So I'm just back from my first reasonably long ride. I rode out for two days un in the Taos area of New Mexico and explored the mountains etc. I took some basic camping gear (fitted to my new rack) and did an overnight camp.
Overall I had a great time, wonderful to be out on the road and on my own. Not sure how many miles I did but I'm guessing close to 400 or so.
What did I learn? Well the limitations of my statement seat and the low gas tank capacity are the two that stand out the most. I also need to up my camping gear and sort out some wet weather riding gear too.
I unexpectedly came up against the storm from ****, so turned around headed back a few miles and spent the afternoon hunkered in a little local bar. It was certainly an experience but the locals were great, very welcoming and I was able to get my bike/gear out of the rain. One of those little adventures
Some incredible mountain roads, a real joy riding. Over the two days a lot of folks and bikers commented on my Bobber with quite a few were truly astonished that is was 'new', thinking instead it was a restored vintage bike. A testament to Triumphs styling. But all loved it, including the many Harley riders that commented.
Looking forward to getting geared up for a longer trip in the near future. Sorry about the poor photos, will do better next time.