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I wrote a recent article about the value of microadventures and on the heels of that inspiration, I took the opportunity to head out for a ride to see some wildlife as the riding season starts to wind down here in the Midwest. I finished up a cup of coffee and zipped up all the vents in my jacket, dug the balaclava out of its hiding spot, and threw on some additional layers to prepare as best I could to minimize the crisp chill the air would bring at 60 mph.
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To support the Bell family's travels and to enrich your own life substantially, you can purchase these beautiful books by Graeme about their travels and experiences. The books also make great gifts and the holidays are just around the corner.
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This edition of Three Cool Thing focuses on food storage while you are on the road. It's one of the things that draws a line of demarcation between weekend warriors and long term overland travelers and adventure motorcyclist. The ability to keep food hot or cold, for an extended period of time while living out of your vehicle, can make or break the experience. Here are a few items you may want to consider if saving food for later is part of your needs.
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This edition of Three Cool Things focuses on staying charged up while on the road. If you are overlanding or adventure motorcycling, these things will keep you powered up so you can continue to use your electronics even while off the grid.
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Every so often people inquire about what tent I use or what luggage I have on my motorcycle. I wanted to create this quick access guide to the gear in my set up. There will not be any reviews found here, but assume that if it makes this list I strongly approve of this item. It has the full Dirt Orcas Seal of Approval.
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Summer is officially here and I wanted to pass along this conundrum of a camping product. It is sure to collect dust and eventually be given away years later in brand new condition.
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This edition of Three Cool things is all about simplifying your camp experience. If you are overlanding in a car or van, your camp set up often includes many of the luxuries of home. However, if you are adventure riding on your motorcycle you still may want to bring things like a camp stove, chair, and some of the other comforts of home, space is far more limited. The items you choose become precious. Their weight and size matter.
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This edition of Three Cool Things is all about repairs. When hitting the road on your motorcycle, you will inevitably need to take care of yourself and do some road side repairs. Here are the basic things you will want to add to your kit to help keep you moving.
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Here are some cool new books that I wanted to recommend. If you are looking for a fun read for yourself, a great gift idea for a birthday party, or you just feel like blowing some coin because it's Friday and we live in America, check these out.
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If you are anything like me you typically spend the winter months planning epic rides for when the weather starts to cooperate with motorcycling a bit more. Many times I pushed that a little too hard; Starting a big ride just a bit to early in the season. I am always optimistically thinking... "as long as we head South it will get warmer", painfully neglecting the idea that you have to ride North to get back home. You can read about a fun early season trip I took down to ride the Tail of the Dragon, that I called The Soggy Throttle 2000, here.