A few of our favorite things.
We'll be adding to these lists as time moves on.|
A person can never read
everything, but we can recommend a few riding/traveling books.
Ride books by
- 8 Around the Americas on a Motorcycle
- Into the Den of the Bear and the Lair of the Dragon
on a Motorcycle
- Africa Against the Clock on a Motorcycle
- From Nordkapp to Cape York on a Motorcycle
Ride books by
- Motorcycle Sex
- Alaska By Motorcycle
- Riding South
- Riding The World
Ride books by
- Jupiter's Travels
- Riding High
- Dreaming Of Jupiter
- Ride books by Glen Heggstad
- Two Wheels Through Terror
- One More Day Everywhere
- One Man Caravan
- by Robert Fulton, Jr.
Twice Upon A Caravan, the
DVD of some of his original movie film)
- Odyssey to Ushuaia
- The Road Gets Better From Here
Adventure Motorcycling Handbook
- The Longest Ride, Ten
Years Around The World On A Goldwing
These are some of the
places I have enjoyed the most.
- Martin was stationed in (what
used to be) West Germany while in the Army back in the
'70's. There were several places in Europe that
he really enjoyed. This was one of them. A great
city that mixes yet preserves the old and the new.
Very good public transportation, nice open areas and
parks, and the Oktoberfest is lots of fun. He
hasn't been back since Germany reunified, so that is
something to look forward to.
- This was another. You
can party in Amsterdam.
- Well, duh. Colorado is home for
Errant-Ronin, and for
several good reasons. Great year-round weather
with four full seasons, lots of activities all year, and
you can either avoid the urban crush with no problem or
enjoy some nice downtown areas until the mountains call
you again to come play.
- It's all about the SCUBA diving, and
there's plenty of that. The drift diving makes
everything easy, and maximizes your bottom time.
- The best SCUBA diving I've
done. A week on Blackbeard's Cruise was a great
way to relax and dive where no other boats were found.
- I had a chance to spend a
couple weeks in BsAs during my motorcycle ride around
South America and came to really enjoy the place.
Plaza Dorrego was a great place to sit under a tree with
a beer and watch the tango dancers. Lots of good
public transportation, but walking around was also
We haven't been everywhere, but we've been on these roads and enjoyed them very much.
Highway - San Juan Skyway
- This is a terrific loop on a
bike or in a car (on a bike is better). Ouray and
Telluride make nice stops.
- Whichever way you go, the
Unaweep Canyon and the Dolores River/San Miguel River
valley will each treat you to a wonderful ride with the
surprising diversion of the Gateway complex in the
middle. You would never expect a car museum of
this stature to be out there in the canyon, but there's
a reason why it's there.
Shelf Road and Phantom Canyon loop,
- Okay, Moab is a city, not a
road or trail, but c'mon... the whole area is
wonderfulness whichever road or trail you find.
Can't get enough of it, on road or off.
- A great day's easy, scenic
mostly dirt loop. You can start from Canon City or
from Cripple Creek. Watch out for free-range
cattle and other wildlife on the Shelf Road, and some
inattention on a tight twisty cost me a broken leg.
Phantom Canyon has more traffic, but some old tunnels
along the former railroad route. If you start from
Colorado Springs, you can take Gold Camp Road and Old
Stage Road to the Cripple Creek area to start the loop.
There is more than motorcycling, to be sure.
- Cozumel, Bimini, Nassau, The
Great Barrier Reef, Maui, Kauai, Bonaire... diving
provides for another reason to travel to interesting