For those new to my website---the bulk of
my website chronicles the offroad adventure rides that I have taken around the
Canada, The Yukon, Alaska, Baja
and old Mexico---there are a few pictures below of my bikes and below that are the links to the trips---enjoy !!
The Mobius10 Video is done
along with the rest of my videos HERE
My Adventure Van Build HERE
My 2013 Husqvarna TR650 Terra
buildup thread. Here
My WR250R buildup...click
It was updated 4-27-13
My 06 KTM 450 EXC buildup....click
Want some BigDog T-shirts----no ??----well
Yes ???---here they are---my good friend Bill Asher in Missouri designed these and sent
the design to a T-shirt manufacturer and here they are. Neither me nor him make a penny off these.
A few people have been wanting stickers and the such--so now you can have a BigDog t-shirt.
Lots of colors---all sizes. I prefer not white--they'll just get looking greasy out in
my old ratty garage. Pictured is gray.
They have synthetic ones now !!!!!
I'm asked all the time how I pack my small bike up for
long distance adventure touring carrying
camping and cooking gear-----packing light, but still have what I need. So I made a little video after just finishing
a long ride out East ---Video made 5-27-12.
The 4 Amigo's-------Mobius Ride 2012
Dr. Rock (Dave), LDF (Francine), Dingleweeds (Scott) and BigDog (Mark)
This year (2012) we all rode for a couple weeks out in Wyoming, Idaho, Montana and Colorado.
It was an awesome trip that took all of us to places none of us had ever been.
I made it back from British Columbia, The Yukon and Alaska
in 2011 and did make it all the way to Deadhorse Alaska.
7,000 miles on that trip on the WR250R which is showing over 37,000 miles now.
The bike ran perfect the whole trip and just amazed me--so glad I took a small bike for where we went.
But here' the most beautiful place I've ever been.
The Salmon Glacier---20 miles down a dead end dirt road North of Hyder, Alaska
Adventure Ride Links Below
saga continues as me, Dingweeds, the Mobius riders and others ride thru the
deserts of Arizona, Nevada and Southern California.
It was an outstanding ride---the ride report is finished and maybe a movie in the works--maybe not.
Baja--The Last Dog Standing
Fall Spring Hunt-------a 4 day ride in Beautiful Southern Missouri---and I finally find "Stupid Dog Spring"
LooseNut Dual Sport-----Southwest Indiana
Fall Ride Down thru Kentucky, Tennessee,
Mississippi, Arkansas and Missouri on my KTM950---solo.
On this ride I ride the new Mississippi portion of the TAT (Trans America Trail).
ride starts in Idaho Falls, Idaho and goes North thru Montana almost to Canada,
Back down Montana,
all the way down thru Wyoming and into Colorado----about 2,500 miles for me and my buddy Dingweeds. We'll will join Dr. Rock and LDF
and others on this ride.
in Colorado, Utah and New Mexico----July,
Me and Dingweeds ride out West for a couple weeks and are joined by Sam Correro and John Clements for a couple days.
And me and the Dingweeds--------go where 2 old geezers on loaded bike shouldn't have went------but we did anyway.
New for 2012 Tennessee Trans America Trail this
story includes, my retirement day and party,
me and Bill Ashers ride down to Corinth, Mississippi for a ride with Sam Corerro (creator of the TAT)------riding the new
Tennessee TAT-----and riding part of the TET (Trans Eastern Trail).
BigDog is off the porch--------for good.
7,000 miles-----me and my buddy Scott make it
all the way to the Arctic ocean---and stuff happens !!!!
2 Yamaha WR250's go the distance.
Finding Old Illinois Bridges----and on-going saga---updated 2-27-12 .
Mississippi River--and the blown up levee------just a day ride---but a good one.
TransArkansasTrail--TART----a 5 day ride thru Arkansas and into Oklahoma on my WR250R.
Hoosier National Forest Ride---a 2 day ride in the Hoosier National forest of Southern Indiana
....a 2-day ride into Missouri hunting springs...this link takes
to the short story on the AdvRider site.
Hill Country....My ride and visit with Sam Correro......the
creator of the
Trans America Trail. We ride a published route of his down in Mississippi---and some that is not available
to the public yet. This ride was done in November, 2010.
Mexico to Canada---and then some.....another way---5,300 miles on Yamaha WR250R's
The Bridge........a solo ride in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah on my KTM 950-----how far would I ride to see a bridge ?????.............pretty dang far !!!!
West Of The Divide/BigDog and Son.....Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and New Mexico. It's not all about the ride.
East Of The Divide----A sweet solo ride on my 950 KTM heading to my son's house in Durango, Colorado.
Fall Color ride 2009----I ride my Yamaha WR250R down thru Missouri and Arkansas trying to soak up all the Fall Colors---a 1,200 miles solo ride.
Shadow Of The Rockies Trail/Colorado-----my WR250R and a KLR ride Sam Correro's Colorado portion of his Shadow Of The Rockies Trail---and then ride on in to Wyoming, Idaho, Utah and back down thru Colorado----2,476 miles on a 250.
