Just turned 14 a few days ago.
He’s IBA #40530, and is the youngest person to complete the NPT Master Traveler GOLD, that includes Maine, Florida, California, and ALASKA.
He’s crammed more moto-adventure in his young life than most do in the entire lives.
I’m Andrea, from Southern California. My favorite type of riding is done in the dirt with my family. Looking forward to my first BMR, finding new fun roads and visiting neat roadside nostalgia.
Here’s a recap of my 4 day motorcycle adventure. 4 days, 2011 miles
Alabama 396 miles
Florida 3.2 miles – just to dip into the sunshine state
Total 50 stops, always seemed to be 50 mph rolling average which was interesting as I stopped for varying amounts of time for gas, food and photos.
Riding highlights – lots of beautiful twisty back roads with rolling farmland and forests and very little traffic. The gulf coast around Biloxi was a slice of Las Vegas with large casinos and a slice of white sand beaches.
Off the bike – met lots of nice people in restaurants and at gas stops. Best conversations were with a local police officer at a gas station who talked about the local history of his town and with a 5 year old and his mom. As I pulled up to a library he lit up a smile and ran over to me to show to me the toy motorcycle he had in his hand as soon as I parked. It was a very nice bike.
Tough time: riding home in a driving rainstorm in sub 40 degrees. Good thing that was a only a handful of hours in a 4 day trip.
Technology – used Microsoft streets and trips and loaded in my stops in draft emails so I could just insert a picture and hit send. I loaded the route into my Garmin GPS which worked pretty well although Garmin screwed up a few addresses, one several blocks off. I used my phone to look up addresses when the Garmin was off. I will be getting a tank bag so I can print out my list of stops, it took a while to load the stops into draft emails.
Bike: 2014 FJR – performed flawlessly. The electronic suspension took the edge off rough roads and firmed up nicely for smooth twisties. The bike just eats miles.
This is my first ever rally and this was my first multi-day trip. I’m loving the BMR, it definitely worked to get me on the road and into some nice towns. Thanks to the organizers for putting this together, I have lots of great memories already.
Hi. My name is MacKinzie Kemnitz. I am one of the two 14 year olds playing this year. My brother Layne (the other 14 year old playing) and I are betting which one of us will get more points than the other. I am going to get more points. Submitted With BMR App Version 1.07
States visited – 20
Miles traveled – 26 911
Bonuses claimed – 562
Bonuses claimed not received – 5
Average mile / point – 24
Thanks to everybody it was a great experience ! Submitted With BMR App Version 1.07
hi. I am layne (one of the 14 year olds) and I am very happy to be in this years rally! I will be old enough in February to get my license and I hope to finish the rally on this bike for now I ride on the back of my dads bike. Submitted With BMR App Version 1.07
Susan was one of my earth angels after my accident and by my side almost every day I was in the hospital. She is a wife, mother, grandma, and even a great grandma! She is a fantastic rider and has swept many of my group rides including newbie rides where she has shown great mentoring to new riders. She is not only a great rider that I trust implicitly but also a soulmate friend that I am grateful for each day.