Ray Nelson

Ray Nelson

Guide

Ray has been riding motorcycles since he was 9 years old. In his senior year of high school he bought a Triumph Tiger Cub. It broke down a lot and he pushed it as much as he rode it! Ray would ride anything with two wheels and a motor and the motor didn’t even have to run! He mostly rode dirt bikes and raced for a couple of summers. The best he ever did was 3rd place.

As Ray got older, he started riding road bikes; he rode around 1,000 miles a year. Some years he rode more miles in the dirt, than on the street. In 2013 Ray rode a little over 10,000 miles, mostly in the Western United States and Canada. In the summer of 2013, he rode 5,000 miles in 9 days, visiting Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories of Canada and several other states.

Ray is a lifelong scouter and has received a District Award of Merit for his service in scouting over the years. He is an expert at dutch oven cooking and can often be found preparing food at scout camps or other youth activities.

The dirt is still his favorite place to ride motorcycles, in the mountains or desert it doesn’t matter to Ray. If there is something to explore, you will find him. Ray is looking forward to guiding for Adventure Moto Touring and meeting new people to share adventures with.

Read the blog posts below to see where Ray has been riding lately...

Hot Summer, Stormy Weather and Muddy Roads

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I needed to scout the condition of a few roads for an upcoming…

Filming an Adventure Touring Promo Video

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The 2017 season was approaching quickly and I wanted to create…

Red Rocks, Dirt Roads, Mountains, Mines & Dinosaurs

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Tony arrived in Salt Lake City from Houston on Saturday morning.…

Motorcycle Touring in Moab with Tony

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Tony made the trek out from Houston, Texas to take a motorcycle…

The Big Payoff - Carlsbad Caverns

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Memorial Day was the perfect opportunity for a father and…

Death Valley

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The plan seemed sound enough, the weather had been great,…

Exploration via Motorcycle

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Why do we ride? The freedom and relaxation for the soul.…

Motorcycle Nap

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After 5,000 miles of epic motorcycle adventures, this will…

Loading up our Motorcycles near Lake Louise, Canada

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The sun rising on another incredible day of riding in Canada.…

Classic Picture: BMW Adventure Motorcycles

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Now this is why BMW made the GS. Adventure Motorcycle Touring…

Blazing the Pony Express Trail

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Blazing the Pony Express Trail in Utah. Very cool areas to…

Riding the Pony Express Trail

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Ready to roll...we just hit 14 degrees Fahrenheit. Saddling…

Riding across the Desert in Utah

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Rollin' the Utah Desert near Wendover Nevada. Full ride …

Motorcycle Touring Banff National Park

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Epic shot riding through Banff in Canada. This was a trip…

Pony Express Trail

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First a little history about the Pony Express, taken from…

Natural Bridges, Hovenweep, Glen Canyon, Capitol Reef, Moab

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Dwayne had some business in Farmington, NM and needed some…

Moab, Telluride, Ouray, Dinosaur

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My Dad and I took off on a Wednesday night to scout out the…

The Great White North!

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This was an epic trip! We covered 5,000 miles in about 9…

Spring Tease on the Beemers

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My Dad, Dwayne and I took off after lunch on Friday. The…