Living Off the Slab Courses

Live Your Travel Dreams!
Do you have a dream to travel this great country from the saddle of your motorcycle?

Back in 2006, when I returned to motorcycling, that was my dream too and I did not want to wait until I was too old to enjoy it. So, I went out and found a way to make it happen!

Now I want to help you achieve your motorcycle travel dreams by creating a series of on-line courses design to get you off your butt and out on the open road!

Learn to Create Epic Road Trips!

With the MRA Routeplanner and Garmin GPS devices

One of the best things you can do to start living those dreams, is to learn to navigate and create custom GPS files.

Don't let some faceless algorithm chose your destination. Take charge with this 13 module, in-depth course.

Learn to use the same tools Craig used to create his trips to Alaska in 2017 and his 60-day birthday celebration in 2019. You will learn how to use one of the best navigational tools on the market, the MRA Routeplanner and of course Garmin GPS devices.

Start Creating Epic Road Trips

What you will learn!
  • Seven Questions to ask yourself before planning
  • Doing your research
  • Tools and Terminology
  • Creating a simple route
  • Creating a complex route
  • Saving GPX files
  • Splitting your route
  • Working with GPX tracks
  • Creating a multi-day trip
  • Joining multiple routes
  • Creating an itinerary
  • Creating a budget
  • Bonus: Finding great roads
Want to know more?

Here are a few videos discussing some of the topics covered in the course.

Why You Need to Learn to Navigate

Over the 10-year time span, since I started this YouTube Channel, one of the most common questions I receive is how to navigate. Specifically, how to create custom routes or GPX files which can be uploaded to your GPS device and used while traveling.

To those of us who have been working with GPS units for some time, the process seems rather simple and straightforward, but to the new or would be traveler the process can seem daunting. I have talked with many riders who have put off taking that dream trip, because they do not know where to start the planning process.

Read the BLOG version.

The Best Route Planning Tools? | Here is What I Use

Last time we started a discussion on route planning, and I pointed out that with the advent of online mapping solutions, we now have detailed maps available any time of day, at our fingertips. These digital maps have become my preferred method of route planning.

For this video/blog, I want to continue our discussion by talking about the tools which I used to plan and execute my tours.

Read the BLOG version.

7 Question to Ask Yourself Before Planning a Trip

One of the most important lessons I have learned over the course of my 62 years, is that life is largely what you make of it. Sure, unexpected, and unpleasant things do happen, but the bad things do not need to define you. It is how you stand up to the challenges that life throws in you path which determines your success and happiness.

I have this same approach to planning a motorcycle trip. Sure, I can just point my fender in a general direction and twist the throttle, leaving fate to the gods, but I would rather play a more active role in how my adventure unfolds.

Read the BLOG version.

Get started on the road to your dream trip, TODAY!

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