What did you ride on your 4000-mile road trip?
2000 Sporty in a Paco frame.
Did you build it? Have you named it?
I bought it from my friend Brad, who put it in the Paco frame and did most of the building before I had it. I’ve changed it some, but mainly have spent my effort fixing things as they fail or break — wiring, starter, carb, airbox, cables, oil leaks — nothing too intense on this one so far.
I’ve never named any motorcycles I have. They’re too sexy to name and not just be stuck in my head sounding like a porn star. My pickup truck, on the other hand, is frumpy and lacks enough elegance that I felt differently and named it Jonie. It’s more endearing and funny like a great aunt or a grade school friend’s grandma.
What was the funniest, scariest, or weirdest thing that happened while you were on your trip?
The whole thing is so unbelievable and over the top. I asked Nate and he said I should tell you about Roswell, or about when our hands were frozen to the throttle when we left Michigan and it was 28 degrees, or about when I lit my pants on fire, or about when he somehow crashed on a 50cc moped in the Bay Area after riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle across the country with no problem. It’s hard to say. It was a lot in three months.