A fellow and I were having a conversation the other day, and the topic turned to hobbies we enjoyed. Of course, I explained tenkara, and his passion was riding his Honda Goldwing cross country. In fact, he was planning his second motorcycle trip from the midwest to Alaska this summer. He mentioned that, while he is not an angler, he is nonetheless intrigued by some of the western rivers he has crossed on his travels. Simultaneously we had an ” ah-ha” moment. Tenkara! Perfect for taking along on the bike. Isn’t motorcycle touring kind of like backpacking on wheels?