Nighttime Summer Rain

I like riding in rain, but I love riding in rain on a warm summer night. Not as insane as it sounds, but it definitely expands the element of risk on a motorcycle. Give a bit of time for rain to soak the road, wash away the slippery stuff first, then realize motorcycles don’t melt away in the wet, and tires designed to channel water still grip- even in a lean. Engines keep humming, lights keep lighting, and brakes keep braking on mostly empty roads. The bike may require smoother inputs in less predictable conditions, but wheels keep rolling.

Two-Up Traveling: First Overnight Trip

No question, traveling by motorcycle is not for everyone. Unlike taking the self-contained, climate-controlled, environmentally-sealed, rolling concert hall, a motorcycle leaves you in the wind- literally. Adapting along the way is what I love about traveling by bike, but definitely takes commitment. Imagine my surprise, after driving past riders donning raingear in a deluge, PrettyWife