Adam Chandler on Motorcycles

By Adam Chandler

These are my ramblings about motorcycling. For the most part, these will be editorials you will have seen in regional and national motorcycle publications or longer posts and ride-reports as seen on ADVRider.com. Occasionally, I will post content here that is exclusive to paid subscribers and ev... Read more

These are my ramblings about motorcycling. For the most part, these will be editorials you will have seen in regional and national motorcycle publications or longer posts and ride-reports as seen on ADVRider.com. Occasionally, I will post content here that is exclusive to paid subscribers and eventually be made free for all. Thank you.

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#27・

The Wyoming BDR is Coming - Film Screenings Near You - Issue #28

Want to get excited? Here's this release's trailer:

 
#26・

My R1200GS Adventure @ Age Four - Issue #26

September 27th, 2018, 3 years and 3 months ago, I bought my 2018 R1200GS Adventure. I bought it a week before the R1250GS hit showrooms in USA with the Adventure hitting about 3 months later. Honestly, I could have taken delivery of a 2019 R1250GS Adventure a…

 
#25・

On Two Wheels in 2022 - Issue #25

I wanted to start with a few easy bullet points of rides I'd like to do in North America. These are 'anytime' rides but I'll end up doing one day and a few in bold will be rides I'm trying to do in 2022.Trans-America Trail from NC to OR (maybe skipping Kansas…

#24・

The Winter Slumber Part 1 - Issue #24

Calling myself a journalist is a stretch so maybe columnist is more appropriate. Winter is tough for anyone living north of the Mason Dixon line. We were blessed with a warmer November but by Thanksgiving, every motorcycle I know of was stored in barns and ga…

 
#23・

Fall in New Hampshire - Issue #23

Post GS-Trophy remarks are unchanged. However the lingering pain I feel still in my shoulder is hard to shake. As with American Medical Care, my doctor's exam was inconclusive so I pushed for some imaging and they sent me in for an X-Ray saying an MRI would b…

 
#22・

BMW GS Trophy 2022, My Attempt and Failure - Issue #22

Let's get the meaty details out of the way first because this one may go long and I know most of you just want the high-levelI do not know where I placed in the qualifier. I was not in the top 15. I may be able to request my placement after the West Coast Qua…

 
#21・

Coming to Terms with my Skills & GS Trophy Qualifier - Issue #21

Two weeks and Two days until we head to the BMW Performance Center in Greer South Carolina where I'll attempt to qualify for BMW's Team USA and their GS Trophy in Albania set to take place next year. I started this year feeling confident in my skills but also…

 
#20・

20 in 20 & 20 - Issue #20

Instead of 7 days since our last issue, it has been 20. This morning, while driving the 2.5 hours south to Boston airport, I saw it was 73 degrees, 73 MPH on the cruise control setting & speedo and I had driven 7.3 miles since filling up the tank and rese…

 
#19・

My Husqvarna 701 is DEAD & Other Adventures - Issue #19

Since returning from the MOA National Rally in Great Falls where I was elected to serve as their Secretary (see last issue), I've tried to ride as much as possible knowing that the GS Trophy Qualifier is now just six weeks away. It's coming fast and I'm proba…

 
#18・

BMW MOA's 2021 National Rally in Great Falls, MT - Issue #18

The biggest news for this year's rally was my induction on June 23rd onto the MOA's Board of Directors. I self-nominated for the Secretary Officer position and will serve out my BoD term for 3 years and Secretary commitment for one year. It will be a lot of w…

 
#17・

Yankee Beemers' Pemi River "GS Ride" 2021 - Issue #17

Duncan is the Yankee Beemers President and he approached me a month ago asking if I would design an off road ride for GS bikes. I of course said yes and I started thinking of a few roads in that area worth riding. I put together an initial ride based on some …

 
#16・

The Vermont BMW Club's Puppy Dog Ride & Dinner, June 2021 - Issue #16

Since I didn't ride this year, I can only talk about the food and the people and let's go out of order.February of 2020 was the last time our club was face to face for the Winter breakfast. We had a nice time, it was attended well enough for a drive-in breakf…

 
#15・

Responsibility and Ethics - Issue #15

Nothing about me or the way I represent myself will be changing but when I saw the below image in my Inbox yesterday, it brought forward a wave of anxiety and pressure that had me thinking that this would make for a good newsletter post. As always, I'll try t…

 
#14・

A Post-Pandemic Kickoff, Frosty Nutz in Vermont - Issue #14

Since I started riding, Frosty Nutz has been a must-visit event. It is the event that gets me to open up my 3 bins of camping gear, clean everything up and do an inventory to make sure there's nothing I need broken or missing since last year. The time of year…

 
#13・

One Day at BMW's Performance Center - Issue #13

When the trainer yelled out at me to do the cone exercises around a paved track with just one hand then alternate hands the next ride through, I had a rush of pride and pleasure come over me. It was great that I showed enough skill that he trusted I could tak…

 
#12・

Adam Chandler on Motorcycles - Building The Husqvarna 701 Enduro LR

29 days ago, I brought home a brand new motorcycle, my first in about 3 years. I talked a bit about that in this newsletter post. In that post, I talked a bit about my buying experience and getting it home but it wasn't the complete story.The motorcycle was p…

 
#11・

In Celebration of the 2021 Riding Season - Issue #11

It's almost serendipitous how traditions are formed, you realize that this year is like last year and the year before and while COVID-19 had a life-changing impact on all of us, around this time last year, I was still going through the motions. January - main…

 
#10・

Announcing my Candidacy for the BMW MOA Board of Directors - Issue #10

To my fellow BMW MOA members, my name is Adam Chandler and I want to serve our club and community of riders on the board of directors. I have ridden many thousands of miles atop my BMW motorcycles over the years and at 34, I'm in a rare position youth but not…

 
#9・

Saying Goodbye to my 2016 Beta 500-RS - Issue #9

2016 500 RS for sale. 1,381 miles. Only used for commuting. 95% pavement, 5% dirt roads. Never seen a trail its life. It included about $2000 in modifications on the bike or in a box un-used.

 
#8・

Say Hello to the Big Cheez, My 2020 Husqvarna 701 LR - Issue #8

This motorcycle was announced at EICMA 2019 and I had been looking at the 690/701 platform for about a year before that as a possible bike that would sit between an eventually 2-stroke trail bike and my big GS Adventure. The 701 platform is incredibly popular…