Archive for January, 2005

City Portrait: Boston, Massachusetts

Jan 01, 2005 View Comments by

In Boston, with a riding season truncated by Old Man Winter, we’re passionate about our bikes; it’s the other drivers we’re not so enthusiastic about. Days before filing this story, I was in the back of a cab (my bike was in the shop) and we had just begun to overtake and pass a motorcyclist […]

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The Alps and Dolomites: Curves, Curves, Curves

Jan 01, 2005 View Comments by

Riding up to another set of hairpin switchbacks, the fifth or sixth mountain pass we’ve climbed today – OK, now, focus on the road…set up for that right- hand switch back, downshift, look up the road…no cars coming…drift to the outside curve, look through the curve, lean…lean…lean more…nailed the apex. OK, roll on the throttle…easy…up […]

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Getting Ready for Europe Riding

Jan 01, 2005 View Comments by

Some choose to bungee jump, extreme ski, fly ultra-lights or skydive. However you get your thrills, there is one experience that any real motorcyclist should not miss. In September 2004, 20 others and I rode the Alps of Austria and Italy with RoadRUNNER publisher Christian Neuhauser, his brother Daniel, and senior staff member Mike Miller. […]

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Group Riding

Jan 01, 2005 View Comments by

Sharing the experience of the road, the companionship and camaraderie make riding with others a great deal of fun. And if you do it right, it’s safer than riding alone: a group of riders is more difficult for a dozing driver to miss than a single bike. Yet if you get it wrong, it can […]

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