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New 2017 BMW GS adventure replaces KTM 1190 in our fleet.

I totaled my 2014 KTM 1190r with only 35,000 miles on it, but repairs for parts alone added up to over $5000 and then the labor and time. I gave up on it. Yes sad I don’t quit very often. Actually I have a tattoo on my left arm that reads “QINAO” “quitting is not an option”.  I sold the carcass of a great bike for $750.  I only lost about $18,000 on that deal. Really with 35,000 miles on her she was probably only worth $9000. You know we tend to love our motorcycles and think they are worth more than they are.  It’s called Love

So I needed a replacement. Should I buy a new KTM 1090 for $16,000 or replace the KTM of our fleet with a new 2017 BMW GSA for $24,000?  Vicky and I rented a BMW GS in South America and it carried us both very well on the gravel roads of Chile and Argentina. I find it feels like a Land Rover with two wheels.

Yesterday we took the plunge and bought the BMW GS Adventure

I bought a red one to match Vicky’s BMW GS 700

Continue reading “New 2017 BMW GS adventure replaces KTM 1190 in our fleet.”

Drone enhances Motorcycle Scenes along California Coast — Sea Lions

We love motorcycling California’s coast for many reasons.  The scenic beauty is among the best in the world and the ride is thrilling with endless hills and curves.  Wildlife such as sea gulls, whales, dolphins, and shark often appear, bringing astonishment and joy to the motorcycle ride.

To expand our view and capture the thrills of our discoveries Jon purchased a drone and frequently practices his flying skills.  Last weekend we drove along Pacific Coast Highway south of Fort Bragg.  We stopped frequently and took out the drone. Jon flew the drone along the shore to examine coves, driftwood huts, and the debris along the ocean shoreline.

We were surprised by a glimpse of sea lions resting along the shore.  At first glance I thought I saw a large pile of driftwood washed up on the beach.  As the drone approached the large pile of driftwood, the wood began to move.  When the drone lost altitude and got closer to the shore, we discovered it was not driftwood at all!  I was amazed at the variety of their color and skin patterns. It was a quick look because as soon as we realized what was on the shore, we quickly flew the drone away from the colony to avoid disturbing their peace.

Take a look and enjoy!

Sea Lion Colony. posted by Jon Baker on YouTube

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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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

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.

Dual Sport Fun Eldorado CA

Join us for 4 minutes of Sunday’s Dual Sport Ride of Yankee Jim, Shirt Tail Canyon, and Elliott Ranch — GREAT dual sport riding near Eldorado Forest in Northern California.

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Know When to Go and Know When to Say NO!

My weekend 1500+ mile ride was a hodgepodge of places, terrain, bikes, and people. It started out near the Anza Borrego Desert in San Diego County and travelled as far north as Hell Hole Reservoir in Placer County, California.  Most of it I did alone. But, some of the miles I shared with Motocross World Champion Bonnie Warch, and some I shared with the Champion of my world, Jon Baker. From the deserts to the mountains, across dry sand or wet slimy mud, rocky ruts or smooth highway, the important lesson is the same.  Know when to go, and know when to say no! Continue reading “Know When to Go and Know When to Say NO!”

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