Albania is full of surprises. I was in some hot springs this morning. Alban, my voluntary tour guide, was watching over me so I do not faint... Prolonged exposure to sulfur can do funny things...He insisted on riding pillion without a helmet. "Go like Valentino Rossi!" is all he kept saying. I wonder how Rossi would ride on these horrible roads with so much load. A few short wheelies is all I could do to please him.Now I'm on top of a mountain pass near the Macedonian border. There are cement military machine gun aprons around. Goats have ...Read More

I'm looking for a word... It's not exactly 'geography'. It's more like the movement of it. Not just the tectonic movements over a given time, but also the movements on the surface of it. Water, wind, roads... I feel like the roads we're riding on are prerecorded movements mimicking those of the land. Highway 70 goes through the Rocky mountains following Colorado river. For about 4 hours, we rode along the river following every curve of it. This must be a motorcycling dream.Today was our last night with Bintuğ. Tomorrow morning, he'll be returning to Los Angeles. His companion made ...Read More

I have finally received the Mino HD. The video is surprisingly impressive. I like the possibilities it creates. I already mounted the action mount to my helmet. A RAM Mount is in order and soon I'll be recording videos from my helmet and handlebar during the ride. I had a weird issue with the battery today. It wasn't charging from the ac outlet and the car adapter. I had to reset the device and use the computer USB. I need to test this again. It may be a temporary issue with the plug I was using.Here is some other good ...Read More

When it comes to recording the trip, I have serious considerations. I've done quite a few trips so far. The visual documentation has always been an issue. The problem is usually with the time and effort it takes to make a proper recording. When you have a decent sized tripod and a full feature camera, it's very easy to skip a good moment just because you are tired. Camera equipment is also a big weight and risk. It can easily be stolen or damaged. I also think the quality is secondary to the quantity of footage in this case. ...Read More