RubiKon Adventures

Tales and travels of "GrizzLee", "Looksha Lori" & "Yukon Johann"


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Cariboo Moto Trek Adventure - Movie

British Columbia has some of the finest country on the planet. The Cariboo Gold Country is another example of the splendor that illustrates that indeed British Columbia is "SUPERNATURAL". Join me, GrizzLee and fellow riding buddy, Farmer John, as we tour this fantastic country on our bikes. This production spans over the course of two exploratory treks. Join us in discovering that adventure is never far away and so is the scenery that is pleasing to, not only the eyes, but the soul as well. Abandoned gold towns, scenic rivers, mountains, lakes and wildlife are frosting on the cake. As always, it's the journey; not the destination that makes it all worthwhile.

Thanks for Riding Along,
~GrizzLee

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Meet the New Girl

Meet Heidi. The newest girl in the ever growing stable of bikes found on the RubiKon Ranch

She's lean mean and sports all the latest bike tech including dynamic sports and enduro suspension modes, anti lock bracks, dynamic traction control, rain mode, enduro mode and enduro pro mode. She's a real sweety and a treat to ride.





Will Heidi replace my beloved Gretchen..


Only time will tell, but for the moment, Gretchen has the upper hand. She has a bigger fuel capacity, already fully farkled and most importantly... she has a nose for the north. She has been there so many times, all I have to do is hop on and she will lead the way. Fantastic bike.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

A Cariboo Back Country Moto Adventure (Trailer)

British Columbia has some of the finest country on the planet. The Caribou Gold Country is another example of the splendor that illustrates that indeed British Columbia is "SUPERNATURAL". Join me, GrizzLee, and my friend Farmer John as we tour this fantastic country on our bikes. Adventure is never far away and so is the scenery that is pleasing to, not only the eyes, but the soul as well. Abandoned gold towns, scenic rivers, mountains, lakes and wildlife are frosting on the cake. As always, it's the journey; not the destination that makes it all worthwhile.

Teaser Trailer

Before the B.C. summer fires started... We were lucky.

Full Production Coming soon.....

Last Ride of 2017... Maybe?

It's the end of September and the 2017 Riding Season is more than likely over for me. I type this up one handed as I am recovering from shoulder surgery. It has been a strange year indeed. We had massive amounts of rain fall followed by the 2nd driest summer on record in Washington State. The story doesn't end there. My second home, British Columbia, set the record for the worst fire season ever. Even now fires are still burning in parts of the Chilcotin country and will probably do so until November when the first heavy snows come. Idaho, Oregon an northern California saw extreme heat and massive fires as well. All-in-all, a horrible year for riding, hiking, canoeing and just about anything else to do with the outdoors in the PacNW.
It was unfortunate, as I acquired a new adventure touring bike early in the summer and got very little time to ride it. It didn't help the matter when I sold the cabin home and moved to a bigger spread a bit farther north. It was an extremely busy year moving and settling into a new home that along with unusually high heat this year made it very interesting and challenging.
Looksha Lori and I did manage a fantastic ride on some new routes before I had to hang up my helmet for the year.

The New Girl - Heidi - A 2017 R1200 GS Rallye whoopee

Lori Coming down the mountain in the dusk evening light

Mt Baker

Skagit river

Heidi and Mt Baker in the background

Skagit River from Finney Road, looking west

Skagit River from Finney Road, looking east


The happy couple in Walker Valley

Lori found some fall huckle berries to eat

Yummmm

Mountain ponds provide fodder for the camera




GrizzLee being himself

View from the saddle

A parking mishap

Samish Lookout

Heidi on some dirt

 Until Next time.....

Friday, May 19, 2017

This Is Us: "A Modern Day Corp of Discoverers" Full Movie

This is Us: A modern day “Corp of Discoverers”
Join Looksha Lori and GrizzLee as they travel in the historical country of the Pacific Northwest and beyond via dual sport motorcycles.  A modern day “Corp of Discovery”, they delve into the plight of the Nez Perce while also revisiting the partial route of Lewis and Clark. Along the way they scout for future trips, ride the infamous Bear tooth Highway, explore Yellowstone and experience the grandeur of the Tetons.

Thanks for Riding Along

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Movie: Tales and Trails of The Chilcotin, Bella Coola and Beyond

This is my story of riding a motorcycle to some of the most extraordinary country on the planet.

Several years ago, I accidentally stumbled on an incredible land known as the Chilcotin. It is magical place of beauty and history. The area contains not only huge rivers and mountains but also contains some of the largest ranches in North America and is home to one of the densest populations of Grizzly bears in Canada. This is the land of the Tsilhqot'in 1st Nations people; a land where one can see true cowboys; a land rich in spirit and adventure. Because of its sparse population, lack of paved roads (you will not find strip malls out here and even petro is sparse) a trip to the Chilcotin is always an adventure and more than that, it is a spiritual affair. 

This video provides my firsthand experience of riding a motorcycle through lowland rain forests, high mountain plateaus, glaciated peaks, wild rivers, crystal clear lakes, arid deserts, high passes and life at the edge of a continent. There is a lifetime of exploration and adventure out there.

I hope you enjoy this slice of adventure from my perspective   ~GrizzLee