Archive for August, 2011

Killington Classic Postponed Until 2012

Aug 31, 2011 View Comments by

Due to serious damage from Hurricane Irene, the 9th annual Killington Classic, scheduled to start Sept 8, has been postponed until 2012. The event headquarters at the Killington Resort and many of the roads in southern Vermont have been temporarily closed due to flooding. (Rolling Thru Vermont, because of its HQ location in northern VT, […]

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Reader Comments: Touring Weekend 2011

Aug 30, 2011 View Comments by

It hardly seems possible, but  it’s been a little over a month since we returned from our 6th Annual RoadRUNNER Touring Weekend. Our staff had a great time and definitely made lasting friendships with some of this year’s participants. But don’t just take our word for it. Read more about what people had to say: […]

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The Ted Simon Foundation: Promoting World Understanding Through Adventure Travel

Aug 24, 2011 View Comments by

The Ted Simon Foundation announced that its official launch to the public and press will take place at Coventry Transport Museum in the UK on October 6th, the 38th anniversary of the beginning of Ted Simon’s first solo journey around the world. The Ted Simon Foundation will encourage and assist adventure travelers in making an […]

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North to Alaska: Day 2

Aug 17, 2011 View Comments by

My serendipitous find of the Basque Inn provided a good nights sleep and hearty breakfast to see me on my way. My goal today was to meet up with my friends in Boise Idaho at Happy-Trails. Tim Bernard and his manager Jason Ward have been very supportive and I have done some product testing for […]

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California Travelers Meeting

Aug 16, 2011 View Comments by

Motorcycle travelers meet, learn, and become inspired by sharing stories, skills, companionship and encouragement at the California meeting to be held at Camp Ocean Pines in Cambria, CA on October 14-16, 2011. “This year’s California Travelers Meeting is special because so many celebrity motorcycle travelers live in the state,” says Grant Johnson. “We’ve caught a […]

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2012 Honda Gold Wing® – Top Seller Gets a Fresh Look

Aug 15, 2011 View Comments by

For 2012, Honda has given its popular Gold Wing® GL1800 series a moderate makeover. Now in its 36th year, Honda reports that about 640,000 Gold Wings have been sold worldwide since the model’s introduction as a 1975 model, making it a top seller and perennial favorite among touring enthusiasts. Styling revisions for 2012 replace the […]

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North to Alaska: Day 1

Aug 12, 2011 View Comments by

Day 1 Friday August 5th: Leaving Los Angeles I headed north on Hwy-14 past Mojave and continued up US-395. The highway out of the LA area isn’t very interesting until you get north of Bishop California. The road begins to climb up the toward Mammoth and June Lakes. Reaching over 5,000 feet the high desert […]

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Chicago Dainese D-Store Opens

Aug 11, 2011 View Comments by

Dainese celebrated the grand opening of its third U.S. D-Store on April 10. D-Stores are flagship stores where Dainese riding gear and AGV helmet collections are showcased. To celebrate the opening, D-Store Chicago welcomed MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden and 1993 World GP champion Kevin Schwantz. There are D-Stores in San Francisco and Costa Mesa, CA, […]

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RoadRUNNER Touring Weekend Sets New Attendance Record in 2011

Aug 10, 2011 View Comments by

The number of riders and passengers attending this year’s Touring Weekend skyrocketed to 260, making it the largest on record since the event began in 2006. While tour leaders were out pre-riding their routes on Thursday, July 14, 2011, motorcyclists from as far away as Seattle, Washington and several Canadian Provinces began arriving at event […]

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Touring Tip: ATGATT (All The Gear All The Time)

Aug 10, 2011 View Comments by

You’ve probably heard this old motorcycling maxim before: ”There are two kinds of motorcycle riders, those who have been down and those who are going down.” Unfortunately, riders have to contemplate the possibility of an accident every time they swing a leg over their favorite ride. The risk of an accident can be substantially reduced […]

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GirlGear GG2 Diane Jacket

Aug 09, 2011 View Comments by

Most motorcycle-apparel companies make gear for women, but many of the products are not cut right. GirlGear makes only women’s motorcycle gear and guess by who? That’s right – by women. The feminine cut of the Diane Jacket will flatter any woman. Some of its features include a wind-resistant outer shell and a somewhat waterproof […]

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Ortlieb Dry Bag Saddlebags

Aug 08, 2011 View Comments by

For the rider who doesn’t want to invest in hard bags, or has several bikes that see occasional touring duty, soft luggage is the hands-down choice. The one glaring deficiency of most bags, however, is that they aren’t waterproof. This sounds like a good marketing opportunity to me, and apparently the folks at Ortlieb, manufacturers […]

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AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

Aug 08, 2011 View Comments by

The AMA wrapped up another successful Vintage Motorcycle Days event on July 22-24th at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. The RoadRUNNER table, located in the AMA tent, saw a steady stream of both new and old subscribers, with many stopping by to say hello and voice their support of our magazine. Notable […]

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Indian Motorcycle Company at Sturgis

Aug 06, 2011 View Comments by

Indian Motorcycle’s entire 2012 lineup will be displayed in Sturgis for the 71st annual motorcycle rally.  Indian Motorcycle accessories will also be on display with apparel for purchase. The show truck is located on the corner of 4th and Lazelle Streets in downtown Sturgis. In addition to the events display, Indian Motorcycle is inviting all […]

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Big Dog Halts Motorcycle Sales

Aug 05, 2011 View Comments by

Big Dog Motorcycles LLC of Wichita, KS, which made custom cruisers and had 100 U.S. dealers, has shut down after a bank foreclosed on it. At the peak of sales in 2005 Big Dog built more than 5,000 bikes, had more than 300 employees, and more than $120 million in revenue. Started in 1994, it […]

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