I have been asked many times “how can you ride such a tall bike”? So, I have put together some pics to try to show as close as I can with the specs I know what I might look like on all the recent bikes I have owned or “borrowed”. My height is 5’5″, well almost 5’5″ with an in seam of 30.5 inches.
Cheryl is about 5’5″ and her in seam is 31.5. Big difference when it comes to our ’13 BMW F800GS bikes. She has more footing than I will ever have. So, this post is for the vertically challenged.
I have hopes that a few in seam inches will not deter anyone from buying the bike of their dreams…where there is a will there is a way. Trust me I should know…I am shortish and I have ridden successfully, comfortably, confidentially and most Continue reading →
I found a great web site for anyone to peruse if you are traveling Canada on a bike. I will be posting some of its content here but use this link, GRAVELTRAVEL.CA to read all about the many back country roads up here. The site also include the TCAT-Tans Canada Adventure Trail. Plus, like last year….anyone planning to ride to Alaska please feel free to post any comments or questions if you feel we might be of any assistance in your planning.
Again like our post about the Dalton Highway, we thought we would take this opportunity to introduce the Dempster for those who are going to embark on this specific road this summer. Also, for those who missed our summer 2011 post about this amazing road. The DEMPSTER…what to say. All depends on the weather and you own riding sanity and tolerance. Take extra gas on this trip and we hope everyone has nothing but SUN!
Click on the links below if you want to read our posts from last year when we were blogging live from the road.
Worth buying this video and sitting back in the warmth of your home watching the Curbsyde Team of Joe & Flora Lloyd, Paul Mondor and Jesse Clark on their personal journeys to Tuktoyaktuk in the middle of winter on two BMW F800GS bikes. I am going to have to review this video one day from an amateur’s preservative. Very well done, HD, and as always in Joe and Flora’s videos you will learn something about the history and culture where they ride to and from.
I can really appreciate this story because we were up in Dawson and experienced first hand the permafrost heaves in the roads up there and you can see buildings settling into the ground. What to do about this problem? The cost factor is HUGE to repair and not really have a solution. Have a look at the video and what do you think?
It’s not just Dawson City having this serious problem…the whole north is experiencing the permafrost complications.
Cheryl & I want to thank all the supporters of this BLOG! We hit 50,000 views last night! Since we have been back from our summer trip on August 11th we have more hits to the BLOG then when we were on our trip. Thanks for getting word out, I am seeing more and more referral sites than ever, more forums getting wind of the BLOG and even other ADV riders and web sites.
We have many folks from all ages both men and women alike coming along as we develop the BLOG. As always we are open to suggestions, comments as to how we can make this a better site. So, feel free to share what you want to see and share your thoughts.
Once again we both want to send out a HUGE thanks to everyone and sure hope this continues.
Scroll down to the bottom of the home page and please take a look at what other ADV riders are doing from all over the world. Very inspirational and quite motivating to embark on such journey’s. I will update other ADV Riders each time I find a site that sounds interesting so check back often. I am certain these guys and gals would love the support.
Amazing web sites, trials & tribulations andstories.
Loaded with the Tiger pics from this summer and we invite anyone and all to come over to the new page. follow our journey to buying our next bikes and more. Plus, we would love to see other post their adventures too.
Loon Bay right outside 100 Mile House BC, Our pit stop for 3 nights before heading home!
The cutest BUTT there is!
We loved this little cabin!
THAT’S A WRAP FOR OUR SUMMER ADVENTURE 2011
Most likely will be starting a new BLOG just about our motorcycle travels in general and no matter what bikes we own that will be our BLOG from now on. Feel free to leave a comment if anyone thinks this is a good idea.