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NEVER LEAVING HOME LIVE TOUR '20

NEVER LEAVING HOME LIVE TOUR '20

Since we've been bored in the house and we're in the house bored we decided to go on tour.

But there's one catch, WE'RE NEVER LEAVING HOME. Because, well... social distancing. I mean, #MotoDistancing.

Every week, you can join us LIVE on Tuesday and Thursday @ 7pm PST using this link moskomo.to/live

We'll update the link bi-weekly so you're always tuned in to the current event. Simply save this...

Rally For Rangers

Rally For Rangers

https://rallyforrangers.org/

 

For reasons unknown to me, I haven’t been able to live without motorcycles in my life in one way or another since childhood.

I still have the bedsheet of my youth, a black and white mosaic of motorcycle images spanning motocross to MotoGP. There is no memory of asking for it, or why. I do remember Evel Kneivel, my childhood hero. Playing with that crank-up Evel bike...

Moto Packing List

Moto Packing List

Sometimes we get questions about what to take on an Adventure Motorcycle trip and how to pack the bike. There's no one-size-fits-all answer for that, because every trip is different. For example I have 4 different camping kits that I use on three different bikes with at least five different luggage setups. That said, there's some stuff that comes on every trip no matter what.

In this post I’ll...


Moto (Mat) Surfing

Moto (Mat) Surfing

If you're interested in a surf craft you can pack on a bike, a ‘surfmat’ might be the answer. Surfmats are inflatable floaties made from heavy duty TPU-coated nylon, with welded seams, a rough/sticky side facing up toward your body, and a smooth underside for gliding through the water.

Surfmats have a long and interesting history. The original surfmat was the ‘Surf-o-Plane,’ invented in Australia...

Moto Spearfishing

Moto Spearfishing

In 2017 Ash and I did a month-long moto trip in Baja, and we brought a compact spearfishing kit with us.

As it turned out, the bikes were a great way to access rocky points and remote beaches that normally don’t get a lot of fishing pressure. Finding camp spots with fishing potential added an interesting dynamic to the trip. There's something really satisfying about riding in, setting camp, and...

Security.

Security.

I’ll do my best to keep this short and brief enough that even us attention-deficit kids can read along. Realistically though, security is a topic that could fill a novel.

In this write-up I’ll make asset-security the focal point of discussion. Essentially, protecting the items that belong to us (namely: luggage and the motorcycle itself).

The funny thing about security is that it’s ever-evolving,...


MOSKO SURVIVAL RATE

MOSKO SURVIVAL RATE

MOSKO SURVIVAL RATE:  3 YEARS, 3 CONTINENTS, 1 DAKAR.

 

Three years ago, setting out on an indefinite RTW trip with no plan and no clue from Phoenix, Arizona, I checked my gear over and gave it 24 months. 30, if I was lucky. I’m a wobbly rider; I crash, I dump the bike in rivers, I get stuck in rainforests, life happens, and all of my gear gets abused more than it needs to.

Fast forward to three...

Backcountry 35: Worth the weight?

Backcountry 35: Worth the weight?

Sometimes we get complaints about the Backcountry 35 panniers being too heavy. At a little over 9 pounds apiece, they definitely weigh more than many other soft bags. They weigh almost as much as the smaller, lighter hard-sided panniers. It’s not really fair to compare a top of the line soft pannier to an entry level hard pannier, but anyway, it’s noteworthy.

When we created the Backcountry,...

How to Carry Tools

How to Carry Tools

PREPARE YOURSELF, SO YOU CAN CONTINUE THE ADVENTURE.


Tube swap in the desert


If you have been riding for a while now, you already know that it can relieve all of your stress, bring tons of excitement and joy, and help you create some of your favorite memories. Most days it's easy. Start the bike up, twist the throttle, and you are off on an adventure.

It would be wonderful if that was the case...


MOLLE: Infinite Expandability

MOLLE: Infinite Expandability

INFINITE EXPANDABILITY.

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Ever wonder what all that nylon webbing grid is for on certain bags? Many don’t realize that it’s an extremely useful feature called a MOLLE panel!

MOLLE is an acronym for Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment.It’s tactical use has helped the military carry gear for many years.

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Hidden behind a few straps on the leg of this Reckless 40L...
The New Route 66

The New Route 66

15 years ago I was backpacking through Southeast Asia. I’d had enough of bumping around in the back of crowded buses, staying in international hostels surrounded by other foreigners, and relying on tours, touts, and guides to see some predetermined list of sights.

On my way back from a typical low-budget backpacker tour to Ha Long Bay, I met two Dutch guys who told me I could buy a brand new...

Soft Luggage Security

Soft Luggage Security

If you travel enough you will eventually experience theft. It sucks but it comes with the territory. 

I’ve traveled all over the world on motorcycles using both soft luggage and hard luggage. I’ve been pick-pocketed and mugged. I’ve had a motorcycle stolen. I’ve been shaken-down by police and soldiers more times than I can count, and like any international traveler, I’ve paid my share of bribes....



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