Since the age of 15 I’ve been everywhere on my bike, mostly with my wife, friends and acquaintances. So for my 50th I decided to go solo for a change, escaping Hannover and heading to Livorno, around Sardinia and back again.
It gave me a completely different impression of a motorcycle trip, me alone with my Triumph Street Triple and nothing else. It was a wonderful feeling of freedom. Not having to consider anyone else and just going according to my wishes, to pause, to eat and sleep when I wanted.
The first stage went by in a blur. After the arrival of the ferry just after dawn, I curved with a delicious fruit break about 500km up to Lanusei. After a two-hour siesta I climbed another 280km in the afternoon.
On the third evening in Sardinia, I treated myself to a wonderful hotel, with beautiful views of the mountain on the south side of the island.
The further my solo ride went, the more the journey became meditative and one of self-discovery.Kai Sievers
After a glass of wine, I crawled to bed early and just as early the next morning was ready again on my Street Triple.
The further my solo ride went, the more the journey became meditative and one of self-discovery. But I was never truly alone. During my breaks at a Frutteria or cafe the lovely Sardinians, women and men, came to eye the Street Triple.
After stimulating conversation it was time once again for the captivating sound of the three-cylinder, and the goosebumps and feeling of well-being that go with it. After thousands of kilometres I reached home with all the collected memories of my trip, which will be with me forever.
Thank you Triumph for the gift of freedom.
Kai Sievers – Germany