Shrinking The Planet – One Ride At A Time

Africa Twin

Rain, Bright Green Buildings, High Speed Cats, Fog & Barns

The latest episode of our Planet Ramble has been posted.  This time we ride in rain, park in front of bright green buildings, jump a Cat, play in the fog, and stand in front of a barn.  You can find it by clicking HERE or by cutting and pasting the link below into your browser.

http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/kim-mikes-most-excellent-planet-ramble.1151194/page-7#post-30988744

We hope you enjoy it.


Crossing Into Canada We Find Craft Beer, A Very Large Bird, Thoroughbred Race Horses, Wind Turbines And Gravel Roads Along The Ocean

The latest episode of our Planet Ramble has been posted.  This time we travel from Maine into Canada and find interesting craft beers, a very large bird, thoroughbred race horses, wind turbines and deserted gravel roads alongside the ocean.  You can find it by clicking HERE or by cutting and pasting the link below:

http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/kim-mikes-most-excellent-planet-ramble.1151194/page-7#post-30818710

We hope you enjoy the latest!


Riding Into The Heart of Maine, We Find Rain, A Mill and Teddy Roosevelt

The latest episode of Stage 1A to our Planet Ramble has been posted.  We ride into the heart of Maine in darkness, but miss hitting any moose.  We end up exploring a state park where I walk on water and we hole up in an “old mill”.  The following day we ride in rain and very bright sun.  Then, in a very small town, we find relics from America’s 26th president, Teddy Roosevelt and Suffolk, England’s red communications technology.

You can find it by clicking HERE or cutting and pasting the link below into your browser.

http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/kim-mikes-most-excellent-planet-ramble.1151194/page-6#post-30802982


Stage 1A Of Our Planet Ramble Begins; We Go North!

The latest edition of our Planet Ramble has been posted.  Instead of heading south to warmer weather, we do the opposite and head north.  We prep two brand new machines for this adventure. Kim rides a Ducati Scrambler and Mike rides a Honda Africa Twin.  At the beginning of this portion of our journey, we get lost in Maine, ride in the dark in moose country and head for the Canadian border.

You can find the latest by clicking HERE.

Or you can cut and paste the below link into your browser.

http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/kim-mikes-most-excellent-planet-ramble.1151194/page-6#post-30785689

Hope you enjoy our latest!

 


Honda Rolls Out New Africa Twin “Adventure Sports” Concept Bike

 

In a group of new introductions, Honda rolled out yet another adventure machine at the Osaka Motorcycle Show.  Called the Africa Twin Adventure Sports Concept, this Africa Twin proposes to be a more adventure oriented and ready bike with a higher level of off road capability.  The bike is still a concept at this time, but if the current Africa Twin and prototype CRF250 Rally are any indication, this up-rated Africa Twin just might make it to production.

Sporting a larger looking fuel tank, wide rear body panels that hint of perhaps more under seat fuel storage, a flat single piece seat,  large, wide aluminum bashplate, bar risers, grippy billet platform footpegs, small frame, engine and rear brake protection bits, tubular luggage rack and upswept Termignoni exhaust,this version of the CRF1000L Africa Twin certainly looks the role of a much more sporty rally bike.

Missing in action are the bike’s turn signals, rear fender and mirrors, so it’s apparent that this bike is still a concept at this time.  However, if a similarly equipped machine makes it into production, we are predicting that this bike will become more of an enduro model and a significant competitor to more off road worthy machines like the big KTM 1190.  Time will tell.

Here are a few pictures to get your mouth-watering and your wallet burning.