the TravelAdvisor map of where I've been (not just by
motorcycle). Note that the green markers are where I want to go
but haven't been yet.
personal Twitter account
My current motorcycle:
My former motorcycle:
Number of US & Canadian states I've been to on a
motorcycle of my own:
Number of countries I've toured on a motorcycle of my own:
Number of countries I've toured on the back of a
Trips riding my own motorcycle
International trips by motorcycle
| Our motorcycle travel goal each year
is to travel at least 5,000 miles (as opposed to running errands
by motorcycle, trips to the post office or grocery store - which
can often be the MOST challenging riding for me). We also want to
go on at least two camping trips. And I also like to get out of
the USA at least once, even if it's without my motorcycle.
But 2013 was a tough year for travel:
So, two-week trip, no weekend trips, no camping, no rallies in 2013. Big ugh.
But worst of all for us in 2013 was the death of Eric Haws, a legendary motorcycle traveler and our very dear friend. He passed away May, due to cancer. The loss of our dear friend and, of course, cancellation of his annual Burning Moto Man rally in Westfir, Oregon, put dark cloud over us all year. We miss Eric terribly.
We will always refer to 2013 as the Year We Didn't Really Travel by Motorcycle. Ugh. In fact, I didn't ride even 1000 miles on my bike in 2013. That's shameful.
Some things we did get to do via motorcycle - all day trips in Oregon:
If you know of any relatively easy gravel or dirt roads near Portland (low traffic, no steep hills, packed gravel or packed dirt, if I fall, I probably won't die), please contact me!
Things changed for the better after 2013:
In 2015, we went all the way to Yukon and back, seeing a LOT of British Columbia.
In 2014, we toured large parts of Utah, Nevada & Oregon.
Amazing trips, both of them!
Also see this list of my motorcycle travel dreams, big and small!
And before 2013:
In 2012, our two-week trip was to Northern California, Nevada, and Southwestern Oregon (including the Alvord Desert). In 2011, it was to Yellowstone National Park (and large parts of Montana, Idaho and Oregon). In 2010, we took two long trips, one to the "Lost Coast" of California, and another to Canada (Alberta and British Columbia, Jasper, Banff & Kootenay National Parks) and Glacier National Park. And in 2009, we moved from Germany to the USA, and spent our time moving - although that was also the year I spent a lot of time to get my motorcycle license, learn to ride a motorcycle and my first motorcycle! From February 2001 through 2008, all my travels were overseas, as I was living in Germany.
My husband, Stefan Dietz, an experienced adventure motorcycle travelers, designs and sells aluminum top boxes and side panniers. They are tough, light-weight, and affordable. They are German-designed and made in the USA! All available in custom sizes.
This small top box is 20 liter (5.3 gallon)
400 x 250 x 200 mm
1.6 mm (1⁄16") thick aluminum
All top boxes and panniers:
Advice on things you should do before you leave on a trip, to ensure you can access information via any computer or your feature phone or smart phone that you might need while traveling
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