Returned to the KLR fold
I have returned. Joined up in 2010, riding a 2006 red/silver KLR. That bike was my return to riding after a bad wreck in 2007 that kept me off a bike for 18 months. I bought it to ride where the cars didn't go. I loved it.
Then I took a 4 day trip from my home in Helena to Glacier National Park with my 12 year old Daughter on back. We found that the KLR was not intended to ride 2 up for long periods of time. She abandoned me for Moms minivan.
Next year I had to take my youngest daughter on the same ride, fair is fair, so I picked up a 1985 Yamaha Venture Royal. Much better.
Now I had 2 bikes, and wanted to get back to one, so I got a VSTROM 1000, and sold the others.
But I missed the KLR. Found an old DR650, kick starter. Got it cheap and had fun in the dirt again. Back to two bikes.
Along the way I became a certified MSF Rider Coach, and taught for two summers. Great gig and wonderful people.
Now last spring I ended up with trouble in my spine. Almost paralyzed. Can't ride or teach. I have had surgery and am healing. So I decided to go back to one bike. Sold the Suzuki 650, because kick starter is not an option for me anymore.
Traded the VStrom straight up for, a 2006 KLR red/silver! I have returned!
Still can't ride it yet, but I am on the mend and determined. Hope to be able to ride in the Spring. Ciao.
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