I have often said that unless your ride has a propellor, it does not need to be trailered. For the most part, I still believe that today. The reason you own a bike in the first place is to enjoy the journey – not necessarily the destination. Half the fun is in getting to where you are going – whether riding in a group – or by yourself.
There are certain advantages to trailering your bike, which over the past couple of years, the Grey Beard has come to appreciate:
- You arrive at your destination refreshed and ready to ride
- Since we usually are with another couple in the truck, we can easily talk all the way to the destination
- You can definitely pack more clothes and gear
- There is less wear and tear on your scoot
- Air conditioning is your friend when it is hot
To trailer, or not to trailer, your bike is the question. I am still a bit torn about this. I am more accepting of it than I once was. It certainly does have its place. If we are going with our friends and can trailer our bike, the Grey Beard will certainly consider trailering. But then I am reminded of my last trip to Sturgis, many years ago. The ride there is across the plains and would be extremely boring in a vehicle. But on the bike, blasting across the “Big Sky” states, there is an unusual beauty to the vast openness which you cannot enjoy while in a cage.
What do you think?