Zen Motorcyclist: Cajun Burgers, Memories, and Outer Space

Nov 15, 2015 View Comments by

Riding Contemplations – Occasionally when I sit down to write, I stop and think, “What would I like to come across in these pages that would make me stop and spend a few minutes reading?” Today I thought I would recount a ride I took one Memorial Day, the kind of ride where the universe sneaks […]

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Road Rash: A Good Feed

Oct 27, 2015 View Comments by

Choosing the Right Diner – “They put on a good feed … if you leave there hungry, it’s your own durn fault.” I’d asked one of the locals at a gas station to recommend a good breakfast spot, and those were the exact words he’d used to describe the restaurant he pointed me toward. Red flags […]

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Touring Tip: Eating Right on the Road

Sep 16, 2015 View Comments by

The Best Fuel for Your Body – I like a Krispy Kreme “donut run” or a Haagen-Dazs “ice cream run” as much as the next rider, especially when it also includes a hot cappuccino or latte. There seems to be something in our human genetics that has us hard wired for sugar-laden treats and other […]

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Fox Creek Leather Hosts Fox Tail Motorcycle Ride

May 11, 2015 View Comments by

The Sixth Annual Fox Tail Ride – Fox Creek Leather, purveyors of high quality, made in the USA leather jackets and accessories, will host their sixth annual customer appreciation ride (known as the Fox Tail Ride) on Saturday, October 17, 2015. The ride is centered in Grayson County, VA, where Fox Creek Leather’s headquarters are […]

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AMA and Cycle Gear Team Up for Bike Nights Across the Country

Apr 12, 2015 View Comments by

The American Motorcyclist Association has joined forces with Cycle Gear, one of the nation’s largest motorcycle gear retailers, to launch bike nights all across the U.S. The bike nights will be hosted by Cycle Gear stores (of which there are over 100) so odds are there will be one near you. AMA members will be […]

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RoadFOOD: Wolff’s Den Café

Feb 08, 2015 View Comments by

A European coffeehouse and eatery in the heart of Ontario, the Wolff’s Den Café offers a variety of food and beverages from the old world. The café is situated right on the waterfront of Muskoka Bay in Gravenhurst. Here you’ll find handmade soup and sandwiches, espresso drinks, and bakery items to go with a variety […]

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West Virginia Wonder: The 2014 RoadRUNNER Touring Weekend

Jul 22, 2014 View Comments by

For its ninth year RoadRUNNER’s annual Touring Weekend was held in the beautiful Snowshoe Ski Resort deep in the mountains of West Virginia. The 300 or so riders and passengers arrived at the Expo Center at the top of the mountain on Thursday night. The crowd, consisting of a great mix of those new to […]

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Local Destinations

May 31, 2014 View Comments by

This one is a follow-up to the “PP Breaks” blog that was recently posted, and highlights the Honey Run Falls area located a few minutes ride from Spearman’s Restaurant in Howard, OH. I mistakenly listed Millville as the location for Spearman’s, and although the two are close, the actual location is Howard. I’ve ridden extensively […]

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PP Breaks

Apr 26, 2014 View Comments by

Now that I’ve got your attention, this one isn’t about what you think it is. One “P” stands for pie, and the other for petrol. Fortunately for me, there’s a place that sells both located the perfect distance from my house for an afternoon or evening ride. Short local rides are a major part of […]

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Thanksgiving Traditions

Dec 15, 2013 View Comments by

I have a sort of tradition of taking Big Red to my parents’ house for Thanksgiving dinner. I can’t always do it but this year “Aunt Cori” had arranged to spend the rest of the weekend with her dear friend Paula and Paula’s daughters Kristen (13) and Lauren (11). Hi guys! The fact that it […]

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Trans America Trail: Gas Stations, Gustatory Delights, and Surprise!

Oct 17, 2013 View Comments by

I must admit, as a kid I ingested a lot of television. I didn’t realize it at the time, but that fact is now proved by my ability to quickly answer obscure questions like, what was the Brady Bunch Kid’s Dog’s name (Tiger) or who replaced Major Frank Burns (Larry Linville) on M*A*S*H when he […]

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