Into the Puckerbrush

I spent a few days battling wind and heavy rain in the Owyhee high country last weekend. The side roads out here are epic if you know how to get around. Rough 2-track became barely-discernible single track. A pair of creek crossings. Several downed trees. Stumbled across this little gem just before sundown. Unknown reservoir, […]

New Year, New Machine

In 2016, I hope to cover a lot of ground on a new ride that will feel a little more at home in Idaho’s back country–the Honda XR650L Specs: Jetted FMF pipe Pro Moto Billet goodies Clark 4 gallon tank With around 14-inches of ground clearance and a decent amount of torque, this new thumper […]

RTW Waypoints & Reflections

In 2012 I set out to ride a 1988 Kawasaki KLR 650 built by Happy Trails Products around the world. Now 3 years later, I have completed a little over half of the intended journey. With geopolitics and life getting in the way, the remaining rides across Europe and Central Asia are on hold for […]

Idaho Dual Sport Flick

Backcountry Discovery Routes and Idaho Tourism made a flick about dirt squirting around the good ol’ Gem State. The premier is in Boise on February 4th. Here’s the trailer:

Crossing America

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE BOISE WEEKLY: Round the World: Part III Following a 2012 tour across Australia and a 2013 tour through Southeast Asia, I ran into a roadblock of the political and geographic variety. I couldn’t head west from Thailand into Burma, a dark state, and the cost of arranging a tour guide and […]