Mallory Danger Paige | Afraid to Knit

What Were You Afraid of Before?

Before riding a motorcycle-sidecar across North America. Before Danger was my middle name. Before turning strangers into friends and discovering Ecuador on the back of el moto. Before settling in a new town and launching a fresh life. Before giving away everything I owned and living in an old van. …

Baylor the Dog exlplores Georgia

Change & The End of the Beginning

Nearly two years ago I made a commitment to myself – I would not make decisions based on fear or ego. It was a commitment that ultimately changed my life. That took a far fetched dream of motorcycling to Alaska (with my furry best friend of course) from wild idea …

Operation Moto Dog Stuck in the Mud | Day 400

OMD Travelogue | Day 400

Turning onto the dirt road, I pull out my notes. Double check. Okay, we just need to continue on this and stay to the left when it forks, I mumble to myself. Zipping the directions back into the tank bag, I hand Baylor a cookie. Wiggle my right hand back …

Mallory Paige | Operation Moto Dog explores North Dakota

OMD Travelogue | Day 396

Tossing the tent flap aside, I stare out. The lake sits a few feet away, but is completely invisible now. Entirely lost in a grey cloud of morning fog. Crawling from the tent, I dig in the sidecar. Pull out Baylor’s food and fill his bowl. Watch as he happily …

Mallory Paige | Operation Moto Dog exlores Lewis and Clark State Park, North Dakota

OMD Travelogue | Day 395

Camp packed up, I stare across the water. This campsite isn’t remote, but considering no one else is tent camping it feels like the grassy expanse is all ours. Settled on a ledge overlooking the reservoir, I watch the morning sun climb higher in the sky. Checking the map, I …

Baylor the Motorcylce Dog in the Upper Missouri Breaks

OMD Travelogue | Day 390

Peeking an eye open, the tent glows with soft early morning light. Rolling onto my back, I stare straight up. Listen to the familiar sound of cows mooing. The steady shuffle and call of a moving herd. I’m either on grazing public land or accidentally camped in someone’s pasture. Either …

Mallory Paige & Baylor the Sidecar Dog | Operation Moto Dog Day 389

OMD Travelogue | Day 389

Crawling out of the tent, I look around. Give thanks that no one else is here. It’s a legit place to camp, but we’re basically sleeping in a trailhead parking lot. Baylor fed, I wander over to the large sign. Study the map. Check the key. Looks like mountain biking …

Baylor the Sidecar Dog in Big Horn National Forest

OMD Travelogue | Day 384

Slowing to the town limit of 25 mph, I note the crowds of people. Wonder why the streets are lined with lawn chairs and gaggles of small children. Giggling in my helmet, I remember. It’s 4th of July and the town parade clearly just ended. It’s a bit absurd, but …