Pre-Berkshire Setup

I always thought I was a well prepared individual, that was until I started riding dirt bikes and met some of the other dirt riders.  I always had all my tools with me, air pumps, rain gear, etc etc when riding on the street.  Little did I know the amount of tools needed for a long ride in the dirt.  Every day I learn something new I should keep in my tool box for the preride check or another trick that I have been neglecting.  For the latest ride up into the Berkshires I actually ALMOST had everything working.  The only thing missing was the wiring on my trailer…..which I promptly did the night before at 8pm after work when I had 4 hours to drive.  But hey I made it!!  Here is my trusty camp site!

Well I pulled it off and I have to say that was the fastest I have ever fixed anything I think.   But hey i’m getting there, one day I will be able to leave right after work with everything in tow.  Even my tool roll has everything for trail side repairs now, so I am close!  I’m usually good but with the husky and trailer garaged so far from me I tend to not find a lot of time during the week to take care of it.

What do you leave for last second on a ride?  Or do you always have everything ready to go?

What ARE they looking at?

While looking through photos, I happened upon this one taken of Pimmie and I up on Grimselpass in Switzerland.  I have no idea what we were looking at, or why it was so captivating that both of us were locked in our gaze so deeply that we didn’t notice the attacking dinosaur.

 

Dino Attack!

Dino Attack!

 

 

Perhaps we were simply reflecting on how lucky we were to be riding around this stuff:

 

Mucho Caliente!!!!!!!! – 26 of 29

Dipping into the archives a bit more here but not as far back, with the move to the new apartment I haven’t had a lot of riding time.  That is until today!  But until I get those pics up you have to settle for the following!

This is a pic from another adventure I had this summer when i was…………..by myself!  I popped the tube and had to change the tire in 90+ degree heat in the shade.  I almost ran out of water and ended up having to ride out on a flat tire since I couldn’t get the tube patched after three tries.  The worst part is I got out of the trail and all I had that was cold in my truck was a corona so I drank that…….it’s like 95% water anyways right?

 

 

This was a big o sh*t moment for me as I had never changed a tube with just tire irons before.  I was prepared though and had everything including the pump with me but still couldn’t get it right!  What’s a big o sh*t moment for you?  Were you prepared for the worst?

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You did what?! – 25 of 29

When I first bought my Ducati 1098 I had grand dreams of riding everywhere on it.  I did follow through on most of them and my 2nd summer of ownership I took a solo trip to the dragon from NY.  I spent four and half days and 2000+ miles on a torture rack of an italian motorcycle.  It rained it poured the temps dipped below reasonable levels and the sun did peek out every once and a while.  O and not to mention the time I hit the killswitch at 80mph at 11pm at night still 700 miles from home……..I panicked thinking the bike died on me!  But it just made everything that much more fun!  I couldn’t think of a better steed for the trip as it made every single turn that much more exciting.  This is a picture from it.

Of course afterwards advil was my best friend for the next week!  This is so far my greatest motorcycle trip yet I need to do it again sometime.  Or maybe go somewhere else like cross country on the same bike! I have a whole ride report for it too i’ll have to post it some time.  What is your favorite trip?

 

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20 of 29 – rainbows at Skogafoss

While touring the Icelandic countryside, the planets aligned and left me with a perfect photo opportunity – capturing my two favorite girls under a rainbow at the Skogafoss waterfall.

 

 

Skogarfoss waterfall

Skogafoss waterfall

 

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