Have you ever wondered; "What would it be like... if ALL I had was my Motorcycle... and Only the things I needed to live. Clothing, Shelter, Cooking gear..."
It's an idea that's always appealed to me. Last year, riding the Alcan... with the limited gear I carried... I've never been more content...
Don't mistake me now... I may have cowboyed for a goodly while... lived rough and such... but that don't mean, in any sort of a way, that I LIKE being uncomfortable... A masochist I ain't! Truth is... the only thing that keeps a cowboys bedroll from being 6' in diameter... is the ability of a mule to carry it! :)
... Same thing on a motorcycle...
Bottom line is.. could you live and be, Comfortable, on Just a Motorcycle? ... and ... the answer is... a tee total, double chromed, unhesitating... YES! :)
You'd have to make sacrifices... Getting ready to go somewhere, when the weather is bad, takes more time then just sprinting out to your "Cage" through the rain... to safety inside it... You have to get geared up.
... and you have to think about some things a bit. How are you going to haul some needful things?... Like yesterday... in our fifth wheel camp in Southern Utah.
The truck is broke... been hauled a hundred miles away... for what is very likely gonna be a repair that will cost what I could buy a solid, clean V Star for!!!!!!
... and ... I needed propane for the "House"... whud-a-ya gonna Do?
Why... strap that 40# Propane Bottle on... and Make a Raider Ride for fuel to Escalante... Riding a Yamaha Raider Propane Hauler!
|*Raider Loaded and Ready*|
Truth be known... the bike didn't know it was there... More stable then a "rider" back there. :)
|*Riding to town for Propane*|
Which leaves me wonderin'... will JB weld hold the fifth wheel hitch on my helmet? :)
Grab Your Handles and Ride!
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