Author Archives: Andrew Pain

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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Wrecking on Purpose


I’ve worked a lot as an EMT-Paramedic. Since 1997, except for when I was full time traveling and full time writing. Both those periods were entirely too brief, but that is for another time. On a nice summer day I … Continue reading

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The Rumble of Freedom


For the last year or so I’ve been living in Milwaukee, Wi. This is where I was living before my year on the road, and it was easy to settle back into. Too easy, perhaps, but here I am. Milwaukee, … Continue reading

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And I’m back. Probably.


Sorry for the lack of recent posts. I have all kinds of excuses, but the simple truth is I was having fun doing things and just did a terrible job sharing. this means that we all have some catching up … Continue reading

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