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Our country is filled with amazing people and spectacular locations. And for me, there is no better way to seek them out than from the saddle of a motorcycle. As everyone who rides a bike can attest, there is just something magical about floating over the tarmac on two wheels; providing a sense of freedom and adventure.

This website is dedicated to those who share my passion for motorcycle travel. It is my way of sharing my experiences while traveling in my home town and across our great country. Hopefully, it will inspire you to get out and follow your own personal dreams and ambitions.

—Craig Allen Ripley

During the Summer of 2017 (the final dates have not been set), Craig Ripley and two friends (Peter and Steven) will climb aboard their motorcycles and head out on an amazing trip from Boston, MA to Anchorage, AK and back. The total trip will take 35 days and cover more than 11,000 miles.

In support of our efforts, we are asking that you consider donating to "Homes for Our Troops." A Massachusetts based non-profit organization that builds custom homes for seriously injured vets of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

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Motorcycle Tools, Alaska 2017

Tools for Our 2017 Trip to Alaska

February 24, 2016

When packing for motorcycle trip, it is always a struggle trying to pack lightly, while at the same time making sure you are prepared for unforeseen circumstances. This is especially true when it comes to packing the right set of tools. Over the years, I have carried a basic tool kit, and it has always sufficed...

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PDM60 and PIAA LP530

Rowe Electronics PDM60 and PIAA LP530 LED Driving Lights

February 5, 2017

Rowe-Electronics, has come up with an alternative to the standard accessory fuse box and relay combination, with the PDM60 (Power Distribution Module 60). This device is a solid-state unit that can handle up to six accessory circuits, and up to 60 AMPs of current...

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The Death of Victory Motorcycles

The Death of Victory Motorcycles

January, 22, 2017

As everyone knows, I have been a Victory owner since 2009. In addition, I am the president of my local Victory riding group. I have been asked by several of my viewers to cover the demise of Victory and how it might affect my fellow Victory owners going forward.

While I am of course disappointed, in the end it is just a brand name. The import things about motorcycling are not the bikes; they are the experiences we have and the people we ride with.

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Budgeting for a Motorcycle Trip

Budgeting for a Motorcycle Trip

December, 10, 2016

Continuing my series on Achieving Your Motorcycle Touring Dreams and Goals, I want to take the time to talk about budgeting. This topic is not necessarily the sexiest thing to talk cover, but it is extremely important. While I do not always take the time to create a detailed budget for shorter trips, I think it is essential to do so on longer adventures.

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Upgrading from Scala Rider G9 to Scala Rider PackTalk

Upgrading from Scala Rider G9 to Scala Rider PackTalkTM

November, 26, 2016

Right out of the package, the PackTalkTM looks sleeker and more refined than the G9. Where the G9 has 6 large buttons (three running across the top and three more on the face), the PalkTalkTM has a simplified design with three small buttons and a large wheel or roller, that can be used to adjust the volume or access the various features and settings...

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Planning Your Route Part 1

Achieving Your Touring Dreams: Plannning Your Route, Part 2

November, 16, 2016

In my last video and blog, I started a conversation about my process for planning a motorcycle touring route. I talked about selecting your destination, doing research, creating your “ideal route” and finally about calculating the average miles you would need to travel, so that you will be able to complete your adventure in the timeframe you have available.

Now it is time to take your ideal route and break it up into individual days...

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Planning Your Route Part 1

Achieving Your Touring Dreams: Plannning Your Route, Part 1

After getting yourself motivated to hit the open road, the next step is to start planning your route. But just how do you go about the process?

That is where this video, and the accompanying blog come into play. I decided to cover the basic process I go through when planning a route. There is of course a lot more that goes into it, but I think this is a good place to start...

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