Christian Motorcyclists Association

May 01, 2001 View Comments

(Text by Text: Joel A Wise, CMAUSA Director, International Coalition) Christian Motorcyclist Association is a nonprofit, interdenominational Christian organization, dedicated to reaching people for Christ on the high­ways through motorcycling. Founded in the early 1970s, CMA now has over 90,000 members and over 600 chapters in the United States and Canada. Our Ministry Team program […]

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City Portrait: Atlanta

May 01, 2001 View Comments

When my brother Daniel and his girlfriend Andrea visited us this summer, Christa and I decided to take them with us to Atlanta to test drive two Aprilias, the new Scarabeo scooters, and thus began a delightful tour of the city. No stranger to Atlanta, Daniel has visited many times because one of his best […]

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Colorado 500 Road Bike Ride – For Fun and Charity

May 01, 2001 View Comments

What a scene! I hadn’t expected such a colorful combination of bikes and people. They come from all over: North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and California. That’s a partial list of the license plates I recognize while […]

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Brake Dance

Mar 01, 2001 View Comments

For years drum brakes were the best way to slow your motorcycle down until a more effective system took over: the disc brake. Honda was the first manu­facturer to introduce this new brake system in series production. The legendary CB 750 Four (1969) was the first production bike incorporating a hydraulically operated disc brake at […]

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Headgear From Switzerland

Mar 01, 2001 View Comments

As a foreigner I wonder sometimes “What’s going on in this country?” They still prefer the old measurement system to the metric, they play games with rules we’ll never fathom, broadcast sports and TV shows we’ve never seen (sooner or later they will appear in Europe), and they sometimes ride their motorcycles without helmets, even […]

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City Portrait: Charlotte, NC

Mar 01, 2001 View Comments

From Winston-Salem, I wind along highways 150 and 16, much of which is bordered by lovely rural scenery. Not so heavily traveled, these roads feature some pretty good curves too. It’s a relaxing ride, not particularly challenging, but what’s the hurry? Along the way towns like Spencer, Salisbury, and Mooresville have embraced their heritage and […]

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Fight The Dirty Grease

Jan 01, 2001 View Comments

Almost every motorcyclist knows the situation: sooner or later you have to clean your bike. Mud, dirt, dust, and grease are all over the place (rat bikers shouldn’t pay attention to these lines!). Just think about it: a dirty bike can never work perfectly, and while cleaning you easily discover other problems such as lost […]

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