I've spent many hours rebuilding and maintaining a stable of 1980 Suzuki DR400's. This is the bike my dad rode in Baja in the early 80's and we are still riding them in the original style today.
Garage therapy. You just sleep better after getting everything dialed.
Clay Buddington and myself weaving in and out of traffic on the streets of downtown San Diego.
Greg Stahl riding my dad's DR400 on one of the many dunes near Guadalupe Canyon in Baja California. We've had this particular motorcycle in our family for over 30 years.
Sometimes you feel like you're riding in a fish bowl in Baja. The desert has such a unique beauty that is sharp and rugged.
Stahl has a set of 1987 topographic maps that we use to navigate the Baja backroads. The combination of old 4 strokes and old maps makes for a truly authentic adventure south of the border.
The Owens Valley in California is a magical place to explore on a motorcycle. The Eastern Sierra and the White Mountains provide the backdrop for some of the most scenic riding along Highway 395.
Solo evening rides near Mammoth Lakes, California. It doesn't get much better than this.
The reason you ride the Baja.
There are certain spots that have special meaning that you go back to time and time again. The memories that certain places create generate an emotional attachment over time. Greg Stahl in his special place.
Riding on the beach in Mexico is like being a kid in a candy store.
Taking time to stop and take in the view below. There's that moment in time where you can see that the road goes for endless miles from the top of the pass. Then you drop into gear and start earning those miles.
Greg Stahl riding to a remote fishing village to get lobsters. We've learned when the fisherman come back with the goods.
Legendary motorcycle rider and the star of Bruce Brown's On Any Sunday, Malcolm Smith. I spent the day hanging out with Malcolm at his shop and at his house. He even let me drive his truck with this old Husqvarna in the back. It was a day I'll never forget.
Winter in the desert doesn't get any better.
I don't think there's another place in America that allows a rider to be this close to the action of the airstrip.
The freedom of riding a motorcycle sometimes has to be shown from the point of view of the rider. Being able to cover ground and to obtain miles as far as the eye can see is a special kind of feeling.
Shadows of the perfect line.
A rider's dream; Idaho.
The definition of freedom.
Patrick Brady aboard his Captain America Peter Fonda replica bike from the movie Easy Rider. The 1969 movie has inspired so many riders from all walks of life.
Clay Buddington relaxes by the fire after a wet ride at Corral Canyon. Finding a great camping and riding spot right out of the city of San Diego provided many classic days on the trail.
Basecamp and a brew.
Motorcycle backpacking in Baja. The ultimate beachfront camp.
Clay Buddington sleeps next to his Honda after a long day of riding in the Southern California desert. Hours later we got woken up by people shooting off fireworks that nearly landed on us. Never a dull moment in the desert.
Ocotillo Wells is a well know riding location in the Southern California desert. Although it can be extremely busy at times, it gives the rider an experience to remember.
The lifestyle is simple, the memories timeless and experience is rich.