Archive for October, 2012

Bonus Photos: Colorado’s Grand Tour, Nov/Dec ’12

Oct 31, 2012 View Comments by

Featured in the November/December ‘12 issue of RoadRUNNER Magazine, our recent tour through the mountains of Colorado encompassed an almost 700 mile loop out from Colorado Springs and passed through such notable places as Vail, Breckenridge, Glenwood Springs, and Estes Park. On the tour was Christa and Florian Neuhauser, along with recent website contest winner […]

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Back Country Discovery Routes

Oct 30, 2012 View Comments by

Wanting to preserve the ability to cross large parts of the country off-road, Paul Guillien and Tom Myers of Touratech USA along with Rob Watt, Bryce Stevens, Justin Bradshaw, and Sterling Noren have created a non-profit organization called Back Country Discovery Routes. The 501c(4) organization aims to forge off-road trails across entire states using public […]

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It’s Never too Late to Dream: Part 2

Oct 29, 2012 View Comments by

Torri apparently had lived a very deprived childhood. As if life weren’t hard enough growing up in Philadelphia and becoming a Phillies and Eagles fan, her parents somehow never got around to teaching her how to ride a bicycle. So, our first task was to go out and buy her a suitable bike on which […]

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MotoGP 2012: Australian Grand Prix – Race Report

Oct 28, 2012 View Comments by

This weekend’s AirAsia Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island was the setting for not only some tremendous races but also the crowing of two World Champions in the shape of Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo in the MotoGP™ premier-class and Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol’s Marc Márquez in the intermediate Moto2™ category. Despite Repsol Honda Team’s local […]

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The Darker Side of Autumn

Oct 28, 2012 View Comments by

When I started riding I had no idea what the term “rut” meant. I knew there were a lot of deer in my home state of Pennsylvania but had no idea that they fought and mated primarily from Mid-October until December. It’s at these times of the year when deer are aggressive and on the […]

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REV’IT! Horizon Jacket & Pants

Oct 27, 2012 View Comments by

REV’IT is an innovative motorcycle apparel company that’s been around since 1995, and strives to make its products work well. REV’IT’s Horizon jacket has a nice stylish yet functional look, and matching Horizon pants are also available. Horizon jackets feature a new patented “Aquadefence” airflow system that consists of a special panel on each side […]

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Great Smoky Mountain Motomarathon

Oct 26, 2012 View Comments by

This weekend, October 27-30, 2012, the Motomarathon Association is bringing their distinct brand of sport touring to the mountains of North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia. Motomarathon is a new sport dating back to 2009; participants meet up at a designated place and time to receive their route map for that day. They […]

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Buying a Used Motorcycle? What You Should Know

Oct 26, 2012 View Comments by

Motorcycles are a big investment, so luckily there are plenty of less expensive, used bikes on the market. However, there are many things you need to consider. From accident records to service history, it’s important to take the time to inspect and research the bike you’re buying. Follow these tips for buying a used motorcycle: If […]

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Triumph Recall

Oct 25, 2012 View Comments by

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the regulator/rectifier on certain 2006-2009 Triumph Street Triple, Street Triple R, and Daytona 675 motorcycles may overheat preventing them from properly charging the battery. This could lead to the battery becoming completely depleted causing the bike to suddenly stall, which, of course, could be dangerous. Consequently, the […]

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Up North: Part 1

Oct 25, 2012 View Comments by

Up north, in Wisconsin, is anywhere north of Madison. Reason being, that’s where the land starts to open up and become more country. There are more bait shops than McDonalds and more bars than churches—it’s the north woods, i.e. a hunter kind-of-a-thing. Well it’s that great northern land that we are heading into, Door County […]

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HELMETLOK Enters Its Second Generation

Oct 24, 2012 View Comments by

No one likes having to carry their helmet with them once they arrive at their destination, but leaving a helmet with your bike could easily lead to it being stolen. Perhaps one of the simplest solutions to this dilemma is the HELMETLOK from Rocky Creek Designs. Basically a large carabiner with a combination lock, the […]

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Our Sixth Continent…

Oct 23, 2012 View Comments by

Reaching our sixth continent was monumental for us. Yeah—we’ve been on the road a long time now (we are in our 10th year) but Australia was and is a huge milestone. Reaching Australia has also been scary as it has brought home the fact that we are closer to the end of our journey than […]

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It’s Never too Late to Dream: Part 1

Oct 22, 2012 View Comments by

I turned 60 earlier this year and have been riding for over 13 years. I had wanted to ride since I was a teenager, but my parents wouldn’t let me. So instead, I used to secretly hitch rides to high school baseball practice on the back of my buddy’s Yamaha 125. Sheer exhilaration. But it […]

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MotoGP 2012: Sepang – Race Report

Oct 21, 2012 View Comments by

On a race weekend at the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix in Sepang that saw all three classes affected by the elements in one way or another it was Moto3™ rider Sandro Cortese that stole the headlines by grabbing his maiden GP title, whilst Repsol Honda Team’s Dani Pedrosa stunned all with a masterful display in […]

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Forgive and Forget

Oct 21, 2012 View Comments by

Yesterday I had a near incident on my evening commute with a distracted driver. Having been a commuter for the past ten years or so I’ve developed a knack for trusting my instincts and knowing when I’m about to be cutoff and in this case my instincts served me well. What surprised me this time […]

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