Maps for motorcycle touring in Southeast Asia as as useful as anywhere else in the world. While our smartphones threaten to outwit us, sometimes you can’t beat a good old fashioned map, especially the GT Rider variety. They are the Southeast Asia specialists and all GT Rider maps have been properly surveyed on the ground…

Pan American Ride Itinerary – Initial Draft As we go along I will include here a detailed itinerary of where and when we are planning to be on the trip. While this is quite some detail, I see itineraries as being the skeleton plan or a baseline that you can check your progress against. Deviating from planned…

Here is our experience in choosing a charity to support for our Pan American ride in 2011 … Both Jock and I have previously travelled extensively throughout the world and have been touched by the generosity and gracious hospitality of the people (often in less fortunate communities) that they visited. We decided that this time…

Here is a rundown of our ride planning for Alaska and Canada … A new year is upon us and the days are already going by too fast, so it’s time we got our act together and started to solidify our itinerary. After the usual trawling through ADVRider, Horizons Unlimited, the Mile Post, along with a few…

My experience riding in the 2010 Jeep 24 Hour Mountain Bike Race in Victoria … One of the things I have been doing recently to get fit is cycling. Not only good for general fitness, its really good for the legs which helps prepare for off-road riding. Problem is I get really bored on roads… Luckily…

Most of the Pan American ride research that I have done for this trip has been through the ADVRider forum (www.advrider.com/forums) and Horizons Unlimited (www.horizonsunlimited.com). Here are some links to links to webpages, forum threads and any other resources that I have found to be helpful/inspiring. I will continue to add to this page as…