The Asspad Tycoon’s 50 State Tour!

Maybe you’ve read my previous posts where I gave you my assessment of the all-new BMW R1200 GS LC. Just in case you haven’t read it, I’ll give you a short recap; THIS THING ROCKS!

BMW R1200 GS

BMW R1200 GS

I love this bike so much that I have decided to take her into ALL 49 continental states. It’s only fair right? I’ve ridden motorcycles in 47 of these great states, so why shouldn’t she? BTW, the two states that I have yet to ride in are Oregon and Alaska. Guess where the Ass Pad Tycoon is heading to next Saturday (July 13th)? I couldn’t think of a better way to kick off this quest then to ride out to Oregon for the 41st annual BMW MOA International Rally. I’ll be there showing (and hopefully selling) Airhawks for Bob’s BMW.

I’ve worked in the motorcycle industry for 17 years and part of my job is to develop and test new products, as well as test and evaluate what the competition is doing. I find the best way to do this is ride my bikes to all of the rallies that I will be working. I feel that it’s important to know a thing or two about long distance riding if I’m going to be at a rally talking with people about enhancing long distance comfort, right?

In riding to so many great rallies over the years I’ve learned a trick or two about planning and executing multi-day motorcycle trips, so I thought that this would be a good forum to share some these tricks with you. Since I am in the process of planning my trip to Oregon, I thought that my first installment should be about route planning and navigation tools. And trust me when I tell you that this advice has been refined over the years from many blunders and mishaps that are guaranteed when your copilot is Mr. Murphy (as in Murphy’s Law) – he is my constant companion and educator!

Look for my tips and tricks in my next blog post. Can’t wait to get started!

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