Looking Down The Road: A 2022 Preview
24 January ’22
Every fall, around Halloween, I make a document on my computer where I collect all the events I hope to attend during the next year, big projects I want to accomplish, etc. As the days grow shorter, I fill in with details - ticket confirmations, hotel reservations, notes on side trips, links to maps.. the ephemera of adventure. I thought this year I might share some of that in a sort of preview for the year, and hopefully it inspires someone else to take an adventure of their own, and doesn’t become a promise I don’t keep..
Major and minor stuff I want to get done sooner than later
- Sell KLR & Tiger
- Aux fuel cell
- Reroute control cables for bar risers
- Replace GPS power
- Move seat to switched power
- Add stop checklist to screen or something
- FLIR (if I win the lottery)
GTs and untimed certified rides
- PNW Grand Tour
- Tour of Honor
- National Parks Tour
- Lighthouse Tour (criteria)
- Pressed Penny Insanity (criteria)
🏰 15: V-Day Week at Disney w/Chloe & Sam
My friends Chloe & Sam are going to Disneyland for Valentine’s Day, and I decided to get a ticket to the Sweethearts Nite event.. and grabbed dinner reservations at Cathy and Blue Lagoon!
✅ 10-12: IBA Pizza Party - Jacksonville, FL
Optimistically signed up and made reservations; maybe I’ll mix in a 50cc attempt?
15: Kactus Kilo
I might pop back west for this, we’ll see. I like to leave possible events on the calendar, as well, in case plans change.
✅ 29-30: Heart of Texas Rally - Irving, TX
Wouldn’t miss this! Trying to decide if I want to hang around the Southeast for March/April, maybe explore up the Carolinas, then head over to Texas… or park the bike in Texas and fly home for a month? Definitely have a ton of friends and coworkers who need visiting.
✅ 26-29: West Coast 66 Rally - Pasco, WA
Another can’t miss event, and my last “tune up” event before LDX.
27-29: How the West Was Won (HW3) - Sayre, PA
If WC66 doesn’t go, change registration to HW3?
🏍️ 9-12: Minnesota 2022
Start/Finish location: Google Maps
If for some reason WC66 doesn’t run and I sign up for HW3, this would be a fun event to tack on before heading to Cheyenne for LDX
22: Sekrit Special Ride
Currently in the planning stages - stay tuned
✅ 22- 2 July: LDX Rally - Cheyenne, WY
🏍️ ✅ 22-25: Blaze of Glory Rally - Ely, NV
Hopefully I can get some range time in.
✅ 28-31: North by Northwest Rally - Colorado Springs, CO
Back to back rallies - what could go wrong?
5-8: Rocky Mountain Roll
🦊 21-26: Contribute 2022 - Nashville, TN
Work conference - our first one since April, 2019!
Another 48/10? a 49/10? Who knows!
🏍 30-2 Oct: The Void
How masochistic do I feel?