For the past couple days, we’ve been talking to Honda-riding Avery, Moto Guzzi-piloting Brad and Kawasaki-flogging Tom, in the middle of a 25,000-mile trip around North America.
Here’s the rest of our interview with these hard-core cruiserratti. Right now, they’re in the American midwest; their plans have changed a bit. Brad’s splitting off to go south, heading for Arizona to reconnect with family and then heading back west to take care of other business.
For now, it sounds as if Avery and Tom are on board with the original plan, headed back east. These mile-eating madmen will soon be done The Full Ride. Read on.
Have you met any other travelers who inspire you? What about non-travelers you’ve met?
Everyone who is traveling on a shoestring budget has impressed me. No offense meant to the GS, KLR, or other adventure bike owners. Riders all find their own way to do this unique thing called traveling. It requires a person to be adaptive and flexible …
On the other end, we’ve heard that we make those around us jealous. We hear it daily, and that is a fact. As long as we’re talking to someone, the words “I’m jealous”, or “You’re living the dream” have been heard and often. We’re told that we’re “badass” and “cool dudes”, but my favorite is that we are “inspirational.”
It took some getting used to this. I mean, we’re just out here on this trip. How on earth could it inspire others? Needless to say, I now greet those words with a smile. It feels good to know that you’ve made someone’s day just because you’re out doing your own thing.