Shrinking The Planet – One Ride At A Time

About R2Adv

Ride2ADV has completed Stage 2 of its world ride.  To see where we were so far, click HERE

They say the world is a big place.  An adventure motorcycle is a means to shrink it.  Whether it’s a ride across town or across a continent, you can make every ride an adventure.  The machine can be lightweight single cylinder, small displacement, single track charging carver or it can be big displacement, multi-cylinder, plush suspended luxury tourer or anything else on two wheels.

But they all have one thing in common.  They are the means to move your body and soul around the planet and bring you in contact with the other people of this Earth.  You know that travelling in a cocoon of metal and glass in climate controlled, sound deadened silence separates you from humankind.  So you get out on two wheels and experience the world.  You experience and share sights, sounds, temperatures and most importantly the people of this planet.  And as you do so, the planet shrinks beneath your wheels and before your eyes.


Ride2Adventure is dedicated to all who ride or dream of riding to share their lives and learn about others.  If you ride and journey with someone else, perhaps someone special to you, these experiences enhance your relationship while you both learn more about the world and each other.  Through this sharing, we will shrink what is perceived as a large ball of water and stone, to a community of human beings who share the Earth in harmony.

Ride2Adventure – Shrink the planet one ride at a time.



43 responses

  1. What you have going on here is awesome!
    I find your adventures and passions for riding inspirational!
    Keep up the good work!!

    Happy trails!!


    April 8, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    • Well thank you very much Adam! What an awesome endorsement. We really appreciate your comment. Please keep coming back and letting us know what you think and how we can improve.

      All the best,

      Mike and Kim


      April 8, 2012 at 10:50 pm

  2. This is a very awesome site! I love the layout, how “smooth” and user friendly it is, but above all, the wonderful adventures, pics, and writing that your kind enought to share with the world. Thanks for taking us along with you! I hope one day we can show you some of the best dual sporting in Texas (just ask Frostbit!).


    April 15, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    • Christian,
      Thanks so much for the very kind words! I hope to be able to live up to RDS standards. Kim and I also hope to get out your way and enjoy some of that TX offroad and hospitality very soon.
      Thanks again!
      Mike and Kim


      April 16, 2012 at 12:06 am

  3. Mike and Kim, congratulations on creating such friendly, inviting, pleasurable and interesting website! It is refreshing to read such high quality reports and reviews that are entertaining and uplifting too. It is easy to lightly graze at many different websites – but I find that to be tiresome and unsatisfying – so I am very happy to now have a quality place to spend some of my time! Cheers!


    April 15, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    • Thank you Patrice! We’re glad you like the site. We’ll try to live up to RDS standards as we go forward. Thank you so much for your kind words. Coming from you it means a lot!
      Best regards,
      Mike and Kim


      April 16, 2012 at 12:08 am

  4. So excited to follow you Mike and Kim! Can’t wait to keep up with your adventures.


    April 15, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    • Thanks so much! We’ll try to keep you entertained and we hope that you will come back often. Let us know what you like and don’t like as well.
      Mike and Kim


      April 16, 2012 at 12:09 am

  5. First of all your About page is very well written and meaningful. I really like your motives for making this blog and i hope you have a great time doing so. Secondly, your posts are awesome as they are filled with great content and stunning photos. i really enjoyed stopping by and i hope you keep it up.


    April 29, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    • Thanks so much for your very kind comments. We plan to do this for quite some time. We’re glad you enjoyed the photos. Please drop by any time. We enjoyed your site as well.


      April 29, 2012 at 9:59 pm

  6. I have enjoyed reading your blog, with that I have passed on the Mrs. Sparkly’s Ten Commandments Award.


    May 15, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    • Wow! Thank you very, very much!!! It’s so rewarding and gratifying to hear that someone enjoys the blog. The fact that you would nominate us is an honor. Again, thanks so much! Mike & Kim


      May 15, 2012 at 8:36 pm

  7. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again very soon!


    May 29, 2012 at 12:47 pm

  8. Excellent! You have a new follower!


    July 6, 2012 at 9:35 am

    • Thanks Joe! Thanks for checking out our site and for continuing to follow us. We’ve enjoyed your site as well.
      All our best,
      Mike and Kim


      July 18, 2012 at 10:49 pm

  9. bikermonkey

    Mike and Kim, great blogsite! Awesome posts; cool to see others with the same love for riding. I look forward to more of y’alls posts. Ride Safe.


    August 17, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    • Thanks so much bikermoney! We hope you come back and post often. BTW, we popped over to your site and enjoyed it as well, keep up the great work!

