Crested Butte, CO by Motorcycle

The Adventure Motorcycle Camping Checklist

Over the last 7-8 years I’ve camped off my motorcycle several weeks each year.  Sometimes a day or two.  Other times a week at a time.  Sometimes on a small bike like my KTM 530EXC and other times on a big bike like the BMW R1200GS Adventure.  The list that follows is a high-level starting point that should trigger some thoughts and investigation of what works best for you. If you have questions, recommendations, or thoughts of what you’ve found helpful, […]

My Personal Riding Gear

All my gear, all the time – motorcycle safety gear

In 2009 I got interested in riding again.  The family, specifically my wife and daughters, were not thrilled.  “What was I thinking?” they asked.  “Those things are dangerous.”  To allay their fears I took a local MSF class, got my license, and started buying safety gear – a lot of it.  If I was going to ride, my wife said that I needed to use good gear. I looked for the best gear but didn’t know what I really needed. […]

Fall in the San Juan Mountains near Lake City, Colorado

Choosing a tent for motorcycle camping

  In May I attended the 2015 Overland Expo in Mormon Lake, AZ.  Mormon Lake isn’t far from Flagstaff, so the weather isn’t usually like Phoenix.  This year it definitely wasn’t.  Not even close.  It was wet, cold, snowy, and muddy.  In short, it was nasty.  Luckily, I saw it coming before I got on the plane.  It would have been a horrible camping trip otherwise. For the last three years I’ve been camping off my motorcycle with a Tarptent Moment. […]

km-engineer-pass

Here we go…

Hello. I’m Mark Ferguson, a software startup entrepreneur for over 20 years and an outdoor adventurer living in Boulder, Colorado.  When not in front of a computer, I like to play in the dirt. My affinity for dirt started early.  I got a little yellow Kawasaki KE100 at 13 and rode it through the streets and woods of East Tennessee.  No license and negligible safety gear was my trademark style.  At 16, I came to the realization that I might not make […]