Blue Rim’s Peru Tour: A Trip Right Out of National Geographic

Nov 20, 2014 View Comments by

Few places on earth can rival Peru’s combination of rugged mountains, rich history, and riding adventure. The country is home to no fewer than eleven UNESCO World Heritage sites including the city of Cusco and the lost Incan city of Machu Picchu. On Blue Rim’s Peru Tour, you’ll carve your way through the soaring Andes […]

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Continental Divide Adventure: Day 2

Jul 28, 2013 View Comments by

We headed out from Kalispell, MT this morning having a few miles to make up after our impromptu visit to Glacier National Park yesterday. After pounding a little pavement we got on course and in the dirt. Thanks to a little detour (by way of my insistence that my GPS “can’t be wrong”) we found […]

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Robbed in Africa

Jun 03, 2013 View Comments by

This photo is a screen shot of a video interview I did just after I was robbed in Africa.  Here is an excerpt from my blog (www.lukeandnick.com) telling the story how I wrote it the day after the event. I drive to Djibouti watching my fuel light and doing math in my head. I see […]

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Where the Pavement Ends

Jan 31, 2013 View Comments by

There is a place where the pavement ends and the dirt begins,  There the rocks are large and inviting and the peaks above oh so exciting,  The air beckons and the throttle opens and the pavement ends and excitement beckons . . . (Inspired by Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein) The poem above was inspired by […]

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Get Lost but Make Sure Someone Knows Where You’re at: Spot Connect

Jan 17, 2013 View Comments by

Get Lost! These words can seem harsh when delivered to you by someone else. But, when you say it to yourself it can be pure heaven! The trick to getting lost properly is to have good maps, a GPS, and in today’s modern age, a SPOT Connect. At first it seemed like an expensive novelty […]

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Finding the Time for Adventure

Jan 10, 2013 View Comments by

Driving to school, work, dance lessons, music classes, grocery shopping, etc—and those are just my activities—and then there are all the kids’ activities. With so much to do it can seem impossible to find a good time to just ride. One way I’ve discovered to fit in some amazing rides is to do what I […]

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Best Way to Not Pick Your Bike Off the Ground

Jan 03, 2013 View Comments by

So you are ready to take your street riding off-road. You have purchased a dual sport motorcycle, or convinced a foolish or wealthy friend to lend you one. Only one problem, you’ve never ridden off-road before . . . Sometimes one of the first challenges for those just starting out is just keeping the bike […]

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Making the Leap from On-to-Off-Road

Dec 27, 2012 View Comments by

So you’ve got the bug. You’ve seen the photos in RoadRUNNER. You are officially ready to discover your own long way around (or down). Only one problem, you don’t have any experience riding off-road. Perhaps two problems, you don’t have an off-road or dual sport bike. If you had the chance to see the now […]

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Getting the Shot

Dec 17, 2012 View Comments by

Last week I talked about taking the road less traveled and finding the hidden gem of Dos Lagunas, which was in a ranger station in remote northern Guatemala near the border of Mexico. The most common way in is a two-day donkey ride, which the locals would take, or in the dry season you can […]

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The Adventurous Motorcyclist’s Guide to Alaska

Dec 15, 2012 View Comments by

For many adventure-oriented motorcyclists, Alaska represents the holy grail of riding destinations in the United States. The largest and least densely populated state offers virtually endless dirt roads, breathtaking scenery, and enough adventure to satisfy anyone not named Kirk. The size and ruggedness of Alaska means that in order to get the most out of […]

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The Road Less Traveled

Dec 10, 2012 View Comments by

I like to get off the beaten path when traveling on my motorcycle. Over time I have realized that this is easier said than done. The world certainly has a lot of people in it, I think it’s up to seven billion now; so when the road forks, I tend to take the less traveled […]

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The 50-mile Dead End Road

Dec 06, 2012 View Comments by

You can never fully trust the GPS. In this case it was a blessing. Had I known I was embarking down a 50-mile dead end road I never would have had the following experience. The year was 2009 and I was traveling south in the Yucatan of Mexico heading for Belize. My GPS showed a […]

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The India Ride

Dec 03, 2012 View Comments by

Spanning 54 days and 8,700 miles, “The India Ride” undertaken by brothers Ryan and Colin Pyle draws one big circle on the map of the world’s largest democracy. The ride is a sequel to the brother’s 2010 journey through China dubbed “The Middle Kingdom Ride.” That trip earned them a Guinness World Record for being […]

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Day One

Nov 26, 2012 View Comments by

A picture can say a thousand words, and that’s what this blog is all about. One photo, once a week, with the story behind the lens. It’s only fitting that my first blog here on RoadRUNNER is a photo from my first night ever moto-touring. I was 23 and brand new to the world of […]

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The CS Clancy Centenary Ride

Nov 08, 2012 View Comments by

It’s hard to believe, but just a century ago the world was a far, far larger place. Motorcycling was in its infancy and no one had yet attempted to circle the globe on two wheels. They say there’s a first time for everything, and this particular first went to an Irish-American named Carl Stearns Clancy […]

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