Hi all! My name's Mike and a few months ago I decided to take 3 months or so to ride in the USA and a wee bit of Mexico. I leave Toronto October 28, 2013 and head south right away. I've got some routes planned out including a few obvious choices like Skyline Drive, Blue Ridge Parkway and Deal's Gap but a lot of the ride will just unfold more spontaneously. Can't wait to get out there and experience amazing rides, visit cool towns, eat tasty food, catch historical music sites and meet great people. I'll be sticking to the Eastern and Southern USA mostly and then cross over into Mexico from Arizona and ride a bit of the Copper Canyon. I'll get to Los Mochis and take a ferry to Baja California to chill out for a bit. Then into California proper, before heading back east sticking as low as I can to stay warm. All the way to Florida I go and where by the good graces of mother nature, I will turn north for the final push home...whew...
The timing of trip is as it is due to various circumstances in my life...cannot change that. So it means an interesting ride back north in the middle of winter. I have a back up plan though in case the weather should prove too harsh on the way up (a very likely possibility considering past weather during that time) that has me leaving my bike at a friend's place in Florida and flying back home.
I started riding 5 years ago and bought an F650GS which I am still riding and enjoying the heck out of. Can't wait for this big ride and look forward to hearing any comments, suggested rides, places of interest to visit or maybe even meeting up along the road somewhere to ride together. Happy riding!