Shrinking The Planet – One Ride At A Time


Tiny Swoopy Roads, Amazing Views and Wooly Coos

The latest episode of our Planet Ramble has just been posted.  This time we find tiny swoopy roads over and through Scotland’s mountains, find some amazing scenery and have an encounter with Wooly Coos.  Don’t know what a wooly coo is?  Tag along on this episode and find out.  You can ride with us by clicking HERE or cutting and pasting the below link into your web browser:

We hope you decide to come along!

We Discover the SAS (Special Air Services) and Visit the Scottish Highlands

The latest episode of our Planet Ramble has just been posted.  This time we unexpectedly discover the British Special Air Service and find ourselves in the lonely but absolutely gorgeous and amazing Scottish Highlands.


If you would like to ride along, you can click HERE or cut and paste the below link into your web browser:

We apologize for how long it has been between episodes and we’ll try to get a new one up each week.  Thanks so much for your patience!

Mike & Kim

500 Year Old Grapevines, A Lost Phone and Sweltering Heat

The latest episode of our Planet Ramble has just been posted.  This time we travel to Slovenia and Hungary, find a 500 year old grapevine, lose a phone with almost all our pictures and dine while swimming (you’ll see what me mean in the post) in the sweltering heat.

You can travel with us by clicking HERE.  If this link doesn’t work, simply cut and paste the below into your web browser:

We hope you will join us.



Eastward Through France, We Visit the Mont.

The latest episode of our Planet Ramble takes us further east across France with a visit to the famous Mont Saint Michel.  An amazing Middle Ages Fortress and Monastery, it was attacked many times in history, but never taken.  We walk through and find “interesting” things inside.

If you’d like to visit, click HERE.

If the link doesn’t work, cut and paste the below link into your web browser:

We hope you enjoy!



Taking the Chunnel, We Arrive in France

The latest episode has us arriving in France via the famous English Channel Tunnel (Chunnel).  This is a short episode prior to us commencing our wandering all over Europe.  You can find the latest by clicking HERE or by cutting and pasting the below link into your browser:

We hope you enjoy!


Ride2ADV Nearly Ready for Phase 2 of Our Planet Ramble

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We’re getting excited to start Phase 2 of our Planet Ramble.  Last year we rode across North America from Vermont, USA to Alaska, USA.  For Phase 2 will we be shipping our bikes (both Ducati Scramblers) to London to start a large clockwise circular route.  Although subject to change depending what we find and see along the way, we should be traveling through England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Switzerland and France.  We’ll return to England and fly back to the USA.

We will be storing the bikes in England until March, 2018 when we’ll return to London and complete counter-clockwise journey through Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal and Morocco.  Once leaving southern Morocco, we will head north and once back into Europe, head east, ultimately spending some time in Italy, before returning ourselves and bikes to London for return to the US.  This part of the journey is exciting and we’ll be posting about what we’ve seen and done as we travel.

Once again, we will have a satellite tracking capability so you can see us in real time as we travel.  We’ll post link and additional info soon.

Until later!!!

Iceland, Land of Fire, Water and Ice

We’ve been to Iceland twice and it has been a wonderful experience.  We’ve ridden around the Ring Road (Route 1) and also some of the “F” roads (designated for 4X4 vehicles and off-road vehicles only) into Iceland’s amazing interior.  If you are thinking about riding in Iceland, you MUST do it.  Each minute there is an exciting adventure.  For our first ride into Iceland, click HERE. For our second ride click HERE.

If you don’t want to read about Iceland, you can view our compilation video with music in storyboard format, click HERE.

Iceland is a land that should not be missed.  Make sure it becomes a priority on your riding bucket list!