Bucket List Roads: Arkansas Routes 154 & 7 to Hot Springs

Aug 19, 2019 View Comments by Jim Parks

Exit I-40 at Morrilton, AR, and follow State Route 9 south to State Route 154 and proceed west. This route claws its way up onto a high plateau, which is named Petit Jean State Park. Visitors are treated to panoramic views of the Arkansas River Valley and the Ozark Mountains in the far distance. At […]

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Bucket List Roads: Tioga Pass Road (CA-120) [with Video]

Aug 16, 2019 View Comments by Jim Parks

This California state highway navigates over the rugged Sierra Nevada Mountains and, in the process, bisects Yosemite National Park from west to east. The surrounding landscape features pristine glacial lakes, alpine meadows, glacially carved valleys, granite mountain peaks, spectacular waterfalls, and an abundance of native fauna and flora. There are limited services along the route, […]

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Unusual Destinations: Paranormal Activity at the Pry House?

Aug 15, 2019 View Comments

The Pry House served as Union General George McClellan’s headquarters during the September 17, 1862, Battle of Antietam. As casualties mounted on this bloodiest day in American history, the Pry farmhouse and barn became a field hospital. Union General Israel Richardson was gravely wounded and taken to an upstairs room of the house. He lingered […]

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Continental: Trail Attack 3 [Tire Review]

Aug 13, 2019 View Comments

Continental’s Trail Attack 3 was first unveiled at last fall’s EICMA show in Milan, Italy. We attended the world press launch test ride on the lovely historic isle of Crete, Greece’s largest island. The new Trail Attack 3 was designed to handle the high demands imposed by the latest powerful adventure-touring motorcycles, and be more […]

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Featured Destination: Glaciers to Geysers – Montana

Aug 12, 2019 View Comments

Some of the most stunning landscapes in the world surround Glacier and Yellowstone national parks. Montana’s open highways, scenic byways and backroads of discovery offer the two-wheeled trip of a lifetime. The best riding under the big blue sky is found in Western Montana’s Glacier Country and Yellowstone Country Montana, where epic terrain and stunning […]

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Feel the Breeze: MachineArtMoto ADVance Guard [Product Review]

Aug 09, 2019 View Comments by Florian Neuhauser

If your motorcycle has handguards, you surely have thought about this at least once. Imagine a super hot day and there’s just no airflow to your hands. How great would it be to just open up the handguards for a little breeze? And then there are the cold days, when your heated gear is already […]

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Unusual Destinations: Southwest Ohio, The Great Serpent Mound

Aug 08, 2019 View Comments

In a remote section of southwest Ohio, a giant earthen sculpture of a writhing snake lies coiled on a cliff. The effigy mound, built by a pre-Columbian native culture, is the largest one of a serpent in the world. The mound’s combined three sections measure approximately 1,376 feet (419 m). Its height varies from a […]

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Michelin Anakee Adventure [Product Review]

Aug 07, 2019 View Comments by Florian Neuhauser

Michelin’s newest tire is called the Anakee Adventure, and it’s the fourth model for its trail tire range. Starting on pavement and ending more in the dirt, we now have the Road 5 Trail (100% on-road), Anakee III (90/10), the new Anakee Adventure (80/20), and the Anakee Wild (50/50). The Michelin Anakee Adventure comes on […]

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In Pursuit of Wildness: Cabrillo National Monument

Aug 06, 2019 View Comments by Bob Griego

The Pacific Ocean is jaw-droppingly beautiful as I ride my motorcycle along Highway 1 from Monterey, CA, toward San Diego. It’s easy to allow your imagination to run free along each curve on this scenic highway, envisioning sailing ships exploring new lands. Albert Einstein said that “imagination is more important than knowledge.” I think that […]

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Rise of the Retros: Motorcycle Hangouts

Aug 05, 2019 View Comments by Brian Shaney

It’s undeniable that one of the things we as motorcyclists enjoy about our passion is the feeling of freedom afforded by our two-wheeled (or three-wheeled) friends—the sense that when we turn the throttle, we are leaving our cares behind. It’s a time when we can focus on one thing—riding—and forget about work, bills, the lawn, […]

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Shoei GT-Air II

Aug 02, 2019 View Comments

Shoei has given the GT-Air helmet a design update and several new features: internal sun shield; improved ventilation, defogging, aerodynamics, and noise reduction; and the ability to integrate with the new SENA SRL2 Bluetooth system. Designed for the GT-Air II, the SRL2 allows riders to pair gadgets like GPS systems and phones, and of course […]

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Bucket List Roads: Great Lakes Seaway Trail

Aug 01, 2019 View Comments by Jim Parks

The Great Lakes Seaway Trail is  series of designated roads in Pennsylvania and New York that closely parallels two Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River through a region brimming with American history, splendid scenery, and cool breezes. Scenery: Expansive views of Lakes Erie and Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, the Thousand Islands area, […]

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Venom Steel Shop Gloves

Jul 31, 2019 View Comments

For those of us doing our own maintenance, good shop gloves are a must. Even during light work, other shop gloves often rip at the fingertips in no time, but not Venom Steel. They’re double-layer 6-mil black nitrile gloves that resist rips, tears, and punctures. Plus, the 9.5-inch latex-free and powder-free gloves are textured for […]

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Inspiration for Your Next Motorcycle Tour or Bike [Preview]

Jul 30, 2019 View Comments

The Sept/Oct issue of RoadRUNNER is coming soon! As usual, this issue is packed with exciting new tours as well as extensive bike and product reviews. Featured tours include: Lighthouses & History:  John M. Flores cruises along the Chesapeake Bay. Fredericksburg, Texas Shamrock Tour®: Ride along with Bill Dragoo as he explores the Texas hill country. French […]

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Scorpion Covert Tactical Vest

Jul 22, 2019 View Comments

The Scorpion Covert Tactical vest allows you to carry all your essential gear wherever you go—right on your body. Wear it over your jacket or jersey and you’ll have plenty of easy-to-access storage compartments. Made from abrasion-resistant 600D polyester, the vest has MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment) compatible webbing situated to distribute weight evenly across […]

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