Monday, September 20, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

3rd Annual TDC TT (Tequila Tour) Route

Call the press. Alert the authorities. The Dirty Crew is about to embark on the yearly drunken motorcycle madness "around Labor Day" trek. This year's event will be three days and two nights. The action is set to begin Friday, September 17, 2010.

Day 1 & 2; camp at Rimrock and Potholes:

View Seattle to Rimrock to Potholes in a larger map

Day 3; return via Ellensburg Buzz Inn and Mt. Rainier:

View Potholes to Buzz Inn to Yakima to Seattle in a larger map

Monday, September 13, 2010

3rd Annual TDC TT (Tequila Tour) Prep

It really is amazing what a credit card and the internet can do. Here we have a baker's dozen The Dirty Crew tequila shooting, sipping, and sitting shot glasses and fresh t-shirts for every member. Sweet, egh?

TDC's TT (Tequila Tour) is an annual motorcycle trek taken each September. This year marks the 3rd year of a tradition started by Ghostface KLR and E-rock. Every year, the event gets bigger with more TDC members in attendance. This year's tour will be September 17-19, 2010.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

MotoBum's Lesson Learned

2008: MotoBum buys a Suzuki DL650 V-Strom for $7000.

"Yeah, I bought that DL650 because I thought the bike I really wanted, a BMW F800GS, was too expensive. In reality, I hated that DL motorcycle so much that I actually lost sleep over it; it was such a chuck of sh*t."

 2009: MotoBum buys a Honda CBR1000RR for $5000

"I really needed to get back to my speedier roots after riding that V-Strom. Fuel costs? Comfort? Carrying capacity? Damn the concerns. Just give me something that can get out of its own way. In reality, I could ride that Honda in enjoyment for about 10 minutes before the riding position gently reminded me that I'm not 20 anymore. If I'd have grabbed something that handled well enough, was comfortable, and that didn't force me to borrow the back seat of Ghostface KLR's BMW R1150GS to carry half of my camping gear, I might have been the butt of fewer jokes. I shoulda bought that F800GS."

2010: MotoBum buys a Kawasaki KLR650 for $5000

"I really just want a motorcycle that is comfortable, runs perfectly on bad 87-octane fuel, and will go anywhere. And I just love the way KLRs ride. In reality, umm... yeah... could I get some more motor please? Why didn't I just get one of those BMW F800GS motorbikes in the first place?!"

MotoBum's Math
$7,000 DL650
$5,000 CBR1000RR
$5,000 KLR650
$17,000 total

"In retrospect, I could have just bought the motorcycle I really wanted in the first place. It would have been easier from a transactional standpoint and cheaper to boot. I suppose some things we learn the hard way. Next time I'll go for what I really want out of life rather than finding economical alternatives."

The 2010 BMW F800GS has a base MSRP of $11,395.00.