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Interview :: The Sidecar Guys

Matt and Reece are just a couple of young blokes from the UK who circumnavigated the globe on a scooter and sidecar, setting a Guinness world record for their feat along the way. Neither had ridden a motorcycle or knew anything about overlanding. Yet, they decided to drive one of the world’s most uncomfortable and…

Mosko Moto’s Woodland Motorcycle Luggage Collection

I love Mosko Moto luggage, and I’m not just saying that. Riding around the world, I tried three different pannier setups—hard and soft—and Mosko’s were my favorite. That said, Mosko has a lot of competition on their hands, as ADV and dual-sport riding catches on like internet cafes in the 2000s. Nevertheless, Mosko is keepin’…

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Destinations :: Cumberland, British Columbia

On the east coast of central Vancouver Island, British Columbia, you’ll find Cumberland, a gateway to Comox Lake 60 miles northwest of Nanaimo. What makes Cumberland and its 3,000-plus residents unique is the welcoming community and world-class recreation possibilities. Unlike other touristy stops on Vancouver Island, like Tofino and Coombs, Cumberland has kept its quaint…

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Thanksgiving Overland Gift Guide

Presented by GCI Outdoor     Beyond Clothing Guide Lite Gloves Gloves are one of those small, crucial items that can protect your fingers from cold weather, winch cables, tool handles, and grime. However not all gloves are created equal, and few (in my experience) are often up to the task of protecting your delicate…

Seven Adventure Motorcycle Podcasts for the Fall

It’s that time of year—podcast season! Wait, were you thinking Thanksgiving? Christmas? Sure, those are good too, but what about the fall days when it’s too wet or cold to ride, yet too warm and stormy for snow sports? That’s podcast season for me. I usually take to nearby walking paths and tap into some…

Escapar a la Baja Tres: A Vanlife and Overlanding Meetup, Feb 2022

Escapar a la Baja, an Overlanding and Vanlife Meetup Baja season is approaching quickly, and for those heading south of the US border this winter, you’ll definitely want to check out Escapar A La Baja Tres. This weekend-long vanlife and overlanding rendezvous at Playa El Tecolote (just 30 minutes outside La Paz) is scheduled for…

New Headquarters for Norton Motorcycles

After a long time holding it a secret, Norton Motorcycles has finally disclosed its new headquarters, located in Solihull, West Midlands, UK. The 73,000 square foot building is said to be the company’s most advanced facility in its 123-year history with the capacity to manufacture up to 8,000 motorcycles annually. It looks like every aspect…

Best Auxillary Light Options for Motorcycles

As we start getting into low-light riding conditions with less daylight and a lot more rain (at least here in the Pacific Northwest), I thought this would be a good chance to remind us all to use caution on the roads and make sure we’re seen. Many of us can still ride year-round, and nothing…

TCX Baja Gore-Tex Boots

I look at adventure riding footwear as I do multi-surface tires, as products with a wide range of options depending on your intended use. Our ADV tires can have a pavement-friendly street/dirt bias of 90/10, or an aggressive 10/90, with numerous options in between. Likewise, we can wear plastic-clad, apocalypse-ready MX-style boots that make walking…

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The New 2022 Himalayan from Royal Enfield

I love the style of Royal Enfields, but they’ve always looked uncomfortable for anything longer than a day trip. However, it looks like that may have changed. Since its international debut in 2018, the Himalayan has undergone significant changes to appeal to more long-distance riders. (PS-there’s even talk of RE developing a 650 cc engine.)…

Overland News of the Week

Lavabox Over/Under The Over/Under is a 304 stainless-steel multi-level stand and cooking surface for your Lavabox firepit. When used as a base, it elevates the Lavabox off of the ground (two height settings) to comply with Forest Service regulations as well as Leave No Trace low-impact campfire principles. But if you fold in the legs…

Finish and Publish Your Moto Travel Stories

Do you have an incredible tale of adventure? Have you been told you should publish your stories? Does the thought of pitching to magazines or publishers sound daunting? If so, you need to check out Carla King’s Your Moto Diaries writing workshop. I took the YMD workshop at the beginning of 2021 to help with…

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Second Annual South Jersey Motorcycle Film Festival

One of my favorite rainy fall activities is getting cozy under a duvet and watching films; if they’re motorcycle adventure films, even better! In August, Rev Sisters organized the Black Hills Moto Film Festival. This November, they’re putting on another online motorcycle festival in South Jersey. Read the press release below for more information, including…

Video of the Week: Alibaba One-Wheeled Electric Motorcycle

Maybe you’ve been thinking motorcycles aren’t dangerous enough, or that it’s far too easy to balance on two wheels. If so, then maybe the Alibaba one-wheeled electric motorcycle is for you. I don’t see this as the next round-the-world form of transportation that can pretty much fit in your carry-on luggage, but it might be…

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Telkwa Pass—British Columbia’s “Shortcut” between Smithers and Terrace

Photos provided by ridingfullcircle.com, Uncle “M” (advrider.com), and Jillian Kofoed (Totem Auto Group) He’s about to suggest riding something I won’t like and will do everything he can to convince me. Dave’s been scouring Google Earth and paper maps for a few hours now and has found a little side tour over Telkwa Pass—a rugged 71-mile…

Chickistan—Michelle Lamphere Talks About Being One of Nine Women Riding Pakistan

A week ago, I arrived in Rapid City, South Dakota. Michelle Lamphere—author of The Butterfly Route, organizer of Black Hills Film Moto Festival, and part-founder of Rev Sisters—graciously picked me up at the airport. Michelle owns the Chalet Motel in Custer and had invited me to spend almost three weeks there on a self-imposed writer’s retreat, working on…

Overland News of the Week at Expo West

iKamper Disco Series Cooking Outfit iKamper makes a strong entry to the cooking game with this modular setup, complete with burner, adjustable legs, and more. What makes this cooking outfit unique? To begin with, the Disco burner (which is manufactured by Korean gear manufacturer Kovea) can be used independently of the tripod, thanks to its…