Get your eats on Route 66!
The Hairy Bikers – love them or hate them they certainly know how to plan a good road trip that involves good food! Many people think that America is all burgers, pizzas, fast food chains etc. and while there is a good measure of these there are so many hidden food gems to visit I…Read More
5 Hotels To Die For!
For the majority of my hotels when going to coast to coast I’ll stick to the small cheap chains to keep my costs down but every trip I try and fit in one or two that are a bit special or a bit different -you might even spot a theme running through them. The following…Read More
5 Bars to wet your whistle!
I love a good bar to wind down in at the end of the day on the road – not always as session but a couple beers and a chance to meet the locals. I have to confess a weakness for both dive bars and bar maids with more tattoos than me .. and I…Read More
5 Diners you shouldn’t miss !
Going coast to coast in USA you will not be short of places to eat however rather than stopping at the usual chain suspects my recommendation is to generally go where the locals go. So here’s five of my favourites I’ve come across. The Bear Wallow Cafe – Alpine, AZ. Tucked away up in mountains…Read More
Baja With Boorman
November 2014 – spontaneous email from Tim of the Lost Adventure asking me if I’d be interested in a short cheap trip somewhere interesting in USA. A check of remaining holiday balance later and I’m in ! EagleRider were doing a celebrity trip from Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas in Baja Mexico … not…Read More
Don’t Be Afraid To Go It Alone!
Having done 7-8 tours in the USA now, many “solo” people often ask me doesn’t it bother you going alone and my answer is quite simply “no” – solo can go two ways. Three examples of how I’ve gone solo and how they work for me. Organised Tour There are many people who would love…Read More
The milwaukee 8 Street Glide
ErgonomicsMaybe I’m just lucky but the new M8 Street Glide is a perfect fit for me at around 5’8”. Reach to bars is perfect for natural riding position and the seat is genuinely all-day comfortable. I put in a 450 mile day on most recent trip with no discomfort. The screen is high enough for…Read More
The Repeat Offender
I’ve completed The Lost Adventures annual Coast to Coast trip five times now and every year friends and family ask me if I’m doing it again and when I say yes it’s always “why – aren’t you bored with it ?” so I thought I’d share why I don’t think you could ever bore with…Read More
The 2018 Road Glide
“You’ve done it on an Indian Chieftain and on a Street Glide .. do it on something different, how about a Road Glide?” – “I’ve ridden one .. I don’t like them …” was how my discussion with Tim Orr, Eagle Rider UK, started when selecting a bike to ride coast to coast (Orlando to…Read More
How many shirts do I need?
Two weeks on a bike in the USA and wondering how much to take ? The first time I did an unguided, and so no support vehicle to carry my kit, trip I did what many people did and took too much – in fact due a to a mishap with some cheap travel scales…Read More