Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been having a complete rethink with regards to travel and adventures.
I’m bored of riding around Suffolk and Norfolk, been doing it for years and I’ve reached the point where I have no enthusiasm for riding around East Anglia anymore.
I’ve toured round the U.K. and Europe many times, by motorcycle, motorhome and caravan & pickup-truck combination and so I’m not looking to do that anymore either.
I only rode my Tenere 700 Rally Edition once over winter, which is so unlike me, I normally ride regularly all year round. The thing is I haven’t missed it, not one bit and so this tells me that there’s no point in me owning a bike anymore as the enthusiasm just isn’t there.
Once I came to this conclusion everything fell into place. I washed and polished the bike (not that it really needed it!) and put it up for sale. 24hrs later it was gone for the full asking price. I could had sold it 5 times over with ease, everyone wants the blue Rally Edition!
So what now?
I will still be riding bikes and hopefully travelling but, I’ll be doing it in a different way from now on. The plan now is to do fly-ride trips. India is high on the list of places I would love to travel and there are a multitude of places there where I can rent a bike fairly cheaply and travel the country for a few months before flying back home.
Australia is another place I’ve always wanted to adventure through. They have some of the most accessible off-road trails and it’s very easy to either rent or purchase a cheap bike and travel for a number of months at a time.
With the pandemic and now the war in Ukraine our Central Asia adventure isn’t going to be possible for a number of years if at all and so, it maybe the case that I do a fly-ride in Mongolia instead.
It’s sad to sell the Tenere but, it actually opens more doors than is closes and so, in the long term I’m sure it’s the right thing to do.
More soon …