BY ELISA WIRKALA On a fortuitous night at a Seattle motorcycle event in 2012, my perception of riding took a sudden, life-altering shift.
By Trang Nguyen (Click for details!*), Riding Vietnam. I was born in one of the most famous cities in South East Asia, a historical city – Sai Gon. And we, the Southern people, feel proud of it due to the history of the city.
EGLE GERULAITYTE Riding a motorcycle around the world can mean so many different things to different people. Why do we travel? For the freedom, the open road, the thrill, the adventure.
BY DEBORAH AZZOPARDI I would like to start by saying one thing. I have huge respect for both men and women on how far they have come across in the adventure world, but I will always have greater sympathy and admiration towards female travelers, leaders, and influencers.
BY KRIS FANT “What the hell am I going to do with this thing?” Crystal thought, when her high school sweetheart surprised her with a DRZ125 on her birthday ten years ago.
BY EGLE GERULAITYTE Lynda Lahman and I had breakfast the other day, and the discussion inevitably veered towards women and riding. “What makes your book a women’s guide to motorcycling?”, – I asked.
BY ELISA WIRKALA The first Kawasaki KLR650 to be brought to my attention belonged to a college boyfriend in 2006. I had no idea what it was, and considered it just a big ugly bike – a sort of deformed grasshopper. But what did I
BY ELISA WIRKALA The road ahead spanned more miles than I was ready to count. Very few looked a RTW adventure ride like this in the eye without at least a little bit of anxiety tucked away somewhere, and though I’d already covered half the
BY KILEY SHIELDS At the beginning of this year I didn’t know how to ride a motorcycle. Now, I’m back home after embarking on an 8,000 mile Africa adventure that had me and a friend traveling by motorcycle from northern Ghana to northern Europe—Bristol, to
BY ÅSA ÖHQVIST Intro by Elisa Wirkala After 6 months riding through a dozen countries, I felt weak and exhausted. I knew the muscles I’d once earned from long-distance trekking and climbing were slowly deteriorating, to be replaced with shoulder and neck pain from battling the