Touring Tip: Keep Your Motorcycle Memories Alive!

Sep 08, 2017 View Comments by

Having photographed and written about my motorcycle travels over the better part of two decades, I often enjoy taking a trip down memory lane. I’m always grateful later for having taken the time to capture people, places, and experiences. Working for RoadRUNNER, we photojournalists must follow a certain amount of discipline in capturing our tours […]

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Touring Tip: Riding Year-Round

Mar 06, 2017 View Comments by

As fall turns to winter and temperatures spiral downward, seasonal motorcyclists all but disappear from the roadways. Except for possibly venturing out on the rare warm day, their backroad riding passion is put into cold storage along with their bike. This needn’t be the case, but gear and strategies must change with the seasons. Here […]

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Touring Tip: Choosing a Destination

Jan 10, 2017 View Comments by

At RoadRUNNER, we’re already busy planning our 2017 tours. With so many places to visit around the country and abroad, picking a destination can be a fun but overwhelming decision. Assuming you don’t already know your desired destination(s) for the year, let’s talk about how to figure that out. Below are some thoughts on how to set […]

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Touring Tip: Riding in Fog

Dec 29, 2016 View Comments by

How to Stay Safe in Murky Weather— Riding in fog—especially when it’s combined with rain and darkness—heightens a number of risk factors that prudent motorcyclists usually seek to avoid: Rider visibility of potential hazards, both ahead and from behind (like being rear-ended by a faster moving vehicle) is severely restricted. Accumulation of moisture on face […]

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Touring Tip: The Importance of Effective Wind Protection

Oct 31, 2016 View Comments by

The first visual clue that a motorcycle may be used for touring is the presence of a windscreen and/or other wind management devices. On the other hand, around town riders often eschew the look of a windscreen protruding above their handlebars. After a few months of riding my Suzuki cruiser back in the day I […]

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Storm Watch 101

Oct 26, 2016 View Comments by

Three of us rode out of Palm Springs on a coolish March morning—me, the Electra-Glide, and Doris, my chatty Garmin GPS. Cool is 70 degrees in Palm Springs, so I’d dressed in Draggin’ Jeans, an Olympia leather jacket, and summer gloves. I was heading for Idyllwild, the hippie town in the San Jacinta mountains, and […]

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Southwest Virginia: The Heart of Appalachia

Oct 12, 2016 View Comments by

What do two Canadians, a German, and an Austro-American have in common? They have all made the journey to the westernmost corner of Virginia in the middle of July to experience the Heart of Appalachia—a corner so tightly wedged between Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina, and with so much kudzu, that the German needed a […]

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Behind the Scenes: The Making of a Tour Article

Sep 13, 2016 View Comments by

In my experience, most memorable adventures start with either a bang on the head, a tap on the shoulder, or an unplanned detour during an otherwise well-planned ride. I have already banged my head yesterday night on the cover of my trailer. Now comes a tap on my shoulder, and this is Christa Neuhauser herself. […]

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Touring Tip: Make Time for Break Time

Sep 09, 2016 View Comments by

Experienced motorcyclists already know that riding is much more fatiguing than driving. On top of that, sore muscles often occur during the first few days of a long trip, particularly when most of a motorcyclist’s previous riding has been on weekend day trips. In addition to sore muscles, there are the environmental factors, which can […]

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Touring Tip: Five Common Sources of Motorcycle Accidents and Strategies for Avoiding Them

Aug 05, 2016 View Comments by

Oncoming, Left-turning Vehicle: This is probably the most common cause of motorcycle accidents. The driver of an oncoming vehicle doesn’t see a motorcyclist and makes a quick left turn directly in the rider’s path. Avoidance Strategy: First, it’s always helpful for riders and their mounts to be as conspicuous as possible, which is aided by […]

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Tour of the Week: Vermont and New Hampshire

Jul 31, 2015 View Comments by

Green Mountains – Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine is releasing a “Tour of the Week” from our extensive archives. The tour article, along with downloadable maps and GPS files, will be available for free, but only for a week! This week’s Vermont and New Hampshire tour comes from the Mar/Apr 2010 issue.

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