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July 10, 2017

The Quick Road To Dakar

Turns out you can go from zero to Dakar in just four years. Petr “Angelo” Vlcek is living proof. Not one to talk himself up, it was a huge shock to learn that this long-haired Czech native with an outright thirst for adventure wasn’t born on a dirt bike. Instead, Angelo dedicated his 20s and early 30s to surfing the…
May 26, 2017

Josh Jewell: Balancing Life on Two Wheels

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”—Henry David Thoreau “I have a goal,” says my barber, Josh Jewell. Between snips he pauses for…
May 18, 2017

Jesse Luggage - Overland Innovator

Al Jesse has been making motorcycle specific luggage since ... well since they weren’t available. In 1985 he planned a trip through Europe into Africa, via the Paris-Dakar route. During this journey he realized the need for a system that could carry everything he needed, but sturdy enough to withstand long distance overland travel. Over the past three decades, Jesse…
April 18, 2017

Five Tips for Off-Road Motorcycle Riding

Want to improve your off-road riding skills? Some riders grew up blasting from berm to berm on dirt bikes while others got their introductions to the world of two-wheeled freedom by riding on the street before ever setting foot—or tire—off the pavement. Whatever your case, ADVMoto has some tips and tricks you can apply to your dual-sport or adventure bike…
April 17, 2017

Traveling Light: An Epic Adventure with two Mexican Chefs

After two months of riding our native Mexico, the time had come. Today we would venture north of the border. It was a warm morning in San Felipe, Baja California Norte, and there were 200 kilometers between us and Arizona. We would ride the last bit of Highway 5 along the Sea of Cortez and through Sonora before crossing into…
March 28, 2017

An Interview with: RTWer Frank Pantheofer

Frank Pantheofer and his girlfriend, Simone Dorner, a German couple, just completed a three-and-a-half year epic journey around the world on an old pair of Honda 700cc Transalps. You can read all about it in Frank’s two-book series titled, “Motorcycle Vagabonds” (see info at the end of this article). As the book title implies, they did it on a budget,…
January 13, 2017

AltRider: Mentoring as a Mode of Business

It’s hard to keep up with Jeremy LeBreton. Whether you’re chatting, riding, or doing business, he operates at nothing less than full throttle. He’s a man who’s “all in” no matter what he’s doing; energetic enough to pull you along with him, and charismatic enough that you probably won’t mind. It’s this combination of energy, excitement and drive that’s made…
December 09, 2016

Jimmy Lewis Off-Road Riding School

I was flying. The protesting movement of my early street Honda’s primitive suspension was at ease. I had been coerced into a jump on my first time off road, around a blind corner, by my “buddies” who waited at the bottom of the hump roaring in laughter. After a moment of weightlessness, gravity won... the suspension bottomed out and the…
November 23, 2016

Schuberth: Innovator in Head Protection

If you’ve been around the ADV scene for a while, you’ve heard of Schuberth—a preferred brand for many riders for years, particularly round-the-worlders. And now they’ve introduced the E1 Adventure helmet. What makes Schuberth so great? We contacted Randy Northrup, president of their North American arm, to talk about why people love his company’s helmets. Innovation is a major difference…

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