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Continental Divide—> Ready to Ride

The Great Continental Divide Journey

Jon Baker is ready to go!  July 12th Jon is departing Sacramento to meet the team who will begin the 2700 mile journey from the Mexican border to Canada within 13 days. He tested his packed bike today and all is ready. He has new Heidenau K60s, and prays for no flats as these were the hardest tires he has ever installed.  He is packed with extra gas and water, tools, jumper cables, bike pump, cold weather gear, extra tube, zip ties, duct tape, safety wire, chain lube, cooling vest, electronic gear and clothes. Tank bag is stuffed with bug spray, lip balm, sun screen, glasses, goggles, cell phone, go pro…  Maximum fuel range for his KTM 1190 is 210 miles so he has plans to increase his fuel capacity for specific days of the journey.  He is carrying fuel bottles and a fuel bag that can increase his range to a maximum of 300 miles.  Yes folks he is ready!   He is seeking a challenge from the trials, scenic beauty, and isolation with time to listen to the engine and clear his mind. Continue reading “Continental Divide—> Ready to Ride”

Quick Tips for Better Biking Photography (Guest Contributor) — Badventuring

Thorsten Henn from Henn-Photography.com gives me some advice on snapping adventure bikes.

via CLICK HERE to see Quick Tips for Better Biking Photography (Guest Contributor) — Badventuring

Italian Road to Alleghany New Update

The Italian Road to Alleghany is a fantastic dual sport ride just north of Sacramento.  The complete route is now open and we have updated our website with a current GPX file and Google Map, free to you for download.  Go enjoy yourself, and have a burger at Casey’s! If you have time, check back and tell us what you think of the ride.

CLICK HERE  to see complete details on 2ShareOurRide.com

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Vicky is broken

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Friday Vicky and I went for a nice dirt ride at our local OHV area, Prarie City.  Vicky was on her DRZ400SM doing great. After the ride I wanted a hot dog at Costco $1.50 with a drink. Vicky, being wise wanted to wait until later to get a hot dog but I would have none of that. Needed it now. So, we got a hotdog and after that the disaster occurred… Continue reading “Vicky is broken”

First Usal Road Challenge 2017

Seven hundred miles in two days makes for a long weekend of fabulous motorcycling.  As always with Jon Baker, searching for dirt roads and out of the way places is an adventure. We found rolling pastures colorful with spring flora, historic towns, grand hotels, giant redwoods, the Lost Coast and newly opened Usal Road.

Usal Road, Butler Map

South of Shelter Cove along California’s Northern coast lies Mendocino County Route 431, the famous Usal Road. Approaching Usal Road in mid-afternoon and finding the gate unlocked I was eager to ride this challenging road that I had read about and waited all winter to see. Continue reading “First Usal Road Challenge 2017”

Buck Meadows Yosemite Dual Sport Event

Last Saturday we attended a BMW National Adventure Riding Series Event hosted by Family Off Road Adventures.  This ride is held twice a year and offers 150 riders the chance to explore some little-known trails around Yosemite. This year’s ride was cut short because of weather related trail closures so Jon and I added some pavement to give us a total ride of nearly 100 miles.  Details of our route including gpx files, google map, and photos are posted on 2ShareOurRide.com.

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Buck Meadows Loop

Big Bikes on White Rim Trail

It has taken some time and a lot of learning to be able to share our motorcycle ride of Moab’s White Rim Trail.  But we finally have uploaded the photos and video.  To share a 4 minute ride of the White Rim Trail click on the arrow in the youtube video below.  To see more about our Moab trip  CLICK HERE.  or go to 2ShareOurRide.com and click Trips and then Moab.

Iowa Hills, Narrow, Curvy, Steep

This is a great paved ride for any type motorcycle. GPX file, Google Map, Ride details now posted. Check it out under FAVORITE RIDES > Iowa Hills Ride  on 2ShareOurRide.com  or CLICK HERE for a direct link.

Mavic Pro Drone

We wanted to expand our photo and video to show you our rides.

I having been toying with the idea of buying a Drone for about a year now. I was going to buy the Go Pro Karma but due to some technical issues I decided to buy the Mavic Pro by DJI. This is a folding very compact Drone. It has all the technology of DJI’s larger heavier Phantom Drones but is portable.

Now I have absolutely no flying experience and have never flown a drone or remote control aircraft before. In the past when I did buy a remote control aircraft it lasted about 10 minutes then I would console my son that it was fun while it lasted.

The Mavic Pro is completely different… Continue reading “Mavic Pro Drone”

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