Chasing Snow

Here’s an expanded write-up on the first couple of rides of 2014, including Cuprum, the Kleinschmidt Grade, 10 Mile Creek and Garden Valley: Just over 12 months since I tore my Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Lateral Meniscus, broke my leg, and severely damaged virtually every other structure in my right knee, I’m thrilled to report […]

First Ride of the Season

Originally published in the Boise Weekly: Tour de Rad The first back country road trip of the summer By Andrew Mentzer Andrew Mentzer Friday, 8:10 a.m. Me, via text: “Give me a call when you get a second. I have a rad idea.” 8:55 a.m.: ring… ring… ring. Me: “What’s good, man?” Nolan: “Nothing. What’s […]

10 Mile Creek, Garden Valley and Round Valley

Here are a few pics from my Memorial Day weekend ride from Rocky Canyon to 10 Mile Creek to Garden Valley to Round Valley. We were the first ones to make it all the way over road 670 in 2014, as evidenced by the previously untouched snowpack in several places on the ridge. Total ride: […]

Lolo Motorway Happy Trails Rally

Originally published in the Boise Weekly: Tackling the Lolo Motorway A motorcycle haven in North Idaho by Andrew Mentzer The Lolo Motorway provides the adventurous with access to countless mountain lakes and viewpoints. From Boise, head north on Highway 55 through McCall. Continue on Highway 95 to Grangeville. Turn right toward the Harpster Grade and […]

Shipping Nightmares

Originally published in Trail Dust: Shipping Woes by Andrew Mentzer Perhaps the most time consuming, soul crushing and expensive logistic of any RTW motorcycle tour is bike shipping. I can only speak from my own experience—I’m betting there are a few folks out there who have had good experiences—but I have yet to meet anyone […]

Picking the Right RTW Bike

What Makes the Perfect Dual Sport? Originally published in Trail Dust March 5th, 2013 by Andrew Mentzer What makes the perfect dual sport? Is it better to rely on technology and performance or durability and simplicity? What bike would you choose if you were riding around the world tomorrow? These questions have plagued adventure riders […]

Transworld Tour Update

For those wondering whats going on with Transworld Tour, I did an interview with 100.3 The X’s Nic and Big J this morning about phase 1 of the ride. CHECK OUT THIS LINK TO LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW CHECK OUT THIS LINK FOR TWT’S FIRST FEATURE IN THE BOISE WEEKLY