Archive for March, 2012

How to Protect Your Legal Rights as a Passenger

Mar 30, 2012 View Comments by

Sharing the thrill of a motorcycle ride can be a great experience for your family members and friends, but it’s also a responsibility. You may not always be able to prevent an accident from occurring, so you should know what to do when riding as a passenger, or when operating a motorcycle with a passenger: […]

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BMW MOA’s 40th International Rally

Mar 29, 2012 View Comments by

BMW Motorcycle Owners of America is set to have their 40th International Motorcycle Rally July 19 – 21, 2012, at the state fairgrounds in Sedalia, MO. The 326-acre site is full of green grass and mature trees, all roads in the fairgrounds are paved, and each of the five exhibitor buildings and on-site restaurants are […]

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To Feel Strong

Mar 28, 2012 View Comments by

I am a huge fan of mountain climber and author Jon Krakauer. He is the author of Eiger Dreams, Into the Wild and Into Thin Air (the thrilling first hand account of the Everest tragedy of 1996). Into the Wild, which he wrote in 1996, was made into a film in 2007, and has one […]

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Frustrating Four Wheelers

Mar 27, 2012 View Comments by

They say that truckers have seen it all from their perch high above the maddening crowd. They look directly into the inner sanctum of Johnny Four-wheels, and see things that would astound mere mortals. Come to think of it, we two-wheelers are also in the “high chair” with a lot less sheet metal and glass […]

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Meet the Team – Ken Engelman

Mar 26, 2012 View Comments by

Hailing from the professional woodworking industry, I was the National Account Sales Manager for a trade magazine called Woodshop News for 6 years.  My professional passion is educating clients on how to understand their target markets and communicate their messages clearly and effectively.

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British Invasion

Mar 24, 2012 View Comments by

With a handshake and a “Welcome to the club”, my old buddy John French officially ushered in another card-carrying member of the old British bike fraternity. The initiation to this oddball confederation of masochistic machine-heads has been an event I’ve coveted for a long time. Still, I had to question my sanity as the Bonneville […]

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Sturgis Motorcycle Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

Mar 23, 2012 View Comments by

The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame has announced its 2012 inductees. The Sturgis Hall of Fame is designed to show appreciation for individuals or groups who have made a lasting and positive impact on the motorcycle community. Also recognizing the dedication of those who have made sacrifices to protect motorcyclists’ rights is The […]

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Riding Dirty

Mar 22, 2012 View Comments by

This blog series is devoted to those interested in looking at the sport of motorcycling from a different perspective. I’ve been riding now for well over three decades, and I’ve always been attracted to bikes and roads somewhat outside of mainstream appeal.  If the crowd is running one way, I head the other to see […]

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Birds of a Feather Ride Together

Mar 21, 2012 View Comments by

Taking a group ride is a lot like the traditional family vacation: a time for bonding, fun, discovery and togetherness – right up until you want to kill each other over who left the top off the pickle jar, and why your shorts smell like dill! I have ridden in every type of group, from […]

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The Road Often Traveled: Tips & Tricks – Part 1

Mar 20, 2012 View Comments by

The repetition of riding the same roads in varying traffic over 12 years has taught me a few things. Obviously proper gear and training are the main factors that contribute to your safety while on the road, but there are other techniques that I’ve found work well to help make my commute a safe one. […]

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RoadFOOD: Van’s Pig Stands

Mar 19, 2012 View Comments by

Although Van’s has four separate locations in central Oklahoma, I prefer the original restaurant on Highland in Shawnee. Barbecue is serious business in Oklahoma and Van’s is one of the top-rated providers in the state. Phone: (405) 273-8704 Address: 717 E Highland Shawnee, OK 74801 Website: www.pigstands.com Price Range: Moderate Cuisine: Bar-B-Q dinners featuring chicken, […]

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The Road Often Traveled: Forever Young

Mar 18, 2012 View Comments by

To paraphrase the magnificent Bob Dylan song Forever Young: “May you always be courageous, stand upright and be strong. May you build a ladder to the stars and climb on every one. May you stay forever young.” Motorcycles do that for me and I’m sure they do for you too. They are the toys we […]

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Spring Cleaning

Mar 17, 2012 View Comments by

I love spring and I hate spring. And this year some sort of illicit affair between Mother Nature and Father Global Warming has sprung things a little early. With the blooms a-popping, our winter activities are relegated to second-class status. The tinny twangs of the two-strokes, so prevalent on those colder weekends, are fated to […]

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How to Protect Your Legal Rights

Mar 16, 2012 View Comments by

It’s not something we like to think about, but would you know what to do if you were involved in a motorcycle accident? Have you checked your motorcycle insurance policy lately to ensure your coverage will protect you and your passengers if you ever need it? If you ride outside your home state, do you […]

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Congratulations to our New Website Launch Contest winners!

Mar 15, 2012 View Comments by

Congratulations to Jim Williamson and Sue Lauer who will be joining Christa and Florian Neuhauser on an all-expense paid trip to Colorado aboard brand new Victory motorcycles. Jim is the winner of our New Website Launch Contest, which took place December (2011) through February. Jim hails from Couer d’Alene, Idaho and rides a Honda VFR […]

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