After a long delay and lots of trials and tribulations, the next issue of Adventure Rider Magazine is finally out and available! Everyone here at Adventure Rider Magazine World Headquarters (me and a black lab named Levi) are going to kick back, drink a beer and celebrate the delivery of yet another issue. Well, I think Levi prefers dog biscuits so I might have to drink his beer.
Everyone knows what excuses are like, so we will spare you a long excuse. Just suffice to say that we were inconvenienced with two heart stents and a server hard drive crash. But those are past and the Spring issue is finally here.
In this issue our favorite writer Bill Dragoo takes us on a ride down Utah’s Kokopelli Trail. Now it seems this ride is a challenge on skinny little dirt bikes, but Bill and fellow BMW GS Challenge competitor Shannon Markle decided they would prefer to tackle this nasty piece of earth on non other than giant BMW R1200 GS Adventures! Luckily for them Shannon had a secret weapon in his panniers. Kids, do NOT try this ride on your own GS. Unless of course you are a intellectually challenged like Bill and Shannon.
A new contributor Brienne Thompson writes about riding a KLR in Guatemala. She and friends explore this country on two wheels and she writes about riding as a single gal in a strange country.
Josh Kutlin, a past contributor to the magazine, brings us a story on riding clapped-out Honda XR-250’s in Cambodia. It sounds exotic, but the way Josh tells it, that is a trip most anyone can do easily and fairly inexpensively.
This issue we have a new feature, a rider profile. This time we profile Stacy and Billy Benedict of Portland, Oregon. They both ride and recently completed a long-planned trip to Alaska.
Two KTM 690 Enduro riders recently discovered that nobody made mounts for their Dirt Bagz, so they fired up the welder and went to work making their own.
Bill Dragoo writes us a funny piece about what he terms Garage Contemplation Factor.
Of course we have our normal sections, Farkles and Gear Bag.