Tucked away in a small warehouse off Geneva Road in Orem, Sean Jordan can be found getting his hands dirty as he strips, repairs and builds motorcycles at Grim Cycle Salvage. Sean and his wife, Cat, have kept busy running their shop for the last five years, but he might be harder to find after his recent 4,000-mile motorcycle journey has sparked a new outlet for his passion.
With the warm weather bringing his shop back into the busy season, Sean is just catching up on work after making a 24-day ride from Utah to Costa Rica. Having grown up riding, Sean suspected he might enjoy such a long ride, but the trip exceeded his expectations.
"Twenty-four days was not long enough," he said. "It was a long time but I could have easily kept going."
Sean spent months prepping a 1994 Honda XR650L, a sort of hybrid bike purchased specifically for the trip, both on dirt and on pavement. En route to Los Angeles to pick up another friend, the group experienced their first major breakdown only 300 miles into the journey. They rebuilt the engine in a parking lot.