9. Unexpected Adventures


Global Positioning Satellites and their corresponding devices have taken a lot of the surprise (bummer) and danger (good thing) out of adventure-touring but there’ll always exist an element of unexpectation. Thankfully we were prepared for our flat tire episode with a handy tire plug kit so the instance was nothing more than a minor inconvenience. Turning a corner at the end of our dirt riding day only to find a gate blocking the road required more effort to solve, but our adventure story wouldn’t be as good had it not happened. Expect the best, prepare for the worst and roll with the punches.