The Gear Dude

About Me

I have been fueling my motorcycle addiction with adventure since first swinging my leg over a bike in 2010. Whether I’m exploring my own backyard in the Pacific Northwest or crisscrossing the United States I am always in search of scenic off road routes, epic camping locations and the best gear possible. I began writing shortly after taking up two-wheel travel to share my experiences and offer insight with my extensive backpacking, camping and overland background.



Writing | Photography


Social Media Management | Influencer Marketing

Adventure Consultation

Guide Work | Trip Planning | Bike Builds


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Latest Blog Posts

KTM Twins 1090 Adventure R Project Bike

KTM Twins approached me about a year ago to ask if I would be interested in "building" them a KTM 690 using parts from their website... Naturally, I said YES! The result of that project was what I called the “Ultimate 690”, and all parties…

KTM 790 Adventure R

The new KTM 790 Adventure R prototype was revealed a few weeks back at EICMA and I could not be any more stoked! It seems like KTM finally started listening to consumers that were begging for a middleweight adventure bike from them. The…

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