This is an intro to the joy and adventure of riding motorcycles from La Paz, Bolivia up and over the Andes to the semi-tropical Yungas region on the world’s most dangerous Road, aka the Road of Death to Coroico. If you have ever thought much about pushing your own limits – physical and mental – we suggest you check out the video then go to Bolivia and ride it yourself. Check out Adventure Moto Bolivia. Continue reading →
On this episode of The Downshift, we catch up with Monster Mike Schultz. During a snocross event in 2008, Mike had a terrible accident and was forced to have his leg amputated. He returned to action 7 months after his accident with a prosthetic leg dubbed the Moto Knee which he designed and won an X Games Silver Medal in Adaptive Moto X. In the next few years he would go on to win 4 X Games Gold Medals and has started his own company Biodapt which he helps other like him get back to what they love. Continue reading →
Considered as one of the world’s top motorcycle routes, South Africa’s Garden Route tour includes Great white shark diving, whale observing, crocodile cage diving, bungee jumping from the some crazy high-up bridges, awesome wildlife safari tours and a lot more activity. But, if you know where you’re heading, get on your Enduro and ride on for around 3000 kilometres or so of epic landscape.
If you ever thought about going on an epic lifetime motorcycle trip, take a look at this video. Father and son (Riemann boys) documented a 4500km (2600 mile), 21-day life-changing journey, taking them across some of the world’s most treacherous, and beautiful, mountain roads.
The voice-over is somewhat flat and un-engaging, but the stunning shots will keep you on your toes all the time. It looks like the narrator touched the state of Nirvana, as he tackled the monster. I’m sure most of us will sound the same Continue reading →
The best way to compare two things is to put them side by side. Touratech guy did just that – comparing the old 2011 oil-cooled R1200GS and the new 2013 water-cooled R1200GS – on a week long pleasure/test ride. Is the new bike that much better than the old? – click on the link below and find out! Continue reading →
This is a music video put together by C90 Adventures using the footage from his motorcycle ride through the Arctic Circle in February 2013. The dude was alone with only his trusty C90, a camera and camping equipment. The coldest temperature recorded was -23oC inside the tent.
Check out www.c90adventures.co.uk for more videos and info on this and other trips he and his little C90 have done together.
And this is what Douglas Guillot has to say: “In Europe, the winter can seem unending, the time of year when we are consigned to dwell interminably in our garages, neon lights may be bright, but they can never truly replicate sunlight. Continue reading →
One of the most difficult races ever devised by the mind of man, the Iditarod is a brutal long-distance winter race that takes place in Alaska between Anchorage and Nome. The annual long-distance sled dog race runs in early March. Mushers and a team of 16 dogs, of which at least 6 must be on the towline at the finish line, cover the distance in 9–15 days or more. The Iditarod began in 1973 as an event to test the best sled dog mushers and teams but evolved into today’s highly competitive race. The current fastest winning time record was set in 2011 by John Baker with a time of 8 days, 19 hours, 46 minutes, and 39 seconds. Continue reading →