Dialing in Alaska from Outer Sunset. Jan 10 – April 5, 2017.

Alaska was in my sights, but it wouldn’t be ridable for months yet. On Jan 10, 2017 I landed in San Francisco from Hong Kong, solo again after a whirlwind month traveling with Fred. The weariness of jetlag shared space with the ache of separation, while gale force wind...

Plan: Yukon Ho, I’m Going To Alaska!

The cat’s out of the bag, and my days of languishing in Fog City are numbered. When last I left off, the plan was to return from Boston to a bike that’s packed and ready to go…but to go where? I’m gunning for the motorcyclists dream: I’m riding Alaska. The plan thus far…...

Serenity Launches Again Tomorrow

Tomorrow is launch day. In light of my irrational panic, here’s a moment of reflection. The day I installed the Fehlings was quite slow, so once the pannier bars were installed I did something unheard of. I wiped my bike down with the attention I wiped down all the...

Gear Talk: Alaska Expedition Serenity

The launch date for Alaska is closing in, and you may notice that Serenity looks a bit different for this leg of her journey. Click on for a rundown of work done! Complete list of work done on Serenity in SF: Replaced clutch assembly (12.18.16) New drive belt (12.18.16) Replaced front...

Patreon: Creating Adventure Comics on a Vespa

It’s finally happened, I set up a Patreon page! For those unfamiliar with Patreon, it’s a internet-based platform where creators set up subscription content service. In other words, it’s a way you can help me continue making ridiculous journeys on an Italian ladies shopping bike! This blog will always...

Bridging the Gaps, the Definitive Guide to Steph Sightings in 2016

So, 2016 was a bit of a mess for the blog, and entries jumped around a bit. If you’re reading from start to finish or simply want to catch up, here’s my collection of events as they happened chronologically. From February 4th to 28th, I rode from my winter...

Dos Vesperados, Part 1: The Prequel with Party Ice. February 4-9, 2016.

It’s taken so long to collect this part of the story, the events described have happened over a year ago by now. I hemmed and hawed over whether this was a storyline I wanted to keep for myself, but ultimately I’d always intended to chronicle this segment of journey....