NOTES FROM THE ROAD



Motorcycle Skills…


Getting some time in on two-wheels…


14 October 2018: Training with the folks from OTRA in a Motorcycle Safety Foundation program to build up riding skills in preparation for the upcoming trip in West Africa. While the trip should be mostly straightfoward riding on calm backcountry roads, it is always good to be well=prepared…



Kayak-O…


Fun weekend orienteering in a kayak …


6 October 2018: An interesting time out on the Nissequogue River orienteering by kayak, in a fun Orienteering USA “Kayak-O” event put on by the Long Island Orienteering club. Navigating the small river with map and compass to find the hidden “controls” within islands of weeds and twisting inlets was more challenging then it seemed at first — particularly as it was hard to read the map and paddle at the same time, resulting in a lot of “drifting” into the masses of weeds that create the river’s labyrinths. But felt good to find all the CPs and make it in to “base” with time to spare…



Rebelle U…


Rebelle U sand dune training …


16 September 2018: Finished up the weekend at the Rebelle U sand dune training where we got to hone skills for driving and navigating in the challenging terrain of the Imperial Sand Dunes under the watchful eyes of Rebelle Rally founder, Emily Miller and her team of instructors…


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Taking on a kayak-based orienteering challenge on the Nissequogue River. The event will combine paddling skills with a search for hidden checkpoints along the river. All navigation is map and compass only. The river course will be followed by an optional land-based course. The Long Island Orienteering event is sponsored by Orienteering USA and takes place at Nissequogue State Park …


COMING UP SOON:

Doing some training with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation®, an internationally recognized not-for-profit foundation, supported by motorcycle manufacturers, that provides leadership to the motorcycle safety community through its expertise, tools, and partnerships. The MSF is the internationally recognized developer of the comprehensive, research-based, Rider Education and Training System (RETS). RETS curricula promotes lifelong-learning for motorcyclists and continuous professional development for certified RiderCoaches and other trainers. MSF also actively participates in government relations, safety research, public awareness campaigns and the provision of technical assistance to state training and licensing programs. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation is a national, not-for-profit organization sponsored by BMW, BRP, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Indian Motorcycle, Kawasaki, KTM, Piaggio, Suzuki, Triumph and Yamaha …



Paris for some project pre-pro and a visit with good friends …


Joining the Scoot West Africa team on a motorbike adventure through Senegal and The Gambia to explore tropical forests and plains of baobab trees beyond the southern edges of the Sahara. The trip is an introduction to new terrain and some of the most interesting culture, history, food, and music on the planet …



New York
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humidity: 81%
wind: 7mph SSW
H 60 • L 47
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Nesconset | Paris | Dakar



MORE NOTES FROM THE ROAD:
September – Southwest
22-31 August – New York
8-21 August – Serbia
1-7 August – Ladies Offroad Network
22-31 July – Moab
9-21 July – Woman and Machine
1-8 July – DC Dirt Camp
25-30 June – Orienteering
1-24 June – Paris
7-10 June – Bantam Jeep Festival
1-6 June – Roadtrip to Bantam JeepFest
May – Wheelers Overland
16-30 April – New York
4-15 April – Sudan
29 March – 3 April – Egypt
22-28 March – Paris
16-21 March – Paris
1-15 March – New York
February – Coal Country
January – Vegas to Glamis Roadtrip
December – East Coast Roadtrip
16-30 November – Paris
1-15 November – Florida
October – Rausch Creek
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REFLECTIONS

EGYPT: CAIRO REFLECTIONS

A quick overview of impressions from a stop in Cairo during our recent scouting mission in Egypt and Sudan … [read]


SPECIAL REPORT

ALGERIA SCOUTING

A look into south-eastern Algeria on the border with Libya and Niger: overlanding with the Tuareg in one of the most remote corners of the Sahara … [read]


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