Desert Solitude – 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 Rockville, IN Shamrock Tour was originally featured in the Jan/Feb 2012 issue.
I took a ride tonight at dusk, just an hour-long dash around new roads in the cold air. The temperature was in the 30s and as I rode along my hands started to get numb but I kept riding, content to watch the sky change color. I turned left and right on a whim. I […]
Canada Moto Guide (CMG) Rallies gathered adventure riders in Sussex, New Brunswick, September 11–13, for the 2015 Fundy Adventure Rally (FAR). This year’s theme—Get Dirty Down East—couldn’t have been more fitting. With Tropical Storm Henri arriving as an uninvited guest, the torrential rain turned the trails into muddy streams and the water crossings into chest […]
The very first rally, held just outside of Leavenworth, WA, was challenging. The “roads” that led riders into the designated campground were as difficult as many of the rides they would encounter that weekend—steep switchbacks on loose dirt, with 12-inch deep ruts on both sides. Needless to say, these conditions made it difficult for inexperienced […]
A Humorous Look When Things are Less than Perfect – Being the center of attention is great when you want it, but it can wear thin very quickly when you don’t. Sharon and I had exited the restaurant about the same time as a dozen or so members of the H.O.A.R. (hop on and ride, […]
The Ducati Multistrada is no newcomer to the “street-trailie” genre. With the introduction of the 1000DS in 2003, the Italian company began its push into the dual sport realm (arguably, a realm they first entered back in 1962 with the introduction of the Scrambler – the subject of an upcoming RoadRUNNER story). Today at EICMA […]
EICMA 2015 marks the debut of MotoGuzzi V9 Bobber and Aprilia RSV 4 RF. First up is the MotoGuzzi V9: a new V-twin 850cc engine, with cardan shaft, new frame and design, with two models targeting two new segments: the V9 Bobber, light and easy with large tires, and the Roamer – a magnificent medium-size […]
Riding Contemplations – Occasionally when I sit down to write, I stop and think, “What would I like to come across in these pages that would make me stop and spend a few minutes reading?” Today I thought I would recount a ride I took one Memorial Day, the kind of ride where the universe sneaks […]
BMW Goes Small – A sub-500cc BMW has been rumored for quite sometime, but now rumor has given way to fact as the Bavarian company recently announced the brand new G 310 R roadster. The small bike is powered by a 313cc single cylinder engine with DOHC and four valves. The power plant is an […]
Great Plains Expedition – 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 Rockville, IN Shamrock Tour was originally featured in the Jan/Feb 2012 issue.
A Visual Look Back- RoadRUNNER’s December 2015 issue marked the 15th anniversary of the nation’s premier motorcycle touring and travel magazine. To celebrate, the December issue features a 12-page retrospective looking back at some of the memorable moments, personalities, and milestones that have punctuated a decade and a half of RoadRUNNER Magazine. Join us for […]
HD Honors Military – The Motor Company from Milwaukee recently announced that they will once again be offering free Harley-Davidson Riding Academy training for all active and retired members of the U.S. military as well as reservists and veterans. The offer will now extend from January 1 to December 31, 2016. Harley-Davidson’s Managing Director, Christian […]
Motorcycle Gear Problems – Surrounded by a dozen pairs of discarded riding pants in the fitting room of one of the country’s largest motorcycle superstores, I reluctantly admitted defeat and pulled my jeans back on. I’d tried on every small pant that the store had to offer in both men’s and women’s, and they were […]