Category Archives: Dualsport – Off Pavement

2015 Blue Ridge Trail

So we finally got around to riding the rest of the Blue Ridge Trail (BRT).  We hadn’t actually taken any overnight moto trips since our epic Alaska adventure last summer, so by late summer this year, we were ready to … Continue reading

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Moto AK – Hatcher Pass

7/31/2014 – 54 mi – Hatcher Pass Lodge Feeling a bit under the weather today. Figures, as we finally have good conditions for riding or doing things outside. Left our comfortable guest quarters to take a short ride up to … Continue reading

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Moto AK – Denali Highway

7/29/2014 – 131 mi – Denali Highway! If you are not familiar, the Denali Highway is not in Denali national park, but is 130 mi of dirt road that runs through amazingly scenic country between Cantwell and Paxson AK, neither … Continue reading

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Moto Ak – Dawson City and Top of the World Highway to Alaska!

7/20/2014 – 2 mi – Dawson City, YK, CN We spent a cold and rainy day in Dawson city. Packed up camp in the morning in on and off drizzle, then went back over the river on the ferry to … Continue reading

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Moto AK – Dempster Highway to Inuvik

The Dempster Highway is 450 miles of unpaved road that starts from the Klondike Highway east of Dawson City, and travels through the mountains north and east into the Arctic Circle, then into Canada’s Northwest Territories, and ends (for now) … Continue reading

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DS Day Ride

Lately, this pesky work thing has really been cutting into our play time, thus the lack of anything interesting to blog about the last few weeks. We’ve even had several weeks of perfect moto-trip weather to taunt us as we … Continue reading

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Blue Ridge Trail – Damascus to 460 (Day 3 and Home)

Day three was Sunday morning, and we awoke to yet another beautiful day. Showers had come through overnight, but packing up camp was more pleasant than usual due to some free bacon from our new friends. We hit the pavement … Continue reading

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Blue Ridge Trail – Damascus to 460 (Day 2)

Day 2 started with overcast but dry weather as we ate some oatmeal for breakfast and packed up camp. Having no idea what was in front of us, I was hoping for some easier roads and pretty scenery for a … Continue reading

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Blue Ridge Trail – Damascus to 460 (Day 1)

IT FINALLY STOPPED RAINING. Well, at least long enough for a weekend camping trip. There has rarely been more than a day without showers this summer.  This is great for things like….I dunno, hydropower, for example, but bad for doing … Continue reading

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Blue Ridge Trail part 2 – Motorcycle assisted hiking

Our dualsport ride on the blue ridge trail a couple of weeks ago turned out to be so much fun, we decided to go again on Saturday. Once more, we zipped 100 miles up the highway (as much as one … Continue reading

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Sunday Ride – Dualsportin’ the BRT

Here are a few pics from our most excellent ride on Sunday: The above was taken on the Blue Ridge Parkway north of Roanoke, on our way to some off-road adventure riding a section of the Blue Ridge Trail. The … Continue reading

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Dualsportin’

Probably can’t ride the street bikes here: This grassy hilltop where we had lunch is inside an off-road park with a network of trails not too far away. This section was nice, and the weather was just perfect, but overall … Continue reading

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And then there were two…dirtbikes (new moto redux)

Well that didn’t take long. I knew Kevin was scouting for the right bike at the right price, but I was still surprised when he showed up with a motorcycle in the back of his truck last night. He had … Continue reading

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More moto madness….New moto!

There are just too many places that need to be explored by motorcycle that the street bikes just can’t go. After talking about picking up some used dual-sports for years (street legal dirt bikes), it’s time to go for it. … Continue reading

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