These days, when people think about adventure touring on two wheels, they think of big enduro bikes like the BMW R1200GS. Yet big adventures can be had on a much smaller scale. Take this surfing tour through Mexico taken by Motoworks Chicago owner Johnny Scheff:
As you can see in the video, we had a blast. We rolled down the peninsula, stopping to surf along the way and taking in a full gringo thanksgiving dinner in San Felipe. Everywhere we went, people freaked out at the sight of two scoots with surfboards attached. Like most scooters, they just made people smile. We had a blast, ran out of gas, drank a lot of beer and came home in one piece. That’s success on a trip of any size, be it on Ducati Multistradas or Vespas.
Over the course of our trip, my respect for the large-frame Vespa deepened big time. That GTS300 Super I rode is a bike we still carry in the shop today. The highways in Mexico are generally very good, but when those roads get rough they’re not for the faint of heart. My GTS, loaded with 50+ pounds of gear and a 7′ surfboard, took two big pothole hits in stride. I didn’t know what to expect over the course of our journey, but one thing proved out, we had a lot of fun.
You can keep up with more of Johnny’s moto and scooter adventures at Behind The Moto.