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Although most of the planet has been discovered and well-documented, there’s still plenty of places that remain relatively unknown, and for no good reason. Read about ten of the most gorgeous and overlooked places in the world, and then check out the U.S. premiere of the original uncut series Planet Earth, all Earth Day weekend (Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22) only on BBC AMERICA.
1. Lord Howe Island, Australia
Located two hours off the coast of Sydney, Lord Howe Island is not only remote geographically, but no more than 400 people are allowed to visit it at any given time. Accordingly, it looks like a literal paradise—from flawless beaches, a lagoon so blue it seems like a joke, a coral reef, volcanic peaks, rainforests, and wildlife that’s native only to the island. If dinosaurs were ever holding out in secret, they’d probably pick Lord Howe Island. Continue reading
I tell ya, I am really having fun with the Wednesday's Blog or News Of The Week idea. This blog idea is challenging me to go find others that share the same passion about motorcycles and motorcycle riding that Suzy Q and I share. I am finding some really cool blogs and people this way. This week is no exception!
Finally we get to go away on our bikes for more than a long weekend. This will not be an epic trip like last years 44 day Alaskan Adventure but it’s going to be a great trip just the same. We will have our SPOT Connect with us on tracking too. We do this not only for anyone who might want to follow but for our family and friends to keep an eye on us. We hate using cell phones on the road and this is one way we can stay in touch with those we need to without using the phone.
We also can skype etc. Technology comes in handy. There will be live update on this BLOG, our Facebook pages as well as tons of pictures. Anyone who follows this blog sure knows Leslie LOVES her pictures. We are excited to head down to KLIM and see where our suits are made or come from at least. We are looking forward to getting some off roads riding tips, meeting other ADV riders and enthusiasts. Just excited to get outta of here and get away from our jobs and be together on the road. That is where we feel our best.
Closer to departure date I will post the SPOTwalla page so if you feel lke you want to track where we are going you can see it live. We have no idea really where we are going after Rigby, ID so everyone else will find out when we do.
More info on this 2 weeks adventure on the next few weeks. WE can not wait!
Another electric bike that looks the part but still lacks range. I can see these only getting better in the sense of their range and the looks are not so bad to look at are they? Wicked!
Heading into a very rainy Atigun Pass, Summer 2011. We left for 44 days last year on June 29th. A part of me feels a little sad that we are not leaving this year for a similar trip. We would go back to Alaska in a heart beat and one day will return…some reflective pictures to remind us of the rain we battled!
This has to be to coolest road ever…and to be there during a storm????
This video is shot with a GoPro Hero 2 and a Sony XDCAM EX1 camera. It was the day after the storm “Dagmar” hit the shore. This storm caused a lot of damage in the area. The Atlantic Road was built in 1983-1989 and has become a very popular road for tourists visiting the north-west coast of Norway. https://maps.google.com/maps?q=atlanterhavsveien&hl=no&ll=63.015573,7…
|Present day Benin was the site of Dahomey, a prominent West African kingdom that rose in the 15th century. The territory became a French Colony in 1872 and achieved independence on 1 August 1960, as the Republic of Benin. A succession of military governments ended in 1972 with the rise to power of Mathieu KEREKOU and the establishment of a government based on Marxist-Leninist principles. A move to representative government began in 1989. Two years later, free elections ushered in former Prime Minister Nicephore SOGLO as president, marking the first successful transfer of power in Africa from a dictatorship to a democracy. KEREKOU was returned to power by elections held in 1996 and 2001, though some irregularities were alleged. KEREKOU stepped down at the end of his second term in 2006 and was succeeded by Thomas YAYI Boni, a political outsider and independent. YAYI has attempted to stem corruption and has strongly promoted accelerating Benin’s economic growth. Continue reading|
Written in 2007 but still is true today…Very LONG article but thorough and helps explains why we still we get RIPPED off up here in Canada when it comes to buying certain bikes. Please read, it’s good!
Written by By Steve Thornton and Rob Harrison
What’s the difference between a greenback and a Loonie? It’s only money, after all. And these days, one’s pretty much as good as another – unless you’re buying something with it.
It's only been a matter of time, really. So far, in my life, I have witnessed a slow progression of rational thought winning out over pathetic, sleazy, and out-dated ideology. Recently, there have been several huge boosts, it seems, to the Gay Rights Movement. Dan Savage's "It Gets Better" project took off like no one expected, "Don't Ask Don't Tell" was removed, and hell, even the President of the United States finally came out in favour of gay marriage.
We use these tires all the time. We commute on them, we have taken to Alaska in 2011, cross-country in 2010, been on the Triumph Tiger 800XC bikes we borrowed, got over 14,000 KM on that set, got over 19,000 KM on the set after going cross-country on our Beemers and now Leslie has over 23,000 KM on the set mounted on her Beemer. We keep the PSI at 36 most of the times and they seem to not want to wear out.
Revzilla has a good review as always on these tires. Anthony states they are a 50/50 tire. That is how they are advertised. We would call them a 60/40 maybe 70/30 tire. They are not a super knobby so expect a ton of traction in sand and deep mud. Having said that we survived a very wet Dempster and Dalton highways. Tires are subjective and you need to find your way by trial and error based on your riding styles. We commute on these all the time but love the fact that if we want to wonder off-road we have a tire we can trust underneath us.