Articles, Reviews, & Explorations for the Motorcycle Excursionist & Non-traditional Adventurer

Preparing for the FRMX Move

Obi-wan Kenobi Continues to Guide the Preparation and Packing

A few weeks ago, we posted an update on Twitter showing Garage Obi-wan getting us ready to move. Since then, a lot has happened, but most importantly: we're nearly packed and ready to start the move next week...

Hand-crafted Leather Forkboots

Replacing the Tin Fork Kit with Something More Rustic

One of the things about the bike that's bothered me slightly has been the tin fork kit that sits behind the headlamp. One of the best looks the front of a motorcycle can have is the exposed springs of the classic forks of the same name. Part of the reason ...

FRMX Background Images

Some Imagery for Your Desktop / Gmail Theme

In working with oubiwann on the Avon Safety Mileage post, we used some some tools that come with my image editor of choice (GIMP) to bring out details that were hidden in the shadows. This was due to the HDR (high dynamic range) of the iPhone not really doing that ...

Avon Tyres: Safety Mileage MKII

A Classic Tyre for a Vintage Look

The very first ride I took on the Softail Slim S, I ended up on a dirt road. Completely unintentional, I turned onto what I thought was tarmac and found that with the traffic behind me and the gravel nuzzling up to my rims, the compulsion to continue on was ...

It's a Saddle, Not a Couch

Riding with a Bobber Seat

The question I get asked more than any other about my bike doesn't have to do with the paint job, the 110 cu (1800+ cc) motor, or the Firestone clone tyres (Avon's). Instead, the most common point of interest relates to the seat in some way, anything from "is that ...

Beartooth Run, 2017 - Red Lodge, MT

As mentioned in the previous post, of the Fargo crew I was the only one to return to Red Lodge. We had originally planned to pack up, head back up the pass, camp in Yellowstone, then in Livingston, MT, eventually making our way to Helena to visit my old Army ...

An early rise this morning out of the tent and into a hot cup of campsite espresso. I made my way into Red Lodge, gassed up, and went looking for the armory that was to be our starting point. As early as I'd come down, there were still four folks ...

Today we were up around 4 am, took our time breakfasting, having tea and campsite espresso, performing the morning rituals, and packing. Not too long after 6 am we were on our way, just beating the sun, getting a view of that orangey-pink morning beauty as we were getting back ...

We set off bright and early this morning on the first day of a two-day trip to get to Red Lodge, Montana in order to participate in the 24th Annual Fargo H.O.G. Beartooth Run. Rory drove the support vehicle which provided two important benefits: she got to come along for ...

Well, it's official – I've just heard that as a new member of the Fargo H.O.G. Chapter, I'm eligible to ride with them on their 24th Annual Beartooth Run! I met a handful of the Fargo member on the Dam Ride, where two members also from Sioux Falls (Coleen and ...