Or, greetings from the Lone Star State!
Where do we start here...born in the UK (London, but moved around a lot), been in the USA, primarily in Dallas, Texas, for over 35 years. Met my lovely wife at high school in the UK, she's a Geordie Lass with most of her family hailing from the Border Country around Duns. It's time for us to start winding down our working lives and we're building a home on the Isle of Skye to be closer (not too close, mind you) to family.
I've been riding since my teens (even spent a while as a despatch rider in London & lived to talk about it) and the wife is an avid pillion passenger & motorcycle enthusiast in her own right. Our current ride is a BMW R1250GSA called Tim-Buck-2, the story behind the name comes free with the purchase of a single malt. We recently downsized our home in Texas which meant the sale of my Husqvarna 501, before that I was also an avid dirt rider too, mostly desert in West Texas and Mexico (off road paradise).
We're excited about our plans for Skye and are looking forward to the spectacular riding offered in Scotland, happy to trade some 100 degree days for wet days in the saddle! Of course the pandemic means we haven't been able to visit this year so our plans are on hold and we're left with Google Earth & route plotting until things clear up.
If you made it this far, congrats & we look forward to riding with y'all soon.