Pop Quiz-Do You Know This Man?

Jul 08, 2016 View Comments by

  -First Man to Motor Across the Country- If your idea of a good time is chasing the horizon until your bladder forces you to take a break, you should. After all, this fellow is our Ferdinand Magellan, our Charles Lindbergh, our Lewis and our Clarke. This guy is our Homer (and I don’t mean […]

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The Great Divide Memory Ride Report

Jul 16, 2015 View Comments by

3400 Miles and a Mountain of Memories – It was amazing. A ride along the Great Divide has been a goal of mine for years. The fact that it was a tribute for my father and a fundraiser for Alzheimer’s research made it extremely significant to me personally. You can see the details in my […]

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The Great Divide Memory Ride

Jun 14, 2015 View Comments by

A Journey with a Purpose – Great rides are always significant. However, the one I am taking this June is monumental to me. It is a benefit ride that honors my father and his valiant battle with Alzheimer’s / dementia. He was the man who taught me life lessons in his kind, quiet way. He […]

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The 21st Annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride

Mar 28, 2015 View Comments by

The Kyle Petty Charity Ride, founded by former NASCAR driver Kyle Petty, is one of the nation’s premier charitable organizations run by motorcyclists. To date the ride has raised over $16 million for various children’s organizations, primarily the Victory Junction Gang camp. The camp provides a life changing and fun summer camp experience for children […]

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The Most Efficient Route Through the Lower 48

Mar 22, 2015 View Comments by

Most touring motorcyclists have at least thought about how great it would be to take an extended tour of the United States hitting as many major landmarks along the way as possible. But how would you map out such a massive trip? Well, as motorcyclists we are naturally attracted to curvy and scenic roads, which […]

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Touring Tip: Riding Cross-Country

Feb 06, 2015 View Comments by

An enduring dream of many touring motorcyclists is to ride their mount all the way from one coast to the other, or ride between the Canadian and Mexican borders, or at least to venture across many state lines on an extended excursion. Obviously, riding thousands of miles across plains and mountains through varying temperatures and […]

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Trans America Trail: Pavement Day

Sep 04, 2014 View Comments by

Luke and I are both meeting up with separate groups at the end of the TAT. We’re traveling east through Glacier National Park, but our timing will be slightly different. The other riders are heading west along more conventional routes, and today’s when we decide on how to reach the Oregon coast in order to […]

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Trans America Trail: Ouray to Moab

Aug 14, 2014 View Comments by

Just loading the bike this morning is a bit challenging. My foot continues to swell, but once forced into the boot, it is a little more bearable. After missing portions of the Alpine Loop, I am determined to make it up to Luke. My plan is to get us to Moab tonight and catch up […]

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American Road Trip: Too Young to Ride a Gold Wing?

Aug 13, 2014 View Comments by

It’s true. Sarah and I aren’t Honda’s typical target market for the Gold Wing. We’re both in our twenties. Does that mean we can’t enjoy the luxury of the Gold Wing? I’m very lucky to have access to all types of bikes, and I have ridden a wide variety of motorcycles. So I know what […]

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Sarah & Flo’s American Road Trip

Aug 08, 2014 View Comments by

When I first met Sarah six years ago, we instantly bonded over stories of travel and all of the places we wanted to see. Yet, just like most peoples’ lives, busy schedules got in the way and before we knew it, time passed, having never checked off any “must see” items. For me the past […]

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Trans America Trail: The Blindside

Jul 24, 2014 View Comments by

It’s our first full day ride together and we are getting a late start. I have been up for a while, but have yet to see my riding partner. Maybe he has a bit of altitude sickness, or it’s the spirit of my dad keeping things at a slow and easy pace, or possibly it […]

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Trans America Trail: Introducing Luke Swab

Jul 17, 2014 View Comments by

Heading out on the second half of the TAT lacks any real fanfare. It’s a day like any other, trying to get too many things done, in not enough hours—the girls are at school and Beth is at work so I merely get on the KLR and leave. As expected, the excitement of my return […]

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Cannonball Run 100th Anniversary

May 04, 2014 View Comments by

In a quest to set a new cross country speed record, Erwin “Cannonball” Baker left San Diego, CA, on May 3, 1914 on an Indian motorcycle. He arrived in New York City 11 days later besting the previous record by a whopping nine days. Baker went on to make 143 long distance record attempts in […]

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Route Announced for the 2014 Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America

Feb 13, 2014 View Comments by

2014 marks the 20th anniversary of Kyle Petty’s Charity Ride Across America. To date the event has raised nearly $15 million in support of the Victory Junction Gang Camp where chronically ill children come to enjoy summer camp activities. This year the ride will stretch from Carlsbad, CA, all the way to Daytona Beach, FL, […]

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Dottie Mattern’s Cannonball Run for Colon Cancer

Jan 10, 2014 View Comments by

Ever since her college days at the University of Maryland, Dottie Mattern has been riding motorcycles. Now, with her 70th birthday approaching, Dottie aims to become the oldest woman to complete the Cannonball Run, which stretches 4,100 miles from coast to coast. The endurance race features only antique motorcycles model year 1937 and older, and […]

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