Category Archives: Ride Reports

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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Daniel Boone Backcountry Byway: An Adventure Guide

Following this year’s Red River Scramble, I’ve received a number of inquiries about adventure riding opportunities in eastern Kentucky. Considering I have not finished Mountain Springs Road (Furnace-Pilot Road), I’ve not yet checked the Daniel Boone Backcountry Byway (DBBB) off … 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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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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