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Worth the space? A Helinox Chair One and Table Review

All motorcyclists carry that one luxury item that they could do without, but it makes the trip so much more comfortable. For most riders its a pillow, for some it’s a torque wrench or musical instrument, and it used to be that chairs fell into that category. Lately, chairs seem to be on the must have section of the packing list since so many riders are carrying one. Is it worth the 2 lb. and 14×5” it takes up in the pannier? Read more →

Exploring Panama City with Adventure Trio

It took them five months, but they finally arrived! Adventure Trio, a.k.a. Sandy, Terry and Jack departed California in September 2014 to embark on a journey through the Americas.
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Summer’s not over yet. Three ways to beat the heat while motorcycling

You want to go ride, but the temperature read out on your motorcycle shows you near triple digits. Then you look at your gore-tex infused or ballistic nylon suit and wonder how you are going to be comfortable enough to do it? Body heat regulation is an important factor to consider for any ride, and a cooling vest may be the answer you are looking for.  Read more →

Overdue Klim Latitude Review – 15 months and 23,000 miles later…

It’s not late, I just figured I might as well give the long-term version for reviewing Klim’s Latitude suit.

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Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

What an incredible day… Read more →

Visiting Mano del Desierto – Atacama desert, Chile

The hand in the Atacama desert, Chile Read more →

Presenting at Horizons Unlimited – Cambria, CA – Oct. 26 & 27, 2013

 

Last year I departed from HU and embarked on a motorcycle trip for 6 months throughout 13 countries in North, Central and South America. This year instead of leaving on a big trip, I will be presenting my experiences of that journey. If you are in the area, come on by, watch 30+ presenters and meet like-minded motorcycle overlanders who travel both near and far distances, for weekends or months at a time. Read more →

a Time to say goodbye: The sale of my beloved KLR

Close to the Finale:

I had spent 46,579 miles with Oscar, my trusty KLR685  since 2009.   I adorned him with all the best modifications, including gold chains and improved doohickeys, even though you wouldn’t know by looking at it. The time to pass the bike to another rider had arrived. Oscar had taken me all over North, Central and South Americas, but this was his final journey with me. Read more →

Peru, Interrupted. – Pt. 2

We stayed the night in Ollantaytambo to catch the first train to Machu Picchu in the morning. Our hostel just steps from the park, so we didn’t feel the need to climb them. Read more →