Let’s face it. The lives that many of us have chosen don’t allow us to fling ourselves out in to the world to just wander. Maybe we do it in small doses – a trip here and there. And maybe some of us don’t find a way to do it at all.
Thankfully there is an army of other motorcyclists who share the view from their visor. As they send back images and dispatches from the road, they can help to feed your dreams until the time that you find yourself out there in the world.
This is currently my favorite world traveler. He’s taking me around the world with him and doesn’t even know it.
You may have seen his Ducati Panigale trip threads on ADVrider.
I like to follow him on Instagram too:
I know some people are sensitive about using Instagram. They don’t want someone else owning their images. Fair enough. But, if you register an account you can still follow, comment and search the app without ever posting a photo yourself.
You can of course still look at a user’s profile on Instagram without logging in. But, you can’t search the site for users and hashtags so you’d need to know who you’re looking for and navigate there directly.
The sheer number of images that are posted on the service is staggering. And some of them are downright incredible.
I finally picked up a copy of American Borders by Carla King. It is the saga of her circumnavigation of the United States on a then newly imported Ural sidecar rig.
In just the first chapter there was romance, motorcycles, adventure and awakening… can’t wait to see what the rest of the tale has in store!
Have you read American Borders?
A very sweet friend sent me a copy of the book Amazing and Unusual USA by Jeff Bahr for Christmas. Since then I’ve been flipping through its pages, daydreaming about roadside places I’d like to ride to.
Just a little something to keep the motorcycling daydreams working overtime.
Click each photo to find the original photogs work in flickr.
Morocco – Dadès Gorge
Romania – Transfăgărăşan Highway
Highway 42 – Door County, Wisconsin
India – The Gata Loops
Italy – Stelvio Pass
Switzerland – Furka Pass
Colorado – Pikes Peak
Chile-Argentina – Paso Libertadores
Utah – Moki Dugway
Have you ridden any of these?
I have somehow managed to find two seconds to write this post in my downtime between jet setting and canoodling. Being a fabulous celebrity moto-blogger is quite time consuming, you know.
😆 Yea, right!
I was tickled pink to be interviewed by the sexy people at RideADV.com. I met Eric, their founder at an AltRider event in Pennsylvania in 2011. Little did I know that he would be my ticket to fame and fortune!
I would love it if you’d take a peek at the interview there and let me know what you think.
Ride Adventures is a motorcycle tour and rental company that can act as your tour operator, travel agent and/or travel advisor. Have you thought about taking a riding trip to a far away place like Peru, Columbia, Australia or even an adventure ride on the Trans-Wisconsin Trail? Ride Adventures knows how to turn your dream into reality.