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March 07, 2018

Chimborazo: Motorcycling to the Highest Point from Center Earth

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While working my way towards 20,548 feet, I was blessed with weather that was screaming “turn back!” This was affecting my normal riding style where I typically keep my visor…
February 23, 2018

Group Therapy: Exploring America's Southwest

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It’s 8:00 a.m. at CSC headquarters in Azusa, California. Kickstands clatter against their stops and our wheelhouse-boomer demographic group fires up their 250cc RX3s bound for the deserts of America’s…
February 16, 2018

In Memorial: Hubert Kriegel 1946-2018

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“Selling everything I had in 2005 to go travel around the world on my sidecar was the best decision I ever made in my life.”—Hubert Kriegel  Hubert died on 01-24-18…
February 12, 2018

Scouting the Vermont 400

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When motorcyclists think about riding the U.S., it often involves the canyons, monumental geological formations, and deserts of the Wild West. However, the terrain in the Northeast can be equally…
December 15, 2017

The Ride Approach: Carving Snow and Riding Motos

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One of the most rewarding aspects of being part of the adventure motorcycling community is getting to know the people in it. ADVMoto interviewed Oregon native, Jesse Swickard, who is…
December 13, 2017

2017 Africa Eco Race - The Real Rally to Dakar

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Back in 2009, the Paris-Dakar Rally left Africa and set sail for South America. With the move, the legendary rally to the Senegalese capital became history. But that same year,…
November 30, 2017

Women Adventure Riders - Past Present and Future

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When ADVMoto began publication in 1999, adventure motorcycling appeared to be very much a man’s world. In fact, statistics from that period indicate only 8% of U.S. motorcycle owners were…
October 27, 2017

KTM 1190 and 950 Sidecar US Road Trip

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For years, we’d planned to do a U.S. road trip. For us, the most important question was: What type(s) of motorcycles would we use? For Jan, that was easy—his KTM…
August 28, 2017

Winter Riding Russia's Lake Baikal

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Until recently, I’d only limited experience riding on ice. After acquiring a set of studded Mitas tires I was able to ride in local wooded areas near my home in…
August 22, 2017

Desert Bliss - Touring Through the Mojave and Death Valley

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On a Friday morning in Lancaster, CA, we had eight riders loaded up and ready to head out to the Mojave Desert to begin a 3-day dirt bike adventure. Some…
July 10, 2017

The Quick Road To Dakar

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Turns out you can go from zero to Dakar in just four years. Petr “Angelo” Vlcek is living proof. Not one to talk himself up, it was a huge shock…
May 26, 2017

Josh Jewell: Balancing Life on Two Wheels

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“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to…
May 18, 2017

Jesse Luggage - Overland Innovator

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Al Jesse has been making motorcycle specific luggage since ... well since they weren’t available. In 1985 he planned a trip through Europe into Africa, via the Paris-Dakar route. During…
May 17, 2017

A Bare Bones Meandering Motorcycle Journey Down Baja Way

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There’s something about waking up to rain on a tent that makes it difficult to find motivation for the day ahead. It’s a simple peacefulness that I don’t often appreciate…
May 16, 2017

Trail Maintenance - Keeping the System Rideable

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Do you think those trails you ride during adventure bike weekends, hare scrambles, and enduros cut themselves? Think again. Trail maintenance is often done by small local clubs. It doesn’t…
May 08, 2017

Veterans Riding Toward Recovery - Motorcycle Relief Project

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When I first heard about the Motorcycle Relief Project (MRP), I was part of the planning team for the Pacific Northwest March Moto Madness event of 2016. MRP was an…
May 04, 2017

Africa by Accident

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The only reason that I ended up in Africa was the weather. The bike, a wildly inappropriate Royal Enfield Bullet, obviously wasn’t bought for serious overlanding. In fact, it wasn’t…
April 27, 2017

Trail of the Ancients

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The morning air is still cool enough to be comfortable as Bill and I ride two-up on his BMW R1200GS, climbing the steep, tight, twisting road from the Mesa Verde…
April 18, 2017

Five Tips for Off-Road Motorcycle Riding

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Want to improve your off-road riding skills? Some riders grew up blasting from berm to berm on dirt bikes while others got their introductions to the world of two-wheeled freedom…
April 17, 2017

Traveling Light: An Epic Adventure with two Mexican Chefs

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After two months of riding our native Mexico, the time had come. Today we would venture north of the border. It was a warm morning in San Felipe, Baja California…
March 28, 2017

An Interview with: RTWer Frank Pantheofer

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Frank Pantheofer and his girlfriend, Simone Dorner, a German couple, just completed a three-and-a-half year epic journey around the world on an old pair of Honda 700cc Transalps. You can…

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