After touching down in Denver, it hit me. I had only spent about 30 minutes on the 1190 prior to this trip, all of which was on pavement. That initial, lunch-break impression consisted of an ear-to-ear grin, incomprehensible grunts, and a healthy dollop of fear...
The Idaho route is not very technical but sections are long, twisty and rocky. Our first camp at Trinity Lakes was pretty luxurious with lake, bathroom, running water and fire pit but luckily we were the only visitors at the camp ground.
I started the process of rejetting my KTM 950 for the altitude, but after dropping and losing a bolt early in the process I decided to just run very rich with the sea-level setting. Morgan finally made it in later that night from Seattle.
In places where the road was cut into the side of hills the same thing would happen in a less pronounced manner. Needless to day it made for a few hours of very attentive driving.
Adventure motorcycling icon, Helge Pedersen is currently embarking on a ride through the Himalayas with a select group of his Globeriders clients. This past spring he led riders on a tour of the famed Silk Road
Last weekend over 500 riders descended upon the tiny town of Plain, WA for the 2015 Touratech Rally. This was the fifth year of the rally and what started as an informal gathering of adventure motorcycle enthusiasts has turned into the largest adventure rally on the West Coast.
Earlier this month Touratech-USA CEO Paul Guillien and BMW Owners News Editor, Bill Wiegand traveled to Touratech Spain, borrowed a couple of bikes and rode through Europe to the 2015 Touratech Travel Event in Niederashsch, Germany. It's the largest gathering of adventure motorcycle enthusiasts. This is a taste of the event.
Each year in April, the riding season in the Pacific Northwest unofficially kicks off with the Stumpjumpers Desert 100.
Lisa’s hacking cold wasn’t going to stop her enjoying what we are here to see. The Perito Moreno Glacier and so by 10:00am we’d climbed back into our layers of riding gear, somehow managed to do up the strained buckles on our boots and were waddling downstairs and out to the bikes.
The Backcountry Discovery Routes team was on the road again – this time in Idaho. As with previous projects, the aim was to unlock the potential of a US state for adventure bike riders. The result was a fully documented route across some of the most beautiful off-road sections of the Rocky Mountains.