The Motorcyclist’s Guide to the Galaxy – How GPS Works In my last article I explained how the satellite receiver performs ad hoc navigation from a source waypoint to a target waypoint. This article will focus on the GPX file format, available GPX software, and how to use routes prepared by others. GPX File Format […]
Practical ADV Gear for On and Off the Road It’s a great time to be a rider. Never before in the history of motorcycles have there been so many options when it comes to both motorcycles and riding gear. There’s a bike for every riding style, preference, and price—whichever mount you choose, there’s plenty of […]
Touring Vermont on a Ducati Multistrada and a Moto Guzzi Stelvio – Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine is releasing a “Tour of the Week” from our extensive archives. The tour article, along with downloadable maps and GPS files, will be available for free, but only for a week! This week’s Vermont and New Hampshire Tour comes from the January/February 2013 issue.
The Outlaw Loop – This mixed terrain ride takes you by The Round Barn, through an old ghost town, and returns via Route 66, where a restored WPA-era armory and the Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum make history of your rowdy scramble down Oklahoma’s backroads. Spring and fall are the best riding seasons in Oklahoma.
What You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Motorcycle Oil Motor oil is the lifeblood of our precious engines, but how much time have you spent learning what kind is best for them? Over the years, motor oils have evolved and so have motorcycles. The American Petroleum Institute (API), International Lubricants Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), […]
RoadRUNNER‘s Summer Gear Buyers’ Guide It’s a great time to be a rider. Never before in the history of motorcycles have there been so many options when it comes to both motorcycles and riding gear. There’s a bike for every riding style, preference, and price—whichever mount you choose, there’s plenty of gear to match. […]
This circuit includes Seattle’s own volcano, Mount Rainier, climbs over the 5,430-foot Chinook Pass, goes through Mount Rainier National Park, and returns via the Puyallup River valley. Park entry fee is $5 for motorcycles. Stop in charming Elbe and take a two-hour steam train ride on the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad. The best time to […]
RoadRUNNER’s 10th annual Touring Weekend is quickly approaching and this year’s event promises to be especially memorable with a variety of interesting speakers (check out some here) and optional riding courses, great food, and, of course, spectacular riding. RoadRUNNER subscribers will likely be familiar with Yuval Naveh’s article series The Motorcyclist’s Guide to the Galaxy […]
From the streets of modern-day Leesburg, VA, riders motor through the idyllic horse and vineyard country of historic Loudoun and Fauquier counties, VA, and also will navigate briefly into Maryland and West Virginia. This backroad ramble can be taken anytime from spring through fall but is most enjoyable during fall colors in mid-October.
Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine is releasing a “Tour of the Week” from our extensive archives. The tour article, along with downloadable maps and GPS files, will be available for free, but only for a week! This week’s Las Vegas to San Francisco Tour comes from the January/February 2011 issue.
Adventure riding and off-road enthusiasts will want to mark June 12-14 on their calendars as the dates of AltRider’s 2015 Conserve the Ride Rally. Conserve the Ride will be held in central Pennsylvania where riders will enjoy around 160 miles of trail riding. Participants will pitch their tents on Woodward Caves Campground for the three-day […]
One of the biggest challenges facing motorcycle campers is simply finding enough room on the bike for all of the gear they wish to take. This problem is even more pronounced when camping two-up. Close to twice the gear crammed into less space can spell trouble if one is not careful. My wife always wins […]
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the completion of Emilio Scotto’s historic 10-year, nearly half-million mile motorcycle ride around the world. In 1985, the Argentine quit his job as a pharmaceutical sales representative in Buenos Aires and embarked on the motorized adventure. His record-setting ride circumnavigated the world including all of Europe, Africa, the […]
Designed to cater to high-end customers who like a bit of luxury with their motorcycle tours, Chrome Thunder is a new tour company based out of Fort Collins, CO. The company will start out with six inaugural tours that will include Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Nevada, and California. Chrome Thunder will be offering […]
The American Motorcyclist Association has joined forces with Cycle Gear, one of the nation’s largest motorcycle gear retailers, to launch bike nights all across the U.S. The bike nights will be hosted by Cycle Gear stores (of which there are over 100) so odds are there will be one near you. AMA members will be […]