The BRP is a jewel; I have ridden its length -- minus occasional exit-to-exit construction or weather-related closures -- several times. Have done that on all but the V7's in my moto-harem, possibly the two best suited to its nature. Will remedy that deficiency soon, too. Kathi loves the BRP, so we have done it two up with Norge (and in the Mini).[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
I respect what I see as the purpose of the BRP and thus try to keep it within the 35/45 mph limits, tho that's
impossible on the GRiSO, in particular. As you, of course, already know, the back roads to and from the BRP and all over Virginia -- even below the fall line in the Tidewater! -- are grand. I grin on the GRiSO and other Guzzis when I launch from our driveway.
As for wrenching, I, too, make an effort at modest work, i.e., the usual suspects of VA, fluids/filters R&R, and the like. After that is terra (& terror!) incognita.[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
On the bright side, you'll have to consider coming up for one of the annual Moto Grappa Tech Days. See the latest I posted here from last month's event: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
For greater challenges, tho that's been -- knock on plastic
-- limited to warranty work, MotoRichmond has been mighty fine. As for "sticking it to the man," won't work there as Chelsea owns the place and Rachel runs the service department!
Desmo rally? Baloney ... erm ... Balogna. Funny how a commie town has pulled off one of the greatest capitalist moto-marketing victories in history. Come to think of it, Milwaukee has some Red roots, too.
Seriously, my brother rides a MultiStrada 1200S, and lets me ride it, too. Yee ha! Aside from some electronic gremlins, that is a stupendous machine. Michael's had six Guzzis. Not one ever left him stranded. The Duc, uhm, thrice!
Oh, the Annual Guzzi rally isn't that far from you. See this [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
for more info about it and other activities. I'm not a rally guy, tho I often use those as excuses to ride on a multi-day trip, do a cameo to say howdy, then ride on. Several great folks in that small crowd, Lannis in Appomattox (a Stelvioist ... and Norton nut, tho that's redundant
) comes to mind. And, the yearly rally draws "all brands" and characters.
Must go; my Perfect Pillion & Polish Princess (& incredibly indulgent spousal unit)
has decreed that our Corona confinement is a perfect opportunity to finish decluttering. I have tasks in the Moto Grappa that call me, but it's Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 time.
P.S. Got and responded to your texts. Follow up at convenience with others ... and, if near, a visit.