Motorcycle Explorer Adventures
can provide motorcycle adventures like no ordinary motorcycle
tour ever could. With our small group expeditions the emphasis
is on discovery, not wheeling in untold miles, heading for some
trendy destination everybody and his dog can make in a fat old
Winnabagel. Explorer trips will use ALL the advantages of the
street legal Dual-Sport motorcycle to see such a diverse range
of spectacular terrain that the stories they produce should be
supported by photo evidence for fear of not being believed!
A SUCCESSFUL TEAM
The success of any of these expeditions will rely a great deal on the unified skill level of the riders. A questionnaire must be completed to place yourself into a skill level group. This will determine which routes will be attempted, or provide alternate routes on a trip to either increase or decrease the challenges. One way to unify the skill level would be to invite your riding buddies to create an entire team.
Team size will be limited to 5 for the most challenging rides. For less challenging rides this number may expand to 8. Minimum group size will be 3 for any of the rides.
At this time I will not be offering motorcycles for rent, although I have contacts with BC companies through whom bikes can be rented. I will inspect these bikes and prep them for trail worthiness before the rider arrives for pick-up.
Riders' own motorcycles must be in perfect mechanical condition. The owners are responsible for maintenance & repair, spare parts, and consumables.
Note: KLR 650 riders - I will be carrying the crash and wear items for a KLR 650, and all tools needed. I have 4 years experience as a professional motorcycle mechanic and more than 17 years mechanical experience on the KLR to help keep you on the trail.
Single cylinder, street legal, DOT tires, a fuel tank capacity to comfortably do 250 miles (400 km). Quiet Pipes Are Preferred! Not only for their lack of noise, but they will also give the bike its best fuel range. Bikes must be properly prepared for the rigors of real trail riding: aluminum skid plate, soft luggage, bark busters etc. A complete consultation on bike prep will be offered to all registered riders.
- KLR 650 Kawasaki
These are not rides for the novice, but on the other hand expert proficiency in all facets of off-road riding are not expected either. The questionnaire mentioned above will also include some standard fitness level questions. These and the skill level questions will help determine grouping.
Many of the remote routes are unmaintained, so washouts, slides
and fording streams may play a role in the amount of time and
effort it takes to navigate to an objective. If the level of
skill/physical condition of the group shows the preference for
a high level of challenge and goals, I will feed them as much
excitement as they desire. If the group shows a lesser amount
of aggressiveness we will select an appropriate, alternate route.
- Tom Grenon will personally plan and guide each trip, creating an opportunity like no other tour or guiding service: REAL exploration and adventure!
- Expert advice
and instruction in:
- Pre-trip consultation covering Motorcycle and Gear preparations.
- Hotel reservations and arrangements for airport pick up.
Maps and GPS waypoints.
- Travel to and from the starting city (San Diego or Vancouver), food, beverages, fuel, bike parts and repairs (other than trail side assistance).
- Camping and riding gear, tools, emergency supplies. (Please note guns of any type are not permitted on these trips).
- There is no chase vehicle; all gear must be carried on bike.
- MedEvac and emergency transport of bike or rider.
- Bike and rider licensing.
- Riders must carry own travel, vehicle, medical, and liability insurance.
Riders are responsible for the condition and maintenance of their bikes, as well as accurate representation of their skills and experience. All these points should be thoroughly understood and are key to maximizing the success of the group experience.
FOR RESERVATIONS or if there are any questions or points that need clarification, please do not hesitate to - contact me