Sidetracked: My Brother’s Keeper, A “Lost” Art

Mar 11, 2017 View Comments by

Getting lost in the backcountry is no joke. Whose job is it to keep the group together when the ride leaves the pavement? What responsibility does the individual have? “Where’s Rick?” asks Ken, our ride leader. Our group of 11 men is on the way to Copper Canyon, Mexico. It’s springtime and it’s hot this […]

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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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There Is No “Wrong” Turn

Apr 14, 2012 View Comments by

I love gadgets and gizmos as much as the next guy. But I have forsaken one particular moto-accoutrement that so many riders seem to find absolutely indispensable. Yep, I never have warmed up to the GPS. When I’m touring for RoadRUNNER, I have to use one so our mapmakers can have an accurate log of […]

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