Sidetracked: If it Ain’t Broke … Give it Time

Jan 19, 2017 View Comments by

A Few Thoughts on Being Prepared – Murphy is alive and well, and he is nobody’s fool. Patient, cunning, and devious, he will get you when you least expect it … unless you’re prepared. We’ve been out here almost two weeks on the Idaho Backcountry Discovery Route. The sun is about to set and we […]

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Track Days: It’s All About Preparation

Oct 03, 2016 View Comments by

In one of the last issues, I enjoyed demystifying track riding in “Track Days: Myth Buster Edition” and trust that I piqued some riders’ interest. Preparation is the key to having the best possible experience, so I’d like to share what I’ve learned after riding with multiple organizers and on different tracks. Bike Prep Before […]

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Touring Tip: Planning and Preparation

Apr 03, 2015 View Comments by

With the arrival of warmer temperatures, snow is melting and it’s time to get out and explore new roads and destinations. Before leaving home, though, some planning and preparation is in order. Planning 1. Roads: I am an avid collector of moto-roads, particularly those that haven’t been ridden by me—but need to be. They’re identified […]

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Touring Tip: Know Your Riding Risk Factors

Oct 29, 2013 View Comments by

There are some similarities between the causes of plane crashes and the reasons for motorcycle accidents: it’s often a combination of factors, or risks, that cause incidents in both cases. And in both, the fundamental cause can usually be traced back to “human error.” Just as in doing a preflight check before flying your own […]

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Self Reliance

Jun 20, 2012 View Comments by

I’m holed up in a Dunkin Donuts sipping coffee; I got caught in a sudden downpour on my way home after a long day. It looks like it’ll pass and I can be on my way, but it’s got me thinking about how much we, as riders, need to be prepared for any eventuality. Sometimes […]

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