As I work on my post from my last road trip with my car, not my bike here TWO quick slide shows of my year in review. I mean quick! 😃 Enjoy, and I will get my act together to post about my December 30th 2014 – Jan 1 2015, 2010 KM or 1250 mile trip.
Day 6 – 742.2 KM’s. Day 7 – 560 KM’s.
Yesterday seems to be a blur to be honest. Even today because I am thinking too much. I supposed every ride report has a theme and this one seems to be amnesia. Continue reading “Day 6 & 7 – Gratitude and A bit of a Set Back”
This seems like a great idea…practical for bringing along on a bike? I think so…take a look at this smart gadget. What do you think?
You can add a kettle and grill too. Small enough and light enough for bike travel?
1. Use foam floor tiles for a softer, more comfortable tent floor. Continue reading “41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius”
Gary & Deb from Anchorage, AK are heading out on their own ADV soon. We stayed with these guys while on our trip to Alaska in 2011 while the Triumph Tigers that we borrowed from Triumph Canada were in the Motorcycle Shop getting worked on for 4 days. Great hosts, they love ADV riders and are about to embark on their very first LONG ride themselves. Why not check out their thread on the ADV Riders Forum and track them when they post their SpotWalla page too? Have a great time guys…we are envious you are getting out ont he road. Be safe and as the old saying goes…””KEEP THE RUBBER SIDE DOWN”.
Rest in peace, Dukie boy.
I find there are three sides to the concept of camping while traveling on a bike.
- Stealth Camping: Living temporarily in a location, usually for recreation, in a covert or secretive fashion. Stealth camping is also referred to as wild camping, ninja camping, or free camping. (source: stealthcamping.com)
- Tent Camping: Enjoying the great outdoors living in a tent usually in some sort of park or campground
- No way tent camping: Enjoy riding a bike from hotel/motel to hotel/motel
Cheryl and I are mostly #2 and #3. Our theory about riding and camping/tenting is this…..If it’s not raining when we stop for the day and we are not too tired, we camp. Our definition of camping can be setting up our tent or staying in a cabin. We usually don’t mind if it rains on us after we get camp set up but truly dislike breaking down wet gear and having to pack it. If it’s raining, we are tired we might still cabin it or hotel/motel.
I want Cheryl and myself to attend our first BMW rally this year!
LOVE this dog…LOVE this story….
On our trip will be using our SPOT Connect for tracking purposes. This is so useful for our friends and family to keep an eye on us while traveling and in way easy on us so we do not have to make phone calls. So, feel free as I say follow the bouncing ball and see where we are. From July 12-16 we will be camping out while attending the KLIM Adventure rally. The SPOT will not be activated at that time but before, July 9th and after see where we go because we have no idea where we are heading after KLIM.
See our other SPOT adventures here: SPOT PAGE
If at anytime the SPOT is not sending out our GPS coordinates please feel free to comment here. We do not always check to see if the SPOT is working. Thanks.
Seems like every year we get a new tent. In 2010 we bought one-off eBay a Sierra Design. Summer 2011 we decided we need more space and got a MSR Mutha Hubba. Continue reading “Our Tent progression & New Grrl sleeping bags ;-)”
Thanks Kathy for posting this on our FB page!
This should have followed my post from May 2nd, 2012 click here
Attending Adventure Camp with RawHyde Adventures, the official BMW Motorrad off-road training academy in North America, will greatly improve your off-road motorcycle skills and will open the doors to your adventure lifestyle, helping you become part of a global adventure motorcycle community. Your all-inclusive, semi-rustic weekend spent at RawHyde will create skills, memories and relationships that last a lifetime. -Teaching you and allowing you to do things on a motorcycle that you never thought you could do. Learn in a building-block manner starting from the very basics, then take your achievements to the next level, gently guided by your BMW Training Coach. Bring your own bike or rent one from RawHyde. Both beginner classes and advanced classes available. All dual-sport makes are welcome. http://www.rawhyde-adventures.com Continue reading “BMW Motorrad – RawHyde Adventure Camp”
This is a really good trailer to watch and see some of the back country of UTAH. Especially good for those who read this BLOG from outside North America. One thing missing from this video is a female ADV rider….HINT!!!!!! 😉 Love their KLIM suits, Touratech seems to be a sponsor of everything as well as KLIM. The KTM and BMW bikes look awesome….sure makes you want to ride!!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy!
Got this link from Pacific Motosports They are working on their new site….have look at their old site…this is our BMW dealer.
Such a simply yet useful video on how to make a very compact camping stove….if anyone has made this or is going to make this…let us know how it works out.
We have both owned 2010 BMW F650GS aka F798Gsa bikes since 2010. Check back here every so often for new pics!
We have made this street version of the GS family more off-road worthy by adding some crash protection, better tires, added a beak to look more like its big brother the 800GS, have changed our chains to DID, we use Galfer brake pads which we feel last longer and are better than OEM, hand guards, Fastway pegs, Jesse Safari 8 inch luggage, Denali auxiliary lights, better headlamps bulbs than OEM, built-in heat controllers for our Gerbing’s heated gear, headlamp protector, larger Cee Bailey wind shield, we use K&N oil filters, semi synthetic oil, change this at about 15,000 KM, Renazco seat, Wunderlich tank bags, Kaoko lock (not used that much), rad protector and some other protection covers, side stand extender made by MOTOROVERLAND (MOD), ( we used a Touratech side extender for the 2010 trip) and perhaps a few things we have over looked.
Another reason to do this BLOG is for those who are just embarking on ADV riding or wanting to buy this DS bike hopefully you guys and gals might just learn a few things that we have tried and either succeeded or not. We are not professionals but every day average riders so we hope most can relate. if there are any questions please post here. For the guys and gals out there who ride, feel free to read the comments and share your own success stories or secrets. The more info we can provide here the better the newbies will feel asking questions in public.
Remember there are NO dumb questions!
Here are some of our pics of the Beemers….
Also, here are 2 maps of the States and Provinces we have been to….we have so much riding to do in north America!