      Mike and Kim


      August 22, 2012 at 10:01 pm

  10. RobIn

    I love the site Kimike!!! It looks great:)


    December 12, 2012 at 6:16 am

  11. itsmewilly

    What excitement ! The Dakar is coming ! The Dakar is coming ! (Just quoting Paul Revere).


    January 3, 2013 at 11:28 am

  12. Good site! The trick is not to plan otherwise the old computer is switched on once more and one is not actually on the road. Unless, of course, it’s pouring with rain and one is getting bored waiting to go out planning helps one to look forward to the next trip!


    March 18, 2013 at 7:34 am

  13. Hey, I just found this site and … Wow! What a terrific Eastern connection. Thanks so much for helping support and grow our community, Mike and Kim. Hope to see you in Idaho soon!


    April 12, 2013 at 12:19 am

    • Thanks Tony! We’re glad you like our little site. Please feel free to drop by any time! As far as growing the community, it is our distinct pleasure to do so.


      Mike and Kim


      April 12, 2013 at 10:14 pm

  14. Hi Mike, Really like your site, by the way where are you going….. great post as well,


    May 15, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    • Thanks Kiara. Our next trip is around the heart of the west. We’ll be taking off mid July. Stay tuned for more and thanks for posting.

      Mike and Kim


      May 29, 2013 at 12:26 am

  15. Me and my bros tour on vintage small bore Hondas (CT110s) and you truly do interact differently with the world when you are on a bike.


    May 28, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    • We couldn’t agree more Epic Trekker. Thanks for posting at R2ADV and keep on posting on your site. Great stuff!

      Mike and Kim


      May 29, 2013 at 12:25 am

  16. itsmewilly

    What’s it all about,Mikey ? I follow you two wherever you go enjoying your description of your adventures immensely because you’re a fine travel writer. Waiting for the next chapter……


    June 18, 2013 at 8:44 am

  17. itsmewilly

    I am delighted that so many follow your adventures. Very curious what’s happemed next in Zwitserland, what sights you will see and photograph and what interesting people you will meet.


    December 7, 2013 at 11:32 pm

  18. Very thank a lot to share it which is very exiting pics of adventures…………keep sharing.


    February 10, 2014 at 6:05 am

  19. LB

    True words!! I am anxious to get back on the bike after a serious wreck 4 months ago! Soon, very soon!


    February 23, 2014 at 8:20 am

    • Sorry to hear about the wreck LB. You know what they say, it’s not if you are going to fall off, it’s when are you going to fall off.

      But thanks for getting back on that horse and continuing your riding!!!


      February 23, 2014 at 9:12 am

  20. Yeah no doubt on your words, the long ride with your special ones will make the relationship more stronger and trust worthy by knowing each other much deeply.


    June 24, 2014 at 1:20 am

  21. itsmewilly

    Isn’t it great? So many have started to follow your blog ! I knew you could attract people as you are a born writer. PS I wrote Switserland with a Z before, but that’s because that’s the way they write it in Dutch.


    June 24, 2014 at 8:38 am

  22. Frank O'Connell

    Thank you for sharing your wine with us at the Woodbrige. I bought and am reading your book.
    My wife Barbara and I are avid motorcycle riders with a bunch of bikes in VT.

    We should meet for breakfast or lunch at the Woodbridge.



    December 22, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    • Hello Frank,

      What a great and pleasant surprise to see your comment here! It was our pleasure to share with you and Barbara. That’s what it’s all about (sharing), isn’t it? Whether its at a small café or on the road sharing your life experiences and learning about others, it’s sharing that makes the world a better place.

      Thanks so much for buying my book. I hope you enjoy it. Kim and I would enjoy having breakfast/lunch at the Woodbridge and perhaps set up some rides when the snow melts. I’ll send you an email and we’ll figure something out.

      All the best,



      December 23, 2014 at 7:17 am

  23. itsmewilly

    Merry Christmas and a great adventurous 2015 to you Kim and Mike and to all those that love riding their motorcycles.


    December 22, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    • Thank you Willy! Kim and I wish you all the best for health and happiness in the coming year. We always look forward to your comments.

      All the best,



      December 23, 2014 at 7:18 am

  24. Philip Laine

    Very nice website. Wish both of you a happy 2015.


    January 4, 2015 at 4:41 pm

  25. I’ll right away grasp your rss feed as I can’t in finding your e-mail subscription link
    or newsletter service. Do you’ve any? Please let me recognise in order
    that I may just subscribe. Thanks.


    April 29, 2016 at 6:27 am

  26. I love your website, can’t wait to read more.


    June 10, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    • Thanks folks!!! Great having some world travelers looking in on us!!!!


      June 11, 2017 at 4:31 pm

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