Archive for February, 2013

Thank You For Not Waving

Feb 28, 2013 View Comments by

“Thank you for not waving,” those were the words that popped into my head as I passed a rider heading north as I descended into Taos, NM. You just saved my life. Perhaps mom was right; maybe two eyes on the road and both hands on the handlebars are words to live by. You, my […]

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Destination Paradise: Hawaii – Part 5

Feb 27, 2013 View Comments by

Q: What do these TV series and movies have in common? Blue Hawaii, The Castaway Cowboy, Donovan’s Reef, Fantasy Island, The Hawaiians, Honeymoon in Vegas, Hook, Lost, Jurassic Park, King Kong, Paradise Hawaiian Style, South Pacific, The Thorn Birds, and Raiders of The Lost Ark, to name just a few. A: They were all filmed […]

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RoadRUNNER to Host Dinner at Americade

Feb 26, 2013 View Comments by

The 2013 edition of the Americade Rally in Lake George, NY will be the biggest to date. The rally takes place June 1-8, 2013 and on Wednesday, June 5th, RoadRUNNER Magazine will be hosting a three-course dinner in Fort William Henry’s White Lion Room. The evening’s fare will begin with a baby wedge salad with […]

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The Twenty-Buck Bike

Feb 26, 2013 View Comments by

Ever notice how twenties can fly out of your wallet like confetti if you’ve got several of them, but how long one can last if it’s all you have? I’ve occasionally made it through a week on twenty bucks for lunches and afternoon coffee, and while it wasn’t quite business as usual, it wasn’t bad. […]

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Flat Out of Fixes

Feb 25, 2013 View Comments by

I think I should do a series on flat tires. Rarely do they occur at an opportune time with this particular flat having the worst timing of the lot. This flat happened the next morning after my “Finding Timmer” post. Here is a little back-story. Nick and I were in Africa rushing to meet up […]

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The Cure For Grief

Feb 24, 2013 View Comments by

The Cure for Grief is movement. I’m not sure where I first heard that but once I did I never forgot it. The motorcycle has been my cure for grief for as long as I’ve been riding. Motorcycling is largely about repetition and ritual—doing things the same way each time. Repetition and ritual keep us safer; […]

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Xciting Greenville

Feb 23, 2013 View Comments by

Halfway between the southern metropolises of Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC lies the city of Greenville, SC. Greenville is the central hub of the upstate region of South Carolina and, after picking it up in nearby Spartanburg, the perfect place to form some initial impressions of Kymco’s Xciting 500Ri ABS. Making the switch between a […]

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New Warranty for Giant Loop Products

Feb 22, 2013 View Comments by

Provider of high-quality American made saddlebags, tankbags, and soft luggage, Giant Loop is now backing up their work with a limited lifetime warranty. In the words of Giant Loop’s owner and co-founder, Harold Olaf Cecil, “When we started Giant Loop in 2008, we didn’t know what to expect, we were concerned that dirt bikers would […]

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BMW Releases Pricing for New R 1200 GS

Feb 21, 2013 View Comments by

Well, the suspense is over, we can now tell you just how many of your hard earned Washingtons it’s going to take to place a shiny new water-cooled BMW R 1200 GS in your garage. If you can exercise almost super-human self-control when it comes to checking off option boxes, you can ride off into […]

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Snow Day

Feb 21, 2013 View Comments by

I can remember as a kid waking up earlier for school in the winter for one reason, to see if the local newscaster would make the ultimate announcement . . . Snow Day! Today the ultimate snow day is not really a snow day at all—it’s when you get unseasonably warm temperatures during the winter. […]

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Destination Paradise: Hawaii – Part 4

Feb 20, 2013 View Comments by

There was a time when people would say that you could pick the island and decade you wanted to live in. Oahu was the ‘80s, Kauai was the ‘60s, and Maui was the ‘70s. That’s changed in the last ten years, Oahu is now the 2000s, Maui is the ‘90s, but Kauai is still the […]

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Lehman Trikes Unveils Two Updated Models at Dealer Expo

Feb 19, 2013 View Comments by

Over the weekend Lehman Trikes USA revealed their next generation of three-wheelers at the Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, IN. There are two new models, the Monarch II LLS for the Honda GL1800 and the Renegade LLS for Harley-Davidsons. LLS stands for Limited Lean Suspension and denotes that the new trikes are equipped with Lehman’s latest […]

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2012 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited: Three Wheels Across America

Feb 18, 2013 View Comments by

Bombardier Recreational Products recently loaned us two of their top-of-the-line Can-Am touring models and a trailer for an exhaustive cross-country test. 
Starting in St. Louis, MO, we followed the Lewis and Clark Trail more than 3,000 miles to Oregon’s Pacific Coast. In addition to fluctuations in weather and 
topography, we experienced a wide variety of […]

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GoPro or Go Home

Feb 18, 2013 View Comments by

GoPro’s are all the rage these days, and the motorcycle world is no exception—and for good reason too. You can get some great shots and video with this little device. It’s a great tool, but it’s not perfect yet. When I go out for a ride, I usually set the camera in either two or […]

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Little Things

Feb 17, 2013 View Comments by

A decade of daily commuting has taught me many lessons, not the least of which is to be prepared for anything and to pack accordingly. Bringing clothing for any and all types of weather conditions is important, especially at certain times of the year when weather can fluctuate over a 10-hour period. Tools are (of […]

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