In some ways motorcycles are the ideal overlanding platform. They’re inexpensive, sip fuel, can get through stalled traffic, or down the narrowest trail. In my experience, they’re two to three times faster over rough roads than 4x4s. And, as this beautiful video shows, they even work for very long distance travel. Between 2010 and 2012…
via West County Explorers Club: This beautifully shot video takes you off-road through the desert near Dubai on a KTM 525. A Honda XR650R rides alongside.
Well done, guys!
We thought it would be easy.
Looking at the map we figured a quick two or three hour ride and we would be in Arequipa.
via West County Explorers Club: The 2011 AMA District 37 Barstow to Vegas Dual-Sport event took place at the end of last month. Here’s a nicely documented and narrated recap of the 2009 event.
The two-part video is about an hour long and is a little slow to get going but there’s some great footage of guys on BMW R1200GS and F800GS bikes working their way through sandy, rocky canyons, dry river sand washes, and some fantastic flat-out desert riding, including the use of a roll chart for navigation.
Part 2, around 14:45 even shows a guy jumping his big GS over berm.
Here’s Part 2: http://youtu.be/qvgqL0-b83U.
And here’s a link to the event, in case you’d like to take part next year: http://www.labarstowvegas.com.
August 12 – 14, 2011 in Sandpoint Idaho, Black Dog Cycleworks will host its annual Selkirks Rally at Black Dog Headquarters!
Attendance is limited to 50 people who will enjoy camping beside the Upper Pack River and spending their days riding some amazing road and dual sport routs while exploring incredible scenery and end their days with good friends, starry skies, campfires and a pig roast!
Last fall I went to the Mendocino National Forest, north of Clear Lake, solo, to see if I could circumnavigate the Snow Mountain Wilderness.
Sometimes you are wondering or heading somewhere and you see something that attracts your attention – like a sign, a remote road, a certain sight.
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Motorcycle adventurer and photojournalist Helge Pedersen helped a group of 11 riders fulfill their dreams on a true, long distance motorcycle trip.