It’s what happens when you give your 28 year-old son your extra motorcycle and then think…
Well now, how am I going to get it to him on the East Coast?”
On June 5th, my son Benjamin and I are riding our two BMW motorcycles across the country from San Jose, California to his home in South Carolina.I recently gave him my second motorcycle, a 2000 R1100RT (I only need one and, as a minimalist, I’d been conflicted about this duplicity of bikes for a long time).
When he told me he was going to start riding again, I saw an opportunity that would work for both of us – He would get a new bike for free, and I would put an end to the duplicity that makes me uncomfortable.
We’re scheduling six days to get across the US, but my return trip is wide open in terms of the route back to Bay Area in California. I’ll be live Tweeting during the preparation phase and from the road using the hashtag #BazMotoTour if you follow me on Twitter.
The Trip Back and Reader Meet-Ups
Of course, I’ll need to ride back to California. The route back doesn’t have to be as rapid as the route east so I’ll be taking my time and trying to meet up with as many readers as I can along the way.
If possible, I’d love to meet up with readers and share a cup of coffee in your area of the country.
Thus far I’m going to visit the Atlanta, GA area with stops in Cookeville, Nashville, and Memphis in western Tennessee.
If you’re near any of these cities -and would like to meet up for coffee, send me a note with a suggestion. I’d love to meet you.
- St. Louis, MO (2 votes in for that)
- Dallas, TX (1 vote)
- Little Rock, AR
- Oklahoma City, OK
- San Antonio, TX
- El Paso, TX
- Denver, CO
- Santa Fe / Albuquerque, NM
- Las Vegas, NV