Monday, June 27, 2011

These are the bikes we believe we have purchased.  Since we haven't seen them yet, it's hard to say for sure.  Now we have to get comfortable riding them...

Peter's 1992 Honda Goldwing 1500cc
(I have just learned that, although this picture is very similar to what Peter purchased, his bike is actually blue.  We will see soon enough as we are heading off to California tomorrow AM!)

Ken's 1998 BMW K1200 RS

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Birch Bay Bikes Baja

Bars can be dangerous places. There can be scuffles, dancing, bragging, drinking and even karaoke. On this particular night, I happened to say to my friend, Peter, that we should buy a couple of motorcycles in Florida and ride them back here to Birch Bay.

To be honest, it is something that sounds like fun to me. I'd love to see a lot of the towns along the eastern seaboard and there is much that I haven't yet seen between the two coasts. But after mentioning my “I'd like to do that someday” trip to Peter, I just let it slide.

I can't remember how much later it was, but he finally said to me “Florida to Birch Bay would be a pretty long trip. Especially for a first time long trip. Maybe we should buy bikes in California.”

That's where it all started. A fair bit of time has passed since the seed of the trip was planted, but we have both found and purchased bikes. As of this posting, titles are being transferred and a date to begin our journey has been set. Neither of us has seen more than pictures of our bikes nor have we had experience riding more than Mopeds or scooters for quite some time. This promises to be an interesting adventure.

The plan is, to pick up our bikes from our friend, Troy, in Malibu and head to the southern reaches of Baja California.  If all goes according to plan, our adventure should begin on 07/07/11.