Happy New Years everyone. I hope everyone had great holidays and enjoyed the season. I’m looking forward to the new year and the changes every new years always brings us. For me, this VP post will be a big change and I hope I can live up to the expectations and duties of the office. I would like to introduce myself a little bit to the club in hopes for you to get to know me as I hope I will be getting to know all of you over the coming year and years.
My name is Travis Burnett, 39 years old and live in Sandy. I’m currently the operations manager at Mobilight International in West Jordan. We manufacture lighting and communication trailers for the oil and gas and mining industries and have a small camping trailer line that we do on the side, more for fun than anything else. I have been blessed to be married for 16 years to Julia Burnett, and have 4 wonderful children. Shali, Savanna, Kaila and Trent, ages 17-9. They keep me very busy as they are all involved in different activities. If I miss a breakfast meeting, it’s usually because I have a lacrosse game or marching band competition to be at.
I find it funny, in a way, that I have come to be in the VP spot as I have recently started my motorcycle adventures. I bought my first and only bike, a BMW R9T Scrambler, first part of 2018. I have never really been on a bike before. I wanted to get an adventure riding bike, where I could go camping and riding more in the back county, where the less people I would come across the better. I looked of course at the GS, as it’s well know for adventure riding, but for my first bike it seemed like a huge bike. Even the R9T seemed like a big bike to me. In the end, I thought it would be a great starting point for where I want to be. So far I have been really happy with my decision, as it has performed well both on and off road. It no longer seems like a big bike. I’m slowly getting it more out fitted and I’m sure once I finally get every thing just right, I’ll get a GS and start all over.
I would like to thank all of you in the club for inviting me in and giving me pointers and help and letting me tag along in your groups as I have started this adventure. Hopefully, I can in due time return the favor and help inspire more people to find their adventures on BMW motorcycles. I would like to challenge all of you, as you set goals and plan out your adventures for the year to try and widen your current circle of riding buddies and invite others to join you. Who knows you might just make new life long friends.
Be safe and Hunt for the Ride.