KLR 650 …These ULTIMATE MOTORCYCLE Adventures by lifelong BEST FRIENDS happen year after year. Meeting up for 17yrs in A row there’s got to be something to it. WHAT IS IT?
This video opens with a chilling point that you need to hear. Then… all hell breaks loose.
These men grew up together skateboarding and surfing, playing in bands together, then rock climbing and mountaineering— and then ultimately turned to Adventure touring 17 years ago. It all started out on the trusty KLR 650. This was before they called it adventure touring. It was just desert camping or mountain camping motorcycles lacks a ring to it. Ha. They’ve often discussed how and why it has gone on this long. And about that I’d like to state two things. As you will see in this short video ADV highlights of their yearly tour, it’s not everywhere and everyday you get to have an axe throwing contest off the saddle of a speeding KLR 650. Nor are there many other sports where you get to get new motorcycles like the KTM 1090 or the KTM 690 Enduro R. And of course not many other sports allow a fella to own F800GSA.
But more importantly I’ll answer the HOW…. These men fought for it. They fought for their friendships to live. And so they did. Sometimes it was only one fighting. Sometimes it was all. Whatever the case. If you have friendships that you truly value…. Fight for them. This old world is designed to divide and conquer us. Then spit us out.
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