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Ready to Ride

I was hoping that we would tour PEI and Nova Scotia by motorcycle in the summer of 2021 but COVID interfered. No entry was possible into Canada. So instead, we road to the New England states to visit family and stopped at many museums along the way.

Our initial target was Great Falls Montana to attend the BMW MOA Rally—an annual national event we've been to many times in the past. In the days leading up to the trip, we spent more than our typical time preparing and packing. There is a lot to consider when packing two people into the limited space on a motorcycle for a nearly two month long trip. When launch day finally arrived, we were up early in the cool morning twilight, quickly dressed for cool riding, rolled out the already loaded bike and hit the starter ... to hear a click and nothing more. Dead battery! Hard to understand why but there was no doubt. The battery had so little voltage that the lights would only illuminate dimly and the instruments computer(s) would not initialize.

Magdalena beach cottage

This was a bit longer ride focused on southern Baja in February. Part of my pandemic motorcycle social distancing campaign.

On this trip we went to Magdalena Bay for whale watching—a first. Then over to Loreto for a multi-day stay on the main square. Did some boating on the Loreto Bay with our friend Rick, who has a winter home there.

For the trip in pictures, go here. For a map of the route, go here.

We have been wanting to ride motorcycles in South America for many years now. Finally the time has come! Colombia will be the first country to visit.

After (mostly) recovering from a broken leg (Motorcycle accident Nov 2019) I'm anxious to get riding again. To that end, here are some plans for longer rides in 2020.