A journey to Vermont on the Kawasaki Versys: Part 2

Kawasaki Versys at the lake cottage

Kawasaki Versys at the lake cottage

The first long ride of the season, the first big miles on the Kawasaki Versys.  The destination on this trip to Vermont was a cottage (called a “camp” in New England), on a small lake called Joe’s Pond.  The lake is located in Central Vermont, at the southern part of what is called the Northeast Kingdom.  Grandiose titles for a grandiose land… Read More …

A journey to Vermont on the Kawasaki Versys: Part 1

The kawasaki Versys at a pit stop on the way to Vermont

The Kawasaki Versys at a pit stop on the way to Vermont

After having the Kawasaki Versys for only a couple weeks, I had already experienced and been impressed with its capabilities in the city.  But to really put it through its paces, to see if she is as ‘versatile’ as they claim, I needed a nice long trip, one that provided the best roads, both paved and not… Read More …

Moto Mule: A little red wagon for your motorcycle…

Hook this up to your bike and go....

Hook this up to your bike and go….

Imagine that you could take a nice long, adventurous motorcycle ride, all while carrying the same ingredients you use for tailgating.  Or better yet, pack all the camping gear you need for a trip, without making the back of your bike look like a garage sale.  Introducing, the Moto MuleRead More …

NYC to Vermont on a Kawasaki KLR 650

Sam's Kawasaki KLR 650

Sam's Kawasaki KLR 650

A couple weeks ago I realized that my 60 day grace period between registering the Kawasaki KLR 650, and having it’s first inspection, was rapidly drawing to a close. Since I keep the bike registered in Vermont, that meant I needed to get the bike up there fast – necessitating either a trailer rental or a long ride. No argument there. I quickly ordered up a new EZ-Pass tag, dusted off my jacket and boots, and plotted a route… Read More …