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Dakar 2017 Mid-Way Point: Tough Navigating & Costly Mistakes

  My pre-race predictions for the Dakar Rally 2017 consisted in large part of saying that anything could happen. That’s a pretty lame prediction, but in my defense, I was right. In the 5 days of racing leading up to the... Read More

Dakar Rally 2017: 10 Riders With the Strongest Chance to Win

One of the great pleasures of a race as complicated as the Dakar Rally is the opportunity for speculation, analysis, and general bench racing it provides. There are tactics and strategy, personalities and teams, and so many opportunities for the unforeseeable to... Read More

ADV Riders Set Endurance Record Only Achievable in Ecuador

Eight-time endurance driving record holder Carl Reese of California and his companion Sebastián Montero of Ecuador have set a new world endurance record for motorcycles. The pair rode BMW R1200GS adventure bikes from the closest point on Earth to the sun, down... Read More

Expedition 65: Seeking the End of the World on ADV Bikes

You might recall my story last month detailing a lengthy decision making process in preparing for a ride to the end of the world. In that story, I opted for the standard BMW R1200GS over the R1200GS Adventure. For various... Read More

Watching This Video Will Make You Want to Ride Ecuador Next

  By now you may have heard about Ecuador as a near-perfect South American adventure riding destination. It’s cheap, safe, relatively close to the U.S. and stunningly beautiful. But if you’re still not convinced, a recent video from Ecuador Freedom should help you... Read More

Riding South America Solo, With No GPS, Hoping to Get Lost

You may have heard of Spencer Conway before. Six years ago he circumnavigated Africa riding through 34 countries, covering 34,000 miles (55,000 km) solo and unsupported, on a Yamaha XT660Z Ténéré. The Travel Channel made a six-part series about his... Read More

Here’s What It’s Like to Ride Central and South America

If you’ve ever dreamed of quitting your job, hopping on your motorcycle and traveling Central and South America, check out Turkish rider Tolga Basol’s videos. His adventures are good enough to make you really do it.Tolga is a 35-year-old adventure rider from... Read More

Financial Advisor Leaves Job to Seek Adventure on 2 Wheels

At age 34, Jason Richter had worked eleven years as a financial consultant. In his daily job, he advised others to work hard, invest and save money but eventually it got harder to follow his own advice. At some point he realized... Read More
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