I have been riding motorcycles on and off for over 35 years. As you may have read in other posts here on my site, my current ride is a Yamaha Super Tenere. I have taken some great trips with this bike, some with my wife June and some without.
Time has come to move away for motorcycling and sell my bike. I may come back, I may not. There are several reasons for me to come to this decision.
First, I just can’t take other drivers on the road anymore. People are so distracted while driving, playing with their phones, texting, posting on Facebook, etc.… I just get so stressed out while out with other cars around me, which is the opposite of what I’m supposed to be feeling. Once I get away from all other vehicles, I do still love motorcycling. It’s just getting to where there are no other people takes the enjoyment away.
Second, my wife is moving into a new career and has decided to sell her motorcycle to get more money in the bank for a financial cushion while she embarks on her new path. Just her selling her bike, would not in itself make me sell mine, but it is a deciding factor.
So, what will The Gobbler do now???
The Gobbler also has a Toyota 4Runner set up to do some pretty good off-roading. In fact, I can go places with my 4Runner that I will not go on my Tenere. I can also pack a lot more stuff. June and I love to camp and like taking our dog Maggie. Obviously, we cannot take a 65 pound dog on our motorcycles. The 4Runner can be packed to the gills and allow us to bring everything we want (even a camping toilet).
This blog will morph into more of a off-roading/overlanding/camping blog. I will keep my motorcycling stuff posted as I like to relive some of the great times I had on the bike. I do hope there will be some interest in this new turn. Living in Colorado still will lead to some awesome scenery and great trails to post about.
Stay tuned, I will be posting some of my/our new adventures in the coming weeks.
Please post a comment and let me know how you feel about this…not that it will change anything.
Here are some teaser pics to get the juices going…
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I completely agree with you on the distracted drivers. It’s always been dangerous out there, but it’s really ramped up as of late. We have neighbors that are avid overlander’s and I totally get the allure.
Best of luck to you!
It’s the experience that counts not the mode of transportation that counts.
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Couldn’t agree with you more Mike, it’s not the mode of transportation. We’ve already had some fantastic times in the 4Runner.
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You also can take that 4 Runner out when the snow is all around and pack a gas fired fire pit for the evening! But really? you can take a lot more beer and wine in a truck than on a bike!
I get scared just driving around Connecticut in my car, so many distracted drivers and its illegal, but you wouldn’t know it!
( A camping toilet?? Really, check in to a hotel that has a bar )
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