Tour of the Week: Southern Minnesota

Nov 21, 2014 View Comments by

Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine will be 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 Southern Minnesota Tour comes from RoadRUNNER‘s Nov/Dec 2005 issue.

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Tour of the Week – Northern Pennsylvania

Oct 31, 2014 View Comments by

Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine will be 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 Northern Pennsylvania Tour comes from RoadRUNNER‘s April 2004 issue.

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Tour of the Week – Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee: Thunder Roads

Oct 24, 2014 View Comments by

Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine will be 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 Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee Tour comes from RoadRUNNER‘s October 2012 issue.

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Pennsylvania Dutch Country Cruise

Sep 14, 2014 View Comments by

What is It? Instead of just one bucket list road this month, we’re offering a whole location. The designated route follows a variety of delightful secondary roads through the Amish Country in Lancaster County, PA. Owing to their strict religious order, the Amish seem to have made time stand still. The route starts and finishes […]

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Seeing It vs. SEEING IT: How Do You Tour?

Feb 01, 2014 View Comments by

It’s interesting how widely varied the preferred daily mileage of touring motorcyclists can be. Some folks don’t consider it a day unless they’ve rolled over five or six hundred miles of tarmac, while others are perfectly content to cover a hundred miles as long as it’s engaging. I strongly favor the latter train of thought […]

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Blue Rim Tours Sponsored by RoadRUNNER

Jan 11, 2014 View Comments by

If you’ve been following RoadRUNNER for a while, you are probably aware that we operate a number of organized tours every year, mostly in Europe. Lately, however, you may have noticed that we’ve been referring to a company called Blue Rim Tours, well, that’s us. The name Blue Rim comes from RoadRUNNER’s founder, Christian Neuhauser, […]

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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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Book Review: Anxiety Across the Americas, A Great Read

Nov 10, 2013 View Comments by

I’ve always ridden in all kinds of weather and don’t always pack rain gear so I keep a book stowed in my saddlebag for those times when I need to sit out a storm or just want to stop for a hot cup of coffee, get warm, and take a break. Generally my book choices […]

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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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How to Pick a Hotel

Sep 02, 2013 View Comments by

I’ve never done a how-to before, and maybe I’m not the guy for the job, but I do know that I am happy with pretty much every hotel that I pick so I’m going to go ahead and give it a go anyway. As a warning though, I have picked hotels many times that the […]

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Detox

Aug 05, 2013 View Comments by

  I’m back! I was gone, per usual, fishing for sockeye salmon in Alaska for the 11th summer in a row. It was a successful season with no major hiccups, except that it got in the way of my blogging for RoadRUNNER. Being away from the Internet (and society) for nearly two months every year […]

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Part-time Adventure Hermit . . . Fulltime Dad

Jun 27, 2013 View Comments by

There is always an air of excitement when getting ready for a big trip. However, with little ones at home it can also be a struggle. The road beckons, but family does too. Several years ago when I was still a touring musician and a stage manager I missed my oldest daughter Sophia’s loss of […]

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