For 2012, I must confess I have once again slacked off on the riding, managing to accumulate only 16,915 miles. This is down from 2011 where I accumulated 17,360 miles. 2012's meager totals bring me to a total of 131569 miles since 13AUG2006. Sigh. To be fair though, I've been working as a contractor since May of 2012 in a gig which involves working from home full time, no commute riding.
The most shameful point? My '87 BMW R80 Airhead is still shy of the 100,000 Mile Mark! Over 26 years old and her odometer reads: 97,982. Of those, only 3998 were done in 2012.
Yoshie, my 2006 Suzuki V-Strom/Dauntless Sidecar Rig, sits in the garage waiting for more consistent riding when next I have a job that requires daily commutes. 37,551 Miles on her odometer, only 2565 miles done in 2012.
On the plus side, Valencia, my 2011 Ural Patrol which I picked up at the beginning of March 2012 with 39 Km on her odometer, got the majority of the miles for the year: 17,255 KM which works out to 10,353 Miles.
As with last year, I present to you a compilation of photos from 2012, all bundled in this youtube video.
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Here's hoping you get the best rides and I look forward to reading about them.
May you and your motorcycle(s) find those special moments when both you and the machine are one, whether leaning joyfully into that tight curve or discovering that special place for quiet thinking.
Update: One last picture to finish out the year.....riding one of the few remaining snow-covered trails near here: