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Adventures and many other vendors of top motorcycle gear and accessories. We’d like to explain
a little bit about the program to you.
Many of you know that RawHyde Adventures has been running a training school for
Adventure Motorcyclists for over a decade and they have trained thousands of riders. The new
Adventure Life program and website is born out of their experiences with what’s “missing” for
many Adventure Motorcyclists. The new program provides solutions to some of the
challenges of adventure riding.
Challenge #1 – A lack of community. It’s really no fun to go adventure riding alone and it’s much
more satisfying to share the experience with some friends. The new website gives you a way to
connect with other riders who are both accessible AND interested in adventure riding. RawHyde
and BMW have been working for two years to build these communities of riders across the
country. Click here to find more than 60 communities of riders across the
USA. These communities are not clubs, just groups of folks interested in riding and sharing the
Micatech will be starting a GS Riders of New England website to kick off our Adventure
Life riding community and will send out a notice when the website is up!
Challenge #2 – Outfitting your bike. This new website introduces you to all the companies that
RawHyde thinks does a good job of providing gear and accessories, including Micatech. You’ll
also note that most of these companies are pretty small so this is sort of a “co-op site” designed
to make it easy for you to learn more about all of us.
In addition to our side cases, top cases, pack racks, liner bags and other luggage
accessories, Micatech is now offering a new line of stainless products for BMW’s. The
Excel Cycle Werkes products include light bars, horn kits, Centech kits, shelves and
brackets to mount your GPS, radar detector, and other unique accessories to improve
your ride and your safety.
Challenge #3 – What to do? There are not a lot of “Adventure Specific” events being hosted
in the US. The group involved in the Adventure Life program has decided to collectively host
a series of “adventure only” events around the country. Most of these events are free and
sponsored by the companies, oriented only toward the adventure rider.
Mark your calendars for the first Micatech Fall Foliage GS Adventure ride for Saturday,
September 29th. Details to follow soon!
Please check back to the new ADV Life website often because we’re just getting started. Future
plans for the site include product reviews, blogs, a GPS track repository where you can download
great rides for free, and a whole lot more.
On behalf of Jim Hyde, the RawHyde crew and the Micatech team, thanks for checking us out!
Have you found any alternative uses for your Micatechs? Send us an email and we’ll share the photos on the blog.
A few days ago we had the pleasure of dinner and beers with Pete Johnson. Pete is from Manchester, England and is visiting every Manchester in the USA by motorbike. He conjured this plan a few years back and when an English insurance company promoted a contest – What’s your dream ride? – Pete jumped at the opportunity. There were over 4,000 entries and Pete came out victorious! They have graciously sponsored his motorcycle journey around the USA (and one Manchester in Canada).
Pete is just starting out on his adventure. He flew into Boston and visited Manchester-by-the-sea in Massachusetts before we showed him around our Manchester in New Hampshire. His first few days have been clouded with rain (thankfully he’s used to that kind of thing) but he’s looking forward to brighter days.
After leaving us in New Hampshire he was off to Manchester, Maine and then Manchester, Vermont. Hmmmmm… This could get repetitive.
So where are you going? Manchester. Oh, and where are you coming from? Manchester…
We wish Pete well on his amazing adventure. You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and his blog (United States of AManchester) or on one of the hundreds of local TV/radio/newspaper gigs he’ll be doing along the way. So, what is your dream ride?
Ray gives Dual Sport a whole new meaning with his bike bike touring setup. Ray writes:
In the past whenever I would go to a Rally or take a cross country trip I would always wish I had my Mt Bike when I arrived a my destination. Now I no longer have to wish. The 2x2cycles Rack works well with the Micatech Panniers. The spaciousness of Micatech Panniers gives me plenty of room to safely store my boots and riding suit when stoping for a Mt Bike ride. Plenty of room for my Ortlieb bag (or bags depending on how I configure) on top.
We love what you’ve done ray. Keep on riding (and riding)!