by WorldCrosser Admin | Nov 26, 2017 | ADV News, Destinations, Dual Sport, Explore, News, Roads, Routes
The Trans Euro Trail is an incredible GPS track that circumvents Europe. This amazing dirt road/trail goes through so many European countries and provides motorcycle adventure riders a true taste for ADV riding in Europe. The scope of scenery is literally all over the map. Some riders will do specific legs of the TET and others venture out to complete the entire route. The TET is over 21,000 miles long, over 4 times longer than the TAT.
TET ADV Motorcycle Trail – Trans Euro Trail
Countries the Trans Euro Trail will traverse:
- Bosnia & Herzegovina
Check out the TET ADV riders website for more information on each country and they also have a forum as well. On their site you can download the GPS/X file for free. It i s 2.5Gb file, so have an SD card for it.
The TET project is supported by Adventure Spec, a great ADV resource for your riding needs in Europe.
This is a must for your bucket list and we are sincerely grateful for the selfless “linesman” (see website) who volunteered their time and put this great TET track together.
Now get out a ride the TET!
by WorldCrosser Admin | Oct 30, 2017 | ADV News, Destinations, Maine, States, US National Park
Acadia National Park, Maine (Bar Harbor)
There are a few things certain in this world, and one of those are prices are always going up. Sorry for the pessimistic view, but there are 17 National parks where the entrance fees are increasing in 2018 during peak seasons. It will now be $50 per motorcycle, $70 for cars, and $30 on bicycle or on foot. This is still a proposal but looks as if it will be going to happen. The funds will be used to improve the parks.
“The infrastructure of our national parks is aging and in need of renovation and restoration,” said U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. Some will get the increase in May 2018 and others in June and Joshua Tree is still undecided.
The parks that are getting the increase are:
- Bryce Canyon
- Grand Canyon
- Grand Teton
- Sequoia & Kings Canyon
- Zion National Parks
- Mount Rainier
- Rocky Mountain
- Shenandoah National Parks
- Joshua Tree National Park (read more about Joshua Park here)
Riding your adventure motorcycle through the National Parks here in the US is a great joy to be had. Stay on designated legal dirt roads and enjoy all these great parks have to offer.
by WorldCrosser Admin | Sep 22, 2017 | ADV Gear, ADV Riding Gear
When considering heated gear for you overland motorcycle trips, you need to take into consideration the type of weather you may encounter and your threshold for cold. Some rider like a full heated jacket, arms and all, while other feel that is overkill and cumbersome. Many rider opt for middle ground and use a heated vest – this is probably the most popular heated item sold for riders.
Now some of you rich fancy folk have heated grips, so no need for heated gloves for you. But some of us don’t have all those bell and whistles, so an alternative to buying and installing heated grips, you can simply get some heated glove. If you are taking this router, then you should get the full heated jacket and they “daisy” chain on to the jacket for power/heat.
If going to Alaska, you may want the whole setup- gloves, jacket, pants, socks and insoles. You can get it all but it will add up in cost.
Gerbing, Firstgear, Tour Master and Mobile Warming are some of the big names in heated riding gear, and CycleGear has their own line of heated motorcycle gear as well under the Sedici name.
by WorldCrosser Admin | Apr 16, 2017 | Canada, Destinations, Dual Sport, Explore, Roads, Routes
The Trans-Canada Adventure Trail (TCAT) is an amazing adventure motorcycle or dual sport GPS trek across the great land of Canada. It is over 9000 miles is you do the whole TCAT, that is approximately 15,000 Kilometers. It is not for the faint of heart.
Check out Gravel Travel’s website for more info and to get the GPS routes. graveltravel.ca
Ted Johnson, who was interviewed on Adventure Rider Radio, talks about the TCAT and the work that went into creating such a monumental trail that is a must do for and ADV traveler who has desire to tackle such a feat.
by WorldCrosser Admin | Jan 24, 2017 | ADV Camping Gear, ADV Gear, ADV Product Review, ADV Riding Gear, Adventure Tech, Explore
I needed a dry bag for an adventure motorcycle camping trip I was taking, and really liked a few bags from Twisted Throttle, Giant Loop and few others, but they all seemed pretty expensive for what they were– waterproof dry bag. So while picking up some camping supplies at Cabela’s I ran across a perfect bag that works well and was super inexpensive so I decided to share this info. It is not a motorcycle dry bag per se, it is actually a boat bag, but serves the same purpose, waterproof, easy to access, has outside mesh pocket that came in handy on my trips. I am able to strap it through the handles so that worked well. It also has a reflective logo on it, which is always a bonus when riding.
I have used it on a few trips and one trip in particular it saw a ton of rain and kept my clothes nice and dry. Overall it is a great bag and at a very reasonable price and worth consideration. If this bag had a few more straps or handles for additonals options of securing to my bike, that would have been great, but wasn’t a deal breaker and a coule bungees hold in nice and secure.
The bag I am talking about is Mustad Dry Carryall bag, they have them in a few different sizes too. I am sure they sell them in many places as they are fishing hook company that distributes to many reatilers, but overall this bag may make a great dry bag packing solution for your riding adventures.
Here is link to the “ADV” dry bag at Cabelas.
Let me know what you would like to see in an affordable dry bag for your bike. Feedback