Packin’ the Mule

Apr 15, 2015 View Comments by

One of the biggest challenges facing motorcycle campers is simply finding enough room on the bike for all of the gear they wish to take. This problem is even more pronounced when camping two-up. Close to twice the gear crammed into less space can spell trouble if one is not careful. My wife always wins […]

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Insight Into Preloading

Mar 18, 2015 View Comments by

As those of us who ride know, motorcycles and cars are completely different animals. Each can be tamed, but the bikes tend to bite harder. We, the operators, have the final say on the safety of our machines prior to a ride. Without all the steel, belts, and bags of a car, motorcyclists are more […]

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Weekend for Two: Staunton, Virginia

Jun 23, 2014 View Comments by

Small-town Southern Charm Nestled in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, Staunton, VA, is a cultural crossroads offering a weekend of art, history, and motorcycling. The city is home to the American Shakespeare Center, the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, and the Museum of American Frontier Culture. Staunton’s quaint downtown features many buildings dating to the […]

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Weekend for Two: Paso Robles, California

Jun 21, 2014 View Comments by

Wine Country Adventure When you head on tour with your special someone, you aren’t just looking for nice roads and pretty views; you’re on the hunt for a place where you can relax, unwind, and enjoy some quality time together. That’s just what you’ll find in Paso Robles, CA. Conveniently located midway between San Francisco […]

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Weekend for Two: Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Jun 15, 2014 View Comments by

Mountain Riding and Relaxation Known as “The Little Switzerland of America,” Eureka Springs, AR, offers the perfect escape for couples looking for a romantic getaway to another time. The town gets its name, and much of its history, from a nearby spring that was reputed to hold special healing powers. When word spread about the […]

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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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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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G’Day USA: An Australian Couple Tours America Part Two

Dec 30, 2013 View Comments by

Needless to say Mother Nature doesn’t take a vacation simply because a nice Aussie couple does, and as you would expect, Trevor and Kaye rode through nearly every form of weather you can imagine; driving rain, hail, hot humidity, frigid cold, dust storms, and, well, you get the idea. To say they narrowly avoided a […]

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Let’s Just Ride

Sep 01, 2013 View Comments by

Cori and I currently live about an hour and a half apart, I in southeastern Pennsylvania. and she in New Jersey just across the Commodore Barry Bridge from Philadelphia. Occasionally I’ll commute to work on the bike, bags packed, and head to her house for the weekend. I have to ride the Pennsylvania turnpike, the […]

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Character

Apr 21, 2013 View Comments by

I recently watched a 2011 Oscar winning documentary called Undefeated which is about the Manassas Tigers high school football team from Memphis, TN. and their coach Bill Courtney who struggles to teach his players something they can carry with them into life long after football is over. There’s a scene in which coach Courtney says: […]

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Precious Cargo

Jan 20, 2013 View Comments by

One of my favorite quotes is, “And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” By Khalil Gibran. Cori and I visited her stepmother Gladys last summer on a riding/hiking weekend. Gladys is a kind soul, a family matriarch much like my own […]

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Touring Tip: Touring Two Up

Mar 13, 2012 View Comments by

Part of the enjoyment of motorcycle travel is sharing the experience with others, particularly doing so with non-riding passengers  who are experiencing the exhilaration of motorcycling for the first time. Whether it’s a trip around the block or a journey cross-country, it’s important for a rider to properly prepare their passenger, their motorcycle and themselves […]

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