Tubing Across America — All-Season Rider

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Buell 1190RR

Tubing Across America and Why to Strangers is a Good Thing

A number of people at Homecoming in other sects of my life) pretty interested in this and, more importantly, the that accompany it. I don’t myself an expert photographer nor a talented writer, but I think I can my own so bare with me as we cover like 4,000 miles, 15 and 12 days together.

This really started waaaayyyyy probably three years ago or when I tried planning a trip for the first time. years passed and no trip, due to time and my self-imposed unwillingness to a significant other behind for the or more I’d be gone.

Fast forward to October of and the announced closure of Buell needless to say this was something hit us Buell enthusiasts in soft and within 2 weeks two things a) The Buell Homecoming was loosely and I decided this would be the I would attend, and b) I would my 45-year-old Sportster which I rode and trusted even and finally get myself the S3T I’ve wanted.

I was ‘lucky’ enough to one of the exact year and color I wanted for sale when I started looking, and not too far from me. A Orange and Grey — on wheels. The deal was made and I it home 250 miles from NH to that, despite being otherwise, the front isolator and mount were toast, cracked, and a slew of other that I don’t need to go detail about.

Needless to say, preparation of the for Homecoming wasn’t going to be a task — in addition to what was broken I also to install an HID headlight to get rid of the downright stock bulb, fabricate a rack since you can’t buy one for this bike, change all the and put on new tires. But I got it done, just in

While all of this was going on, I was at a map at work as I so often do and quickly that I would continue after Homecoming and see the Black and South Dakota Badlands and home to Albany, NY via the north, the UP and Ontario, Canada.

Buell 1190RR

A few weeks went by and I realized if I was as far as the Black Hills, I was closer to the than I was to home and after quick planning I decided I make the trip one way to California and the bike home via truck I took to the sky for my return journey. Not but this was how I was going to fit in a cross-country on my budget and on my schedule. I just 27, I have a mortgage and a dog, who when wife, family, and such would keep me

Now was the time.

I spent the whole before packing, hardly from all the excitement, but I felt The bike was packed, all I had to do was wake up, in the shower, suit up and go. And say goodbye to the not easy.

And about the name. for that don’t know, models up to the 2002 model all had a tubular steel frame for the Blast!) and are affectionately known as

I’ll do these in one-day and include lots of photos as I folks are interested in those. so, further ado, we begin.

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