Spring is here, and I’m glad to see it. For me, it means tax time is over, the cold mornings have stopped, and I get to start thinking about taking out my motorcycle for longer rides and figuring out which conventions I’ll be able to attend.
A little while back, I decided maybe I’d combine the two.
See, about three years back, I bought my first motorcycle, The Late Late Show. I’d been wanting one most of my life, but through a combination of finances and not wanting to give family members heart attacks, I waited. In the three years since, I’ve spent a fair amount of time winding through the Texas hill country. I took a weekend trip to Abilene (a tourist destination if ever there was one), but I’ve never done a looooong trip on The Late Late Show. That’s about to change, though.
See, this September, I’ll be attending KillerCon in Las Vegas. I’m choosing KillerCon as one of my stops for several reasons: it’s affordable, it’s a great excuse to go to Vegas for a weekend, and it’ll make for a great ride.
My plan is to take four days to get there and four days to get back. I’ll get to see The Very Large Array and The Petrified Forest. I’ll roll over Hoover Dam. I’ll be making nightly stops along the way, and I’ll be updating my progress here. This will be my longest trip on two wheels, and I plan to share it with you. In the meantime, I’ll share some of my preparations. It’ll be fun.
It starts with an idea. This is mine. Hope you’ll all be along for the ride.