wanderlust

Brrrrr…. Yamaha 660 Tenere on the Tundra.


Wanderrrr… lust? For some folks I guess. God I wish Yamaha would bring this bike to the U.S. so I could be first in line. HINT!!

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What a Great Wanderlust Photo! Could be a BMW Ad!


Joe Snyder over on ADV Rider was gracious enough to let me re-post this fantastic photograph!  And he also let me know about a new blog he’s starting that I thing is a just a great idea!

He writes in:

That’s a great blog you’ve got and it’s now in my favorites

That was taken Sep 18th 2010 on The Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway. That’s Lake Placid in the background

On a similar note, I have just put up a blog www.adventurefoodnetwork.com where i am aiming to get riders to post the places they eat on the road as a reference for others who may be travelling the same areas. I’d love to have you check it out and possibly pass it along to anyone you know who may be interested in that type of thing

Happy New Year

Like I told him, I think food travel and motorcycles are as natural a fit for a blog as there is.  I’m jealous I never thought of it.  Be sure and pay him a visit and if you’ve got material for his blog send it along!  I now have an excuse to take a ride to my favorite local pub and get him some material.  BONUS!  Thanks again Joe!

Death Valley Dualsport Wanderlust…


Mike Lewis over on ADV rider was kind enough to let me post this great panorama of shot from Death Valley.

He sent a message along:

It was taken in Feb 2010 and is along the Wildrose Cnayon road in Death Valley National Park. It was my first trip there and spent most of the trip riding with a group of Ural sidecar riders that gather there every winter for offroad riding adventures. I also meet them in Moab each year in April. Also last year my wife flew down to Sedona AZ and we toured our way through the national parks back to the camper in Moab (on our tour bike).

I have a TE610 (in the picture) and a TE450 for single track riding. I like to load up the camper and head out to great DS ridng places for a few days at a time, including many Dual Sports Ride events through the greater Pacific Northwest. I keep a fairly full riding schedule each year. Besides Moab this year, I plan to spend a few weeks in Idaho and Western Colorado where I will meet a couple of the Moab riding buddies that live in Colorado and ride with them in their backyard.

I’ll come right out and say it.  I’m so freaking jealous of what you guys have available to you out west.  Florida is great but for trail riding, unless you like riding narrow trails with soft sand, it can get annoying.