So, I’m a long-time lurker on this site, first time poster. I figure you all might get a kick out of this story. I'll split this out into parts, as it is a long story and I can only write so much at a time. I’ve collected vintage Japanese motorcycles ever since I bought a rusty 70s Suzuki at age 19 (I’m 30 now). After nearly having said Suzuki fall apart from underneath me at 60mph, I bought a Honda C70 on eBay for $400 and fell in love with little Hondas. In my college years I had a handful of craigslist Trail 90s and Cub 70s floating in and out of my possession. While working a bike in my college workshop, my professor (whom heard me gushing about my love for Cubs) suggested I visit Japan where cubs were still in production and popular. At his suggestion I hatched a plan: fly to Japan, buy a Super Cub and tour the country at a snail’s pace. This was in 2008... I was a worse than a poor college student… I was an art school student. And as you may recall, 2008 was not a great year for the American job market. After graduation, I struggled to find work, moved to Los Angeles and struggled even more, but in 2014 I lucked out and when a TV pilot I worked on was sold to HBO. When I got the bonus check, I immediately booked a flight to Tokyo and began researching how the hell I was to go about touring in a country I knew nothing about. I found an Australian expat in Japan who would rent me a 2014 Honda C110 and crafted a route that would take me from Tokyo to Kagoshima and back (about 3500km). I’d never toured before and my motorcycling skills were pretty rusty, I had no idea how to load a motorcycle or what was appropriate luggage... so with a set of cheap-o bicycle panniers, a hiking backpack and some bungee cords I flew to Tokyo. After a 15 hour flight and discovering my backpack hadn’t made it to Tokyo, I filed a luggage claim and stumbled into the concourse, jetlagged and clueless. It was then that a microphone was put in my face and a man with a camera crew said to me: “Japanese TV program! Why did you come to Japan?” I told them the whole story and they asked to follow me on my tour. I said yes. Here's a photo from the very first day: Stay tuned for more!