Touring Tip: Be Cool!

Aug 07, 2015 View Comments by

Keeping Your Body Temperature in Check – 2015 is shaping up as one of the hottest summers on record. When the effects of high humidity are added into the heat index calculation, motorcycle riding can be very uncomfortable. To compensate, riders must enhance the natural evaporative cooling process produced by their body’s perspiration. Cooling Strategies: […]

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Touring Tip: Staying Hydrated

Jul 08, 2015 View Comments by

Water: The Essential Riding Companion – Did you know that your body is mostly water? The average human body contains around 10 to 12 gallons of it. With high temperatures across the nation, we thought it would be a good idea to revisit the importance of keeping hydrated. Water performs several critical functions in your […]

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Combining Riding With Hobbies: Kayaking

Jun 27, 2015 View Comments by

Motorcycle-sized Fun – As wonderful as motorcycling is, there are plenty of other enjoyable ways riders like to spend their free time. Some like golf, others hiking, fishing, kayaking, or other outdoor activities. Some dabble in photography, art, writing, or different creative endeavors. Due to limited storage capacity, it can be daunting to incorporate other […]

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BMW Concept Roadster

Jun 03, 2014 View Comments by

At last year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Lake Como, Italy BMW unveiled the Concept Ninety, which later went into production as the R nineT roadster. This year, the folks in Munich have unveiled another advanced roadster concept based around their iconic boxer engine, this time the water-cooled version. Called simply the Concept Roadster, the […]

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Motorcycle Design Problems: Finding Out the Hard Way

Apr 25, 2014 View Comments by

Last year, on the way back from RoadRUNNER’s Touring Weekend in Maggie Valley (this year’s Touring Weekend will be in Snowshoe, WV) I discovered a quirk particular to my specific brand and model of bike. Over the long weekend I’d already racked up around 1,000 miles and all that stood between me and home was […]

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Cooling Vests: Air Conditioning on Your Motorcycle?

Apr 16, 2014 View Comments by

It’s mid July and you’re on tour. If you happen to be riding anywhere south of the Canadian border, you’re likely to get rather hot, especially in the south and west. We’ve all been there. The sun beats down, your eyes squint, and beads of sweat roll down your face. Your clothes are drenched and […]

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New Ferry to Transport Riders from Maine to Nova Scotia

Mar 21, 2014 View Comments by

Starting in May 2014, the Nova Star, a 528-foot ferry, will begin carrying people and vehicles from Portland, ME to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. A one-way ticket for a motorcycle will cost between $49 and $89 and its rider will get on board for $79 to $129 depending on the time of year. The nine-hour voyage […]

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Review: REV’IT! Summit H20 Gloves

Dec 31, 2013 View Comments by

Sport touring gloves should do a few things. They should firstly protect your hands in a crash, secondly they should be all-day comfortable, they should also offer as much dexterity as possible, and, finally, being waterproof doesn’t hurt. When I first put on the Summit H20 gloves from REV’IT! I immediately notice how comfortable they […]

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Nikon 1 AW1: Could THIS be the Ultimate Motorcycle Touring Camera?

Dec 12, 2013 View Comments by

A couple of weeks ago I posited that the Sony RX10 was the perfect motorcycle travel camera. I’ve changed my mind; the Nikon 1 AW1 is the ultimate motorcycle travel camera. And no, Nikon didn’t pay me to say that. Let me explain… For the past year I’ve been doing a lot of shooting with […]

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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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Trans America Trail: Crossing Unknown Waters

Oct 31, 2013 View Comments by

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” It finally happened. I have arrived at a place where I must somewhat blindly ride through or turn around. I have been hearing the stories ever since I left Connecticut of impassable water crossings, but this is truly the […]

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SPECIAL REPORT: Colorado College Students Consider Majoring in Ark Building!

Sep 14, 2013 View Comments by

Every adventure rider knows there is nothing better than a great water crossing. I know I love a good one. You can ride miles of slab and your frown is instantly turned upside down the moment you roll through a solid (or more accurately, liquid) water crossing. I admit big water crossings were my biggest […]

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