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Between the Wildernesses

Between the Wildernesses

After two nights in Jackson, thanks to the generosity of Molly’s friends (thank you Kate and Brad!), we pack up and move on, riding north on the “Jackson Spur” part of the Continental Divide Trail maps (that I bought from the Adventure Cycling...
Off The Beaten Pass to Ruta 40

Off The Beaten Pass to Ruta 40

When the cloud of dust clears, I see Azure on the ground against her bike. Her foot hurts but she seems ok. David puts a smile back on her face by showing her the distance to pavement with his thumb and index finger. I look at the bull dust hole that took her out and...
West Yellowstone to Jackson, WY

West Yellowstone to Jackson, WY

We ride back over Targhee Pass, and while it’s still chilly, it’s much better than the day before, even if only that it’s not snowing. I’m still navigating, and will for the entire 8 days that I get to ride with Molly and Tammy. I lead us to...
From Montana to Idaho, and back again

From Montana to Idaho, and back again

As we ride out of Lima, I note the time as around 5:30pm. We’ve hatched a loose plan to ride 40 miles-ish east to a primitive campsite just past Lima Reservoir.  We ride through Lima to Third Avenue and turn east, bump over the railroad tracks and out into...
Scottish Classic club Autumn meet

Scottish Classic club Autumn meet

A cloudy but dry start to the day and quite warm for this time of year which was good. Our run two up to St Fillans on the T3 Guzzi was enjoyable, dry roads and not too many lunatics. I like St Fillans, looking out over or riding along the side of Loch Earn always...
Bannack to Lima

Bannack to Lima

My first night as part of the trio is filled with just getting settled in at our campsite at Bannack State Park in southwest Montana, and catching up with Molly and Tammy. I want to hear all about their adventure so far. They’ve each already been traveling for...
Eastern Europe and the Balkans

Eastern Europe and the Balkans

A common theme for adventure motorcycle photos is a gnarly dirt road, far from civilization with dirty and sunbaked riders posing with their bikes. We are as guilty of doing these photos as the next rider, but, alas, Eastern Europe was about different things for us....

Bulgaria to Turkey Border Crossing

This is our experience crossing the Bulgaria-Turkey border on Saturday, 10 September 2016. Our party consisted of two people and two motorcycles. The crossing we used is not the main crossing (at Svilengrad and Edirne) but was an alternate crossing to the north of the...

Eastern Europe Border Crossings

There are our experiences crossing borders in Eastern Europe. Our party consists of two people and two motorcycles. Overall the crossings were very easy and generally took no more than ten minutes. Paperwork required *Passport *Vehicle title *Insurance Note: we keep...
The Lagunas Route

The Lagunas Route

The bikes are heavily packed, ready for a multiple day adventure. We only just start riding out of Uyuni when we see a familiar car: The Nowhere Men, who we have come across many times in Peru have caught up with us. We talk for a while and Azure, upon hearing that...
Catching up with friends

Catching up with friends

Molly and Tammy left Banff, the start of the Continental Divide Trail, around the first of September. Sometime in August we decided to meet in southwest Montana around September 10.  My new job is busiest from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and there’s no way I...
Town Yetholm Norton meeting

Town Yetholm Norton meeting

So the annual meeting starring the mighty Tay Valley, Edinburgh and Northumbria branches has come around again so it must be September, unbelievable its been a year since the last one. We set off after work on Friday only to be confronted with rain, wind and crazy...
Żurek and Wściekły pies

Żurek and Wściekły pies

From Kiev we will make our way east to Poland, but take a few days instead of going on the highway. The first day was 418 km to Rivne, but via Korosten and Sarny. The road surface on the E373 was very smooth. The driving here was civilized and trucks pulled over to...
Packing for the Continental Divide 

Packing for the Continental Divide 

I think the anticipation you experience in advance of a trip, by planning and preparing for it, adds to the overall enjoyment of whatever it is you’re doing. For me, getting excited about a trip is almost as enjoyable as the actual trip. As I start to sort out...
Ardnamurchan

Ardnamurchan

This weekend we are normally in Belgium for the Begonia Rally but this year for a variety of reasons we couldn’t go so we decided to spend the bank holiday weekend in Ardnamurchan. Pressures of work (yes I know ridiculous!) meant we left on Saturday to head up...