Touratech’s Showroom Manager and sometimes blogger Eric Archambault is currently on a 2-week odyssey that will take him to the KTM Adventure Rally in Colorado and the Horizon’s Unlimited Meeting in Northern California. We asked him to share his experiences with a daily (or semi-daily) account of his adventures.
Sunday 20 September 2015
The van was packed before Saturday nights festivities, so all I had to do in the morning was get on the road. With the KTM Rally finished it was time to head to Yosemite, California. The Horizons Unlimited event starts on Thursday the 24th, so there was time to take a slower pace. The off-road mecca that is Moab, Utah was kind of on the way and I was thinking about making a stop for a day to play on my KTM a little bit. During a gas stop close to Moab I found that there were no hotel rooms available in my budget, so that idea was abandoned. I drove to Price, UT and called it a night. After all of the fun and long days at the KTM Rally I fell asleep right after hitting the pillow.
Monday 21 September 2015
Waking early, I spent a few hours working on the last trip update before hitting the road. After skipping Moab, I was looking forward to stopping at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Bonneville has been on my bucket list of places to see since I learned about it. This is a cathedral of speed, the place many of the world land-speed records have been made, and where countless records have fallen.
The extra time to make it to California has lowered my daily mileage to around 375 miles a day. As much as I like covering 500 miles or more a day, it has been nice stopping with some time to relax at the end of the day. I am looking forward to getting out of the plains and back into the forested mountains.
About the author: Eric is an incurable motorcycle nut. He’s owned and wrenched on everything from vintage scooters and vintage motocross bikes to modern machines, and now spends much of his time riding and talking about adventure motorcycles. If you have called the Touratech store in Seattle or called the offices, chances are you’ve talked to Eric. Eric came in second place in the adventure class at the Stumpjumper Desert 100 Race in 2014, and recently finished the 2015 race in eighth place in the same class. He is a key part of the Touratech race team, and when he’s not racing a local hare-scramble or vintage motocross race, or working on motorcycles in his garage, he can be found roaming the Cascade mountains on his KTM 950 Adventure looking for new routes for the annual Touratech Rally.
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