Going 1500 Miles Topless!

Due to an unfortunate incident, RRM5 - the M5 that took me 7,000 miles through 26 states of the Union is no longer on the road (Story to come). It is very heartbreaking to see this happen to this car. It endured so much, took me to some wonderful places and helped create memories that I will treasure forever.

It is very sad indeed. However, the spirit of adventure endures and one must forge ahead. To this end, I am undertaking another adventure.

I am embarking on a 1500 miles trip in a classic 1998 BMW ///M3, it is a beautiful Estoril Blue car that I recently finished restoring.... well, almost completed. There are a couple of little things I would still like to fix. This is one of the most iconic models from BMW and is a favorite of collectors - the E36 model M3 was always a favorite of car enthusiasts.

I did a fair amount of prep work on the car to get it ready for this challenge and trip. I of course reached out to some of the partners / sponsors from the last adventure. I am so grateful to have the great amount of support from them all.

The challenge here is to go 1500 miles with the top down - TOPLESS! The top can only come up at the threat of rain or something similar. Maybe a truck tossing an ice cream cone out the window? Who knows. The plan is to ride all the way with the top down and celebrate the end of summer.

You are most welcome to follow me on this trip as the FollowMee tracker will be up and running once more. I will try to provide regular updates from the road as well.

This will be a new experience for me and should be fun and exciting. See you from the road soon!

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We ALL matter, ALL of us.  Whatever your race, creed, color, sex, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, and socioeconomic status.  We ALL matter; let's stop the violence!

There are a lot of sad, tragic things happening these days.  Rather than tearing ourselves apart, we should come together, band together and solve the issues together.  Let's not allow a few bad apples to spoil the whole bunch that is US.  It still rings true that we will either stand united or fall divided.

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I posted the above back in 2016 when I journeyed across the US.  It is now the summer of 2020.  Back then, there was racial tension, there were a number of tragic things happening.  I truly believed in the message that ALL lives mattered and still matter today. 

 

But, here we are - again - about four years later and it seems like the clock went backwards.  This time however, it seems more focused on Black people.  It is hard for me to just say ALL Lives Matter as I did then as it seems there has been a recurring tragic impact on the Black / African American community - particularly here in the United States.  

 

That said though, I do have to voice out that BLACK LIVES MATTER!  This term is not to say other lives don't matter, or matter less.  At this moment in time, Black lives are at risk, very high risk and so we MUST pay focused attention to this.  For us all to matter, we must ALL matter equally and that equality has not yet been achieved.  

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