A Moto Spring Fling

All smiles before starting our trip with 10 hours of riding in the rain.

Last month, we embarked on a 16 day, 2,400 mile roadtrip that took us to Rochester, Toronto, Detroit, Louisville, and Seneca Rocks. This trip was a smaller follow-up to the epic nine week, 8,500 mile ride we did last year. (One day I’ll get around to writing up that trip…)

Our spring fling was a blast despite several days of wet weather and our new bike performed flawlessly. I’ll be sharing some highlights of the trip over the next few weeks. Below you’ll find details on the bike and the gear we wore.

The Bike

We’re riding a 2022 Yamaha Tracer 9GT that we bought used in December with only 100 miles on the odometer. We traded in last summer’s roadtrip bike, a 2005 Yamaha FJR1300 towards the purchase price.

The Tracer 9GT is entirely stock, except for the following upgrades we’ve made since December:

Our Gear

For these big roadtrips, Alex and I are full-on ATGATT.

Alex wears:

I’m wearing:

For communications, we’re using the Cardo Freecom 4X headsets.