I love to travel. Pure and simple. As cliché as it is, the sights, the sounds, the smells and the flavors that remind you of NOTHING similar, is what feeds the constant desire. I understand that about myself and it winds me up every time I go through the process of planning an outing. “Not THIS time” I said to myself when planning a trip across the border….to Canada. “How different can it be? It’s Canada! They’ve got Starbucks, WalMart, Home Depot…its not like we are headed up the Labrador Coast or into the Yukon Territory. We’re going to Toronto. More specifically, Brantford Ontario. Home of Wayne Gretzky! This is HARDLY going to be an adventure in a far off land. This is just going to be a short little visit to see my new friends that I just completed 8 days in Baja with, just weeks ago.
One hundred and eighty five miles from Los Angeles, where we left behind stretch limos, luxury SUVs, and super cars clogging up multi-lane highways, where billboards the size of buildings promote the latest stars, and the modern world buzzes like the electrical power lines that light the whole madness, another world exists....Read More
Dave Despain - by far the most recognized personality in motor-sports journalism. As a kid, this man's voice was piped into my house as my dad and older brother watched virtually any coverage of motorcycle racing.
Over the last 50 years, this voice has interviewed every single one of the titans of motorsports racing - and now he is letting ME interview HIM! From ABC's Wide World of Sports, to ESPN, Speed and MAVTV, my sit down with Dave Despain offers a unique insight on how he got started and his career highlights. Click HERE to see the interview on MAVTV.
…. Jimmy Lewis trains people for the REAL Dakar experience.
I'm thrilled to bring you the third installment of this documentary series, The Ride of My Life -Taste of DAKAR. This episode showcases Jimmy Lewis’ Off-road Riding School as we feature some of the biggest names in ADV motorcycle riding: Chris Story, Kurt Forget, Jeremy LeBreton, Fonzie, Kurt Caselli, Chris Blais and of course, Jimmy Lewis.
We made the "Best of the Web" with this video! Taste of Dakar caught the attention of Nick Calderone, one of the video hosts on the national showRight This Minute TV.
This epic Death Valley adventure video showcases some of the biggest names in ADV motorcycle riding, including: Jimmy Lewis, Chris Story, Kurt Forget, Jeremy Lebreton, Kurt Caselli, Chris Blais, and moto journalist “Fonzie.”
This video will show you first-hand that weekend rides in the adventure motorcycle world aren’t exactly a walk in the park. Join me and my award-winning team of videographers as we document the heart and soul behind the sport of adventure motorcycle riding.
We're always looking for a little help. I KNOW you have some ideas for people to feature, places to film and stories to shoot. Some times we get so caught up in the current project that we lose sight of what’s in front of us. Kind of like that guy in the car next to you, texting on his “smart” phone. How many times have you wanted to kick that guy’s door and gesture for him to hang up and drive! Well, don’t kick my door. Instead shoot me an email or visit the“Ticket to Ride” section on our website and offer us some ideas. We'd love to hear from you!Read More
Another way you can help out is to shop for gear in our new store! Yeah, it’s not much right now but the stuff that's in there, I think is pretty cool.Read More
Delhi. Close your eyes and listen. You'll hear a veritable symphony of sounds ranging from vehicle engine noise, horns honking, spiritual chanting and so many dialects of various languages you wonder how anyone can communicate. Well, they can, in so many different kinds of ways. Like the blind have heightened senses of hearing, take a second to listen. Delhi speaks to you but only IF you shut off for a second.
The first thing you have to understand is that when you hear a horn honking, no one is about to run you over, no one is about to hit you and no one is flipping you off. As an American, hearing a horn blasting causes a pavlovian-like response that a skid and crunch are the next sounds to follow. Here in India, drivers actually drive with their horns.
Delhi Belly-noun: Diarrhea or dysentery contracted from eating Indian (i.e., from India) food. Also Karachi crouch.
In Mexico it is known as a bout of Montezuma's revenge, in India a case of Delhi Belly. But whatever is called, it is common. Of course I have heard about it and if I hadn't, I'd be an expert by now. Not because I contracted it, but because every time I check in or touch base with friends and family in the States, invariably their first question is related to my lower gastrointestinal fortitude. It's a rather personal question, don't you think? But hey, I'm all about bathroom humor, just not so frequent or about a specific place.
I'm in New Delhi, India, a place on the map that I had only been to once before and I am beyond excited for this trip. My last visit here was under very different circumstances. I had come to India just after the coordinated terror attacks at the Intercontinental Hotel to evaluate the risks of business continuity in a region that is so vastly different than the United States. I found it fascinating! Although, the project took a different turn, my curiosity about India as a country, culture and home to a variety amazing wonders, grew profoundly.Read More