“The longest, most difficult motorcycle journey ever attempted.” (1912)
Place: Holiday Inn, 3130 Santa Fe Trail, Trinidad, Colorado 81082
Telephone Number: 719-845-8400
Purpose: For over 100 years motorcyclists have been riding around the world on a wide variety of motorcycles ranging from Harley-Davidson to Vespa. The first person to solo around the world did it in 1912-1913 on a one speed, 7 horsepower Henderson motorcycle. The fastest person to circle the globe on a motorcycle did it in less than 17 days.
The first couple to ride across the United States did so in 1913 on a Henderson motorcycle equipped with a self-made sidecar. During their incredible ride, having left Long Beach, California on May 24, 1913, they passed through Trinidad, Colorado on June 25, 1913, marking the trail for others to follow, and eventually arrived in New York City on September 6, 1913.
The free seminar, LONG DISTANCE RIDING ADVENTURES – 100 YEARS, dispels some of the myths and tales about the first motorcycle adventure riders while sharing numerous secrets of modern day adventure travel. Seminar presenter, Dr. Gregory W. Frazier, has himself circled the world 5 times and is currently on a pit stop during a sixth attempt to “girdle the globe.” Author of 14 books, producer of 10 films on motorcycling and well-known Adventure Editor-at-Large and columnist for several motorcycle magazines, Frazier says of his own adventures, “I hate adventure that involves snakes or sharks.”
DOWN AND OUT IN PATAGONIA, KAMCHATKA AND TIMBUKTU, released in April, 2014, is Frazier’s recounting of a lifetime of global motorcycle travel and adventure. Published by the world’s largest motor book publisher, www.motorbooks.com, the book has been described by industry insiders as “Amazing!”
Frazier’s cyber base is www.horizonsunlimited.com/gregfrazier.