Author Archives: Drew Faulkner

Musings from the Saddle: Reflections on 2018

Reflection With only a couple days left in the year, I can’t help but to look back the events of 2018. Revzilla has their annual report card, Chris Cope has his quarterly “State of the Motorcycle Obsession”, I’m apparently no … Continue reading

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The Stable Expands to Two

Sometime around August of 2015, a buddy was following me through my favorite stretch of twisties around Oregonia. At the next stop he told me, “I’m pretty sure you’re getting every last ounce of capability out of that Speedmaster.” Shortly … Continue reading

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Updating the Moto Bucket List for 2019

And just like that, it was November. I’m not sure who’s running the weather these days, but there seemed to be hard shift from summer to winter here in the mid-west. Between that and the wife’s health, October riding all … Continue reading

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Finishing the DBBB: Working the Moto Bucket List

  Smoked. Heart pounding in my ears and gasping for air, my right hand clung to the brake lever to hold the front tire on a narrow section of solid soil, desperate to keep the bike from tumbling back down … Continue reading

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Are Scramblers Just a Fad?

Two years ago last July, I made the jump to a “new” motorcycle, something I thought would become the best pathway to new adventures, be it on-road or off. Conventional wisdom suggests that the portly Triumph Bonneville, dressed in throw-back … Continue reading

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Choosing the Right Dual-Sport Tires

If you’ve been tuning in as of late, I’m obviously gearing up for another motorcycle Rally; with that, the issue of tires always comes up. Considering I attend about three to five major motorcycle events each year, I’m constantly fussing … Continue reading

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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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