Back to Alaska…

This blog started out to be all about sidecars, but I still ride two wheels more than three.  I’m leaving for Alaska Sunday, July 7, and I’m riding my 2017 Honda Africa Twin.  The KLR is very disappointed that it can’t go on this trip, and I might be making a mistake taking such a hi-tech bike on this kind of trip.  Honda’s have a great reputation for reliability and I’m putting my faith into that fact.  This is the first motorcycle I’ve owned that I cannot work on myself.  Well, I can, but just getting the fairing off for access to actual parts is a two hour job.  This bike didn’t even come with a toolkit.  So, wish me luck.


The plan right now includes brother-n-law, Jim (aka The Colonel), nephew Rob (aka Bob, Robbie, or Jones), his son Matt (aka Matt), and myself (aka Bud, Dad, LowriderBud).  The other three are all riding Harleys.  Wish them luck, too.  They are all very good experienced riders.

I will leave here on Sunday and go to Edmond, Oklahoma to visit my sister Patt.  She’s the one that raised the Colonel’s kids.  Then on Monday, he and I will depart Edmond, heading north.  We are to rendezvous with Rob and Matt in Billings, Montana maybe on Friday, maybe not even Billings.  It’s just one of those things that has to be worked out when you travel with more than one person.

Rob is leaving from Conroe on Sunday, but heading west to meet up with Matt in Utah.  Then on to meet up with the Colonel and I, somewhere close to the Canadian border.

It looks like a “GO”.  Stay tuned for updates from the road.

Later, Bud…


Author: Bud Campbell

I consider myself an Adventure Motorcycle Traveler with over 50 years riding experience. Been to all four corners of North America, and always thinking about my next ride / adventure. I have a stable full of motorcycles and check the adds and forums regularly for another one; however, limited space keeps me in check, so I only have five right now. Just started a new adventure by buying a Sidecar rig. Man, (and ladies) this is totally different. So different I thought it needed a blog all to itself. Might have to change my handle from Lowrider Bud to Sidecar Bud. I'll let ya'll know how it goes. Later, Bud...

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