East of Birmingham lies the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, the largest collection of historic motorcycles in the world. To an enthusiast and garage-level builder, the number of machines, historically significant designs and magnificent restorations makes for an unforgettable experience. I arrived on a gray spring day and parked right out front. Once inside, I hung up my gear and set out for a stroll from the 5th floor on down. The varied exhibits each present a unique and often significant piece of motorcycling history.
In May 2014 I quit my job to ride a Honda Ruckus over 59'000 mi and counting. Wild camping most nights and cooking most of my own meals, I keep the costs low and the landscape changing.