Touring Tip: Riding Into Your Golden Years

Jun 16, 2014 View Comments by

For most of us our passion for motorcycling grows ever stronger the longer we ride. Older riders often have the time and resources to pursue their favorite pastime to a much greater extent than when they were younger. Therefore the lure to keep riding well into our golden years is compelling. But, as virtually everyone […]

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Five Ways to Become a Safer Rider

Jan 27, 2014 View Comments by

Motorcycling, for all it offers, involves danger. Most RoadRUNNER readers are veterans of the road who take great care to be as safe as possible. However, it’s easy to forget that there are also plenty of new riders who may not be aware of even the simplest methods of reducing their risk. Here are five […]

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Touring Tip: Risk of Winter Riding

Jan 10, 2014 View Comments by

We’ve recently been caught in the grip of a particularly cold blast of winter weather. So it bears repeating, from a previous Touring Tip, some of the additional risks of riding in cold weather. Here are seven worth keeping in mind: Wind Chill: As most everyone knows, wind velocity effectively lowers ambient temperature. The National […]

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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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Allstate’s Interactive Rider Risk Map

May 28, 2013 View Comments by

You’re most likely familiar with particularly dangerous stretches of road in your local area and tend to avoid certain places at certain times. However, when you’re in an unfamiliar place, you may not have the knowledge you need to bypass problem areas. That’s why Allstate Insurance created the Rider Risk Map. Allstate’s Facebook fans were […]

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A Heavy Monday

Apr 28, 2012 View Comments by

Monday mornings always rank low on the spectrum of life. Unfortunately, this past workweek began with a heavy slap of tragedy. I found out that we lost a fellow motorcyclist. I didn’t know Danny; he was a friend of a friend. I’d seen him around and we often exchanged “How’s it goings”. I wasn’t even […]

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