Founder of offroadexplorer.com Lance ‘Russ’ Turnley has been on two wheels since he got his first scooter. After buying a Kawasaki MT1 at the age of 12 after slogging it out selling newspapers Lance has been hammering it out on the dirt in motocross, enduro and mountain bikes.
After a chance meeting with Australasian Dirt Bike publisher Geoff Eldridge Lance went on to publish Australasian Jet Sports writing about anything and everything to do with PWC’s in Australia and overseas.
As a passionate mountain biker Lance returned to off road motorcycles in 2000 when he remembered the advantage of an engine. Since then he has written for Australasian Dirt Bike, Dirt Action, Australian Motorcycle News and Australian Mountain Bike. He also worked as 4WD Monthly magazine (now 4WD Monthly) as the No. 1 publication Art Director.
Lance joined Trail Zone Magazine at the end of 2007 as TZ’s adventure bike editor after taking to adventure bike travel. During that time he also filmed and produced all of Trail Zone ‘In The Zone’ DVDs. After a stint of collecting old Yamaha Teneres he has volunteered to seek professional counseling.