Hey everyone! Sometimes I meet travelers on the road, on two wheels, four or none. The people on motorcycles are always great to meet, and one of the questions I ask is: “Are you on ADV Rider?”, to which a fair share respond they’ve never heard of it. “Well, that’s the site that ruined my quiet normal life.” Quiet right. In fact, the Ride Reports here single handedly provided the inspiration and gumption to sell all of my things from an upscale highrise in Chicago, take leave from my 9-5 duties, buy a big angry dirt bike, say goodbyes to my friends and just go. That was in 2012. After nearly a year of planning. Plans were thrown away and then expanded. Plans agonizingly detailed and nebulous “I’ll figure out later, somehow” plans. I left Chicago in April of 2012 on a rainy day. Now, come 2016 and I’m still a motorcycle vagabond, poking my way around on whatever timetable seems to fly the best for the moment. Sometimes moving fast, sometimes moving slow, for whatever reasons sometimes right and wrong. I’m here to tell you some stories. Stories of plans that went right, and stories of plans that went sour. It's time to give back, maybe share some inspiration that ruins some other poor sap’s quiet normal life.