was another 9.5 miles of twisty 8% grade to the upper campground.
I would like to camp up there and other such places. I have utilized the little 250cc motorcycle I carry on the rear of my motorhome to travel the last leg to locations, but it’s not the same. There’s an itch that I want to scratch, a desire to head out thataway with everything I need packed on my bike. The road calls…
The 2013 BMW F700GS pictured at top—shown just as purchased—is now nearly kitted out for long-term travel starting the end of March. The RV & little bike will go into storage. I’ll try it out till mid or late October and see how it goes.