2016 Accomplishments

A little over a week into 2017, I thought I would write a quick post to share what I accomplished in 2016 when it comes to motorcycle-related things.

2016 Motorcycle Highlights

Rode over 17,000 miles – This is a new personal record that I plan to destroy in 2017.

Rode in 24 different states – I’ve now ridden in 41 of the continental 48 states and by the end of this year plan to have all 48. See you in 2018 Alaska!

Grew my YouTube Channel – At the end of 2015 I had 60 subscribers. At the end of 2016 I had 615 subscribers so the channel has grown by over 10x in just one year!

Got my first YouTube “check” – Well it’s actually a direct deposit and it definitely wasn’t for much money but it was still cool to receive.

Became an IBA member – I completed an Iron Butt Association Saddle Sore 1,000 by riding more than 1,000 miles (1,270 officially) from West Virginia to Key West Florida in under 24 hours.

Bought a new bike
– I bought my first NEW bike in 10 years. I never thought I’d own a KTM, let alone their flagship model but I couldn’t be happier with my 1290 Super Adventure.

Published Author – While it likely won’t be printed until sometime later this year, I had an article accepted by Rider Magazine.

Made lots of new friends – The cool thing about YouTube is the community and all of the new friends I’ve made.

2016 was a helluva year. I can’t wait to crush all of my goals in 2017!