Who is Bob L


Bob leaves for the IBR

I have been commuting and traveling by motorcycle around North America since 1986 almost exclusively on Harley's, until 2009 when I had an unfortunate event with a deer and ended up buying a Honda ST 1300 to replace my damaged ride. I currently ride an average of 30,000 miles a year and as of June 2017 I have ridden a total of 920,000 mile on bikes. The links on my page are to trip reports of some of my recent trips. Much of my riding is done in Long Distance Rider fashion, meaning lots of miles in few days. I have included links to a few LD Rider related sites.

Here is a photo of my last long distance Harley-Davidson, a 2004 FLHT Electra Glide Standard. As of September 2009 it had 95,000 miles on the odometer. Hey, I've got other bikes to ride too you know. Give me a break. I might mention that, on September 1, 2009 a big mule deer jumped out in front of me in Colorado, and totaled the bike.... And the deer. I was fine though.

I have also done some high mileage touring on a 2001 Kawasaki KLR 650, basically a large dirt bike or enduro. I currently own the Honda ST1300 and a Triumph Tiger 800 XC.

By Triumph

Two pics of my Honda, yes, that is snow in the second pic. I was on my way to Florida to escape the cold.

So, does that answer who I am? Unless you want to know my whole name. I like a bit of anonymity, so am keeping my last name off this site for the most part. I also, for the most part, keep other peoples names off this site.