Our Story: We were roommates in 2007 our freshman year in college and have been friends ever since. Back then we had pipe dreams of buying Harley's from the factory and riding them down old Route 66 to California. As if those dreams were not far fetched enough, we are now planning to ride to Ushuaia, Argentina.
Dominic 'Dom' Metcalf
For as long as I can remember, I've lived life on two wheels. Before I even took my first steps, I was riding on my dad's 1990 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail. I grew up around family and friends who had bikes, and by the time I got to college, I purchased my first motorcycle: a 1993 Suzuki GS500. Since then, I've had a few different motorcycles, and for this trip, T.J. and I will be riding BMW F650GS Dakars. This will be the longest trip I've ever taken on a bike by far and I'm sure it's going to be quite an adventure.
“Light this candle!”
-Alan Shepard, First American in Space
Trevis 'T.J.' Matheus
I am a PhD graduate student studying past climates using tree-rings. I hope to be a professor in the near future. My first motorcycle was a red 1977 Honda Elsinore MR-175, given to me by my aunt I still have it and made it street legal in 2008. Since then I've ridden a Suzuki GS500, Honda Shadow, and now I am riding my '06 BMW F650GS Dakar which will soon see a lot more miles. Motorcycling is in my blood, my grandfather and grandmother rode, and grandma rode a Harley all through my formative years, my dad also rides and may join us on the trip. I think I really caught the bug when I lived in AZ and helped teach motorcycle safety classes and worked in a bike shop.
"Stay in your heart, Stand in the truth, and The rest will come to you"
-My Grandfather, Tom Gunn
Geiger Grade/ 6 Mile Canyon
Virginia City, NV