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MotionX GPS

GPS app for tracking progress, saving waypoints, and offline maps!

MotionX GPS was an incredibly valuable tool in our smartphone arsenal. We used this app essentially every minute of every day. Have you noticed our GPS track that’s available in our Command Center (there’s an image of it in our sidebar too)? We kept this app running constantly in the background on the iPhone5 we ...

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Drift Action Cameras

These have been great accessories to help us with the recording of our adventures. Both the Drift HD and the Drift Ghost come with built in screens so you can see what you’re recording and a remote so you can control the camera when it’s not nearby. There is also a smartphone app for the ...

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TCX Riding Boots

We had a bit of a debate before starting out about whether or not to go for full riding boots for the trip or to go with something more versatile like hiking boots that offered some rigidity and protection. In the end we went with TCX boots (T-Lily for Amy and ActionX for Buck). They ...

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Rev’it Cooling Vest

An unexpected MVP (Most Valuable Product) candidate, this piece of gear has been a real life saver, especially during the first half of the trip as we went through summer heat in the north east, traffic jams in the center, and long stretches of desert in the west. Once the outside temperature gets above body ...

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Rev’it Sand 2 – Pants & Jacket

This has been a great set of gear for us on the trip. The Sand2 set comes with two removable liners, one waterproof and one warm layer, so that it can be used in hotter weather as well as cooler. We tend to ride mostly without either of the layers and use a separate outer ...

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Helmet – AGV Longway II

The AGV Longway II has been a great helmet for or needs. It is not too heavy, it has the flip-up front face, flip down sunscreen, and a respectable safety rating. It was also quite affordable considering it comes from a known brand name. One little quirk, that could very well be a positive, is ...

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Canon PowerShot G12

We couldn’t very well go digging around for our DSLR every time there was a good shot along the side of the road! Half of the job of taking good photographs is timing after all. It was recommended to us that we get the Canon PowerShot G12 as a point-and-shoot that Amy could keep in ...

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Nikon D3200

An important aspect of this trip is that we really wanted to be able to capture everything that happened along the way. Though our trusty camera phones had served our Instagram centered purposes up to the point before The Great Ride of China, it was really time for an upgrade. The problem is that neither ...

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Lenovo Thinkpad E135

Though we’re normally Apple fanatics, neither of us having used anything but a Mac for years now, it just didn’t seem like a good idea to bring along a computer worth over a $1,000 on the road with us. The Lenovo Thinkpad was a great choice for us as it had great reviews for durability, ...

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The Motorcycle – CFMOTO 650-TR

We are very excited to be partnering with CFMOTO, the official sponsor of The Great Ride of China, and to have the opportunity to take one of their flagship motorcycles, the CF 650-TR. The 650-TR is the touring version of their 650 line of bikes which also includes the 650-NK sport bike. The four stroke, ...

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