Iron Butt Rally 2023

I had the unique privilege of being able to ride in the 2023 Iron Butt Rally. The rally comprises about 100 riders from around the globe, who compete in an 11-day scavenger hunt-style motorcycle rally around North America. The event isn’t a race, but riders must make two checkpoint locations during the 11 days, where … Read more

Edmonds Underwater Park

Edmonds Underwater Park is a 27-acre diving park located in Edmonds, WA, USA at Bracketts Landing. While the park is a state/federal marine reserve it receives absolutely no funding from state or federal agencies. The park was started and continues to be maintained by Bruce Higgins and his cadre of volunteers.

National Parks Tour

This tour was initiated to spend some time with my younger daughter, Caitria, who at the time was just 15 years of age; she wanted to go to see Rushmore and I wanted to do another father-daughter ride. This tour would include WA, OR, ID, MT, WY, and SD locations, visiting multiple state and national … Read more

Poorly Planned Tour

This tour started as a poorly planned attempt to go coast to coast WA –> NY in less than 50 hours. I came to the realization that I had failed the attempt around the third time I recognized the same toll booth somewhere in Chicago. Refusing to recognize reality, I ultimately decided to give up … Read more

Fungal in the Jungle

The Fungle is an informal event occurring some September; hosted by a gentleman named Wayne, the event is open to anyone who hears about it via word of mouth. There are no references on ADV forums, no routes to/from, and no fancy on-site events – we all bring something and all share what we have … Read more