As things stand, we are on for the 10th Coast to Coast. YES!
Added caution and some changes due to the lingering plague do need to be taken into consideration in a few key areas.
4. The Ride
5. Final Words
Our typical event involves the gathering of a large number of riders, many shaking of hands, some brotherly hugs, close proximity talking, drinking and eating. There are varying opinions and levels of caution amongst the Twistybutts on how best to conduct oneself at present and that is cool but we can all agree that we are there for the ride so let’s focus on that.
* Respect each other’s choice to distance and wear a mask whenever gathered. *
For those preferring to completely avoid mass gathering and the potential for ‘an accident’ or those who refuse to wear a mask, let’s talk routes.
The typical Coast to Coast route will be available for those wanting to run that route. The start will still be somewhere on the Sagami Bay coast. It is always great to see everyone each year and the steeds gathered for the ride out. A highlight on the riding calendar!
However, things are a little different this time round for many and it would be great to see that lead to some alternate routes with various start and end locations befitting everyone’s circumstances. So feel free to do your own thing. Especially if:
- you don’t want to join a large gathering.
- you want to start closer to home, finish somewhere other than Joetsu or run an alternate route.
- you are too far away but still want to do a Coast to Coast.
We can use SNS to share our various rides and unique sites and challenges. Be great to see all the photos and read the tales from the road.
Here are some possibilities…
Plenty of twisties and touges needing dusting off all over Japan! Grab your local wingmen and make it happen.
Focusing on the riding and with a number of Twistybutts offering various preferences for hotels, camping and day trips, there is no official Twistybutt Hotel this year. Sad yes. End of the world, no.
Twistybutt #10 had originally been planned as a 3 day event of two Coast to Coast runs seperated by a free day of recovery and socialising. If you have that plan, go for it. Feel free to stay where you want for as long as you want.
The origin of the C2C was in taking on an epic riding challenge aboard road ready steeds and enjoying the camaraderie of like minded riders through changeable weather over winding passes and all the while bettering yourself as a rider without running out of fuel! That hasn’t changed.
Let’s all get out for a Coast to Coast Twistyfest, round a lot of rubber, sharpen our riding skills and get to know our bikes better.
Looking forward to seeing the adventures via SNS.
All riders need consider their responsibilities to society and the potential spreading of unnecessary suffering. This goes for the various non-riders you’ll meet on your adventure as much as your fellow riders.
Be respectful and don’t be offended if you aren’t greeted as warmly as you greet others or expect. It’s not your backyard. Enjoy your ride, help make others similarly so and avoid anything that erodes that.
Finally, make your salutations to the riding gods for fine skies and to keep the roads and borders open!