Hard to believe mid-March is upon us! This Tuesday, I will leave New York to relocate to Utah for a few months. Looking to head south, visit a few friends along the coast of South Carolina before making path the through Savanah, into Florida, and then westward along the gulf, and into Texas. Being a minimalist by nature, the physical act of loading up the bike and heading out is not as daunting as the emotional aspect--letting go of almost everything that does not fit in a backpack, and physically distancing from those things and relationships which I have valued so greatly. I got into motorcycle travel less for cool factor and more for the economy. Having toured on small-displacement bikes before (5k miles on a CB250 Nighthawk), the 71 mpg is a huge advantage to traveling any other way. Plus, I feel more comfortable on two wheels, and it is very much in-line with this minimalist life previously mentioned. For now, finish packing, and then a few local rides to make sure everything is running well.