Archive for January, 2018

Klock Werks Nomad Mount

Jan 31, 2018 View Comments by

The Nomad mount is a reliable option for keeping mobile devices secured to a bike on the roughest of trails. Razor-thin magnetic discs produced by iOmounts affix the Klock Werks mount to smartphones and GPS devices. Its rugged, flexible strap installs on any .5” to 2” diameter bar, and the design allows for 360-degree rotation. […]

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The 2018 Can-Am Spyder Display

Jan 29, 2018 View Comments by

Spyder riders of the 2018 RT, the F3-T, and F3 Limited models have a new feature-laden instrument display (in dark and chrome color options) to enhance their travels. Another new augmentation is the intuitive joystick mounted near the left handgrip, which ensures riders can keep their hands on the handlebars and stay more focused on […]

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Moto-Skiveez Performance
 ADVENTURE Tight

Jan 27, 2018 View Comments by

The new Performance ADVENTURE Tight incorporates the latest in bicycle-pad technology. It forms a multi-density scaffold from a single layer of proprietary foam which maintains support and cushioning while reducing rider discomfort. The fabrication technology also improves breathability and moisture absorption. Designed as a base layer and composed of a higher compression fabric than the […]

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Racer Tour FHH Gloves

Jan 25, 2018 View Comments by

Waterproofed with an AquaPoint membrane and lightly insulated in Dexfil, with special attention paid to heightening touchscreen reactivity to the index fingers, the Racer Tour FHH (For Heated Hand) gloves will keep you warm and dry. The insulation on the palm allows heat transfer for those with heated grips. Constructed in a leather and textile […]

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2018 Honda Gold Wing: Raising the Bar on Uber-touring Models!

Jan 23, 2018 View Comments by

Honda has finally unveiled its long-awaited flagship 2018 model motorcycle—the Gold Wing—and it’s definitely a looker! Lighter, leaner, and meaner, with highly sculpted styling cues, the new Gold Wings look more like large sportbikes than touring models. Along with this model change, Honda has dropped the F6B model designation from its lineup, and instead brought […]

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Sidetracked: Rain on an Old Tin Roof

Jan 22, 2018 View Comments by

Thunder roared in the distance as I ducked under the rusty, corrugated sheet-iron structure. I was a lone 16-year-old boy wearing a faded Levi’s jacket, tight, high-water 501s, and a white T-shirt. Three hundred miles into the day’s journey, my 4 a.m. departure was taking its toll. It was my longest day yet on a […]

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EICMA 2017: The Height of Fashion & Design

Jan 20, 2018 View Comments by

High heels and two wheels. Milan, Italy, is twice blessed. With February’s annual show introducing the best spring finery for women, it yet again becomes a world capital of haute couture. Avid riders more likely know that this beautiful metropolis is also in vogue each November as it transforms into the epicenter of high fashion […]

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Zen Motorcyclist: It’s Not Poison

Jan 19, 2018 View Comments by

My brother and I recently attended a cars and coffee event at SteelStacks, the old Bethlehem, PA, steel site. A gearhead from birth, he was driving a Dodge Challenger, his dream muscle car. I met him on my V-Strom. I had been toying with the idea of getting a new ride, and after hearing me […]

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Strider 14x Sport
 with Pedal Kit

Jan 17, 2018 View Comments by

Strider recently added to their lineup of learn-to-ride balance bikes for children and those with special needs with the release of the lightweight 14x model, recommended for children aged 3 to 7. Other beginner 14-inch bikes currently on the market weigh twice as much. Designed for children with a 16-23” inseam (a height range of […]

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Classic Roads: Virginia’s Blue Ridge Byways

Jan 16, 2018 View Comments by

The Blue Ridge and Appalachians are often referred to as the “gentle mountains.” Over hundreds of millions of years geological forces have rounded their shoulders and smoothed out most of their hard edges. The area’s long geological history and high levels of annual rainfall have produced a rich patchwork of green fields in the valleys […]

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Peru: Cusco, Sacred Valley, and Colca Canyon

Jan 15, 2018 View Comments by

  Cusco – the Tourism Capital The ride toward Cusco cuts through an open valley with farms and green trees surrounded by high mountains. Cusco, which means navel of the earth, is Peru’s tourism center and was once the capital of the Incas. We spend two days taking in the sights and taking advantage of […]

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2018 BMW G 310 GS

Jan 13, 2018 View Comments by

The trek began in the famously congested morning traffic of Barcelona, transitioning to wide-open freeway (where posted speeds are more of a suggestion than law) before venturing onto the serpentine roads that ascend the Pyrenees Mountains. Fast sweepers of glass-smooth pavement and tight twisties of choppy, ragged asphalt eventually landed us some 150 miles north […]

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Peru: Machu Picchu Express

Jan 12, 2018 View Comments by

  Today the curves start, and they won’t stop! At 1,640 feet (500 meters) above sea level, Nazca was comfortably warm, but 37 miles (60 km) of countless curves later, it’s more than just the altitude that’s changed.  At 15,091 feet (4,600 meters), we encounter rain and snow. If the weather’s not enough to slow […]

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City Escape: El Paso, Texas

Jan 10, 2018 View Comments by

Wineries, missiles, and views—this loop north of El Paso is a great mix for a short getaway. This city escape begins with a ride through a peaceful wine and agricultural region. It then tracks through a small portion of the fascinating White Sands Missile Range (ID and appropriate vehicle paperwork required for access), and ends […]

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Peru: Paracas, Huacachina, and the Nazca Lines

Jan 09, 2018 View Comments by

  December in North Carolina finds me itching for a change in scenery, not just to leave the cold, wintery weather behind, but to welcome a new adventure. A short, six-hour flight from Miami takes my mom (Christa) and me to the first leg of our destination: the Machu PicchuTour in Peru, where we’ll spend […]

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