Mrs. Backpacker Moto, our friend Kaelyn, and myself recently did a short trip down the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne in Yosemite National Park. Truly one of the greatest trails in the United States; tracking the Tuolumne River as it alternately meanders through stunning alpine meadows, before plummeting down through the granite canyons. Incredible vistas, perfect swimming holes, calm waters, and thundering waterfalls are all on the menu.
In the end, there can be only one. And that one is the Triumph Bonneville T100.
Its competitor, the BMW G650GS, was a worthy candidate. Far more versatile, practical, can go more places, gets better mileage, has impressive technology, is more upright and comfortable, and would have been the perfectly logical choice.
I have a general disdain for shoes, boots, sandals, pretty much anything that goes on my feet. Whether at home or backpacking on the trail, I kick off the galoshes first chance I get. This context is important when discussing the Forma Adventure boots that I wore on my 4500 mile South American solo moto expedition.