City Escape: Honolulu, Hawaii

Feb 10, 2017 View Comments by

Aloha, island riders. This escape from the bustle of Honolulu is a figure eight that features most of what makes Oahu great. The ride includes the can’t-miss twists, turns, and views of Round Top/Tantalus Drive. It also boasts miles of coastal riding and two passes through the impressive Ko‘olau Mountain Range. This is a year-round […]

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Farewell Maui

Apr 02, 2014 View Comments by

Must all good things come to an end? In this case, it’s true. My one-month temporary dream job being an off-road motorcycle tour guide in Maui is over. Oh, how a month can fly by. It feels like just yesterday that Mr. Mike picked me up at the airport in his F-150 on that hot […]

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Tyler Kinkade: Trouble for a Tour Leader

Mar 17, 2014 View Comments by

I’m not the best rider, I’d honestly just call myself average with lots of potential to improve. The thing is, I don’t ride every week; I don’t even ride every month. Yes weather (winters in Michigan) is part of the reason, and in the past finances were part of this equation as well, but the […]

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Like Father, Like Son

Feb 24, 2014 View Comments by

Robb and Kellen are a father son duo hailing from the mountain lion and bear infested state of Montana. Eight years ago Robb (51) gave up riding to instead wash the bikes and take his son to the track for races and practice. You see, there isn’t much single track out in Montana. It’s all […]

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Escape for Winter

Feb 17, 2014 View Comments by

I have managed to do what a lot of people in the north (and south) would dream of this winter. With more snow and colder temperatures than normal, riding a motorcycle, for many of us, has been put on hold. The weather this winter has been crazy. At my home in Michigan, over Christmas an […]

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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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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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Destination Paradise: Hawaii – Part 3

Feb 13, 2013 View Comments by

Oahu is not the biggest island in the Hawaiian chain, that’s Hawaii (Big Island), but it is the busiest. Oahu is home to Pearl Harbor and Waikiki Beach, the world’s shopping playground. It is also the most populated of the islands with a year-round population of 800,000-plus, substantially more if counting tourists. I was ready […]

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Destination Paradise: Hawaii – Part 2

Feb 06, 2013 View Comments by

The first thing to remember about Hawaii is that everything is shipped in, meaning it’s expensive. Just double what you pay at home, and for goodness sakes, remember “home” is the mainland, not the states. Hawaii is a state too, and the locals are quick to correct you. We were paying $50 for breakfast at […]

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Destination Paradise: Hawaii Part – 1

Jan 30, 2013 View Comments by

It’s been 15 years since I have been to Hawaii; in many ways it seems nothing has changed. The air is still charged with a sense of possibility, and the light makes shadows deeper and sunsets glow amber. Yeah, I really like Hawaii. I would live here if I could afford it, just think, 365 […]

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It’s What You Make It

Jan 21, 2013 View Comments by

I’m in Maui, HI right now dodging the coldness of Michigan. I have a couple friends who live here and have been urging me to visit for quite a while now. Just getting off the plane, I understood why. My three short weeks of vacation have already reached their waning portion, and I wish I […]

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