Operation Moto Dog Summer and Fall 2016

Where In the World Is Baylor Moto Dogio?

It’s hard to believe that one year ago today I had only just gotten a motorcycle license. That I owned a bike and a sidecar, but had no clue how to put them together. That I had a super cool furry sidekick, but no idea if he’d like riding in …

Baylor the Dog at the Desert Hot Springs | OMD Day 268

OMD Travelogue | Day 268

Squinting against the sandstorm, we take a breath, run from the house. Slamming the door I shut, I look back at Baylor, Man, I’m glad we’re not on the motorcycle today. Wind shaking the car, he looks at me grinning. Desert nothingness giving way to more and more houses, I …

Motorcycle Camping with Mallory Paige | Operation Moto Dog Day 240

Camping Q&A | Lessons from 300+ Nights Under the Stars

I didn’t grow up camping and besides a few car camping trips hadn’t spent much time in the wild. Luckily a couple years ago, my friends began showing me the ropes. I remember vividly the first night we dirt bagged. I was so far removed from the camping life that …

Mallory Paige at Giant Rock | Operation Moto Dog Day 266

OMD Travelogue | Day 267

Interested in a sound bath, we stop by the Integratron. Purported as the world’s only all-wood acoustically perfect sound-chamber, the white dome stands starkly against the dry desert back drop. Learning all sessions are booked for the next week, the photographer and I exchange a look, shrug. Desert oddity number …

Mallory Paige in Joshua Tree | Operation Moto Dog Day 266

OMD Travelogue | Day 266

Rufio happily garaged for the weekend, we hop into the car. Prepare to zip over to the desert for a work assignment weekend. Abandoned desert giving way to modern day civilization, we cruise into the town of Joshua Tree. Paint is faded, buildings show a facade of wear, yet it …

Sidecar Dog in Las Vegas | Operation Moto Dog Day 265

OMD Travelogue | Day 265

Scanning the roads, I take a breath. Roll across the parking lot and hope for the best. There’s no doubt, the clutch cable is on it’s last leg. A nonissue as we cruised along the desert highway, but the stop and go city traffic is now proving increasingly difficult. My …

Camping with Dogs in Nevada | Operation Moto Dog Day 262

OMD Travelogue | Day 262

Turning the corner, I scan the empty shoreline. Weekend over, the place really cleared out yesterday. It’s just us and the white VW van under the tree. Only the long-term nomads remain indefinitely. Dropping a bag at the rig, I turn and walk along the shore. Pack up what’s left …

Baylor the Dog and Mallory Paige play in Lake Mohave | Operation Moto Dog Day 260

OMD Travelogue | Day 260

Pulling off the highway, I try to remember if this is the same road I headed down a year ago. During last year’s road trip we found a lovely free camp spot along the water. Zooming in on the map, I wish I’d written down exactly where we went. The …

Baylor the Sidecar Dog Explores Arizona

OMD Travelogue | Day 256

Sensing eyes on me, I awaken suddenly. Look around the dark tent to find Baylor sitting up staring at me like a child who’s had a bad dream. Without making a sound I readjust the sleeping bag, scoot to the very edge of the sleep pad, and invite him in …