It has been a hot minute since I last sat down and wrote a trip report. We left off on our grand adventures with the beloved Beast in the fall of 2019. @badboy2000 and I had grand plans for a massive overhaul of the bike, lots of upgrades, and 4-6 major trips in the works. The snowy and cold months were spent with the Beast stripped down to her frame in the garage and lots of hard work, sweat, and love poured into her. We spent many an evening in the garage; badboy working his magic and I knitting. Our upgrades and changes included: clearwater lights air horn air horn delay circuit heat shielding on the exhaust (hopefully less melting feet!) trickle-charge battery attachment With the upgrades finished and the Beast chomping at the bit, we were ready for some awesome trips in 2020. There were trips planned for British Columbia, the Touratech Rally, Olympic National Park, Mt. St. Helens/Mt. Rainier, and an adventure to Northern California. Gear prepped. Beast tricked out. Lodging booked. We were all systems go. Then #COVID. Life and our plans changed. Instead of grand adventures far from home, we spent the year doing lots of day rides in our own backyard. Lots of fun and enjoyment had. I just didn't feel like taking tons of photos of the same wheatfields and writing reports. Those were awesome rides for our sanity and many memories were made just getting out and enjoying the thrill of riding 2-up on the Beast. You don't need a major trip to get out and enjoy the adventure of being on the KTM. The Beast is plenty of adventure by herself!