My life is motorcycles… this site is a window into my life as a “motorcycle guru” which I have been labeled as by many. Enjoy a look into the lessons, articles, photos, and adventures of the life I live.
It all begins with the quest to own the perfect ADV motorcycle: You carefully study costs, weight, fuel capacity, maintenance, dealer networks, scour the forums for known issues, and read all the bike reviews… but that’s only the beginning. After your purchase comes the task of customizing your new bike to perfection with collapsible shift levers, cleated footpegs, extra lighting, luggage or whatever your preferences are. Then, after you’ve created the ultimate ADV motorcycle comes
In December 2014, a group of eleven motorcyclists from all over the world arrived at the Ferry Xpress office in Panama City, hoping to make its next sailing between Panama and Colombia. Taking the Ferry Xpress is certainly one of the fastest and least expensive ways to get around the notorious Darien Gap, but it can be a frustrating experience. My riding partner and I arrived at the tiny Ferry Xpress office, situated on the
It’s a beautiful day as the bike effortlessly glides around the bend; suddenly, the rider discovers that the road is tightening up and, being experienced he responds with lightning fast reflexes—closing the throttle and pushing the bike deeper into the lean…. As he lies in the ditch listening to the approaching siren, he’s still trying to figure out what went wrong. Sifting through all the fancy talk, concepts, and advice, the reality is that each
Even when the riding is good, don’t discount the advantages of using non-traditional training techniques. Most of us know that taking an MSF class, attending an off-road school, or advanced training, like Lee Park’s Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic (TotalControlTraining. net), is a good idea. However, using cross training can sometimes reap huge benefits. Cross training, or the use of non-motorcycling activities, can be used to develop and improve riding skills. This involves learning things