Touring Tip: Riding In A Proper State Of Mind

Jun 10, 2015 View Comments by

A Mental Checklist for Riders – It’s been observed that operating a motorcycle is 90-percent mental and only 10-percent physical. In addition, scientists tell us that we are not consciously aware of most of what the mind is doing in everyday life. Do you consciously think about breathing or making your heart beat or which […]

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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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The Lotus

Jun 27, 2012 View Comments by

I’ve always admired the symbolism of the Lotus flower in many of the world’s religions. The Lotus grows in ponds, its strong roots unseen in the mud below, and blooms clean above the water. Symbolically the mud represents materialism, the water experience, and blooming above the water enlightenment. I like the symbolism so much I […]

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Touring Tip: Spring Training for Riders

May 11, 2012 View Comments by

Spring has arrived and the “Regular Season” for touring motorcyclists is just around the corner. Similar to spring training for professional baseball players, riders need to make sure we and our mounts are ready for another exciting riding season. Here are a few reminders: Be All You Can Be, Physically: Practically everyone knows that riding […]

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