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  1. Konkolville

    The Konkolville Motel is located in Orofino Idaho. Orofino Idaho is located just off of Highway 12 on the Clearwater River in Northern Idaho. Orofino is Spanish for “fine gold” and was originally a trading post set up in the 1890’s. The expedition of Lewis and Clark along the Clearwater is well documented in the book Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West. Authored by Stephen Ambrose the book is a must read for exploring Idaho. Another resource is Discovering Lewis & Clark. In 1805 Lewis & Clark stayed nearby at what is now called “Canoe Camp” and built five dugout canoes for the trip downstream to the Pacific Ocean. They departed from Canoe Camp on October 7,1805. Continue reading →
  2. Optimal 1000 Adventure Motorcycle Ride Day 1

    Optimal 1000 August 2016 Day 1 The adventures of two men on their KLR’s as they travel through Idaho, Oregon, Washington and back into Idaho. Day 1 would take us from Boise To Imnaha Oregon. I had traveled this route quite a few times and every time was a unique experience, some good and some bad. I had not traveled the true route since July 18 2011. day-1-route-overview Continue reading →
  3. Canada The Rockies to Vancouver Island

    By Alexander Tolchinsky alex bike in rockiesFrom Lethbridge I took Hwy 3 west to Hwy 22 north, before connecting with the TCH west into Banff National Park. The road was no longer straight, in fact a straightaway of more than a couple of miles would not come again for a very long time. As I climbed ever higher into the Rockies, my little 4-cylinder Honda made no complaints regarding altitude (I wish I could say the same of my KLR). Continue reading →
  4. Canada – Atlantic Coast to Lake Country

    Part 1 of 3 By Alexander Tolchinski Crossing the world’s second biggest country felt like a daunting task: more than 4000 miles through at least 6 climate zones, the inevitable rain, wind, and snow, and incredible stretches of solitude. This was certainly no “easing into” my journey around the world. But I had to start somewhere, so off to the...
  5. Daily Grind, Somebody Has To Do It

    Dateline: Virginia to Washington, D.C. By “moto” photojournalist Douglas Graham Click on photos for larger images Versys parked on Dutchman’s Creek Road north of Lovettsville, Virginia Although I travel a lot, as a photojournalist covering national politics I also spend a lot of time in Washington. Sometimes weeks at a time bouncing from the White House, U.S. Capitol, State Department...
  6. Follow Ken Hunter on the Trans America Trail ...

    Re: My trip from Elko Got about 1000 miles so far. I'm just south of Memphis were I will be visiting a friend tomorrow. Rode through an area hit by a tornado a couple of days ago. No houses destroyed but lots of trees down, roads and bridges washed out. Got around them all and had a little excitement crossing...
  7. Getting Away… never as easy as you think

    Well, Dave and I are on the road… Hwy 395 south of Bishop along the Eastern Sierra Mountains. On our way the the Rawhyde Rally. Saturday I found the trailer with standing gas on the floor from a cut O Ring (on tank QD fastener) on the 1150 GSA. This is a common occurrence so in March/02 I’d bought spare...

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