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  • Good-bye to an old friend

    Top Ramen, chicken flavor

    Tonight, I bid farewell to a package of Top Ramen, chicken flavor, that has traveled with me, more than 50k miles in my F650’s emergency food bag. From California to Alaska and back; to Paonia, the Beartooth Beemer Bash; the BMW MOA Rally in Sedalia. It has listened to more than it’s fair share of […]

  • Small is beautiful: Yamaha XT225

    Yamaha XT225

    Back in the ’70s, a friend got a job working for the USGS in Fairbanks. Norm was a college student with limited funds. His only method of conveyance was a 1973 Kawasaki 125 Enduro, a big bike for its time. A strapping six foot three inches tall, he packed his belongings into an orange CampTrails […]

  • Horizons Unlimited 2013 – Cambria

    HU 2013

    It was a new day as the sun crested the ancient summits of the White and Inyo Mountains to the east and south of Bishop, I tossed a leg over my fully loaded F650GS and began my ride from Eastern California to the Pacific Ocean and the annual North America west coast meeting of Horizons […]