In the summer of 2010, I embarked on a 77 day journey covering over 15,600 miles by motorcycle to reach Deadhorse, Alaska via a circuitous route that took me up to Duluth, MN, down to Missouri, over to Colorado, up to Yellowstone, over to Victoria, BC and then up to Alaska and back again. Mine was a different kind of motorcycle trip. It was more a journey of the mind, Deadhorse being such a commodity trip these days. Because I traveled differently, I got to see, in a meaningful way, into so many lives that were so radically different from my own and I have to admit it expanded my horizons in ways I would not have imagined.
By request, I wrote a blog of my thoughts and travels, which you can find on my Miles by Motorcycle Blog. The overwhelmingly positive and supportive feedback I've received from the readers of that blog encouraged me to write more and that writing turned the blog and my trip into something I could not have anticipated.
While I was travelling all those miles, I came up with an idea for a site I would like to try to build as well, a site for those of us fortunate enough to travel Out There by motorcycle.
This is the very humble beginnings of that site. I hope to turn it into a place where riders of all brands and backgrounds and those who care about them can get together and share stories, events, photos and updates about motorcycle travels.
If you want to participate in the forum, or post comments to the blog, you can register for a member account.
I have a plan to extend the site so each member can get their own blog and place to post status updates, photos and the like but, because the focus is motorcycle travel, I want to add support for google maps and have them be an integral part of the discussion here. I also plan on tightly integrating facebook.
Even if no one else joins me here, I plan to use this site for my own travels.