City Escape: Jacksonville, Florida

Jun 16, 2015 View Comments by

A Retreat to Southern Georgia – The low-lying coastal region surrounding Florida’s largest city isn’t home to lots of curves that many motorcyclists crave. However, what a rider will find along this day ride from the city are lovely little seaside towns, southern swamps, and quiet rural communities to give one a much-needed break from […]

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When the Destination is a Journey: Riding to the Rails

Mar 16, 2015 View Comments by

Yes, the title is a flip on the motorcycling truism, “It’s the journey not the destination.” However, if you’re like me, you want the time spent off the bike to hold some adventure as well. Punctuating a day’s ride with an intriguing endgame is part of planning a memorable tour. I recently took a ride […]

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Riding for a Cause

Nov 13, 2014 View Comments by

I recently crossed paths with a couple of motorcyclists who are using their passion for riding to bring attention to the plight(s) of others. John Nomad (how is that for a name?) is traveling around the world by way of two wheels in an effort to draw support for orphans in Zambia. I met John […]

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Liz Jansen Embarks on Two-Wheeled Spiritual Quest

Jul 28, 2014 View Comments by

Liz Jansen, author of Women, Motorcycles and the Road to Empowerment and Life Lessons From Motorcycles has big plans for her 60th year. On August 4th she intends to depart on a long distance motorcycle journey on her Yamaha Super Ténéré that will take her from Canada to Chile. Along the way she’ll be posting […]

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Interview with Grant & Susan Johnson of Horizons Unlimited: The Long Version

Jan 02, 2014 View Comments by

Editor’s note: This interview was featured in the Jan/Feb ’14 issue of RoadRUNNER. To make the text fit within the space constraints of the magazine we had to cut it down quite a bit. Here is the full-length text from the interview. “Inspiration, information, and connection” is the motto for Horizons Unlimited and its founders, […]

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Book Review: Anxiety Across the Americas, A Great Read

Nov 10, 2013 View Comments by

I’ve always ridden in all kinds of weather and don’t always pack rain gear so I keep a book stowed in my saddlebag for those times when I need to sit out a storm or just want to stop for a hot cup of coffee, get warm, and take a break. Generally my book choices […]

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Trans America Trail: Coke Oasis

Oct 10, 2013 View Comments by

For anyone who dares to follow the road less traveled or the road-less trail, not knowing if you are even going in the right direction can be both exhilarating and daunting. For anyone who has tackled the Trans-America Trail you already know that it can be filled with challenges including closed roads, privatization of land, […]

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Book Review: Red Tape and White Knuckles

Aug 23, 2013 View Comments by

These days motorcycle adventure logs are starting to become a dime a dozen. At one time circumnavigating the globe, or even crossing a continent, on a motorcycle was akin to summiting Mt. Everest. Now, much like Everest, the adventure has been at least somewhat commercialized (though it’s by no means easy). That’s why Lois Pryce’s […]

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If You Put Your Mind to It…

Apr 15, 2013 View Comments by

Here I am sitting at home in Lansing, MI writing my weekly blog for RoadRUNNER Magazine. I should have just picked a photo an hour ago, but I can’t stop looking through the pictures on my hard drive. The memories from my Africa trip are flooding in faster than I can hit the next button […]

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