Thanks to everyone who submitted photos this year. This Photo of the Week is the last of 2020. We will resume in mid-January. I personally want to wish all of our readers a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

This week’s featured photo was by @Baloo who captioned the photo of him and his 2018 R9T Urban GS  “Just a Merry Christmas “. Thank you!

@Powderzone took these beautiful photos last month at Cottonwood Canyon, AZ. He writes …

I wrote a RR called Dancing with Snowstorms in the Day Tripping forum. In short, we loaded three bikes in a trailer and drove 1,500 miles through a massive snow storm on Thanksgiving Day. The storm stretched from Calgary, Canada to St. George, Utah and even dumped snow in Death Valley (throwing a wrench in our plan to ride the CABDR from N to S). We unloaded the bikes and ditched the truck in a casino parking lot in Vegas and prayed that they wouldn’t tow us. Then we rode straight into the desert in Cottonwood Canyon and camped out. That’s where I snapped this photo.

This photo was taken using a Sony alpha6000 with a 35mm lens with a tiny tripod at F1.8 and a 12 second exposure. Thanks for our first ADV astrophotography!

@swetard sent us this great photo of his new 2019 Husqvarna 701 Enduro in Sweden. He writes …

December around Trollhättan in southwestern Sweden hasn’t given us any snow yet, but this year i just don’t care since i picked up a 701 enduro a few weeks ago and the mild weather (5°C/40°F) has been perfect for exploring some new wet gravelroads and trails while getting through the break in period. This picture was taken deep in a forest that i stumbled upon after a refueling in Alingsås – The capital of Fika, where a small overflowing stream had washed away the wet, heavy sand from the tractor trail and left the rocky base for me to do my first minor water crossing. The water in the background was passing right over the trail a few meters in front of the bike.

The photo was taken with a Canon EOS 60D with 50mm f1.8 lens . He said …

Way to narrow for the dense forest environment, so photos mostly turned out as product photos and didn’t show the surroundings. Should have grabbed a wide angle.

Wide-angle or not, it’s a great photo.

@RedHawk47 has been touring Tuscany on a 2020 Moto Guzzi V85TT. He writes …

Sunset in Tunisia. Late November, on a Moto Guzzi Experience Tour of Tunisia, just northwest of Tozeur, looking across the salt flats.

Aris sent in this photo of this colorful beech forests of Northern Greece and his 2013 Triumph Tiger 800 XC. The photo was taken last month.

More beautiful fall colors. Jean took his photo of his 2011 KTM 990 Adventure Dakar Edition earlier this year in Quebec. He writes …

Winter starts early this year in Quebec again. Snow, ice and negative temperatures appear mid-October. This makes bikes hibernates until April next year. This was my last solo ride of the 2019 season through the Parc du Mont Tremblant (2 hours north of Montreal) while enjoying the colors on a chilly day.


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ADVChiro has been on his dream honeymoon on a 2013 V-Strom 650. He wrote …

A dream honeymoon! My wife and I went from Atlanta to Denver two-up on our Wee-Strom. Three weeks of back roads the whole way there we encountered tornados, hail, 109f in Texas, camping, off roading, laughter, home made ice cream, walking into lakes totally ATGAT and 4,200 miles. What an adventure!

Photos were taken on a OnePlus 6T (a cheap Android WELL WORTH looking into if you like photography, weather and dust proof, and to spend less than a grand… Check out the 7Pro and 7T too)

Congratulations to the two of you!

1nicobico  sent in this photo of his Yamaha XTZ 250 Tènèrè in Argentina. He writes …

I had finished my week long Patagonia tour and did return the rental bike after 1200 km, mostly on “ripio” terrain. So at Villa la Angostura my local longtime acquaintance said I should visit a place called Cerro Bayo where a beautiful waterfall was located. The waterfall was OK. But the road leading to it had one of the most stunning views of the journey, facing the Andes and the cordilleras on such a gorgeous day!


@Propfrwrd sent us this beautiful photo of his 2018 Honda Africa DCT. He wrote …

I just bought a brand new 2018 Africa Twin, and was practicing some slow speed maneuvers when I noticed the sun setting on downtown Vancouver.

Fortunately, my Samsung Note 8 has great manual controls, and I was able to get the colours and hue of the early winter sunset. Note 8, manual mode, F1.8, ISO50, 1/170. A little editing in Snapseed helped the orange to pop.


@HairLipDog sent us another great pic of his 2011 Yamaha WR250R. He writes …

At the end of a day of riding north of Stevensville,MT I decided to ride through the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge because the sky was looking like it could produce a good sunset. I took my favorite sunset photo from this spot years ago. It was not a bad choice to go there again!

Stunning colors! The photo was taken last month with a Fujifilm X-E2 camera, 18-55mm lens at f8. ISO 800.

@Safarinjema took this dramatic photo of his 2017 Honda crf 250 Rally in Slovenia. He wrote …

This view you have about two km before reaching Mangart Mountain(2677m) in Slovenia not far from the italian border. It was shortly before sunset, that meant beautiful light and only a few people up there. I put up the tent in the small town of Bovec, a little bit more than half an hour away, and where delicious strudel was waiting. (2018)

The photo was taken with a Sony RX 100II

@Bomose sent us this photo taken on a trip a few years ago. The photo features a 2011 KTM 990 Dakar and 2012 KTM 990R at the Cinnamon Pass, Colorado. He wrote …

This was taken at Cinnamon Pass in 2015. My friend, Richard, had wanted to take an adventure for his 60th birthday. I took him up Pikes Peak, Black Bear, Cathedral Valley, Muley Point,Moab, and Lands End, among other places. Coming down the ledges of Black Bear he was a little concerned because it was raining and slick. I told him “you wanted an adventure for your birthday”. He said, “My birthday is tomorrow. I’d like to make it”. We did, and had a great ride. Saw lots of great scenery.

@raddad sent this desert photo taken earlier this year of a 2011 KTM 990 Adv R and BMW 1150 GS. He wrote …

The first photo is entering the south east end of Death Valley off of Badwater Hwy we stop to see the first of several failed enterprises that tried to make a living in this extreme environment.

The second photo is at Death Valley in the Joshua Tree forest. This rock strewn portion of the road made you pay attention.

The first photo is the pass that drops down into Titus Canyon in Death Valley. A very popular ride for Adventure bikes.

The first photo was taken with a Canon 1d Mark IV, 24-70mm lense. F8. Great photo thank you for sharing.

@guzmann sent us this sunset photo from Belgium taken a couple of weeks ago. I believe this is our first POTW photo of that country. He wrote …

Riding a section of TET Belgium last week with my friend Gilbert on his XRV750. Gilbert asked me to stop so he could get this picture of me riding into the sunset.

Again thanks to everyone who submitted photos this year, don’t forget to submit them in 2020!

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