One of the tedious chore of maintaining a motorcycle is having to lube the chains every 300 miles. Of course, the mighty TW200 is one of the few dual sport bikes that does not have a center stand. Most people, just put the bike up on a motorcycle stand before heading out for a day … More DIY Crutch Jack
The odd things about chores is that we hate doing it but feel satisfied when it is done. One of the questions I got asked during my trip was “Don’t you get tired setting up and breaking down camp everyday?” At first it was frustrating, annoying and I dreaded having to deal with it. However, … More Love/Hate Relationship with Chores…
A couple of months ago, I mentioned that I purchased a 2014 Yamaha TW200 with only 97 miles on it from Ed Tamayo of 2wheelridersschool. After a long consideration, I decided to name her as “P2” since she is the second generation of the original Purple People Eater. Plus, her new vinyl wrap will contain … More The Transformation!
Today, I got my custom seat made for the TW200 by Seat Concepts. The company is about sixty miles from where I live so it mean I had to go down the hill as us local calls it. I live in the area called the High Desert which has an elevation of 4,000 feet and … More Death by GPS
My birthday was a couple of weeks ago and my family kept bugging me about what I wanted for my birthday. I kept shrugging them off for a couple of reasons; one is that I don’t want or need to accumulate anything before my trip where I just have to put it storage for the … More Wish List
So I’m in Texas on a business trip and suddenly I see two motorcycle riders not wearing a helmet. I knew that are state that don’t require a motorcycle helmet but it always catches me off guard. So I had to check out to see how many states do actually have a helmet law. There are … More Motorcycle Helmet Law
After my last trip, I decided it was time to get a real luggage system before the next trip. The home-made version worked for the time being but it wouldn’t last a year on the road. I looked at a couple of luggage systems and I really like the Giant Loop bag but it was … More Motorcycle Luggage
I ride two types of motorcycle, a dual-sport bike and a street bike. About five years ago, I got tired of riding as a pillion on my late husband’s bike and decided it was time for me to learn how to ride my own motorcycle. As my late husband would say, I don’t reach very … More So what type of motorcycle do you ride?
I attended the Overland Expo 2014 back in May which is an event is for the do-it-yourself adventure travel enthusiasts, with classes on 4-wheel-drive, adventure motorcycling, inspiration programs, round table discussion, demonstrations and tons of vendors on adventure travel gears, bikes, vehicles and services. I figured it would be a good short trip which is … More Packing List…(a work in progress)