So last week I sold a big street bike —a Triumph Rocket III—that I’ve had for a dozen years. Didn’t plan to replace it right away but I had an opportunity to buy a well-sorted bike that I really wanted so I jumped on it. I made arrangements for the purchase and bought a plane ticket. Here’s what happened:
Yesterday I got home after a 4-day, 1,600-mile trip...a true Fly & Ride.
I flew from Tampa to Dallas to pick up a bike— a 2018 BMW R1200GS Adventure with tons of accessories.
After picking it up, I rode south to Killeen to hang out with my friend Brad—a super good guy and ace BMW mechanic. He provided me a tutorial on the bike...but it’ll take a while to understand all of the technology.
The next day I rode even farther south to Bandera—outside of San Antonio—to hang out with my buddy John. He and I drove to Laredo for lunch with a couple of friends, Billy and Gabe.
The next day I departed Bandera and made it to Baton Rouge, LA. And yesterday I rode 735 miles home to Tampa .
The weather cooperated, the bike is an absolute blast to ride and I saw some pretty scenery along the way.
Now...to make some room in the garage. 🤭