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 […]

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 […]

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 […]