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In Search of a Dirt Road with a Mount Baker View

Beautiful Mt Baker near Baker Lake

A scenic dirt motorcycle route in search of Mount Baker viewpoints. The route leaves from Hamilton, Washington and connects with Bake Lake Road. Fantastic views can be had along the tail end of the route. The beginning portion is just straight up hooligan dirt fun. Ride at your own risk.

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What is an Adventure Motorcycle

So what exactly is an adventure motorcycle? An adventure motorcycle is often used on long rides along paved and unpaved roads. Adventure motorcycles can be grouped into the overarching category of dual sport or enduro motorcycles. These bikes are capable of carrying one or two passengers and their gear on overnight or multiple day trips miles from civilization. They have longer suspension of six or more inches, to absorb the imperfections of dirt roads, double track trails and perhaps single track trails.

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Product Review: Giant Loop Great Basin Saddlebag

Hands down, the best solution that I have found for packing camping gear on a motorcycle is the Giant Loop Great Basin Saddlebag. These guys have it going on.

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Olympic Peninsula – Elwha Dam to Port Townsend

Continuing the relaxed nature of this trip, we weren’t in a hurry to leave the comfort of our sleeping bags. The sun began to warm the ground by the time that we woke up. This was to be our last

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Weekend Get-Away to Olympic Peninsula, the Greenest Place in Washington State

The true spoils of riding possibilities in the Evergreen State would make motorcyclists obese if it were edible.

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Product Review: Garmin Nuvi 500-series GPS

Is it worth a few extra dollars to ensure that products work as advertised and last through the rigors of motorcycling? Most of the time, I would answer with a resounding “yes,” Ease of use and the ability to withstand

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Riding and the Pursuit of Adventure

The question of why I ride a motorcycle is asked quite often. It seems that the answer would be simple, “because I like it.” My weekend rides don’t elicit that question from onlookers near as often as my daily commute. People understand the

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Flashpacking is packing light, packing geek

Packing for a long trip on a motorcycle is a challenge. A search for “packing light motorcycle” returns more than 4 million results on the subject. The first result of that search is for Tom Mehren’s book Packing Light Packing

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Product Review: Aerostich Warmbib

As a kid growing up in Northern Minnesota, I remember snowmobiling in temperatures far below zero degrees Fahrenheit. We never thought about how cold it was. We were too busy enjoying the ride. The winter months in the Pacific Northwest

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Product Review: Aerostich Roadcrafter One-Piece Riding Suit

The single best feature of the Roadcrafter one-piece is how quick and easy it is to put on and take off.

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Private Screening of “One Crazy Ride”

One Crazy Ride is what a motorcycle adventure should be. Exploration into the unknown for the sake of finding it.

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Cascading views along Washington’s Mountain Loop Highway

All I’ve got to say is “wow.” The Mt. Loop Hwy is made for the Suzuki V-Strom 650 that I was riding.

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