Broventure Update – Day Zero: Great Expectations

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It’s closing in on 1am on Wednesday, the actual date of our departure for our 2,000 mile round-trip ride to Moab, Utah and back…and needless to say, I should be in bed asleep (like Tim is now), instead of writing a damn blog post — it’s been a busy day though, so like the good blogger I am, getting a post out before bed is the last “to do” item on my list.

However, it’s hard to imagine that in nine hours or so we will finally be on our bikes (2013 Yamaha Super Ténéré and 2013 BMW R1200GS) and headed to our first waypoint in Las Vegas.

But then again, considering the 200 miles or so we did in my car toady alone, picking up the Yamaha, getting Tim fitted with Dainese riding gear and an AGV helmet, not to mention spending countless dollars at REI and other venues for last-minute items, I guess it is reasonable to foresee this trip-of-many-miles getting underway shortly.

As it stands now, our bikes are pretty much packed, sans a few bits of clothing and some gear that’s still charging. We have to do a little work before we leave Santa Barbara and get underway, but if the organized chaos in the living room here is any indication, the Broventure is coming together quite nicely.

What adventure awaits us on our journey? Who can be certain? All I know is that between the two of us, Tim and I have three pair of underwear, way too many GoPro mounts, and a vague notion that we are going to enjoy our four-star hotel room tomorrow night as much as possible before roughing it in America’s great outdoors, like the good Boy Scouts we are.

On that note, goodnight dear A&R readers. The sun is out this week, so try and get a ride in tomorrow…we certainly will be.

Photo: © 2013 Jensen Beeler / Asphalt & Rubber – Creative Commons – Attribution 3.0