I received a text, this afternoon, from a friend in Austin. He linked a blog site of a gentleman who is currently on a trip, headed south, on a 1999 BMW F650. Under his "about" section he states this:
"My name is Taylor and I am going South. Into Mexico, past Costa Rica, through Colombia and hopefully much further beyond. Keep checking back often. I’ll be posting daily once my trip begins."
You can find his blog at http://www.headedsouth.net. I wish him the best of luck! and am extremely jealous that I can't be out there as well. If you have some time, visit his site and post some encouragement his way.
As to my own travels, it's been lacking as of late. Early December was a rather wet one here in Southern Arizona, and with the activities of the season I didn't get out as much as I wanted. I did have an old college buddy come out for a visit, who had just taken the Motorcycle Safety Foundation class, and had gotten his license endorsed. He asked if we'd be able to take a day trip somewhere and I wanted to give him a nice view, so I thought we'd try heading out to Kitt Peak. I made this same trip back in March of last year for anyone wanting more information on the route.
I was able to talk my dad into loaning out his bike. I believe his exact words were "Sure, I'm planning on getting a new bike anyway so who cares about the old one. Now, if your friend had wanted to borrow my new bike guess again." WooHoo! Bike in hand my buddy came over and we were ready to go. Meet Matt, my friend, and most of the junk in my garage.
Until next time.