Poncho And Lefty A Southern New Mexico and Arizona 1,700 mile unsuported adventure ride I took in January 2009 on my Yamaha WR250R with my buddy on a KLR
Missouri Mill Tour A several day ride to some really neat and beautiful stuff in the Southern Missouri Hills. There are a lot of old grist mills still standing in Missouri--and I go to several of them.
Way UP BigDog and The Breeze ride the Tour Of Idaho Trail---a
1,300 mile road
and trail from the Utah border---to the Canada border.
Wisconsin America Trail This adventure ride starts at the
Wisconsin--Illinois border and runs mostly offroad to a bluff overlooking
Lake Superior. I rode it alone on my KLR in June of 2008.
Shadow Of The Rockies Trail --Join me as we ride Sam Correro's newest ride thru New Mexico------a 700 mile trailride which starts at the Mexican border in Texas and ends up at the Colorado border where it crosses Sam's well known Trans Am Trail.
Barrancas Del Cobre -----A Husky TE610 and Honda XR650R travel some different routes around the Mexican Canyons and beyond.
Ozark Mountain Daredevils -----Fall 2007-----a dirt ride ?? a dualsport ride ??? an adventure ride ???----Well yes--it was !!!
Taylor Park Colorado July, 2007.... 9 dirt bikers hit the trails and mountain passes----am I too old to still ride a real dirt bike ????
Little Dog Gets Off The Porch June, 2007....BigDog, GasPipe and Killer take the big bikes to the pacific Northwest--and little dog................well,.........takes the little bike. 4,500 miles of Colorado, Utah, Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon.
200 Miles Of Bad Road BigDog and GasPipe in the Mark Twain Forest of Missouri--March 2007
Baja Asylum Run 2007---or Tahlequah 2 ??Offroad adventure ride thru Baja, Mexico--5 riders start---only 2 finish.
Pandilla Terraceria a Creel (gang of dirt riders to Creel) A Mexican Adventure
Great River Gravel Road Ride A scenic backroad ride of Wisconsin, Iowa and Missouri
Peoria TT the 58th running of my favorite motorcyle race
The Western TAT----- or "Trans Am Trail"---Offroad ride from Arkansas to the Pacific ocean in Oregon.
My Current Stable Of Bikes
Hoosier Hookey Ride It's fall in beautiful Indiana----we try to drowned a new KLR, find many new "old" bridges, and take a ride thru a live railroad tunnel--no, I still haven't growed up !!!
Shawnee Forest Fall Color Tour There is no toilet paper on "The Road Less Traveled"
Arkansas Fall Color Tour 2005 We ride the Fall Color Tour Dualsport and get to hang out with Scott Harden--the man who headed the USA Paris to Dakar race team in 2005.
Homeless HoeDown The long way round'--to the adventure rider rally in Hot Springs, Arkansas
Tour De Divide
A 2,700 mile offroad journey from Canada to Mexico--if Lance Armstrong can ride
this far in the mountains--so can we !!!!!
Flag Day Adventure 3 KLR's, a KTM 950 and 1150GS ride the Missouri and Arkansas mountains-----and actually camp !!!!
GasPipe and BigDogAdventures Team Up two internet buddies finally meet and do some great riding in Southern Missouri
April Fools Ride 5 riders get really soaked---and it never rains ???
a Bummer Snowfari
Eastern TAT Trans-America Trail----7 riders ride the Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas portions of the TAT.
2004 Weekend Madness Join me on just some short weekend rides to some really neat places I've went throughout the year.
Mid-Ohio Vintage Days July 16th-18th, 2004
Swinging Bridges Dualsport 8 riders on 650 dualsports find and ride over the old and historic swinging bridges on the backroads of Missouri.
Mexico--Copper Canyon 9 days in Mexico--much more than just copper canyon. With a little trip thru big Bid Bend National park before coming home.
Kenny's Missouri Dualsport ----An awesome 2-day ride in the beautiful Mark Twain National Forest.
2003 KLR Shawnee Forest Dualsport -----Klr's, DR Suzukis and Beemers do a backroad ride in Southern, Illinois.
2003 Arizona Adventure --------Bears, scorpions, tarantulas, rattlesnakes, and cactus needles call us to the backcountry of Arizona on a KLR650, DR650 and XR400.
2002 Fall Adventure Ride 4 adventure riders tackle the backroads of the Appalachain Mountains---BMW R1150GS, DR650, BMWF650 and BMW 650 Dakar.
2002 Moab Dualsport ride from Moab, Utah to the North rim of theGrand Canyon and back!! 1,700 miles of rocks, sand, dirt, washes, mountain passes and jeep trails--On a Suzuki DRZ400S and DR650.
Falling Leaf BMW Rally---2000
2000 Offroad and Backroad Trip to Colorado
2001 Colorado Mountain Pass Ride----------3 riders tackle the high mountain passes of Colorado on a several day offroad dualsport adventure--on a Suzuki DRZ400S, DR650 and Honda XR600L.
2001 Arkansas 650 Adventure --4 riders, 5 days, rain, floods, flat tires, cold--well you get the picture !!!!! On 2 BMWF650's, DR650, BMW650 Dakar.
2001 Arkansas Trailride ---the tornado almost made it too much fun !!
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