Category Archives: Ride Reports

Ride Every Day: Reflections on 270 Days in the Saddle

“…I’ll give you a winter prediction: It’s gonna be cold, it’s gonna be grey, and it’s gonna last you for the rest of your life.”   Endless Winter With snow spitting from the sky just days ago, I began thinking … Continue reading

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March Moto Madness: Scrambler Adventures

Friday, March 23rd 02:54 AM I woke to the sound of my own teeth chattering. I’m not entirely sure when and for how long I actually slept. Hands exhausted from holding my sleeping bag closed with a death grip, I … Continue reading

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Ride Every Day: Reflections On 180 Days in the Saddle

Tuesday, July 25th, 10:46 PM After hours of farting around in the headlight bowl, I successfully spliced over a burnt connection and Rosie the Scrambler fired to life. Having sat out the previous day, the riding streak was reborn. Wednesday, … Continue reading

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2017 Ural Gear Up: Touring Seattle with a Sidehack

Forget everything you know about riding and focus on one thing: what it felt like to ride a motorcycle for the very first time. The world is zipping past you in a blur; meanwhile you’re trying to keep your eyes … Continue reading

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Triumph Scrambler Adventures: Day Trip to the DBBB

About two weeks ago I was suffering from some serious bluegrass withdrawal. Hurricane Irma had managed to put a pretty significant damper on most of my plans for the Triumph Dragon Raid; that combined with things being nuts at the … Continue reading

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What is the Perfect Motorcycle Ride?

Last weekend I rolled up to Ada, Ohio (think cornfields… lots of cornfields…), for the Run 4 Your Life (R4YL) ride. That event took me from Ada, over to Coshocton County (OH) and then on to Fayetteville, West Virginia. I … Continue reading

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Red River Scramble: 160 Days in the Saddle

  “How long are you going to keep this streak going Drew?”   “Until the bike fails, or I do…”   Saturday, July 22nd, Approximately 2:30 PM I pulled up to the intersection of Chimney Top Rock Road and KY-715. … Continue reading

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Red River Scramble: Where to Ride

The Red River Scramble “Meetup” is just a few days away now. Per my comments, I’ll be at Miguel’s Pizza Saturday morning (7/22/17) for breakfast, from there I’ll direct folks to the type of riding they’re looking for, and I expect … Continue reading

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The SaddleSore 1000: An Iron Butt Tour of Appalachia

2:30 AM: Eyes inexplicably snap open. Roll over, pray for last moments of sleep before the alarm goes off. 3:20 AM: Still awake, turn off pre-set alarm for 3:30. Go downstairs to get suited up for the day. 3:30 AM: Drink … Continue reading

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The Daniel Boone Backcountry Byway: Triumph Scrambler Adventures

While I originally had intentions of returning to the Indy Mad Max Run this year, I also had a long standing invite from a buddy of mine to get down to Kentucky to go ride some “adventure roads”. The weather wasn’t … Continue reading

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