2017 BMW R Nine T Scrambler
Hi All! I just finished a long trip across the States, starting in Southern California and ending in Boston, Massachusetts. I started sharing some stories/details on my intro thread, but I'll go into some detail here for everyone. I'll post a little each day, so please tell me if there are any details you want!
I started this journey for a few reasons. On the surface, I was making my way back home after a quitting a toxic job in CA. Really though, I had always wanted a journey of this scale and this was the right time to do it. I was originally going to do it with a buddy, he had to back out, and I almost canceled. I had never done more than a 6-hour out and back trip before this. As you can see below, I definitely wasn't going for time
I sure am glad I did it, and I want to do a lot more. I've been back 4 days and am itching to get back in the saddle! This was as much a journey inward as it was a journey across the USA. Also, not really here to brag, just want to share my experience with you all!
Some trip stats:
Bike: 2017 R NineT Scrambler
Calendar Time: 32 days
Close Calls: 7 (mostly Ohio and Pennsylvania)
Field Mods: 4
Awesome People Met: 32
Supporting Friends: 10
Bugs Obliterated on my Helmet and Windscreen: Probably about 5-10k, at least
Valuable Experiences: Can't Count
I'm planning to write about:
- The ride
- Experiences with people and places
- Riding and gear lessons learned
- Improvements for the future
- My setup
Hi All! Joined a bit ago but posting for the first time. I’m in the midst of a USA cross country trip on my scrambler. Made myself a luggage rack, added a windscreen, switched the seat out, strapped my bags on the bike and headed East from Southern California. Looking forward to reading ideas on...
My Instagram (has pictures as posts and story details in the highlights):
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I hope you enjoy! I'll try to post a little every day. Any and all feedback and constructive criticisms are welcome and deeply appreciated