By Eva Rupert –Special to Touratech from SheADV
It’s that time again— the new year, another full spin around the sun is in the books. If you’re anything like me, you might be looking back and taking stock of the past year’s pursuits. For those of us who find our fun on knobby tires, perhaps you’re thinking about all the road trips, dusty rides, nights under the stars, and that time you ate it in the stream crossing and had wet boots for the rest of the week… oh, was that just me?
Riding is often a solitary pursuit and, as motorcyclists, I think we like it that way— you get to be the hero of your own adventure story, just you and your bike with endless miles of gravel spilling out before you. But the equilibrium between solitude and camaraderie is undeniable in motorcycling. So, in the spirit of this reflective season, this one goes out to our awesome ADV community.
We all have a story about how we started riding and why we keep at it. Curiosity, a taste for adventure, practical reasons, whatever the case may be, motorcycling is the common thread that ties us all together. Riding is what gets us up early on the weekend, guides our vacation plans, nudges us to take the long way to the hardware store. But there is so much more to this sport than the dirt under your tires and the empty horizon before you. When you shed the riding gear and hang up the helmets, underneath are some incredible people.