I bought my KLR brand new two and a half years ago. I wanted to ride it everywhere and take it trail riding and camping. The first year I owned it, I basically just drove it in the Wasatch Front/Salt Lake Valley. I did take it on a trip to Zion (which was amazing,) but that was about it.
The end of 2017 and beginning of 2018, I was diagnosed with a labrum tear in my hip, Pagets disease of the bone (small bone tumor/benign) and a herniated disc and pinched nerve. 2018 was a challenging year to say the least. I drank way more than I should, I came really close to selling my bike. I drove it maybe 10 miles the whole year.
I had my hip operated on and received an epidural steroid injection for my sciatica (that was a damn life saver I tell ya.) And slowly, but surely, I recovered.
This year I told myself I want to start living my dream instead of just dreaming it. Sometimes, I find myself liking the idea of doing something way more than doing it, and it's a sad way to live life. I started motovlogging on my YouTube channel and riding weekly to places I've never been on my bike. I've also been hitting up the national parks. I've been to Arches twice, Canyonlands and Bryce. Utah is one of the most unique places to ride in the world, and I feel very lucky.
This year has been great and riding has been therapeutic. I'm happy, motivated, and itching to explore.
If anyone lives in Utah and wanna ride somewhere, I'm game.
Happy to have found this forum and be part of the community. My KLR is like my third dog. I love her. Haha