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Learning lessons

Some menacing skies on my first visit to Moab, back in 2013. This happened as I was leaving town, headed to Colorado. I chose to ride a deserted road and got caught on one of the worst storms I have ever faced while on two wheels. Lesson learned about when is the right time to...

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    Prudhoe Bay for the first time

    We dream of open roads and vast skies, of freedom to explore the world on two wheels. It is waiting time now, but we will all be out there riding again sooner or later. A selfie at Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, by the end of the Dalton Highway, in the summer of 2013. Freedom, open roads,...

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      The end of the road in Alaska

      One of the happiest moments of my life as a motorcycle traveler: arriving for the first time at Prudhoe Bay, the very end of the road in Alaska, in July of 2013. Here’s my blog entry for that week spent in what would become of my very favorite places in the world. “Third week on...

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        Alaska 2013 – The Movie

        I confess I didn’t think much about doing a video of the road trip to Alaska, mainly because I knew it would come down to this dilemma: how to condense 68 days of riding through 26 states and 4 Canadian provinces into a short movie? So most days I just set my GoPro and turned...

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        • Pure Energy EntertainmentLove it….scared me to see the part with you riding with no hands, but i knew the ending:) ReplyCancel

        • Claudio SpalterParabéns Ricardo, viagem e filme maravilhosos !!!ReplyCancel

        • Brian Edward SmithHey Ricardo, I enjoyed the video. Glad you made it home safe.ReplyCancel

        • Denise DelujahParabens Ricardo, linda viagem!ReplyCancel

        • Dennis WalshRicardo, thank you for posting this incredible video and ride report. I am planning a similar trip for 2014 and would speak with you about your journey. I live in the West Palm area and could easily met you in Weston for a coffee or lunch or something. Great job on the pics and report, clearly a professional job.ReplyCancel

          • ricardoHi Dennis, thanks for writing, and sorry for the delay in getting back to you. This is the peak of my working season and I haven’t checked the blog comments in a while. Glad to hear you’re planning a similar trip, you won’t regret the decision! If you would like to meet for a coffee, it would be a pleasure. Would love to help with some tips from my own experience this summer. Stay well and let me know when would you like to come visit Weston.ReplyCancel

        • Cantor Debbi BallardRicardo, You are so amazing! I completely respect that you work so hard, but you push so far beyond your work and embrace the passions of your life as well. You deserve such an amazing trip. I loved every minute of this video – I can only hope to have such an amazing adventure some day!

        • Marci Hirshman GuttenbergRicardo, thank you so much for sharing the magnificent glimpse of your beautiful journey. The video was absolutely amazing and adventurous. Some of the roads seemed exciting, yet scary, but I’m sure it was a spectacular experience. Glad you returned home safe.ReplyCancel

        • Cláudio Moto-GiroVALEU!!!

        Alaska 2013 – The Journey is Completed

        It’s done! After exactly 19,000 miles (such a coincidence, not a mile more or a mile less…), 68 days, 26 states, 4 Canadian provinces and a lot of espressos along the way, I parked the motorcycle in my garage a little before 7pm on Thursday, and finally reunited with my family. It was a very...

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        • Genevieve TrudelCongratulations! félicitations!ReplyCancel

        • Liz Hurwitz SobelWelcome home! So glad it was sensational! What a beautiful summation of your experiences.ReplyCancel

        • Ricardo FotovideoFelicidaes por tu gran viaje-aventura, y me imagino que tu y tu famila estan de fiesta por ese reencuentro, mas de 2 meses fuera de casa es mucho tiempo, cuando viajo a Ariizona sin mii esposa por 3 o 4 dias ya quiere que me regrese pero volando, ja ja ja no me imagino a tu esposa como aguanto tanto sin verte, luego me platicas como le hizo para decirle a mii esposa por si algun dia me atrevo hacer algo como tu lo haz hecho, Felicitaciones de nuevo por tu aventura, saludos desde cd. obregon, sonora, Mexico 🙂ReplyCancel

        • Luciana Dal Santo LewisParabens pelo feito, louca pra ver as fotos!ReplyCancel

        • Maria Helena BulcaoQue retorno maravilhoso!ReplyCancel

        • Robert PerezWelcome back Ricardo! Glad you made it safe! You’re a true inspiration!ReplyCancel

