Posts filed under Planning

Crossing Borders: Tips From a Former Custom's Official

No matter what border you’re crossing, you’re going to have to deal with customs officials. Peter Sweetser, a former customs officer,  gives an insider view of customs agents and what they’re looking for, with some tips, advice and best practices to help you get across any border smoothly.

The Ups & Downs of a Well Planned Group Trip: Cartegena to Ushuaia

If a little is good wouldn’t a lot be better? When a group of experienced travellers plan a trip from Cartegena to Ushuaia they made sure they had fully equipped bikes, an extensive support system and contact network, even a support van and trailer equipped with a generator to charge accessories. When it comes to planning, due diligence is expected, but is meticulous planning better or a problem in itself?

Trip Notes & Lessons Learned From a New Adventure Traveler | Rider Skills: How to Start a Motorcycle on a Hill

Inspired by a Facebook post, Brent Carroll decided to get a motorcycle to do some adventure riding. After going to a Horizons Unlimited meet he was hooked on the idea of a long distance motorcycle trip, having met other riders who were travelling and exploring the world.

Holding Your Water - Motorcycle Adventure Liquid Storage: Oil, Water & Fuel

Water weighs in at  8.34 pounds per US Gallon or by the litre its .7 kg or 1.6 pounds, and humans need on average of 2.2 - 3 litres of water per day.
When we are packing for a motorcycle adventure, water and fuel are often left to the end to be fitted into whatever space remains, but considering the weight and bulk of liquids, not to mention the challenge of leakproof containers, perhaps it should be our first consideration.

Sam Chisholm - Teach Me to Surf, I'll Show You How to Ride a Horse & Bret Tkacs talks Rider Skills

Sam Chisholm is a helicopter pilot from Australia that was feeling the itch to have an adventure. He came up with a plan to ride a motorcycle from Argentina to Alaska, and so he quit his job and flew to South America. His two friends joined him and he's now half way through their adventure. They're proving that what seems impossible can be possible, by learning as they go.

Getting There is Half the Fun - Motorcycle Adventures - Will Wilkins & Kate Macdonell

After living in Australia for 12 years, Will & Kate were feeling homesick for the UK and decided it was time to go home. They could have just booked a flight and within the day been back home. But when opportunity knocks, why not open the door?
 

Best Tips for Extended Motorcycle Travel & Carl Reese - Endurance Rider Cannonball Run Record

You’ve probably heard of the Cannonball Baker or Cannonball Run. In 1933 Erwin George “Cannon Ball” Baker drove from New York City to Los Angeles in a Graham-Paige model 57 Blue Streak 8 in 53.5 hours. No one broke that record for 40 years.
 

Issa & Nita Breibish's Moto Journey - Getting from A to D

As so often happens in life, we get caught up in what society expects us to do. Get a good education, get a good job, buy a house, have the right furniture, clothes, gadgets… and so on. We are expected to live our life in the “normal” way. In the western culture, if you don’t have the big house and fancy cars, and everything that goes along with it, including debt and stress, well… you just aren’t living.