The summer of 2011 was busy for us at Dual Sport Warehouse getting our new online store built, sorted and working properly and then adding products that dual sport and adventure riders want and need to support their motorcycle riding adventures. We had the privilege of working with some local riders to support their summer trips and some world travelers stopped by on their way through our area to check us out and get products or service.
The first group we worked with was “our own” group of three, Craig Johnson from Wisconsin, Matthew Ferhmann from Ohio and Ardie Bode from Australia. They did a pretty epic trip from Wisconsin west across the northern plains through western Canada to Alaska and the Arctic Circle. That was halfway! Then they headed down the continental divide all the way to Mexico and then back to Wisconsin for a total of over 16,000 miles! Dual Sport Warehouse helped supply much of the gear for the trip, sent emergency parts to various “pit stops” along the way and welcomed the guys back home at the end of July after 2 months on the bikes.
Another local rider, Bo Marciniw, travelled to Nova Scotia this summer on his 2008 KTM 990 Adventure and stayed with a friend there for a few days and got to know the area a bit. Bo did a solo ride from Wisconsin to Nova Scotia and back and was out enjoying the North-East USA and Canada for a couple of weeks.
Dual Sport Warehouse helped Bo set up his bike with a CJ Designs rear luggage rack, Roto Pax 1 gallon auxillary fuel pack, Kriega R30 backpack and a CJ Designs “super shaft” water pump kit install before leaving on his trip. Bo also has added several other accessories from from Dual Sport Warehouse over the last couple years like L.E.D. lighting, CJD foot peg extensions, Zumo GPS/Mount and a Euro headlight assembly. We are always glad to see our customers on their bikes living out their dreams!
If you’re out travelling the world stop in and see us at Dual Sport Warehouse. We’d love to meet you and help facilitate your adventure in any way we can.