NIN Vegas Adventure – Day 5 and Peroration – “The End of the Beginning”

By: Kevin JohnsonJun 25, 2019

Day 5 (6/19/18)

We woke up and cruised home as quick as possible.  Coming into Pagosa Springs we ran into the one asshole for the entire trip…I was leading and some dude in a Harley Davidson edition diesel Ford went around us in a passing area, but then cut over super close to the front of me and then romped on the gas of his chipped diesel and blew black smoke all over me…hey thanks ya dick. I’d say if that was the worst of it though we weren’t doing too bad…and hopefully he drives off a cliff.

Older shot of all the babies tucked in safe and sound

That was pretty much the trip…the first multi-day trip, first write-up, and first reflection on such a unique experience.  Hopefully it was at least medium enjoyable to read through; I know I had a kick ass time on the adventure. Some things I learned: the stock seat on the BMW sucks. I could really only go 75 miles/an hour of riding before it was time to get off for 5-10 min. I’ll be getting a new one, probably a Russell Day-Long as those seem to be the best. I’m also going to fab up a fold up highway peg situation for the Heed crash bars as it was nothing nice on the knees not really being able to stretch out much. I also need to be better about taking pics in cool places. We drove by a lot of things it would have been fun to stop at for the photo-op but needed more time or just didn’t feel like pulling over. Losing the GoPro early on really didn’t help either, I was hoping to have some cool scenery shots.

I suppose I will end with this: I’m so glad we went on this trip – it’s been something I’ve wanted to try out for a long time now while having good company to go with.  It’s the whole reason I purchased this bike really when it comes down to it.  Even though it’s come maybe a little later in life than I would have liked, it still is now a part of my memory and I’m fully confident will lead to many motorcycle adventures in the future.  Hopefully we can not only explore more of the US but also go places requiring passports.  A lot of inspiration and motivation came from the Long Way Round to finally pull the trigger on two wheeled escapades.   A voyage like that feels like eons away, but ya never know, maybe one day!  I’ll definitely need to work on my off-road riding skills as well as work on Bob some since I’m pretty sure he’s not very interested in hammering anything other than pavement.  Until our next exploit, safe travels and I’ll see ya soon!

The whole map again for fun

Kevin Johnson
Kevin was destined to ride motorcycles from a young age since bikes are a family pastime.  Only recently did Kevin become an internet motorcycle influencer and change the lives of no one while blogging about his exploits, both on and off the road.  He is currently (and constantly) thinking about the next places two wheels might take him, much to the dismay of his wife, so stay tuned for what's to come!