Monday, June 10, 2013

First post

Hey there,  how you doing.  Welcome to my blog.

I dont want to start by saying that I have no idea what I am doing but it is probably a good idea.   I have absolutely no idea what I am doing.   There, I said it.  My manhood probably wont recover after saying that but whateva.  I might get to do some hand to hand combat with a grizzly bear in a couple of weeks from now so depending on how that goes I will either lose all my junk or gain it back in a legendary way.

My plan idea is to get on a motorcycle and ride from Key West Florida to the Arctic Circle in Northern Alaska and back in about 5 weeks.  It is roughly 11thousand miles depending on which way the days take me.  If you've known me for any amount of time to say that I don't like to plan will come out as a bit of an understatement.  I simply wake up, chase my smile, then put my head down someplace relatively comfortable to sleep and repeat.  This may either help or hurt me on this trip I will very shortly embark upon.

Most great adventures and accomplishments throughout history have started out with an idea and absolutely no known plan.   Why would something as simple as crossing a continent alone on a motorcycle need a bunch of plans.  I am simply going to grab all kinds camera, camping, and motorcycling gear, cram it inside saddlebags or either strap it on my bike and start clicking off miles on the odometer.  I might make it as far as Georgia or I might get lost and make it to the Arctic Ocean up in Prudoe Bay.  

On the way I'll be writing and taking tons of pictures.  So friends and strangers,,, please stay tuned and subscribe if you like.  I promise that no matter how this turns out and which direction this goes it'll get interesting enough.    Im sure there's room for a bottle of bourbon on the bike or a microbrewery on the way.

I've already got some pics and whatnot on instagram if you want to head over there.

Thanks for reading.  Feel free to comment, poke fun, say hello and correct my grammar.


  1. Good Luck Dan,

    You may want to join It's a very active motorcyclist message board that has members (over 200,000) all over the USA in case you run into an issue and need help.

    Also, if you need a place to sleep,shower, do maintenance once you reach the Denver area give me a shout. I'm off most of August.


    1. Thanks Casey, I've been on ADV for about a year now and love the site. I was going to post this as a ride report but i think the blog will be a lot easier, maybe I'll do both?? This blog will eventually be about more than a motorcycle ride.
      I appreciate the offer for a nice place to sleep, wash up and do maint. I might just take you up on that. Thanks bud, I'll be in touch.

  2. Good luck in your travels buddy. I know you may have forgotten being in FL for a while, but it gets cold as shit, and we actually had snow at sugarloaf a couple of weeks ago. Anyways, hopefully your travels will be bringing you to the Pacific North West about the end of august!!

    1. I have some winter gear left from when i lived in Maine and general snowboarding stuff. I've been slowly acquiring winter riding gear.. I mostly just think i'll be buying things as i go.., Florida should be in the 90's and Alaska will easily be in the 30's at night. however the nights should be short. There isnt too much room for any extra equipment

  3. I hope you encounter many squirrels upon your travel. And i speak of the militant type. I heard around southern Indiana there is the Liberty Squirrel Militia, no motorcycle has ever traversed their territory and gone on to speak about it. Word is that these particular squirrels have a taste for Florida people.. but who knows. Send pics.

  4. Giddy up. Australia is south, though...