Author Archives: Andrew Pain

Overland Expo 2014, Part One


It was early May, and time to head south and west to Arizona and the Overland Expo. I was going to be presenting again this year, and also would have a table in the writer’s area (which would be the … Continue reading

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The Moonshine Lunch Run 2014


I freely admit I had mixed feelings about attending the MLR this year. It’s a Ride to Eat – where motorcyclists from all over the country get together for a meal, then head home. The Moonshine Lunch Run was started … Continue reading

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A Rock and Road Trip–Part Two


We woke early (because Sue seems incapable of sleeping in) and had breakfast at the hotel. I don’t usually have hotel breakfasts, since I tend towards cheap places that don’t offer it. I’ve always thought the savings was going to … Continue reading

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A rock and road trip


Okay, that was a terrible pun. I apologize. At the Harley Davidson 110th I met a friend of a friend, and as we talked about motorcycles (well, I guess there had to have been something else we talked about but … Continue reading

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A Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride


Back from Canada and the weather in the Midwest was wonderful. On the Milwaukee Vintage Motorcycle (MilVinMoto) there was talk of this all-around-the-world event called the Distinguished Gentleman Ride, or DGR. I don’t know how anyone had heard of it, … Continue reading

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Horizon’s Unlimited Ontario – Part Four


I slept pretty well in the cabin. There were no sheets, so I was just in my sleeping bag on the mattress. Morning had the small disappointment of no hot water, but I hadn’t really been expecting it. Apparently, there … Continue reading

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Horizons Unlimited–Ontario Part Three


I woke in Sault St Marie, comfortable in my motel room. I know it had rained off and on all night, and when I stepped outside I could still see my breath, so I was content with sleeping inside. I … Continue reading

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Horizon’s Unlimited–Ontario Part Two


I slept well. In the morning I placed to cool breakfast, but the mosquitoes had patiently waited for me to reappear and I decided to flee to clearer air. I remember going to Big Boy all the time when I … Continue reading

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Hennessy Hammock–Gear Review


One thing I am looking to do more over in the upcoming year is some reviews of gear – so you up and coming small bike (or light-packing) travelers have a sense of where you spend your hard earned gas … Continue reading

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Horizons Unlimited Ontario, Part One


I have been a fan of Horizons Unlimited for years before my trip. There is something empowering about that website that ADVRider lacks. Perhaps it’s the steady undercurrent of “You need to stop reading ride reports and get on the … Continue reading

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