Me - "Honey, I think when I hit 50 I want to take a ride across the country."
Best wife in the world - "Okay."
So with that I ran up stairs and immediately signed up for Adventure Rider Motorcycle Forum. There are some hardcore dudes over there and a bunch of them are impressive photographers as well. For the next two years I will be pouring over maps and Google Earth and The Insight Guides United States On The Road book I bought several years ago and almost sold in a garage sale.
I'll be fantasizing about this one for awhile. Thinking out the minutiae and figuring out the logistics every time I take a shower or a ride.
The thing that will make this dream a reality is the purchase of a (almost) new '12 FZ1. I took a spin on a co-workers '08 and the difference in comfort and wind protection between mine and his is like the difference between...I was going to say Democrats and Republicans but that comparison doesn't hold up so much any more. Let's just say day and night. Riding his bike really makes me believe I can do a long distance trip on a motorcycle relatively easy. Hopefully I'll get the chance to see soon.