Tomorrow we leave.

The panniers are packed.

We’re leaving tomorrow.

So, why a motorcycle?

Well, there’s a lot to be said about traveling small. We have everything we need in two little boxes that are on the side of the bike — plus a little in a backpack and in a tank bag.

It’s the sparsity. It’s the intimacy with the environment. It’s raw-ness of the power you’re literally sitting on.

I guess in a way it’s also the risk. You are more vulnerable than a car. As much as you might want to deny that, it’s still true. But you take the steps to mitigate that as much as possible.

In the end it’s the connectedness with the whole experience that makes the difference.