Oct
31

Giant Loop Racers: 24hrs of Starvation Ridge Part 1 Team Heavyweights

  Last weekend, several teams participated in the West’s largest 24hr Dirt bike race. One of the teams, Team Heavy Weights ran a stack of KTM Adventures and an XR650L in the Sportsman class and finished in style! They managed a podium, second place in their class, and finished 36th overall. There were many detractors that … Continue reading »

Oct
28

Giant Loop Review: Rubber Boa Straps in Cycle News

Thanks Cycle News for including Giant Loop’s Rubber Boa Straps in the Oct. 22 issue’s “Stuff” section! “Giant Loop’s Rubber Boa Straps apply dynamic tension with a stretch elastic shock cord and a simple locking slot, creating a dead-solid connection between plastic fenders and relatively small and lightweight gear, even in demanding off-road terrain. Adventure motorcyclists … Continue reading »

Oct
11

Giant Loop Rider: Cycle Wipes’ Dave Swezey Rips Idaho Single Track

We’ve met a lot of great people in the motorcycle business, and Dave Swezey (owner/founder of Cycle Wipes, general manager at Ride West BMW) represents everything we love about our industry. Enthusiasm and good vibes gush forth from Dave like a mountain spring. Every time he talks about riding you can see the gleam in … Continue reading »

Oct
10

Giant Loop Rider: Photographer David Schelske Sends Thank You from Washington Backcountry Discovery Route

Truly moved by this one – it really requires no commentary: Hey Guys 4 years ago you guys at Giant Loop auctioned off a bag and donated the money to me after I was injured filming at the races. On the 4 year anniversary of that accident, a few friends and I took off on … Continue reading »

Oct
09

Giant Loop Rider: Chilly White Tours Northern Baja – With No Dust!

Chilly White, who just finished third in the Baja Rally, rode south of the border, for six days last month, and got to enjoy some natural dust abatement. He was riding with a couple fellas, and they kept to the technical riding. They were able to ride 1100 miles on the trip and covered some … Continue reading »

Oct
08

Giant Loop Rider: Ged Overcomes SRD (Serious Ride Deficiency) on Grand Canyon Adventure

Ged was itching to cure some SRD and decided that a trip to the Grand Canyon had just the right mix of dirt riding and fresh air, combined with some camping and good company, to do the job. He heard of a ride being coordinated by fellow ADVrider.com inmate, Bobz, and after reading the details … Continue reading »

Oct
07

Giant Loop Rider: 10,000 KM in Australia’s Outback on KTM 950 Adventure with Siskiyou Panniers, Diablo Tank Bag

 Close call with an emu, field repairs and bags “tough as guts” – great email from Giant Loop rider Jack of Perth, Western Australia! Thanks for fantastic pics and story. Hey fellas, Just got back from a 10,000km solo trip from Western Australia thru the Great Victoria Desert to Uluru (Ayres Rock), down the Oodnadatta … Continue reading »

Oct
04

Giant Loop Rider: 2,500 Miles on BMW R1200GS “Dry As A Bone”

Thanks GL rider Timothy for the great comments and pics. Glad you enjoyed the journey – and stayed dry during the crazy Colorado weather. Ride while you can! “Just got back from 2,500 mile ride and all my Giant loop gear performed very well. Mostly good weather except two days in western Colorado (heavy thunderstorms).” … Continue reading »