On my first ride on the Multistrada I noticed major buffeting from the windscreen.  The screen has height adjustment – I tried it all the way up, down and settled at mid-height.  The buffeting was reduced but still unpleasant.  I …

“The Milepost” is published each spring and contains the latest information for the variety of routes to Alaska from Montana, Idaho and Washington.  It is an excellent guide and lists out details for every segment of each route.  I originally …

Over the course of the last two years I have researched various alternative motorcycles for my trip to Alaska.  In 1996, I bought an early BMW R1100GS, which I rode all over the Pacific Northwest.  My expectation was that I …

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Scott and I had sailed my boat from Barcelona to Gibraltar and were getting things cleaned up. We looked across the harbor, past the “Rock” of Gibraltar, and could see Africa!  Another continent! Someplace we had never been… We signed …

Equipment List: Adventure Travel by Motorcycle

If you are planning a long trip on your motorcycle, take a look at this list. Please add a comment if you see anything missing. I will be expanding this list and also discussing various solutions for communications, entertainment, repairs, …

 

Building a Sailing Catamaran in France

After years of research I decided to build a sailing catamaran in France to use as I circumnavigated the globe. I had been racing monohulls and  multihulls for years and really enjoyed the speed, stability and responsiveness of multihulls. After …

 

Ducati Multistrada Issues: Clutch and Electrical

I went in to get new tires, new horn and to check the clutch. My Ducati has a history of missed shifts and false neutrals, particularly in fifth. Recently the bike was running rough in first gear – it was …

 

Trip Report: Motorcycling from Seattle to San Francisco to Photograph the America’s Cup

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As soon as I found out that the America’s Cup was coming to San Francisco in 2013, I made plans to take time off and head down to photograph and experience the event. One of my best friends lives near …