You Have to Chew on the Bad Bones along with the Good Ones, Part 1

Ruff on the Road


on 2 Wheels + 4 Paws

It's Motorcycle Diaries + A Dog's Purpose. German Shepherd Moxie narrates her adventure travels and the lessons she learns along the way.

The pack sets off on adventure motorcycles from Lake Atitlan, Guatemala to spend a week in "the most magical of the magical villages", San Cristóbal de las Casas in Chiapas, Mexico. It’s certain to be a wonderful experience – a ‘really good bone’ as Moxie describes it – but, as she learns along the way, a lot of times in life you have to chew on the bad bones along with the good ones.


The pack leaves Lake Atitlan, Guatemala and travels northwest through the Quiché mountains, through the market village of Chichicastenango, and into the beautiful, arid Sierra de los Cuchumatanes highlands where they set up camp at the home of a farmer with three lovely daughters.


The next day involves some off-road riding, several water-crossings, and an unfortunate incident – a really bad bone – when Papa Bear suffers a drone crash before the pack reaches the Mexico border.

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Teal waterproof backpack that compresses to pocket size by Arkadia Supply Co

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White and black motorcycle tank back for off-road by Giant Loop

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Moxie's on-the-road treat bag

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Moxie's 'only for me' travel bags

Episode Credits

Intro music: "Drive" by Nicolai Heidlas Music (www.nicolai-heidlas.com)

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