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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 First-Aid Kit

Motorcycle First-Aid Kit

April 20, 2017

Before we get started I think it is important to talk about why we as motorcyclists need to carry a first-aid kit. First, we want to be prepared to treat minor injuries that might occur from a dropped bike or campground accident. Secondly, as motorcyclists, we run the risk of more severe injuries, such as, excessive bleeding, broken bones, head trauma and cardiac arrest. We need to include items in our kit that will allow us to stabilize an injured rider until help can arrive...

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SW MOTECH EVO 5-9 Liter Tank Bag

SW MOTECH EVO 5-9 Liter Tank Bag, Adding Power

March 29, 2017

During the summer of 2016 I continued to outfit my Yamaha Super Tenere for our 2017 trip to Alaska. I decided to add a tank bag to hold my glasses and maybe the paperwork I might need to access quickly. I do not need anything too large, so I went down to Twisted Throttle in Exeter, RI and picked up an SW MOTECH EVO 5-9 liter expandable bag and the quick-release tank ring that fits my S10...

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Seat Update

Seat Modifications Update, 7500 Subscribers

March 19, 2017

During the summer of 2016, I did a video describing our first 500 mile ride on an adventure touring bike. I have done this kind of mileage many times on my touring cruiser, but I am new to riding an adventure bike, so it was important to see how my body held up. Overall, I did very well, however, my butt was a little sore, in particular I was having issues in the back of my legs...

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Motorcycle Tools Alaska 2017, Trimming the Fat

Tools for Our 2017 Trip to Alaska, Trimming the Fat

March 10, 2017

While I was putting together my tool kit, I kept going back and forth on how much to bring. I wanted to be prepared, but I also did not want to bring too much. I ended up with a kit that I think strikes a balance between the two. However, even as I was doing the video, I knew that there were some “extra” items included in my tool roll.

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Motorcycle Tools Alaska 2017

Tools for Our 2017 Trip to Alaska

February 24, 2017

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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