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Prologue to End of Summer

It’s September, the clock is counting down. Before I begin this issue, I’d like to wish BMW Motorrad’s GS Trophy Team USA good luck in Albania. The 3 men from America are en-route to Albania as I write this and it’s a solid group. I didn’t make the cut and will not be trying out …

A Review of BMW’s 2022 R18 Bagger

…now a review of the BMW R18 Bagger written by me an amateur and owner of the bike (not a demo / review model).If you want most of this in video form, you can just watch that instead of reading :)  My Thoughts on the BMW R18 Bagger after 1250 Miles – Owner Review After …

The BMW R18 Bagger and It’s Mine

Millennial purchases a cruiser and loves it….the prologue aka why I purchased a BMW R18, why I purchased the bagger trim and what I paid I hope this post will serve someone well in the future because in 2022, there aren’t any blog posts about this motorcycle. The R18 has been well covered by nearly …

Rosie Red, New for 2022

We took Rosie to the powder room for a little freshening up… I spent a few hundred words talking about my relationship with my 2nd liquid cooled R1200GS Adventure, named Rosie. I didn’t come up with the name but I’ve certainly embraced it. That recent newsletter issue you can read here. There’s not much more I …

My R1200GS Adventure @ Age Four

I didn’t think I’d have to defend why I kept my GS for 4 years and my overall thoughts on a platform that’s now yesterday’s news (since the R1250 is out and R1300 is rumored) but here we are.  September 27th, 2018, 3 years and 3 months ago, I bought my 2018 R1200GS Adventure. I …

On Two Wheels in 2022 

Let’s talk about my travel plans for 2022 and rope in the trips I didn’t take in 2020 and 2021 to see if we can find some plan that’s reasonable to execute on over the next few years! I hope this post will help others plan their future rides on 2 or 4 wheels. I …

The Winter Slumber Part 1

Motorcycle journalists always struggle with Winter. New bikes are out but not at dealers, it’s too cold to ride or travel so I guess I’ll clean my chain and plan a trip 6 months out?  Calling myself a journalist is a stretch so maybe columnist is more appropriate. Winter is tough for anyone living north …

Fall in New Hampshire

It’s the best time of year for riding and I’m making up for lost time from September Post GS-Trophy remarks are unchanged. However the lingering pain I feel still in my shoulder is hard to shake. As with American Medical Care, my doctor’s exam was inconclusive so I pushed for some imaging and they sent …

BMW GS Trophy 2022, My Attempt and Failure

I first threw a leg over a motorcycle five years ago and for some reason, I thought I was good enough to at least finish top 10. That was ignorant but I learned a lot about myself and further solidified what I believe is my place in this community…. My GS Trophy Qualifier Team, Albert, …