Southwest… here we come!

Steve Kinchen, Sr/ May 26, 2015/ BMW R1200RT, Gear, General Rants & Raves About Riding, Southwest Adventure 2015, Touring/ 1 comments

After numerous months of discussion and a few weeks of preparation, the day has finally arrived for our Southwest adventure to begin.  It would be disingenuous for me to even infer that I had any real part in the intensive labor involved in putting a trip like this together.  That distinction goes to our ride leader, Jon Marks.  His thoughtful consideration of ride details such as important scenic destinations and “can’t miss while you’re here” sort of things is what has made being a part of these experience so rich and rewarding.


Fully fueled, properly packed, and ready for the adventure that awaits…

Once again, everything that I will need (hopefully) has been thoughtfully considered, meticulously logged, and carefully packed in the most logical manner practical.  Cold gear that will be needed later in the trip is stored away for later use, rain gear (that I hope to have no use for) is accessible, and other items are neatly organized for easy access.  I am once again grateful for my China mission experience a few years ago where we had to plan for an eight day trip with only what could fit inside a carry on sized suitcase.

My plan is to document the trip with photos and videos as much as possible.  The videos from last years trip still sit in an unedited state, but I know that when I eventually have time to pour through the hours and days of video, I will have cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Our first nightly goal is Kerrville, Texas, a mere 620 or so miles away.  I am ready to ride, but tonight is about spending time with my family before we roll out.  I am blessed with a wonderful family and a trip like this would not be possible without their steadfast support of my lunacy in chasing adventures such as this.  If you think of us during the day, or see one of my posts but don’t have time to read it, say a little prayer for our safety as we travel.



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  1. Looking forward to reading about your trip, enjoyed reading the last two trip logs

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