Looking to have a bike that can ride around the world, and do it quickly? Perhaps you should be taking a closer look at the BMW F650GS - arguably one of the best models BMW has made to date. Relying on a simple 1-cylinder Rotax engine to put power to the rear wheel, it's been known for reliable service and a plethora of aftermarket upgrades. This example from 2003 with just over 8,200 miles has a lot of life left in it, and with a set of new tires being included, you'll be sure to take it far off the beaten path. It's current bid on eBay Motors is $4000, but the reserve has not been met. You can buy-it-now for a reasonable $5000.
Are you looking for some motivation to get out, hit the trail, and get some adventure between your toes? Are you looking to possibly do that in Utah? If so, we may have just the thing for you - the newest Backcountry Discovery Route was just released for Utah. The idea behind the Backcountry Discovery Route series is simple - to promote community-based efforts to preserve off-highway routes for adventure travel - and we dig it. Summer is just around the corner, could this be your next adventure?
March 26, 2012 (El Fecht, Morocco) - The first of two Marathon Legs in the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles has just come to a close, and Team #107 from the U.S., Amy Lerner and Tricia Reina, are holding solid in seventh position overall. The sister duo, new to off-road after completing the 2011 Gazelle, is impressing organizers and competitors with a strong performance since the initial Prologue stage on Wednesday. Piloting the AEV modified Jeep Rubicon, Lerner successfully nailed the difficult checkpoints in the famed Erg Chebbi Dunes, the largest dunes in Morocco.
There have been a few instances lately where I've been criticized for being a Harley-Davidson enthusiast in my workplace. In fact, I've only found out about the coolest motorcycle riding leather ever in the entire world because a certain someone that I work with suggested I purchase one to wear on my Harley. Little does he know that it will match my motorcycle perfectly, and make me at least 2.6 times cooler than I already am. The UD Replicas Stormtrooper Suit ($1150) can also play double-duty as an insanely cool street bike leather as well; only if the helmet was actually approved for road use.
So why did we choose this video to highlight our contest? Was it the exotic location? Was it the entertaining shenanigans happening throughout the video? No.
March 21st, 2012 (Erfoud, Morocco) - Competitors in the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles began the anticipated Prologue stage today deep in the deserts of Morocco near the town of Erfoud. The Prologue is an essential stage of the rally, as it allows competitors to test their skills and learn the new terrain of the desert without accumulating penalty points. With the official start of the rally March 22nd, spirits were high as teams were eager to tackle the Sahara terrain in their rally competition vehicles.
F8 & 40 Years
“A Photographers Life On The Road”
I’m writing my column this month from the road, again. Team Equipt is on day 13 into our two month expedition and are now in Antigua, Guatemala. Our gracious hosts, James and Angela Brown of No Limit Expeditions, has allowed us to spread out in their beautiful la hacienda and take over the internet connection needed to write and upload The Sojournal.
Our trip this year has been labeled “Expedition Mundo Maya” in honor of the Mayan calendar coming to an end December 21, 2012. This will mark the end of the Maya Long Count, a 5,125 year cycle of time that began on August 11, 3114 B.C.
Anyone curious to know who just turned 81 years old? Why it's none other than this 'Explorer of the Universe' William Shatner!
I know what you're thinking, this is totally random for Expedition Portal? I don't really think it is, Shatner was the face of Star Trek for many of us who grew up in the 60's and 70's, and at least I felt that Star Trek was all about exploration, "To boldly go where no man has gone before". He's also likely encouraged millions to travel through his Priceline advertisements!