Transitioning is harder than expected

I had dinner with a fellow Seattle-area Concours rider and his family tonight. It was good to talk with him and his spouse about the good and bad points of our motorcycles. We appear to have similar riding experiences. We even have the same mechanic. The world is kind of a small place.

Drinking beer and eating pizza while talking about our jobs, families and motorcycles felt deeply comfortable. It was good to talk with someone who gets it but also doesn’t seem to be obsessed with it.

I’ll admit to being a little obsessed with it right now. Transitioning from road-Robert to home-Robert is more challenging than I’d expected. The road is a little bit addictive. I’ve found myself researching Google maps and campsites all week. I’ve got to figure out how to dial it down and fit back into the rhythms of home and work.

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3 Responses to Transitioning is harder than expected

  1. Paul Betz says:

    I feel the same way. Even trips that I a terrible experience, or bad weather, etc; It only takes a few days to wish for a new road trip. It has been 3 years since I had a trip that was longer than 5 days.

  2. It’s early days though, you are only just back and it takes time to adjust. And maybe you can plan a big road trip that somehow includes the family, perhaps them making their way to certain places using other transport?

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