I started this Summer with a trip to Michigan. Since then, I have done very little by the way of long trips. Now that I’m 36, the years are moving faster and I don’t expect a slow down any time soon. I believe I’ll clock about 12,000 miles on the motorcycles this year. Not bad but nowhere near my annual goal of 20,000 but that really requires about 3 weeks a year on the bike in addition to riding to rallies which, thanks to my truck, I continue to haul my bikes down to destinations like MO, PA, CT, VT, ME and NC (so far this year). If I do a trip around Lake Huron, I may drive my truck to the northwest corner of New York State and unload there. Tires are expensive and my truck gets 29 MPGs (just 4 short of what my GS Adventure gets). Why ride when the economics of driving to the trailhead make more sense?