Sidetracked: Why We Stand

May 22, 2018 View Comments by

Ouray, CO, “Little Switzerland.” Vehicles roll through town packed with overlanding gear, and dual-sport motorcycles parade the streets with their colorful jockeys aboard. Smack in the middle of this melee rides a group of Space Rangers on loaded, knobby-tired beasts, some with cylinders protruding from the sides like proud iron rhinos. The riders are standing […]

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Continental Divide, Part 2: Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico

Dec 01, 2016 View Comments by

Our route out of Rawlins, WY, takes us through the city’s center before turning south and heading out of town. It is a great day for riding, with mostly clear skies and cool temperatures, as we enter the Medicine Bow National Forest. Not far from the Colorado border we come upon Aspen Alley, a peaceful […]

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Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming: Continental Divide, Part 1

Sep 28, 2016 View Comments by

A rugged adventure awaits 
those who seek it. Remote mountain passes, picturesque views, and diverse, often 
challenging, terrain—where every mile is a feast for the senses—can all be found on a cross-country journey along 
the Continental Divide.

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Sidetracked: Thirdendary Roads

Sep 26, 2016 View Comments by

“Daddy, where is that car going?” My son spoke those words to me three decades ago as he stood tiptoe, looking out the window of our home on the edge of town. The curiosity of a child has inspired many an adventure. They are an elusive lot, adventure riders. To begin with, no one has […]

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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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AltRider’s Conserve The Ride 2012

Aug 14, 2012 View Comments by

When I got the call about an adventure ride in central Pennsylvania, it didn’t take me long to decide to attend. Organized by Altrider, manufacturer of heavy-duty bolt-on accessories, and Seven Mountain Conservation Committee (SMCC) the event was all about riding, supporting a cause, and making new friends. The SMCC is dedicated to the promotion […]

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Riding Dirty

Mar 22, 2012 View Comments by

This blog series is devoted to those interested in looking at the sport of motorcycling from a different perspective. I’ve been riding now for well over three decades, and I’ve always been attracted to bikes and roads somewhat outside of mainstream appeal.  If the crowd is running one way, I head the other to see […]

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