Utah: The White Rim Trail in Pictures

Utah’s White Rim Trail is a fantastic descent into the Canyon Lands, but not without its challenges; heat, fuel issues and a snake make for a true adventure.

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Death Valley: Core, Not Too Hard (GPX Included)

This spring, thanks to a rainy season, Death Valley became the driest destination in California for motorcycle adventure media; many of whom touted Death Valley as the upper end of intrepid Adventure. Looking at Mic Cumming, a long time street rider with a number of dirt outings countable on an amputee’s hand, we can’t help but think the hardcore context these outlets are giving to Death Valley might be harming the destinations adventure approachability.

Road to Ruins: Episode 3 – BMW R1200GS Adventure v. Ducati Multistrada 1200 S

BMW’s R1200GS Adventure is the gold standard in adventure touring bikes, but now it’s facing down challengers like the Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring. Is the road to ruins for the BMW paved by the likes of the Ducati? Before we find out off the pavement, a little protection and preparation is in order. If we had the licensing, we’d cue the A-team montage music and cut to the folks at AltRider.com.

KTM 990 Adventure R versus Google Navigation

It’s snowing, except looking at the dash display the temperature is +10C. A hard rain, or hail, or a hallucination? An effect of the “Eyes of God” Twisted Throttle Denali D2s white light, hitting the downpour’s drops? Fatigued, my mind scrambles for why Highway 1 heading into Hope, BC has turned white. I’m on the final leg of a 1225km ride from Eureka, CA to Sunshine Valley, just outside Vancouver, BC pitting KTM’s 990 Adventure R against a Google Navigation estimate. It’s a total of 1225 kms, or 760 miles, in one go. The hail covered road, well, that’s not to plan.

Road to Ruins: Episode 2 – BMW R1200GS Adventure v. Ducati Multistrada 1200 S

BMW’s R1200GS Adventure is the gold standard in adventure touring bikes, but now it’s facing down challengers like the Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring. Is the road to ruins for the BMW paved by the likes of the Ducati? Join OneWheelDrive.Net as we conduct a we conduct a monumental comparison against a back drop of dead seas, dying towns, a makeshift community on an abandoned military base and 800 year-old cliff dwellings from the end of the Sinagua people, all on “The Road to Ruins”.

Adventure Quickie – Anza-Borrego: Pinyon Drop-Off and Sandstone Canyon

Looking for a bit of a challenge? Especially, if you’re on something bigger than a 250 dirt bike? Take a stab at Heart Attack Hill. More formerly known as the Pinyon Drop off this ride takes you though the varied desert and canyon scenery of Anza-Borrego with enough obstacles to make the day’s outing interesting.

Adventure Quickie – Anza-Borrego: Calcite Mine

It’s not a big ride, but if you’re in the Anza-Borrego area and fancy a big-tralie friendly side trip, the Calcite Mine Road may be your cup of tea. As a one of the most accessible rides in the area, the Calcite Mine Road offers some of the most representative scenery and geology in this patch of California.

Road to Ruins: Episode 1 – BMW R1200GS Adventure v. Ducati Multistrada 1200 S

BMW’s R1200GS Adventure is the gold standard in adventure touring bikes, but now it’s facing down challengers like the Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring. Is the road to ruins for the BMW paved by the likes of the Ducati? Join OneWheelDrive.Net as we conduct a we conduct a monumental comparison against a back drop of dead seas, dying towns, a makeshift community on an abandoned military base and 800 year-old cliff dwellings from the end of the Sinagua people, all on “The Road to Ruins”.

Road to Ruins – 2: Slab City

Slab City, “turn on, tune in, drop out”, this is a place to get at least one of those right. Gaining its appellation from the concrete slabs remaining from the flattened and abandoned WWII Marine Barracks Camp Dunlap, the slabs play host to hippies in shanty-town shacks, octogenarians RVs and hermits with a social life. But, the most notable resident is a man building a technicolor dream mountain.

Long Term Multistrada 1200 S: Princess or Borg Queen?

After hefting the Honda Varaderos through the Baja, I came to a conclusion – I hate big bikes in sand. Of course, taking the back way out of Slab City is what you’d expect of a desert; sand and deep sand at that. The surprise? Perhaps, we’ve been too quick in dubbing Ducati’s Multistrada 1200 S Touring “the Princess”.