I have been away from my cycle for 4 long months as she has been in a long winter’s hibernation. The weather turned nice enough to melt the frozen tundra and as if to slap me in the face, work called me away to a far off place. Whenever it gets nice out, work knows to give me tasks many states away from my home and bike in a constant ugly quest to keep me off my cycle. Only a few days to get back and the Two Tires call my name like the mythical sirens of old. Those gorgeous dangerous and passionate sirens wreaked havoc upon those that were not aware of their murderous intentions. Hopefully my motorcycle only has positive ideas of adventurers and fun in mind for me.
Like every year, it is my goal to complete my 1000 mile trek to earn the coveted Iron Butt Award. Last year it escaped me when my Harley broke down approximately 300 miles from my objective. This year I will attempt it with a Yamaha and a totally different style bike. My FJR is a sports tour but I did put some highway mounted engine pegs as well as risers on the bars to give it some additional comfort. I am wondering what the comfort level will be on long jaunts with the FJR? The year before last I tried to complete another Iron Butt Trek but a massive storm system projected Cadillac size hail out of the sky like a meteor apocalypse which stopped me in my tracks in South Carolina. I remember it was 11pm and I hid in a bank drive through in an attempt to save my bike and my life from getting shelled by those sky fall projectiles.