Riding Courses Offered at RoadRUNNER’s Annual Touring Weekend

May 09, 2014 View Comments by

To sign up for either course, you must do so directly through their websites or by calling them directly: www.motomark1.com (919-637-0947) and www.stayinsafe.com (724-771-2269). Here at RoadRUNNER, we strongly believe that one of the best investments any rider can make is in the area of motorcycle training. Many motorcyclists conclude their riding instruction with the MSF’s Basic […]

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Aerostich Pop Up Event Coming to North Carolina

Mar 28, 2014 View Comments by

For five days in April Aerostich is bringing their unique set of motorcycling wares down to the southern city of Raleigh, NC. The event will take place from April 9th through 13th 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will feature the Minnesota based company’s latest and greatest gear including the new Roadcrafter 3 and Roadcrafter […]

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Winter’s No Fun (OK, Maybe a Little)

Mar 15, 2014 View Comments by

Anyone else ever notice how inviting the photos of other riders on a winter outing are? The Aerostich catalog often features winter riding photos on the cover, and I usually head into the season with a firm resolve to ride regularly so long as the roads aren’t covered with salt or patches of ice and […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Feb 14, 2014 View Comments by

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Motorcycles can be romantic too!   Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!   Want to receive free Touring Tips, reviews, deals and contests, and additional content? Sign up for your free newsletter now!

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I Dislike Winter

Feb 12, 2014 View Comments by

I am sorry. I tried to get through this season without my yearly rant against Mother Nature, but this year “mother” has been downright mean! Throughout this country we have been in a snowy deep freeze. If it isn’t snow, and 30 degree below zero weather, it’s ice, wind, sleet, and power outages—sometimes all in […]

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Touring Tip: Taking a Passenger for Their First Ride

Feb 07, 2014 View Comments by

Friends and other acquaintances often see motorcyclists riding and want to join in on the fun. Before you take someone for a ride on your bike, here are my top ten things to consider: 1. Legal: Each state has its own laws that apply to riding with a passenger. For example, in many states bikes […]

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RPM Management: A Lesson in Safe Riding

Feb 04, 2014 View Comments by

Motorcycle shows can be sensory overload in the most positive way. Of course, there are visual treats in the form of gleaming new motorcycles and graphically scintillating gear. There is the tactile pleasure of straddling those bikes and hearing the sweet rumble of the engines in the test-ride staging area. There is the mixed aroma […]

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Easy Like Monday Morning

Feb 02, 2014 View Comments by

Cori and I both started new jobs recently and with that come changes to schedules, new responsibilities, routines, and pressures. She mentioned during a recent conversation that at lunch she’ll find an empty cubicle where the sun pours in and take time to consider all she has to be thankful for. It struck me as […]

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That Sixth Sense

Jan 22, 2014 View Comments by

Since the start of winter and my recovery (which, by the way, is going fine) I have found myself in the unfamiliar position of passenger, while my wife drives. What I have noticed is that either I have become the world’s worst back seat driver, or I have developed a sixth sense. Logically, I assume […]

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Back Roads and Buggy Tracks

Jan 18, 2014 View Comments by

Try as we might, the “grass is greener somewhere else” syndrome is hard to shake, and we often overlook some very interesting local attractions while focusing on distant destinations. Such was the case for me with Ohio’s rural Amish community centered in the Millersburg area. Although we had visited Millersburg and some of the surrounding […]

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Wrong Bike, Right Road (Or Vice Versa)

Dec 14, 2013 View Comments by

When on RoadRUNNER tours, we occasionally get a route surprise thrown at us, and sometimes the road/bike combination puts us in a bit of a predicament. Before I began writing for the magazine, I assumed that the routes were somehow completely previewed before being ridden for an article. In reality, while a great deal of […]

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Review: Rukka Armas Jacket and Pants

Dec 09, 2013 View Comments by

I first saw this combo on Uwe Krauss (world traveler extraordinaire and guide for some of our European tours) while on the Grand Alps tour in June 2013. It impressed me that he wore it during a bitter rain shower near St. Moritz without getting wet or cold. Almost all four-season suits claim to be […]

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Review: Harley-Davidson Ranger Boots

Nov 29, 2013 View Comments by

Touring boots are fantastic. They offer great protection and comfort on long motorcycle rides, and many are, or at least claim to be, waterproof as well. Where their luster fades is on shorter rides, commuting for instance. For quite a while I wore my touring boots to work every day and changed into a pair […]

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Touring Tip: Just a Ridin’ in the Rain

Nov 08, 2013 View Comments by

Many, if not most, of us consider riding in the rain a necessary inconvenience when we’re caught out in it while going from point A to point B. The experience is frequently made more burdensome because of: inadequate riding gear, reduced vision of scenery and road hazards, loss of traction, increased navigational challenges, and fogged […]

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Collections: Motorcycles, Gear, and Friendships

Nov 03, 2013 View Comments by

I’ll admit it’s been tough to sit down and write lately. After months of focused attention on preparing my home of fifteen years for sale it sold in under a month, which left me scrambling to give away or sell the bulky items that I couldn’t take with me. It’s funny how many things you […]

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