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Thursday, May 30, 2019   (2 Comments - view/add)
My twisting road to BMW Motorrad »
The influence of motorcycles in my family is probably typical for America. Some of my great grandparents rode before I was...
Tuesday, May 14, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
1st prize: SURVIVAL! »
When I took my first real motorcycle ride, it was on much of the Long Island Expressway. That was a big deal for me, as...
Thursday, May 2, 2019   (9 Comments - view/add)
Another perspective: Riding in the left mini-lane »
Having recently purchased Jim Ford’s book The Art of Riding Smooth, his article “Squeezing Satisfaction and Fun Out of Str...
Thursday, April 11, 2019   (7 Comments - view/add)
Riding alone »
At the beginning, I had to ride alone. In my mid-40s and under the spell of a quixotic impulse, I bought a new red 19...
Saturday, March 30, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
A Marriage in the Making »
I always loved the allure of those old neon motel signs and how they beckon you off the highway. For me, motels rekindle f...
Friday, March 15, 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
Fun in the ... SNOW! »
Photos by the author and MAX BMW. When I received an invitation from MAX BMW to try some ice riding, I immediately c...
Friday, February 1, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Relief Through Adventure Motorcycles: Exploring the MRP »
"You'll be one of our volunteers. Help with meals, clean-up, whatever is needed. And of course, you'll be teaching off-roa...
Tuesday, January 29, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Relief Through Motorcycle Adventures »
"You'll be one of our volunteers. Help with meals, clean-up, whatever is needed. And of course, you'll be teaching off-roa...
Sunday, December 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
A sublime loop around the southwestern states »
Photos by Jason Spafford Wheeling up to the U.S. border at Tecate was more of a “Triple Whopper with fries” drive-thru...
Sunday, December 16, 2018   (7 Comments - view/add)
My Father's BMW »
Some of my earliest childhood memories are of riding with my dad around Unity in Maine on his motorcycle. My father was a...
Sunday, December 2, 2018   (5 Comments - view/add)
Hacking the Bagger »
Hacking the Bagger "Seth, we have much to talk about..." Seth arrived at our first meeting and set his motorcycle helme...
Monday, October 22, 2018   (4 Comments - view/add)
Adventure times two »
Jen and I developed a travel bug over the last few years, and we have spent a fair amount of time aboard our 2013 BMW...
Wednesday, October 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
How lucky I am - the wife of a winner! »
What an adventure! Sheer excitement from the moment Ted Moyer from BMW MOA called to tell my husband he was a winner in th...
Saturday, October 6, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
A Massachusetts track day »
There I was on my 2015 RT, leaning slightly to the right on a long right-hand curve, 5th gear, and a quick glance at my...
Wednesday, July 4, 2018   (3 Comments - view/add)
No money and no brains »
Jerry Jeff Walker starts his song "Got Lucky Last Night" saying, "This is what can happen to a guy with no money and no...
Sunday, June 3, 2018   (5 Comments - view/add)
GS = Get Started! »
I will never forget the first time my girlfriend Paige pulled into the driveway at my parents’ house on her motorcycle. It...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018   (5 Comments - view/add)
Adventure Log: What the heck is the GS Trophy?? »
*CHUNK* “Whoa!” I shouted as the bike listed hard to the right. “I definitely did THAT wrong!” “Hahaha you have to...
Sunday, May 6, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
Touring Europe's battlefields »
For all of you history buffs who wish to combine your passion for riding with military history, I have the tour for you. L...
Sunday, April 22, 2018   (12 Comments - view/add)
Riding through the Redwoods »
If you’ve ever heard of the Santa Cruz Mountains or, better yet, have had the opportunity to ride through them, you know h...
Saturday, April 7, 2018   (10 Comments - view/add)
Defining the comfort zone »
Sometimes an adventure starts well before you begin a trip. I am a regular family doctor with a fellowship in wilderness m...
Sunday, March 25, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
On a Mission to the Mission: Monkey business on Baja California »
Anyone who knows me well knows that the thought of riding in sand sends cold shivers down my spine. Thinking of sand penet...
Sunday, March 25, 2018   (5 Comments - view/add)
BMWs at the races »
It's 9:00 on Saturday, October 14 on the Kona coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. The heat is starting to build, passing th...
Sunday, March 11, 2018   (5 Comments - view/add)
Building a Bobber »
I have been riding motorcycles for more than 45 years. Triumphs, Nortons, BSAs, Ducatis, a Harley-Davidson and a lot of BM...
Sunday, March 11, 2018   (14 Comments - view/add)
Passed out »
September 4, 6 p.m. Got the bike all packed up and ready for the next two weeks of adventure. Wandered into the house and...
Tuesday, February 27, 2018   (6 Comments - view/add)
Getting screwed in Hornitos »
Some weeks before the BMWNorcal '49er Rally, fellow Norcal club and MOA member Lance Danielson and I were heading up to Ma...
Friday, February 9, 2018   (9 Comments - view/add)
Riding the Rideau »
I like riding into the past. On my modern German-bred two-wheeled steed, I can wander centuries-old pathways and arrive at...
Sunday, January 14, 2018   (3 Comments - view/add)
Mile Zero »
When thinking Spring Break, you don’t automatically think of Key West. However, I like travels that led me to farther most...
Tuesday, January 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
When life gets in the way »
Standing side by side you'd be hard pressed to guess that Chuck and I are brothers. First impressions being what they are,...
Monday, December 18, 2017   (4 Comments - view/add)
Seeking the Arctic in Norway »
Back in 2012 we were in Smithers, British Columbia, when we met Floridian rider Dave Hand. We rode to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska,...
Sunday, December 3, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Biography of a BMW Motorcycle: Sustainable Life Cycle »
We are a product of our context, the social and political landscape we are born into, the resources available to us, and t...
Monday, November 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Womens GS Trophy teams selected »
The BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy Female Team Qualifying 2017 Two Female Teams selected for BMW Motorrad Interna...
Sunday, November 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Big bike adventure »
"Daddy, I want to dance with you when you get back," my six-year-old daughter called to me as I put on my helmet. "Daddy,...
Sunday, November 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The many faces of Death Valley »
Single-day temperature swings up to 60 degrees, off the beaten track campgrounds, and a plan - or at least six versions of...
Sunday, November 5, 2017   (8 Comments - view/add)
Sport-touring on an RR »
I know these roads. I have ridden them for as long as I have ridden a motorcycle. They are the asphalt capillaries away fr...
Sunday, November 5, 2017   (17 Comments - view/add)
The slippery slope of a re-entry rider »
The last time I rode my own motorcycle was about 35 years ago. I really enjoyed that BMW R 69 S. Unfortunately, I had some...

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