        • Henrique Lopez GalloniRicardiño!! Welcome back!! I am glad you made back. Let see when we can get together so you can pass your experience. By the way, great notes. I followed you all the way from the beginningReplyCancel

        • Cristina Pires Do RioQue máximo, Ricardo! Acompanhei os posts e as fotos – maravilhosas! Um beijo enorme para minha amiga querida tão linda – e compreensiva!ReplyCancel

        • Edward N Patricia Marinas per the day we meet at the training at NC, i remember i said that i don’t like to read ! but for some reason you got Me spellbound with your stories and the way you described all the trip and with those amazing pictures,thank you very much for shearing all your journal with all my friends, you are a such of inspiration for all of us ,thanks again and welcome home !ReplyCancel

        • Karen Salzberg SchwartzWelcome Home!ReplyCancel

        • Hierneis GunterLindas palavras, não poderia esperar outra coisa! Roberta Hierneis
          Já disse tudo, e nos dois temos a certeza , que também e muito bem sabemos o não dito. Beijo GIGReplyCancel

        • Luiz Carlos DavidParabéns Ricardo.Fiquei admirado com teu percurso.Muita estrada, só mesmo com essa bela BMW que cá prá nós, deve voarrrr! Forte abraço, camarada!ReplyCancel

        • Owen RobertsCongrats Ricardo, amazing journey!ReplyCancel

        • Alex MattheisRicardo, depois de 19.000 milhas, é bom estar em casa novamente. Segui, i admiravelmente, seu passos, nesta jornada inesquecível. Obrigado pela carona que oferecestes à todos que te seguiram. Fique sempre muito bem!ReplyCancel

        • Pure Energy EntertainmentHi Ricardo, it’s David…honestly I know it is not even close to the same thing, but I feel like I shared the journey with you the photos were so alive. You captured the majesty of the experience beautifully. I will scratch it off my bucket list

          Congratulations and it is great to have you home.ReplyCancel

        • Sofia Yturbide RothWhat a Fantastic advnture! Congratulations on such a great journey and a safe return to your loved ones!ReplyCancel

        • The Mike SipeI could not be more jealous! as you know I am a big fan of 2 Wheels and only wish I could have joined you! I really enjoyed the incredible photos but more importantly your physical transitions! LOL! Handsome Ricardo to Mountain Man Ricardo! LOL! One day my dear friend, One Day! Love YA!ReplyCancel

        • Zeca SeabraParabens! Pela bela escrita e pelas fotos. E viva Nicole Santa Rosa, amiga de infancia e k show essa parceria de voces dois! bjao Z

        Alaska 2013 – One Last Road (Going Home)

        After I left Colorado four days ago, I  tried to cover a lot of miles each day and stopped a lot less. I almost didn’t photograph, or at least not nearly as much as in the past weeks, since I had to cover an average of 500 miles every day, under very hot weather. I...

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        • Nicole Santa RosaVoltando pra casa trazendo na bagagem experiências maravilhosas!❤ReplyCancel

        • Hugo Schwerin Seccoe saudades!ReplyCancel

        • Paulo Serpa VollmerRicardo, se eu estou emocionado, imagina você. Parabéns pela jornada. 🙂ReplyCancel

        • Erik Frogger Nelsenbravo richardo bravo.ReplyCancel

        • Genecy Toti JuniorUm Grande sonho de viagem se acaba.mas logo se pensa em outro projeto Parabéns espero fazer algo parecido abr.ReplyCancel

        Alaska 2013 – Ninth Week (Colorado)

        When I first started planning the route for this trip, I imagined I would spend a couple of days in Utah on my way back, and then pretty much take a straight line from there to home. I didn’t consider spending anytime in Colorado, except for a single stop for the night somewhere in the...

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        • Karen Salzberg SchwartzThank you for sharing your amazing journey!

