Storm Watch 101

Oct 26, 2016 View Comments

Three of us rode out of Palm Springs on a coolish March morning—me, the Electra-Glide, and Doris, my chatty Garmin GPS. Cool is 70 degrees in Palm Springs, so I’d dressed in Draggin’ Jeans, an Olympia leather jacket, and summer gloves. I was heading for Idyllwild, the hippie town in the San Jacinta mountains, and […]

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Left Side Story

Oct 25, 2016 View Comments

It happened to me; it can happen to you. Pulling out of a gas station in Tasmania, Australia, onto the A2 road skirting the island’s north coast with no other traffic in sight, I accelerate briskly, shifting the 900 Diversion into fifth gear. We settle into a comfortable cruising speed and I’m thinking about the […]

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Rolling Thru America Rolls Into Canada in 2017

Oct 24, 2016 View Comments

Rolling Thru America is Americade’s hugely popular high-end September-only tour company, and for 2017 its destination is the beautiful and little known Montebello region of Quebec. Montebello is a quaint village sitting among lush natural landscape at the foothills of Canada’s Laurentian Mountains. The group will stay at a stunning hotel, and will enjoy several days of guided riding […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Upper Delaware Scenic Byway (NY 97)

Oct 22, 2016 View Comments

What is It? Paralleling the course of the upper Delaware River, this byway was constructed in the 1930s to link Port Jervis, NY with Hancock, NY. From the beginning it was envisioned as both a scenic highway and a means of opening up this western section of New York. Today, it’s one of the favorite East […]

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Revelstoke, BC Shamrock Tour®: The Unexpected Motorcycling Mecca

Oct 21, 2016 View Comments

To many drivers, Revelstoke is just a stopover between Vancouver and Calgary. But for motorcyclists, the Kootenay-Columbia region around the city contains some of British Columbia’s best highways and byways, from sublime cruising to cuss-word challenging.

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Motorcycle Navigation: Mounting a GPS Device to Your Motorcycle, Part 1

Oct 20, 2016 View Comments

It is surprising how much energy riders will devote to deciding which GPS device is right for them, while overlooking or ignoring issues related to mounting it on their motorcycle. I’ll try to shed some light on why choosing the proper placement is so important. Generic Mounting Stack With a generic stack, the proposed layout […]

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Albania: Carving a Country of Contrast

Oct 19, 2016 View Comments

There’s a man taking his bear for a walk. Traffic is a bit heavy and quite chaotic, but he doesn’t appear concerned. Drivers yield as if there is a codified rule of the road providing bears the right-of-way. This scene might seem unusual in Los Angeles or Munich, however this is Albania. Shkodër, to be […]

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Product Review: SW-MOTECH Legend Gear and Ducati Sport Headlight Fairing

Oct 18, 2016 View Comments

We’re seeing more scramblers on the road and for good reason. They’re small and fun to ride, but above all they look like the motorcycles of yesteryear. There’s no need to make a full-blown touring machine out of one. But with two additions, we greatly improved comfort and functionality of the Ducati Scrambler Classic: Ducati’s […]

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2016 Ducati Multistrada
 1200 Enduro: On New Terrain

Oct 17, 2016 View Comments

Somebody said something about a revolution. But revolutions change things radically; Ducati just put a bigger front wheel and a larger tank onto the Multistrada and called it the Multistrada 1200 Enduro. At least that’s what I thought when I heard about the new bike. My expectations were raised when Ducati noted that only experienced […]

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City Escape: Austin, Texas

Oct 16, 2016 View Comments

Our second largest state (behind Alaska) isn’t well known for its motorcycling roads, but small areas like the Hill Country are hidden gems to explore. As the most liberal and artsy city in Texas, Austin also offers a lively community and some of the best barbeque in the country.

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City Escape: Columbia, South Carolina

Oct 15, 2016 View Comments

Not far west of Columbia, SC, riders encounter the outdoor recreational offerings and scenic vistas of Lake Murray. Venturing deeper into the state’s hilly Upcountry, bucolic backroads lead to historic sites recounting the state’s pivotal role in winning the American Revolutionary War. Riders also will see the plantation lifestyle, which characterized the South’s antebellum era […]

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Interview with Justin Kell, Hollywood’s Go-to Custom Builder

Oct 14, 2016 View Comments

Justin Kell started riding when he was eight years old. The self-taught mechanic learned his trade tinkering with vintage bikes as a young man. After moving to Los Angeles, he made it a career. His business, Glory Motor Works, is a design studio, custom shop, and vintage motorcycle service center with a client base of […]

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The Lone Star Rally Celebrates 15 Years

Oct 13, 2016 View Comments

More than 400,000 motorcycle enthusiasts are expected to head to Galveston Island November 3-6, 2016, for the 15th celebration of the Lone Star Rally. Since it’s inception in 2001, the rally has grown from a well attended, regional-draw bike event to one of the nation’s biggest and most exciting motorcycle rallies. This year’s event will feature concerts […]

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Southwest Virginia: The Heart of Appalachia

Oct 12, 2016 View Comments

What do two Canadians, a German, and an Austro-American have in common? They have all made the journey to the westernmost corner of Virginia in the middle of July to experience the Heart of Appalachia—a corner so tightly wedged between Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina, and with so much kudzu, that the German needed a […]

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Preservation 50 at Death Valley National Park

Oct 11, 2016 View Comments

October 15-16, 2016, the National Park Service is hosting Preservation 50 at Death Valley National Park. At Preservation 50, the public is invited to learn about Death Valley’s rich cultural heritage through presentations by local historians, archaeologists, and tribal members. Free presentations will be from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on Saturday, October 15, in […]

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