Ride Reports

Q&A With Touratech Supported Rider, Jesse Szynal

By Ron Lieback In this interview, we discuss some of the best places Jesse Szynal has been to and his advice for Tourtech customers and fellow riders. We sat down with the president of Collected Threads, Jesse Szynal, a popular vlogger who’s made a name for himself backpacking across Europe and South America with just [...]

Top 8 Mistakes of New ADV Riders—And How To Avoid Them

By Ron Lieback Most new adventure riders make the same mistakes—we surely did. Here are the top 8, and more importantly, how to avoid them.   Rookie mistakes help build character, right? We’ve all been there as new riders learning the ropes of this ADV journey, hoping for the best but preparing for the worst. [...]

Best ADV Routes to Touratech DirtDaze Rally in NH

By Ron Lieback Traveling to Touratech DirtDaze Rally in New Hampshire this August? Here are some great ADV routes to get you there.     The 2022 Touratech DirtDaze Rally is coming up fast—August 16-21 in North Haverhill, New Hampshire. Are you ready? Riders on the east coast get neglected for larger ADV rallies, so [...]

ADV Riding Gear Guide: Qualities to Seek and Tips

By Ron Lieback ADV riding gear demands much besides protection, including comfort while standing or sitting. Here’s your guide to ADV riding gear and tips from a seasoned rider.   When adventure touring becomes your lifestyle, so does the pursuit of the ultimate gear. Not just any type, but ADV riding gear that caters to [...]

Finding the Perfect Moto Campsite: 8 Tips for Adventure Riders

By Ron Lieback Photos by Jon Beck Finding a campsite is easy. Finding the perfect campsite is another story. With these tips, we’ll tell you what to look for to find a comfortable, and safe, night’s sleep. At the end of a long day in the ADV saddle, there are few things better than settling [...]

7 Sportbike Riding Techniques for Dual Sports; Ride Safer & Faster

By Ron Lieback Want to ride safer and faster during those street portions of your adventure rides? Check out these seven sportbike riding tips adapted for bigger ADV bikes.   Adventure bikes didn’t interest me until 2010. Until then, I spent most of my moto life riding sportbikes and training/testing on road-racing circuits. Due to [...]

5 Moto Mindset Changes That Supercharge Rider Happiness

Here are five simple ADV moto-mindset changes that will help you achieve even more happiness while riding every year—both on and off the bike. By Ron Lieback Reading is a constant flow of my entrepreneurism habits, and many of the principles learned to grow my businesses and others have directly strengthened my ability as a [...]

Do I Really Need A Motorcycle-Specific GPS? vs. Your Phone

By Ron Lieback You may think your phone is all you need to get directions, but once you’re off-road, all bets are off. This is why you need a motorcycle-specific GPS. By now you know how powerful a tool your phone is for practically everything we do in our everyday lives. One of its most [...]

New Year, New You: 7 ADV Riding Resolutions for 2022

By Ron Lieback Hey adventure riders, looking for a list of resolutions that are specifically designed for you? Check out these seven and ride happier this year. New year, new you. Those words splatter about every communication channel possible throughout January, touting a refocus on health and fitness. Adventure motorcyclists deserve not so commonplace ideas—ideas [...]

DORK IN THE ROAD AT THE TOURATECH RALLY – PART 4

At this year’s West Coast Touratech Rally we welcomed the Dork in the Road. You might have seen his adventure riding videos on youtube. He did a popular presentation at the event and is posting video’s following his experiences at the rally. This is part four: The fourth and final day of the 2021 Touratech [...]