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Day 4: Patagonia Adventure Tour

Ready to ride!

Arden Kysely
March 25, 2013

(Read the dispatch from Day 3) The day begins early with breakfast eaten, bags packed and the group on the dock at Puyuhuapi Lodge by 8:30. After a quick trip back to the mainland we slide the bikes down the wet, grassy hillside where they spent the night and are soon riding south on a 39-degree morning.... Read more »

Day 3: Patagonia Adventure Tour

A frosty morning start in Futaleufú.

Arden Kysely
March 20, 2013

(Read dispatch from Day 2) Our third day in Patagonia begins with frost and fog in the little town of Futaleufú. It’s a short but chilly walk to the warm dining room for coffee and breakfast, where a wi-fi connection keeps everyone in touch with their businesses and loved ones. Still waking up, we... Read more »

Day 2: Patagonia Adventure Tour

Entering Los Alerces National Park, enjoying the well-equipped BMW R 1200 GS.

Arden Kysely
March 18, 2013

(Read dispatch from Day 1) South we go! When I last reported on this Patagonia adventure, we were in Bariloche, Argentina, after riding west across the Andes from Osorno, Chile. Now we’re headed towards the end of the continent. Sorry for the delay between posts, but connectivity out here isn’t like... Read more »

Day 1: Patagonia Adventure Tour

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Arden Kysely
March 13, 2013

Today we ride! After mucho paperwork at MotoAventura in Osorno, Chile, the company that arranges the motorcycles for RIDE Adventures, we hit the road. Osorno is to Chile what Wisconsin is to the U.S. – the nation’s dairyland. Passing trucks laden with hay and milk, and mile after mile of... Read more »

The Joys of Not Roughing It

A motorcycle-friendly hotel allows you to park your bike right outside of your room.

Greg Drevenstedt
March 12, 2013

As much as I like camping, as much as I enjoy the back-to-basics delight of cooking over an open fire and the novelty of stumbling out of my tent in the wee hours to relieve myself, really and truthfully, I’m a sucker for a hot shower and a soft bed. Particularly after a long day on a motorcycle. In... Read more »

Patagonia Beckons!

Arden Kysely
March 11, 2013

With help from Ride Adventures (rideadv.com), I’m about to put a big check mark on my bucket list next to “Touring Patagonia by Motorcycle.” When the LAN Airlines 767 lifts off shortly, it will carry me south to Santiago, Chile, from where I’ll hop another flight south to Osorno,... Read more »

One World, One R 1200 GS Tour USA

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Greg Drevenstedt
March 7, 2013

Since returning from South Africa in January, where I was among the first wave of journalists at the world launch of BMW’s all-new, air/liquid-cooled R 1200 GS, I’ve had a jones to ride the bike again. As I wrote in my first-ride report, “The new, more highly evolved R 1200 GS is better in nearly... Read more »

Confronting PMS with the Lonesome Weirdoes

An assortment of Lonesome Weirdoes, laughing in the face of PMS.

Scott “Bones” Williams
February 27, 2013

New Englanders know the thrill of taking that first ride of the season—and the melancholy that settles in after putting your bike away for the season. If you live in the Snow Belt, you know about PMS. So you non-Northerners understand, up here PMS stands for Parked Motorcycle Syndrome. It’s winter.... Read more »

Pay It Forward: Rider Blog

Steve and I got the rim off his ST in about 10 minutes while Bob picked up lunch. We ate while the service department changed out the flat for a new tire. We were back on the road within an hour.

Scott ‘Bones’ Williams
January 8, 2013

Even well-designed and well-maintained machines break down. Problems as minor as a broken chain, flat tire or dead battery can immobilize a motorcycle and strand a rider. Many of us on motorcycles have the skills and carry the tools to attempt minor roadside repairs, but occasionally a solution appears... Read more »

Riding a Husky to the Husky Memorial

The Husqvarna TR650 Terra at the Husky Memorial in the Mojave Desert.

Greg Drevenstedt
December 19, 2012

During our first attempt, last January, we came oh-so close to achieving our goal, but it slipped between our fingers as the sun sank low in the sky. We made several mistakes during the Plane Wreck Trek, an all-day dual-sport ride in Southern California’s Mojave Desert. Precious time was lost during... Read more »

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