National Parks of Utah

It’s that time of year… late fall approaching early winter, when there might not be a better time to visit the National Parks of southern Utah. Simultaneously avoid the crushing summer crowds and the crushing summer heat and enjoy all five of them: Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, and Arches. Here are some samples from my adventure that might give motivation to riders, car campers, road trippers and bold hikers.


Asphalt Primary: Yamaha FZ-09 VS. Triumph Bonneville T100

The Yamaha FZ-09 and the Triumph Bonneville T100 are the two street candidates in this Election Cycle, but only one can represent the Asphalt Party in the final tally.

And could they be any more different? Sitting on both of them at the local motorcycle mega mall, the ever-hovering salesman (please, just leave me alone) was put to the test, attempting to extoll the virtues of one, then the other, then back again as I kept swapping seats. I decided to sit on each bike at least a dozen times if for no other reason than to make him keep shifting his sales pitch until he ran out of things to say. He was speechless by Round 3 and wandered off towards a guy checking out NC700s.


Certainty is the natural enemy of adventure.