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 …

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 …

The best motorcycle riding available: America’s Scenic Byways

The best motorcycle riding - Robbie Knievel over the canyon - Courtesy of Discovery

The best motorcycle riding – Robbie Knievel over the canyon – Courtesy of Discovery

As the weather grows increasingly warm, and the riding season nears full-swing, wanderlust sets in, and daydreams of exotic trips become a regular occurrence.  Time to think about the best motorcycle riding in the USA…   Read More …