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 […]

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 […]

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

TransWorld Tour Launch

I’m taking off later this month to ride around the world–retracing my father’s route from 1977. Check out the TransWorld Tour website for trip updates and details on our documentary film project! Also, please join us for the going away party… details below: We’re throwing a little party before I head out, and we’d love […]

Adventure Bike Market to Expand in USA

With Yamaha’s stateside debut of the much anticipated Super Tenere 1200 has come speculation about when other manufacturers are going to jump on the big adventure bike bandwagon. Its no secret that Honda and Kawasaki have had their eye on this burgeoning market, which has historically been dominated by BMW and KTM. It looks like […]