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April 27, 2017

Trail of the Ancients

The morning air is still cool enough to be comfortable as Bill and I ride two-up on his BMW R1200GS, climbing the steep, tight, twisting road from the Mesa Verde National Park entrance to the Far View Visitor Center 15 miles and 1,500 vertical feet away. We attempted this ride last evening on separate motorcycles but a few miles in,…
March 14, 2017

Adventure Riding: A Practical Matter?

“Want me to make a big splash?” asks Cid. “Sure, that would be great!” I say. I want dramatic photos, after all. Anything we can do to create drama is fine with me. As long as it's not dangerous, of course. I’m standing on the edge of a shallow tributary of the Rio Chicamocha in north central Colombia. The stream…
March 08, 2017

British Army Trans-Americas Expedition 2017 Set to Tackle the Darien Gap

• From Desert to Jungle, Warriors Off to Set a World Record and Conquer the Darien Gap Unsupported on CCM GP450s Despite having seen action in Iraq, Kosovo and Afghnaistan, six elite members of the British Armed Forces are leaving next week, March 13th, 2017, to voluntarily attempt what could be their greatest challenge yet – an unsupported 20,000 mile…
March 07, 2017

Ride for Zambia : A Charity Ride from Cape Town to London

The idea of a transcontinental ride came to me while sitting in my residential flat at Monash University, back in ’09, where I’d been inspired by stories of other overlanders covering the world on two wheels, mostly unsupported. In my third year at Monash I was lucky enough to study in Malaysia and live with a large group of African…
December 14, 2016

In Search of Yetis

Ever tried riding your dirt bike on snow? It’s good fun. Doing donuts, falling off, laughing at your friends. However, you won’t get far. And it’s hardly going to catch on as the next big thing in snow sport.Riding my motorcycle is becoming increasingly miserable as winter arrives here in Canada. I needed to try a more appropriate sport to…
March 21, 2016

Electric Powered Odyssey

It has been said that electric motorcycles are the future. Now Thomas Tomczyk has proven that future is already here. Tomczyk, a journalist and adventurer, has ridden his Zero S motorcycle from Philadelphia, PA, to Cape Froward, Chile—the very tip of South America. This 27,882 kilometer journey is not only the longest ride on an electric motorcycle in history, but…
December 07, 2015

Tiny Bikes: Big Change

It was a warm afternoon in Flagstaff, and we were sitting on the patio of one of the best BBQ joints in Northern Arizona enjoying some of the local brew. Both of us had a little adventure travel under our belts as well as the tendency to move around a lot. We had a deep love of motorcycles. Josh grew…
December 02, 2015

First Ride Up the Divide

Aspects of adventure motorcycling are becoming a rapidly expanding “sport,” populated by a diverse cross section of individuals. But many new riders in our growing ADV community are victims of their own imagined limitations. They’re drawn in by round-the-world trips and far-flung adventures, but end up never making it farther than the local Starbucks. What about these riders and non-riders…
August 21, 2015

A Rumble With Mother Nature

There’s an uncommon sense of freedom associated with not having to ride anywhere in particular. In search of that feeling, I set off on a 20,000-mile meandering journey around our fair continent—a journey that included the crown jewel, a run to the Arctic Circle. Before my departure, Suzuki HQ happened to be in contact with us about the release of…