My BMW R1150 GSAA at Deals' Gap

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My name is Brian Young. By day, I'm an Engineering Manager at Eaton Corporation, focusing on the development of cool, network-enabled widgets for various electrical and metering products. In my spare time, I devote my attention to my wife Elizabeth, some other hobbies and of course motorcycle riding.

My main ride is our 2002 BMW R1150 GS Adventure. It's the focus of this blog and the ongoing discussion and debate regarding how much farkle is just too much. I'm also happy to say that the GS rolled over 100K miles in October of 2012. Not bad miles in 10 years for a guy working fulltime.

In addition, I currently  own a 2006 Kawasaki KLX250S dual-sport which has also been featured on this website. See the Departed section for pictures of the 2005 Triumph Thruxton I sold in May of 2012, along with the 1998 Ducati 900FE which went to a new home in March of 2013.

I used to say I had Multiple Bike Syndrome. I guess I still qualify with 2 bikes, but for now the garage will have some extra space.

Elizabeth is not a rider, but enjoys being an occasional passenger and is a fine supporter of my enjoyment of riding.

Here's Elizabeth and me at Road America - Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin during a summer motorcycle trip with our friends Ed and Robin Gray (photo credit goes to Ed). Elizabeth and I both grew up in central Wisconsin, but have been living in Raleigh, NC since early 2001. I'm a "rounder" here. We had a much shorter riding season in the frozen tundra.