Hi, I’m Pete and this is my adventure blog. I’m not one of those guys who quit his job and is traveling the globe searching for the meaning of life. I just love getting outside, riding, and going on adventures in new places. Most of the time I document and share the highlights from my rides or trips here on my blog. Sometimes I learn a thing or two along the way and share my experiences with you. Recently my wife, Anna, and I built out our own Sprinter adventure van to feed our wanderlust. Check out my Van Build section for more on that.
Living in the Southwest, one of my biggest hobbies is riding and exploring. I have been into dirtbikes ever since I was a kid. I’ve owned a 1980 YZ250, a 1991 KX125, and a 1994 YZ250. I crossed over from dirtbikes to the world of dual sport when I bought my first plated bike back in 2009. It was a 2005 Honda XR 650L. Now that I had a street-legal bike, I was hardly ever home! Over the years I have developed a passion for adventure riding and hard enduro. I now own three KTMs; a 2012 KTM 690 Enduro, a 2017 KTM 500 EXC-F, and a 2022 KTM 300 XC-W. My love of technical riding at some point also turned me on to mountain biking. I have a Specialized Enduro bike that I love taking to the downhill parks (Mammoth, Snow Summit, and Trestle bike parks) as well as hitting some of the trails at Bootleg Canyon, Red Rock, and Mt Charleston, NV.
Another big passion of mine is hitting the sand dunes at Dumont, Glamis, and Coral Pink Dunes. I have been going to Dumont since about 1998 and it is a place I often call home. Back then all I had was an S10 and my YZ250. Now I have a toyhauler, diesel truck, turbo Honda sandcar, and a matching ATC70 to help me feed my sand addiction. I built and run a community website for Dumont Dunes which I started back in 2005, DumontDuneRiders.com. I go there at least a handful of times every season.
I also like to get out and hike, camp, SCUBA dive, kayak, and travel. I’m married to my best friend, Anna. We share the same passion for adventure and get out all the time. We love to travel in our Sprinter campervan and visit new places. In the summertime, we hit the mountains and in the winter we’re either at the dunes or exploring old ghost towns.
Why Should I Live Like Pete?
Because life is meant to be lived! Get out there and live!
I’m not suggesting everyone go out and do what I do. Find what you enjoy and go do it. LIVE life! Whether it’s your passion or just something that puts a smile on your face…go do it! You never know what it may turn into or who you may meet. Find the time, make it a priority, and get out and explore. The Dirty Heads said it best, “Everyday you wait is just another day wasted.” Don’t live the same day 75 years in a row and call it a life.