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

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

Alaska Tour

The epic Tour of Alaska 2012 started out as a desire to visit Ketchikan but like anything I do, it turned into a much more grand adventure involving Aisling, my then 15-year-old daughter. After realizing that I can’t get to Ketchikan without taking either a plane or a boat, I decided that it may as … Read more

First BMW MOW Rally

Way way back in 2008, my friends conned me into riding with them to the BMW MOA National Motorcycle Rally in Gillette WY. Sure, why not, why not jump on a sport bike and ride thousands of miles while being thoroughly unprepared? Needless to say, I didn’t take many photos but what I did take … Read more