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”.
The Reconnecting With Canada: North crew are heading, as you would expect, North. Unlike most motorcyclists they aren’t waiting for clear skies and warm days, they are doing the ride in winter. Join the team of riders Joe Lloyd and Paul Mondor and support drivers Jesse Clark and Flora Lloyd as they prepare the bikes for the trip.
B.C.’s Sunshine coast is no stranger to riders… as a ribbon of slow moving brake lights. Great food, great accommodations, a good measure of adventure of course. And bikes… Used bikes as the guys from OneWheelDrive.Net take some used KTM 640 Adventures out for a spin. Read the Full Story Here
Curbsyde’s second Newfoundland episode showcases some more amazing scenery and marine life. Joe & Flora experience some great Newfoundland hospitality, and interesting characters before making it to the furthest eastern point of the Reconnecting With Canada series; Signal Hill.
Joe and Flora finish Quebec with a visit to the amazing Bioparc, then the two head to Canada’s pristine maritime provinces and visit the Fairmont Algonquin’s happy canine ambassador “Smudge”. Then its onward towards the famous Cabot Trail!
In the conclusion of the Baja: Tropic of Cancer series, Kevin and Neil reach their destination in Baja, Mexico. They also reach some conclusions about their long term Honda Varaderos.
Joe & Flora meet a polar bear named Nanook, then it’s off to the French speaking province of Quebec. Famous for amazing food and scenery, not to mention some nation changing history. Flora even gets a chance to do a little dog walking!
Joe & Flora finish their Albertan visit at the Ukranian cultural village. Then it’s time to ride through Saskatchewan and it’s vast spaces. From there they visit Flin Flon Manitoba, and onward north to Thompson. Boasting painted wolves and an amazing nickel mine, Thompson entertains and educates the traveling duo.
“You’re not a motorcyclist until you’ve been to Coco’s Corner.” We’ve picked up this Baja saying along the way, but I’m unclear as to where. It’s un-attributable, but battering the Varaderos over 40kms of washboard and gravel, snaking through canyons, and viewing western movie perfect cactus forests has proven the saying’s truth.
Joe & Flora explore Alberta in more detail. Stopping to gaze at grazers and stepping back to stream powered thrashers, they make their way to Lesser Slave Lake in time for Canada Day. Then it’s on to Alberta’s capitol for some touring.
Thirty kms of grinding dirt, front-end stepping-out rock and battering washboard from the pavement’s end, about 50kms south of Puertecitos lies Gonzega. A gem of the Baja sitting on the Sea of Cortez.
The idillic town of San Filipe located on the shore of the Sea of Cortez in the Northern Baja is transformed when the races come to town.