          Have a safe trip home!ReplyCancel

        • Maria Helena BulcaoEssa viajem deve virar um livro! Historias e fotografias…ReplyCancel

        • Owen RobertsGreat photos….I am going to have to ride there!ReplyCancel

        • Jeff ShortThanks for allowing me to share your pic’s and your journey…ReplyCancel

        • Vanda AbreuConcordo com Maria Helena… a seguir vem o livro! relato e fotografias lindas.ReplyCancel

        • Clara MaciasThese are amazing photographs! WOW!ReplyCancel

        • Ricardo FotovideoQue tal Ricardo, cada vez mas cerca de casa y la famila, muy buen as imagenes, gracias por compartirlas, cudate!ReplyCancel

        • Mario Henrique Lott PachecoEssa viagem lhe colocou em contato com imagens e pessoas igualmente inesquecíveis. Muito legal!ReplyCancel

        • Lusia MauraA ideia já foi lançada Ricardo, vc escreve tão bem qto fotografa, mãos à obra, vai ser um livro e tanto. Vou adquirir o meu no dia do lançamento com direito a autógrafo! BjooosReplyCancel

        • Edward N Patricia MarinALMOST HOME MY FRIEND , HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON.ReplyCancel

        • Lesley JealHello Ricardo! Geoff & I (Lesley) are very pleased that you are back in the arms of your Loved Ones! We met at The Buffalo Sage Bed & Breakfast, Boulder, Utah. A very nice place to put a weary head or two! David & Alice were very welcoming & friendly. It was Great to meet you! Your journey sounded very daunting & exciting all at the same time as you were telling us where you had visited, & where you were about to go! Yes, certainly a trip of a Lifetime….. Unfortunately, we didn’t get a chance to catch up & follow you on your journey, it was a touch of reality when we got back home to Manchester in Michigan. Oh, by the way, we got caught up in the bike race the next day after being told! Lol! We ended up coming back about 77 miles, passing The Buffalo Sage B & B, heading for the 89 & joining the 70. That was a long day! We did get to see Bryce, Zion Canyon & The Arches, totally speechless. Such dramatic & rugged scenery, takes your breath away! Anyway, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you Ricardo for your comments on some of the photos that I showed you & your views in general! You gave me a push as I am not the most confident of people! Geoff says that I have a gift/talent but haven’t been convinced. I have today posted entries for Birds & Blooms, three categories, Best in Birds, Butterflies & Flowers. If you have an email address, I would like to send them to you…. see what your thoughts might be? Would also like to keep in touch with you to hear of your future journeys & update on your book. Good Luck! Geoff & Lesley (Jeal).ReplyCancel

        Alaska 2013 – Eighth Week (Utah)

        Crossing the Loneliest Road in America was really nice, but after two days in Nevada, I was ready to keep on going. I left Ely on a sunny Monday morning, stopping at the Great Basin, one of the ten least visited National Parks, and was impressed with what I saw. The rangers at the park told...

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        • Lusia MauraMais uma etapa com fotos sensacionais. Adorei as fotos que a moto foi inserida na paisagem, estão lindas!ReplyCancel

        • Nicole Santa RosaLugares fantásticos, fotos maravilhosas! Essa 8a. semana foi show. Também estou quase em casa, muitas, muitas saudades! <3ReplyCancel

        • Edward N Patricia MarinSo nice !!!! ReplyCancel

        • Paola BonelliTodas maravilhosas. Também gostei muito da entrada da moto. Principalmente na foto noturna. Ela parece Darth Vader, cheia de poder…;)ReplyCancel

        • Alexandre Sant'Annaricardo, isso tudo TEM que virar u livro. parabéns, vc escreve tão bem quanto fotografa. sensacional. abs.ReplyCancel

        • Vanda Abreuobrigada! paisagem fabulosa, fotografia linda – como sempre! continuação de boa viagem…ReplyCancel

        • Paula SeixasFotos lindas! Wow! Boa viagem!ReplyCancel

        • Carmen BerfordAmazing pictures! I’m going to use them in my English class to talk about people who have intersting lives! ThxReplyCancel

        • Adalgisa Correia Teixeira…fabuloso..sempre a rolar…ca estou para te ler..;).ReplyCancel

        • Ricardo FotovideoNo cabe duda lugares increibles y ni que decir de las fotos ricardo saludos y gracias por compartirlas!ReplyCancel

        • Ricardo FotovideoLas fotos de los animales me imagiino que las tomaste con un telefoto minimo de 300?ReplyCancel

        • Renata MelloLindas fotos. Se um dia eu me largar, Utah estará com certeza na rota. Inspirada por vc, já comecei a ler o Jupiter’s travels. rsReplyCancel



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