UTBDR – What is this?


The Utah Backcountry Discovery Route, or UTBDR, is a scenic driving route across the state of Utah, from Arizona to Idaho, for dual-sport adventure motorcycles and 4×4 vehicles. This 1000 mile long south-north route uses mostly un-paved backroads and will pass through a number of iconic locations including Moab, Valley of the Gods, the Abajo […]

Ducati, Moto Guzzi and KTM – Other ADV bikes in the line up


Yesterday I posted a poll asking what bike you would buy.  It was quickly brought to my attention I over looked 3 other contenders, maybe 4.  I mean there are more models out there than Triumph, BMW, Yamaha and Honda in the ADV market right?  I feel a bit embarrassed that I did not include […]

BMW F800GS – Ever wonder what this bike could do if you never had to worry about crashing?


This guy is crazy! Chris “Teach” Mcneil aboard the Twisted Throttle equipped BMW F800GS

HEIDENAU DS TIRES – Where to buy?


I have been asked numerous times where we buy our Heidenau K60 tires. On this trip this summer because we rode the Triumph Tiger 800XC bikes we needed a 150/70-17 rear and 90/90-21 inch front.  The new version of the K60 is the Scout.  You can find these tires at many dealers now and most […]

What Bike would you buy?


HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Even though I ask if $$ was no issue, is weight? Height an issue? Vote for the most realistic bike if you had the money…. 🙂  **Should have added the KTM 990 so if you choose that bike or the Multistrada and Moto Guzzi vote other and if you can leave a comment […]

A BIG thank you to our Readers! Our BLOG turned 50,000 last night!


Cheryl & I want to thank all the supporters of this BLOG!  We hit 50,000 views last night!  Since we have been back from our summer trip on August 11th we have more hits to the BLOG then when we were on our trip.  Thanks for getting word out, I am seeing more and more […]

GERBING HEATED GEAR BREAKING NEWS


I was on the phone with Gerbing customer support this week and was informed that they are moving all productions from CHINA to NORTH CAROLINA, USA.  I think this is great news for Gerbing!  They are located in Tumwater, Washington and to have their own production site on the same continent is awesome.  Plus, will […]

Live POLAR BEAR CAM


Just have to post this link because this is a BLOG about everything and wildlife is my passion.  Check out the HD Polar Bear cam broadcasting from Churchill, Manitoba.  It only lasts a few weeks before the Hudson Bay freezes over and the bears will be gone!  Check it out. LIVE HD Polar Bear Cam […]

2012 Honda CROSSTOURER


Would you buy this bike instead of a BMW or Triumph or any other self proclaimed ADV DS bike?  (pics can be clicked on for high resolution) Honda has confirmed that the Crosstourer, unveiled as a concept at the EICMA last year, will go into mass production in 2012 and will be showcased at the […]

2012 BMW G650GS SERTAO – Now this looks like a fun bike to ride


When I first saw this bike on the web I was like hmmmmmmmmmmm interesting.  Riding a lighter less complicated single cylinder bike that might be able to handle ADV touring is really appealing in some regards.  I mean how many of us have wished we had a lighter bike when we get ourselves into certain […]

2012 BMW R1200GS


Maybe this bike the R1200GS rather the 1200GSA is a direct comparison to the new Triumph Tiger Explorer.  Perhaps Triumph will release an Adventure package with their new 1200cc bike like BMW.  In any case, here is the new 2012 BMW and it will be interesting to see what happens in the BIG ADV bike […]

2012 BMW F800GS


So, nothing too new here either for the BMW F800GS.  That might not be such a bad thing for the F800GS die hard out there.  No changes except colour choices and some options.  Like I have said we will be in the market for new bikes next year.  We were really hoping BMW would update […]

2012 BMW F650GS SUN YELLOW


Is this true that BMW has only added one different colour for their F650GS bikes in 2012?  SUN YELLOW with a $300 package?  As well as still offering Biarritz Blue and White Aluminum? 2012 F 650 GS (MSRP: $10,155*) Info from BMW San Francisco 2012 F650GS Sun Yellow (color N92) 2012 F650GS White Aluminum Metallic […]

Easy Navigation


Share our BLOG link and help spread the word. 😉 We have added some easy ways to navigate through all the months of posts.  There is a pull down menu to the right or on the bottom of the page, depends on your browser,  that shows Pictures, Videos & More. There is also a category […]

Triumph Tiger Explorer More Pics


Notice the ground clearance, the 950W generator….the more I read the more this really sounds interesting. Now what do folks think the price point will be for a full load or base model? Oh don’t take offense guys but why is it that companies always use a guy on their bikes as the “models”?  I […]