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2018 ADVENTURE MOTORCYCLING CALENDAR

Our interview subjects this week, Alberto and Naomi from @Moto_Lara, helped design and create an adventure motorcycling calendar with another member of the Dirt Orca's family, Tim Burke of @TimBurkePhoto

THREE COOL THINGS FOR YOUR EYES

Here are three very cool things for your eyes. If you buy them, I can tell you that your life will immediately get better. 
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I SWITCHED FROM A BMW R1200GS TO AN F800GS

The BMW R1200gs is one of the most popular motorcycles in the world and for good reason. These are my thoughts on the differences between owning the BMW R1200GS and the BMW F800GS after a few years with each one and why I am pleased with my choice to downsize. 
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THREE COOL THINGS FROM @DANGEROUSJOHNSON

This edition of Three Cool things is from our buddy Eric Johnson. He has some experience with troublesome situations while overlanding. So what better person to ask about the three most important items to have in your overlanding kit.
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THREE COOL THINGS FOR YOUR EARS

This week we look at your ears on Three Cool Things. On any adventure motorcycling trip your ears and your hearing will be very important.
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THREE COOL THINGS: FOR YOUR FACE

Today's Three Cool Things is all about your face. More specifically, taking care of your face while on an adventure motorcycle trip.
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THREE COOL THINGS - DON'T GET STUCK!

Since the weather outside is frightful for much of the United States, I thought this would be the perfect time to do a Three Cool Things for staying mobile whether you're on the road or off. These things will certainly help keep you going in the event you are stuck. 

OUT AND ABOUT WITH VIKING CYCLE GEAR

I recently received a Viking Cycle Angel Fire Motorcycle Jacket. I got out play around in it last week and was very impressed.

THE DIRT ORCA'S HOLIDAY BUYERS GUIDE - 2017

Come one, come all, to this adventurous celebration of holiday cheer Behold the splendor that is the Dirt Orcas's guide to gifts and gear Some things will be pricey, some things will be cheep Try and remember t'is the season of giving, for these things you'll want to keep
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PLAYING AROUND WITH VIKING AXE SADDLEBAGS

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.

THE OVERLANDING BOOKS BY GRAEME BELL

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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THREE COOL THINGS: FOOD STORAGE

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.