Ode to Apache – A Mule of a Motorcycle

🗓: 31 May | 🌍: Region of Murcia, Spain This week the odometer on my 2012 BMW G650GS Sertão motorcycle passed through 50,000 miles. We were riding through the city of Cartagena, Spain. A place we’ve been since the Spanish Prime Minister declared a State of Alarm due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I am oftenContinue reading “Ode to Apache – A Mule of a Motorcycle”

Sitting it out in Southern Spain

🗓: 16 Apr 2020 | ✏️: Travis Gill I’m writing this from a relaxing porch of a traditional Spanish home located near Cartagena. The temperature is a comfortable 21C (70F) and the skies are cloudy but not enough to block out the occasional rays of warm sunshine that sweep across my face. All around meContinue reading “Sitting it out in Southern Spain”

Illyria Raid 2019 – Balkans

I never had any aspirations to ride a raid until I was approached by Adam, a co-worker who knew I liked to ride motorcycles off-road. After a bit of research it seemed like a fun opportunity but I still had my reservations:• Chantil and I were planning to ride through the Alps and the datesContinue reading “Illyria Raid 2019 – Balkans”

Trans Euro Trail – Belgium

The Trans Euro Trail continues heading southwest, starting at the Netherland border and winding through a beautiful countryside and rich history of the country of Belgium. Day 1 – 5 Apr 2019 Belgium 🇧🇪 Kit Kat! I enjoy trying different foods in a country – especially candy so I was surprised that this Olé barContinue reading “Trans Euro Trail – Belgium”

Trans Euro Trail – Netherlands

The Trans Euro Trail (TET) is a volunteer community that originated to promote the use of legal off-road riding throughout Europe. It had been some time since we rode our motorcycles on dirt roads so we were very excited to begin a trip through Netherlands 🇳🇱 and Belgium 🇧🇪! We downloaded the routes from http://www.transeurotrail.org,Continue reading “Trans Euro Trail – Netherlands”

Baja Para Dos – Nine-Day Adventure in Baja Mexico

Ever since we discovered adventure motorcycling, my wife, Chantil, and I have dreamed of riding Baja. This was our first motorcycle trip outside the protective womb of the USA and I was a bit nervious if not a little scared. To calm the concerns I planned, planned, and planned some more. The following is justContinue reading “Baja Para Dos – Nine-Day Adventure in Baja Mexico”

AZBDR – Two Noobs, Two Mules, Two Weeks Off…

The Backcountry Discovery Routes (BDRs) are a network of off-road oriented trails that travel through some states in the United States. At the time of this trip, there were were trails in Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington. The trails are designed so that a heavy adventure bike can ride through themContinue reading “AZBDR – Two Noobs, Two Mules, Two Weeks Off…”