This weekend, I found myself at Del Amo Motorsports (where I noticed today’s custom Ducati Monster). As I was leaving, a gentleman pulled up on a Yamaha Super Tenere that looked like he was carrying enough gear to head around the world.
I asked him where he was heading from, expecting that he was one of the guys you see too often in Los Angeles, taking fully-loaded dual-sports to Starbucks. His answer? South America! Now I eat crow: Mike is currently 6 months into a 5-year long trip around the world. No sponsorships and no fuss, just him, his bike, and his giant travel buddy bear (who’s even got protective gear of his own):
Godspeed, Mike. That’s a trip I’m sure we’re all jealous of.