A DRZ 400 and a KTM 1190 Adventure R…

In the summer of 2017 a friend and I embarked on a motorcycle adventure from Santa Barbara, CA to Topeka, KS. We allowed ourselves 12 days, and had only one required stop near Alamosa, CO along the way.

What we didn’t realize when was that many of the parts we rode through that first day would soon after be ravaged by California’s largest wildfire ever, the Thomas Fire.

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Motorcycling the Great Continental Divide Trail

Oh yes, it’s a thing. It’s a wonderful thing. It’s a difficult thing. It’s something I’ll never forget.

I completed the ride back in July of 2016. I planned to complete the journey in twelve to fourteen days, but managed to finish in nine. My KTM 1190, which I affectionately call “Godzilla,” demolishes miles. I’ve ridden all the big bikes. Nothing is like the KTM 1190. It’s lighter, faster, more graceful, and more athletic. Continue reading Motorcycling the Great Continental Divide Trail

Ham Radio On The Great Continental Divide

Soon I will make way for the town of Roosville, BC at the border of Montana and Canada. Myself and Godzilla will make our way along the Great Continental Divide Trail over the course of two weeks until we reach Antelope Wells, NM.

As I make my way down the trail I’ll have a few key survival items in my possession. First, I’ll have a med kit. Second, I’ll have a Spot device. Third, I’ll have a handheld ham radio. Continue reading Ham Radio On The Great Continental Divide

I shall name it “Godzilla”

If you follow my Instagram account, you’ll notice a lot of the color orange lately. That’s because I’ve added a new KTM motorcycle to the garage. And not just any KTM. It’s their flagship adventure bike, which they so aptly named, Adventure-R.

1190 cc’s… 1.2 liter engine… wtf

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BAYCON 2016 in the bag

The future of ham radio is bright, but we have our work cut out for us.

There’s a growing conversation happening on the Internet around many aspects of the amateur ham radio hobby. As licensed operators in the hobby, we should be asking ourselves, “What can I do to help preserve the hobby as it exists today, and leave it in a better place for tomorrow?”

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