Cool Weather Camping Tips

Feb 11, 2015 View Comments by

I’ll take the crisp, cool days of fall, spring, or even winter over the summer heat any day, and nothing puts me in a good mood faster than strapping my camping gear on the bike for a long weekend. We found ourselves camping in Pennsylvania a while back, and had a great time riding the […]

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Review: Blackbird Hammock from Warbonnet Outdoors

Aug 22, 2014 View Comments by

Hammocks can be great for camping, particularly if one is a motorcyclist traveling alone. They tend to be much smaller and lighter than tents, so they save valuable space on storage-challenged bikes. They’re usually easier to set up and leave more time to enjoy the outdoor experience (with less frustration to boot). Hammocks also have […]

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Winter’s No Fun (OK, Maybe a Little)

Mar 15, 2014 View Comments by

Anyone else ever notice how inviting the photos of other riders on a winter outing are? The Aerostich catalog often features winter riding photos on the cover, and I usually head into the season with a firm resolve to ride regularly so long as the roads aren’t covered with salt or patches of ice and […]

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42nd Annual 49er Rally

Feb 27, 2014 View Comments by

From May 22-26 the BMW Motorcycle Club of Northern California will hold their 42nd annual 49er Rally in Mariposa, CA, which sits right on the threshold of Yosemite in the Sierra Nevada foothills. The event will feature a variety of speakers and activities sure to keep motorcycle enthusiasts entertained (including former California Highway Patrol officer […]

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G’Day USA: An Australian Couple Tours America Part Two

Dec 30, 2013 View Comments by

Needless to say Mother Nature doesn’t take a vacation simply because a nice Aussie couple does, and as you would expect, Trevor and Kaye rode through nearly every form of weather you can imagine; driving rain, hail, hot humidity, frigid cold, dust storms, and, well, you get the idea. To say they narrowly avoided a […]

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AltRider’s Conserve the Ride 2014

Dec 22, 2013 View Comments by

In 2012 RoadRUNNER’s Florian Neuhauser attended AltRider’s annual Conserve the Ride weekend rally in Pennsylvania. He had a fantastic time, which you can read about here. For 2014, Conserve the Ride is sticking with the same great formula. The event begins Friday, June 6, 2014 with various riding competitions and an optional training class before […]

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Minimalist Camping Comfort

Jun 24, 2013 View Comments by

The adage “less is more” can be traced back to a 19th century poem by Robert Browning. The concept has been adopted by musicians, artists, and architects. However, nowhere is the principle more appropriate than in the lexicon of motorcycling. Motorcycling is a minimalist activity by its very nature, and carrying camping gear on our […]

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Adventure Power Foldable Solar Panel

Jun 05, 2013 View Comments by

Electricity. You don’t think about it until you don’t have any, and when you’re riding far away from civilization, there just aren’t many sources to be found. Luckily, there’s a big one—the sun. That big burning ball of hydrogen 93 million miles away is radiating all the energy we could ever need, and Adventure Power’s […]

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Motorcycling in Africa: Kids

May 13, 2013 View Comments by

This morning I woke up already knowing which photo I would use for today’s blog. It is one of my favorites from our Africa trip, but there really aren’t 600 words of a story behind it. One morning in Ethiopia, Nick and I woke up to find kids outside our tent playing and spying on […]

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Stealth Camping

Apr 08, 2013 View Comments by

There is an art to what I call “stealth camping,” and as traveling motorcyclists, it is something that we have probably all done at least once. Camping along the road is often necessary for a variety of reasons. However, it does not come naturally for many, but it is a very useful tool. Using this […]

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Redverz Series II Expedition Tent

Apr 08, 2013 View Comments by

For the past couple of years, my girlfriend has tried to make me into a camping enthusiast. With mixed emotions, I always played along. I’m 6 feet 2 inches tall, and I’ve always had to crawl around tiny spaces in a tent. Once finally lying down, the top of my head and the bottom of […]

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Camping…Whoops!

Mar 25, 2013 View Comments by

Less than one week into Mexico, I find myself staring into my GPS, and then back at this “road” that has become more or less a goat path. At a dry creek bed, I dismount my Husky TE610 and track on foot to see where the path leads. I don’t want to get stuck out here […]

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Kelty Flashback Lantern

Jan 02, 2013 View Comments by

If you’ve ever been camping, you know that few things are as essential as a good flashlight and/or lantern. Without one, you’ll be tripping over twigs, rocks, and woodland creatures on the way to find your beef jerky. And, if you’re camping on a motorcycle, space is at a premium so having well-designed, compact, and […]

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Day One

Nov 26, 2012 View Comments by

A picture can say a thousand words, and that’s what this blog is all about. One photo, once a week, with the story behind the lens. It’s only fitting that my first blog here on RoadRUNNER is a photo from my first night ever moto-touring. I was 23 and brand new to the world of […]

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Touring Tip: Making A List And Checking It Twice

Oct 05, 2012 View Comments by

List making isn’t just for jolly old men in red suits. Making a list of items to pack for a motorcycle trip can be an effective strategy for riders who want to take only what they will need—and nothing more! If we’re honest with ourselves, packing for a trip is part of the fun, it’s […]

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