Now that this riding year is as good as done, I thought I'd open a thread to hear what plans everyone has for 2013 riding trips.
As of Dec 1st, I'm now 100% confirmed to a 3 week ride starting in Munich, heading east towards Romania using as many passes as possible, riding the famous Transfagarian Pass all the way to Sofia on the Black Sea, taking in the residence of Vlad the Impaler, Dragula and all those kinds of places. We'll ride west through Croatia, and up into Northern Italy to the Benelli factory, Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta, Ducati, and Aldo Magni, before taking in again as many passes as can be done on our return to Munich in time for Oktoberfest.
I'm about 80% commited riding one of my Nortons to the International Norton Rally this year in Gillette, Wyoming. I'll be giving the bike a good once over to gain trust to do 3500 miles on a 40 yr old English bike.
The usual rides to the Laverda Rally in Nakusp, the offroad ride to Gold River on the island, and the vintage rally on Salt Spring Isle have become automatic destinations.