By Beth Dolos. I recently purchased a 2014 BMW F800GS and did not know the first thing about riding a big bike off road (let alone a big one). I felt I needed some professional instruction instead of just tips and pointers from fellow [...]
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By Richelle Redekop. How many times do you have to learn the same lesson before it finally sinks in? In my case, the answer is, too many times to count over the past decade. You might think that whatever this lesson is, it couldn’t [...]
By Richelle Redekop When I first started riding, I was vehemently against the idea of helmet communication systems. Riding was my ‘me’ time, the last thing I wanted to do was listen to the inane chatter of someone talking just for the sake of [...]
By Lukas Eddy. So, you’ve got an off-road capable motorcycle, some camping gear and the inspiring visions of Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’s Long Way Round motivating you to set off on an adventure motorcycle trip of your own. But where in the massive [...]
By Egle Gerulaityte. Choosing a bike is a very individual decision; choosing an adventure bike, even more so. And what happens when you outgrow your first motorcycle? We spoke to three female riders with different levels of experience and expectations, and tried to figure [...]
By Richelle Redekop. This summer I had the misfortune of discovering just how miserable riding for 10 days in pouring rain could be. It turns out that sitting for hours in a puddle of water because somehow your pants let water in but not [...]
By Laura Reeve. I flew into Seattle-Tacoma Airport with butterflies in my stomach, grabbed an Uber to Puyallup, and picked up my rented F700GS from TourUSA. With the whole day to get to the PSSOR ADV Camp near McLeary, Washington, I rode northward, crossed [...]
By Richelle Redekop. After a recent bike trip through Northern British Columbia and the Yukon was cut short by an unfortunate combination of sub par motorcycle gear, biting cold and constant torrential downpours I vowed to begin the search for some proper bike gear. [...]
The Optimus Crux is a durable and dependable canister stove with a unique storage trick. The Crux has a folding burner head, making it one of the most compact canister stoves on the market. It comes in a soft case that will nest in [...]
Backcountry Bread: Chapati - By Kay Miller. Chapati is a small, round, earthy tasting flatbread of Northern India and Pakistan, it’s typically make with two ingredients: finely ground whole wheat flour and water. Chapati is super easy to make even when you’re in the backcountry, [...]