Almost two weeks ago I crossed the US/Mexico border and began my quest to ride six continents on my bike. It’s been a total joy so far, but what’s taken me so long to update the blog? What’s been happening? Here’s the scoop.
Before heading out for my big adventure I talked to every experienced rider I could find. I got a lot of great advice about gear, packing, and preparing the bike. One thing they all told me to do was a “shakedown ride”.
Last weekend I was in New York City talking about my travels. Watch this rebroadcast as I talk about why I travel, how I believe we can change the world through art, and some tips for better travel photography. There’s a ton of good information in this talk. Grab some coffee and enjoy the show.
This morning I went on my first off-road test ride. My friend Keith followed behind in his Jeep and documented my first day off-road. I had three goals: get some off-road riding experience, test out all my new riding gear, and do some experiments to determine the best way to document everything when I’m riding alone. This was a learning experience, and I learned a lot!
I’ve been working for the past few days to get the bike prepped for the trip. I’ve been getting a ton of help from the staff at Touratech USA. These guys know what they are doing and have really been great. After many phone calls and a lot of research I ordered my first batch of parts:
I’m starting a new journey and a new blog. After traveling the world for two years by plane, bus, train, and car I’ve decided to change things up a bit. I’ve decided to buy a new bike and see six continents by motorcycle. This blog will be the record of my journey. Stay tuned as I update the blog, tell my stories, and visit the world.