by WorldCrosser Admin | Apr 10, 2018 | Adventure Motorcycle & Overland Books, Adventure Motorcycles, News
The author Tim Notier is the real deal, riding his motorcycle around and living in the spirit of true adventure traveler. Now you can live vicariously through Tim while reading his book and enjoying the trials and tribulations.
Transitioning from a cruiser to an adventure bike brought about unique challenges. Tim and his fiancé, Marisa, tackle many cool places like the Arches in Utah and the Badlands in South Dakota on his ADV bike. Tim is a good writer and makes the read very interesting humorous and full of great information for riding in the beautiful mid-western united states.
Below is the overall theme, back cover and a biography. Take a read.
From one rider to another – incredible job Tim– thanks for sharing your story!
Support Tim by purchasing his adventure book with the Amazon links provided on this page.
The Prequel to the Adventure of a Lifetime.
Adventure can come in many forms. You may not have to cross oceans, or the borders of foreign lands to achieve a sense of accomplishment and wonder. Along the way you may find out a little more about yourself, and the ones you love.
When a couple from Chicago buy an adventure motorcycle and decide to take a trip around the Rocky Mountains on it, they have no idea how inspirational such a short trip could be.
Their journey is humorously told with beautiful scenery, interesting characters met along the way, and countless uncomfortable situations (i.e. the traveling strippers they befriended, Tim’s almost accidental initiation into a gang, a devil child on the side of the road with wicked aim, and the several times where the most peaceful of locations almost lead to certain doom), all with a sprinkle of deep-seated inspiration. Written with sweeping descriptions of the landscape and a laugh-out-loud sense of humor, Maiden Voyage is an unforgettable journey into the western wilds of the United States for two people who are woefully unprepared, and yet their trials and mistakes will make you want to be right there with them, discovering for yourself what it is to truly have an adventure.
Tim Notier was born and raised just west of Chicago, Illinois. For the first 32 years of his life, he rarely explored more than an hour away from the hospital he was born in. But now things have changed. He has sold all of his possessions, and has traded his behind-the-desk job for a full time behind-the-handlebars adventure.
Tim Notier’s book ‘Maiden Voyage – The Prequel to The Adventure of a Lifetime’ express all of the frustrations, successes, nightmares, and victories that took place on his trip around the Rocky Mountains in a humorous tone. The book confirms that adventure can come in many forms. You may not have to cross oceans, or the borders of foreign lands to achieve a sense of accomplishment and wonder. Along the way you may find out a little more about yourself, and the ones you love.
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 | Feb 9, 2017 | Adventure Motorcycles, Dual Sport, Pennsylvania, Roads, Routes, States
The Bald Eagle State Forest in named for the famous Native American, Chief Bald Eagle, includes 193,424 acres in Snyder, Union, Centre, Mifflin, and Clinton counties of Pennsylvania.
They have dual sport adventure motorcycle trails, as well as off-road dirt bike trails for bikes that do not have license plates. there are a lot of rocks so wear motocross boots and make sure you bike has appropriate bash plates and protection.
Click on the Bald Eagle State Forest Dual Sport Motorcycle map pic below to open a pdf file of the PA dual sport trails:
For more information about Bald Eagle State Forest, feel free to contact:
Bald Eagle District Office
18865 Old Turnpike Road
Millmont, PA 17845
by WorldCrosser Admin | Jan 2, 2017 | Adventure Motorcycles, Entry Level Adventure Motorcycles, News
BMW has released their G 310 GS Adventure motorcycle.
This 300cc adventure motorcycle is in tune with the industry’s trend towards lighter, smaller displacement, less expensive adventure bikes.
As you can see it doesn’t have spoked wheels, which is understandable, since this adv bike is not intended to be a dual sport motorcycle that will see a good amount of dirt. It is a light adventure bike and I wouldn’t be skipping whoops on this baby. It’s 19″ front wheel is more comfortable on fire roads and light easy gravel roads or trails. ABS comes standard, but can be switched off and it will come in black, red and white color schemes. It looks like cool adv bike and it will undoubtedly carry the BMW quality.
by WorldCrosser Admin | Dec 28, 2016 | Adventure Motorcycles, News
Another entry level ADV bike is hitting the market, the Suzuki DL250 better known as the V-Strom 250.
The first thing I noticed was the very cool round front headlight, kind of Dakar or Rally inspired feel to it, in my opinion it really makes the bike. This ADV bike will get awesome gas milage, 300 miles to a tank of gas, have ABS and a low seat height of 31″
This bike is following the light weight Adventure bike trend in the industry.
See Kawasaki Versys X-300, BMW G310 GS, and the Honda CRF250.
It is not yet available here in the states, but we are hopeful on this side of the pond.