Wow, I’m retired and I’m busier than ever. How did that happen? So, let me take a break from being retired and give you an update on a few things.
I’m not riding my RX3 cross country this summer. One of the reasons I wanted to travel back east was to visit with family, but that was overcome by events and a death in the family (my Mom passed away last month). It happens. She was 87 and she lived a good long life, but it was time. So, Main Reason No. 1 to ride back east went away.
Next up, I’m headed into Wyoming later this month. You might say my cross country RX3 ride got eclipsed. You know about the total eclipse that’s going to occur next month. The best place to see the eclipse is a swath through Wyoming, and we’re headed up there to take it all in. That will be a Subie trip, as Sue is not too keen on doing three or four thousand miles on the back of a 250cc motorcycle. And that’s okay, too. I love road trips with my wife in the Subie. It’s a good car for what we are going to do. We’ve been on a lot of Subie road trips. It’s fun.
It’s time to start thinking about the next big CSC Baja Run. That’s our annual 8-day extravaganza all the way down to Loreto. I’m going to tentatively peg the dates as the 3rd through the 10th of March in 2018. If you want to go, you have to let us know as soon as you can. We always have people try to get on this ride after we’ve hit our limit (and that’s 15 riders) and I always tell them the same thing: Next year, and let me know early. Please don’t sign on if you’re not committed to riding with us.
Another cool ride that we’re just starting to plan: We’re in the early stages of laying out a 5 or 6 day trip through Utah and Arizona. We’re thinking the Grand Canyon, Capitol Reef, Zion, Arches, Bryce, and a ride on Utah’s magnificent, surreal Highway 12. This ride will be in early October 2017 (yep, this year), as the temperatures will be cooler and the crowds will be lighter. Watch the blog for more info on this ride in the next week or so. I’m pumped up about this one. Big time.
We’re finalizing colors on the TT250 (we’re most likely keeping the same colors), the Café Racer, and the RX3. We’ll be posting more on that in the near future, too. We get a lot of calls asking when the TT250s and the Café Racers will be here, and folks, if we knew we’d tell you. All of the future TT250s and Café Racers will be 2018 models. We could have sold a ton of both models in 2017 if we had them, but you can’t sell what you don’t have. Zongshen is selling a lot of small motorcycles in huge quantities literally all over the planet, and their suppliers are having difficulties keeping up with the Big Z’s needs. We’re not the 800-lb gorilla in Zongshen’s production plan, but we are the squeaky wheel (that’s my specialty and I’m told I’m pretty good at it). As soon as we have confirmed delivery dates, we’ll let you know.
The Baja book….I’ve been getting a lot of calls and emails about that one, too. I’m working it, folks. I’ve just got too many other exciting things going on! It’s coming.
And that’s about it for today. Later, my friends.