motorcycle touring

A Torn Valve Stem: A $6 Part Can End a Ride

A Torn Valve Stem: A $6 Part Can End a Ride

There aren’t too many $6 parts that will bring a ride to a stop, but a torn valve stem is one of them. Just after pulling into town in Montpellier, ID, we pulled over for lunch and to fix a flat tire. What I thought would be a quick fix turned out to be a torn valve stem—difficult to fix without a a motorcycle jack, but we got it done.

The Long Way to Durango Part 2: Avon to Durango

The Long Way to Durango Part 2: Avon to Durango

I’m not usually a big fan of pounding out miles on the Interstate, but I-70 through Colorado is one of the most scenic stretches of Interstate I’ve ever been on. Glenwood Canyon in particular was incredible looking at the Colorado River boil and churn over rapids that were unbelievable.