Author Archives: Drew Faulkner

6 Reasons to Attend The Dragon Raid

The week after Labor Day will be here before we know it; for longtime Moto Adventurer followers, you know that’s my annual week-long vacation to Deal’s Gap for The Dragon Raid motorcycle rally. This year I’m hoping to see some … Continue reading

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Ride Your Motorcycle Every Day: Reflections on 365 Days in the Saddle

“While not inevitable, between work, the fact I only own one motorcycle, and the impending weather in the coming weeks, failure this year is pretty likely. Despite that… it belongs on the Moto Bucket List, whether I make it this … Continue reading

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Viking Cycle Bloodaxe Leather Jacket: First Impressions

A few weeks back I got my hands on a new leather Jacket from Viking Cycle out in California. It’s still very much humid Midwestern summer here in southern Ohio, but it has managed to cool off just enough to … Continue reading

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Daniel Boone Backcountry Byway: An Adventure Guide

Following Red River Scramble 2018, I’ve received a number of inquiries about adventure riding opportunities in eastern Kentucky. After several attempts, I finally finished up  Mountain Springs Road (Furnace-Pilot Road) this summer, and checked the Daniel Boone Backcountry Byway (DBBB) … Continue reading

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2018 Harley Davidson Fat Bob: The Softail-Dyna Throwdown

  Way, way back in my early riding days, a guy I worked with told me to go take a ride and handed me the keys to his motorcycle, a 2008 Harley-Davidson Dyna Fat Bob. That bike was the very … Continue reading

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Conserve The Ride 2018: New Friends and New Adventure

3:53 PM, Saturday, June 9th I pull into a gorgeous overlook on the side of the mountain as we wait for Bryan to catch up. I take a knee and snap a photo. Walking around the Scrambler I notice my … Continue reading

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Conserve The Ride 2018: The Road to Pennsylvania

Exhausted. I kicked down the side-stand, and slowly climbed off the scrambler. I looked down to examine the oil spattered all over the back half of the frame and saturating the transmission case. Standing in the parking lot of the … Continue reading

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Red River Scramble 2018: The Recap

It’s been difficult to put “words on paper” to describe this year’s Red River Scramble; the support from the motorcycle touring and adventure community was overwhelming. I set out to offer a venue for motorcyclists to discover the best of … Continue reading

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VUZ Dry Tank Backpack: Long-term Gear Review

Way back in my college days, I used to commute almost an hour to campus after work. At the time, I was still lugging around my laptop in and old backpack I bought when I headed overseas the first time back … Continue reading

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Red River Scramble: Last Minute Housekeeping

I’ve spent the past couple days folding welcome letters, gathering up door prizes, and “stuffing” welcome packets in preparation for this weekend. Needless to say I’m excited to show off “The Motherland” to everyone that shows up to the event, … Continue reading

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