Going Off-Road at the BMW U.S. Rider Academy

I’m a fan of proper training. The value of learning from qualified instructors is not lost on me, particularly when it comes to photography and motorcycling. Unlike photography, proper motorcycle training has implications beyond enjoyment and mastery of the pursuit. Health and safety are at stake when honing your riding skills. That’s why I’ve spent so much time at the Motorcycle …

Overland Expo to TBEX: Post-mortem

Back at the end of the Overland Expo to TBEX expedition, I gave a break-down of the journey in numbers and a couple of the larger take-away points. After chronicling the entire journey though, I’ve had time to consider the triumphs and pitfalls more fully. I always like to do a trip post-mortem to make sure I take the time …

Favorite Places: Edisto Island Serpentarium

Now that I’ve finished chronicling George’s Birthday Adventure in all it’s glory I thought I’d dig into the Camp Granola archives for one of Fred’s birthday adventures. For the love of snakes… Once upon a time, circa 2006-2009, Fred was very into snakes. His love of all things snakey drove him to choose going to a serpentarium for his 8th …