Post Experiment – Dual Sport Riders Guide to the Galaxy

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After leaving Maggie Valley, I headed west towards Tellico Plains to begin my route on the “Trans-America Trail.” At some point along the ride I had an epiphany and realized I had been incorrectly referring to the route as the “Trans-American” trail for about 2 ...

TAT-1b Wet in a Dry County

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As I arrive in Lynchburg, TN it is raining. But I don’t get down. I ride past the large stone and metal gates and park the KLR just as the rain starts to let up. I guess the clouds got the memo about Lynchburg being ...

TAT-1a Trail of Tears

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As the miles click down closer to the starting point in Tellico Plains I feel the excitement and anxiety that comes with exploring a new place. I do not get this feeling when I ride on pavement, but the extra challenges associated with riding off ...

Trans-America Trail 2013 : Early Morning Start

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Originally posted to RoadRUNNER Magazine on August 15, 2013 Trans-America Trail 2013 : Early Morning Start Mmmm, the day’s first sip of coffee. I am waiting for the sun to wake up so I can make the trek from Knoxville to Tellico Plains, TN (paved) where ...

Riding the Beast

Kenneth Winter Beast Motorcycle

“We just want to be free to drink espresso, ride our machines, and not be hassled by the Man.” ~ motto of the Time Warp Tea Room File this under, “Are you kidding me?” As I mentioned in my last post I delayed heading out on ...

Dual Sport Riders Guide to the Galaxy

Dual Sport Touring Rider Shop Knoxville, TN

After leaving Maggie Valley, I headed west towards Tellico Plains to begin my route on the “Trans-America Trail.” At some point along the ride I had an epiphany and realized I had been incorrectly referring to the route as the “Trans-American” trail for about 2 ...

Homer Hears a Horn: What Dad Would’ve Done

Dad's KLR and the Horn

And with the addition of The Horn the final piece is in place. After three months of repairs and several days in the garage poking and prodding the KLR, my preparations are complete. My dad’s KLR, the bike that dragged him kicking and screaming out of the ...

Part-time Adventure Hermit . . . Fulltime Dad

Adventure Hermit with my Girls at Red Rocks

There is always an air of excitement when getting ready for a big trip. However, with little ones at home it can also be a struggle. The road beckons, but family does too. Several years ago when I was still a touring musician and a ...

Ride to Live. Live to Ride. Keep on Riding!

Dad on Potash Road Moab

“When you were born you were crying and everyone else was smiling. Live your life so at the end, you’re the one who is smiling and everyone else is crying.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson I have just finished entering the VIN number onto the state of ...