By the time you read this column, my “new” Yamaha Super Ténéré will have 100,000 miles on the clock, and 80,000 of them accrued in 2017. That averages out to 220 miles every single day of the year. It has certainly been a year of living in the travel lane for me. I shared my story and hopefully inspired a few people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) all the way from January 8th in frigid Newry, Maine, to December 15th in sunny Tampa, Florida. I rode to all 28 MS events this year and crossed the entire country six times!
I was also invited to speak or present at various motorcycle events and trade shows and at the Vintage Festival at the Barber Motorsports Museum. My audience on YouTube and Facebook continues to grow as I try to improve my posts and videos from the road. Next year should be exciting: a new bike is coming soon, and I’ll travel a designated route to Yamaha dealers to hang out and meet local riders, talk about the bike and share my MS journey. Look for updates on my website (longhaulpaul.com), because I may be riding to a bike shop near you! ...To read the full article, login or become a member --- it's free!