We thought we had missed the rainy season in Central America, but we were wrong.
We bid farewell to Alfonso and Maria, then set off for the long haul to Mazatlán, Sinaloa. We were warned that the ride would be straight and boring with lots of tolls. Boy, were there tolls!
Following advice from friends, we took the truck border crossing from Nogales, AZ into Mexico. Things went incredibly quick and smooth… except for the part when we thought we'd missed the immigration office where we needed to buy our vehicle permits.
One week till departure, roof starts leaking, ruins downstairs bathroom door. Had to fix the roof, and take care of the water damage, as well as replace the door. Two days later, a huge wind storm blows down our fence.
If you own a BMW R1200GS Adventure, Touratech Plug & Travel DDA shocks are finally available for your bike! These high-performance, semi-active shocks are fully compatible with the BMW's complex computer system.
The boy scout in me really enjoyed this part of the trip prep and planning process: Building a tool kit that would get both our bikes through four months on the road in South America.
While we don't want to have too strict of a schedule and route for this trip, our usual "fast and loose" attitude to travel probably isn't going to cut it on a huge trip with a set amount of time.
Since last month's 2014 BMW Motorrad GS Trophy in the Candadian Rockies, one question that the Touratech customer service team has been asked a lot is, "What Touratech parts were on the Water-Cooled R1200GS's in the race?"
Maureen Smith and her brother Michael stopped by Touratech-USA on Thursday to pick some gloves and other imperative items for their ride from Seattle to Texas on Maureen’s BMW R1200GSA with sidecar.
While trying to find my immunization records, I discovered that I had none. It had been many years since I'd had any, so I had some catching up to do.