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ADVrider Mini-Motorcycle Diaries: 20,000-mile odyssey up the Americas ends in Naselle – Chinook Observer: Life

By NICK NIKKILA Observer correspondent

“NASELLE — As Elisa Wirkala drove down the driveway on her Honda 125 near nightfall recently, there were sighs of relief and tears of joy from the family and friends awaiting her arrival. Although she still had the ride from Naselle to her home in Seattle to fully complete her adventure, Elisa was back in the arms of her family for the first time since Dec. 31, 2013. Continue reading ADVrider Mini-Motorcycle Diaries: 20,000-mile odyssey up the Americas ends in Naselle – Chinook Observer: Life

ADVrider Mini-Motorcycle Diaries: 8 months, 30,000kms, two continents and one little Honda CGL 125

 

My odometer hit 30,000kms somewhere in Colorado, and the feeling of being back in the United States was bittersweet. On the one hand I was happy and excited to have made it so far. On the other, I was sad it would all be coming to an end. The friends I met along the way reminded me the adventures weren’t over yet though, and for that I was grateful. I wasn’t ready to face the end quite yet. Continue reading ADVrider Mini-Motorcycle Diaries: 8 months, 30,000kms, two continents and one little Honda CGL 125

ADVrider Mini-Motorcycle Diaries: Mexican Ghost Towns and the Revenge of Mrs. Moneybags

High up in the hills near Matehualpa in northern Mexico lays Real de Catorce, an old silver mining ‘ghost’ town dating back to the eighteenth century. It was a short riding day, less than 80km from Matehualpa, but 22km of cobblestone at high altitude wasn’t easy. The narrow one lane tunnel into town burrowed under a huge mountain Continue reading ADVrider Mini-Motorcycle Diaries: Mexican Ghost Towns and the Revenge of Mrs. Moneybags

ADVrider Mini-Motorcycle Diaries: Central America Photo Update

Meeexicooooo! Nearing 30,000km, and although I am feeling tired at times, I’m still going strong and not ready for the adventure to end. I can’t believe I’m just a few days away from the U.S. border. I haven’t quite realized the success of my trans-continental peregrination yet and don’t think I will for a long time. Continue reading ADVrider Mini-Motorcycle Diaries: Central America Photo Update