Blog Section: Bonus Content

Pure Riding Fun on Royal Enfields: The Simple Life

Apr 21, 2020 View Comments by

We get lots of bikes at the office, both big and small, but there’s something unique about these … maybe it’s their styling or their simplicity—but they remind us of the bikes we grew up on. Here’s a few videos and tour articles that take you along for the ride, plus a couple riding tests […]

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Your Mindset Can Affect Your Health

Apr 16, 2020 View Comments by

  The world is experiencing an unprecedented situation as COVID-19 continues to surge in numbers. Government officials are scrambling to find ways to flatten the curve of the virus, but with no clear treatment, vaccine, or even knowledge of whether the virus will lose steam during summer months, the weight of reducing the spread and […]

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Motorcycle Videos For Inspiration and Entertainment

Mar 26, 2020 View Comments by

While we might be practicing social distancing, that doesn’t mean we can’t still go out and enjoy a nice ride! In fact, motorcycling is scientifically proven to be good for the mind and body. But when you are spending time inside, we have an excellent collection of tour videos to help supplement your appetite for […]

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Unusual Destinations: Superman’s Hometown

Mar 02, 2020 View Comments by

Virtually everyone knows that when the mythical Superman became an adult he worked for the Daily Planet newspaper in the city of Metropolis. But where was Metropolis located, exactly? In 1972 the Illinois State Legislature passed a resolution declaring that Metropolis, IL is the “Hometown of Superman.” Although the name “Metropolis” suggests a large city, […]

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Reader Photo Spotlight: 500,000 Miles of Smiles

Jan 31, 2020 View Comments by

We love riding and scenic photos, but we had to highlight this shot of 78-year-old Floridian Phil Steiner’s 2015 Honda Gold Wing odometer (taken by Kenton Kloos on December 17, 2019). He racked up 500,000 miles in just five years! Now that’s some serious riding. We’re inspired! Your turn! How many miles have you racked […]

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Unusual Destinations: Ship’s Bell from the Edmund Fitzgerald

Jan 28, 2020 View Comments by

When it was launched in 1958, the SS Edmund Fitzgerald was the largest freighter sailing the Great Lakes. But shortly after 7:10 pm on Nov. 10, 1975, disaster struck the mighty ship. The entire crew of 29 was lost when a severe storm, with waves up to 35 feet high, sent the ship to the […]

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Reader Photo Spotlight: Southern Utah

Jan 15, 2020 View Comments by

We love to see tour photos from our readers, especially when the trip was inspired by one of our articles. These beautiful photos were taken by Michael Gros, who, inspired by Uwe Krauss’ Utah and Arizona article featured in the March/April 2010, decided to escape the brutal Canadian winter and take his own version of […]

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Happy Holidays!

Dec 25, 2019 View Comments by

Happy Holidays! We wish you a wonderful Christmas filled with cheer as you celebrate with friends and loved ones! On Donner, on Blitzen, on Dasher, on Prancer All we wish for Christmas Is that the riding season come faster With new destinations, new bikes, and lots of new gear Here’s to a happy holiday season […]

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General Grant Tree: The Nation’s Christmas Tree

Dec 23, 2019 View Comments by

By now, most people throughout the country have put up a Christmas tree in celebration of the upcoming holiday. It’s only fitting that we highlight the General Grant Tree, in Kings Canyon National Park, which was dedicated in April 1926 as the National Christmas Tree. The Nation’s Christmas Tree was named after Ulysses S. Grant […]

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Brazil: Monstrous Metropolis to Waterfall Wonder

Oct 11, 2019 View Comments by

Touring Brazil by motorcycle for nearly three months was an unforgettable experience. After visiting a variety of towns along the coast, it was time for a break in beach town Arraial do Cabo. Next on the agenda: Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Curitiba. My riding partner, Lia, and I left the dusty, sandy roads […]

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Touring West Virginia’s Coal Heritage Trail

Sep 25, 2019 View Comments by

The Coal Heritage Trail is a National Scenic Byway that takes you along 187 rugged miles of scenic industrial heritage, where thousands of hard-working miners labored to produce the coal that helped create modern America. The story of the southern West Virginia “smokeless” coalfields is a remarkable legacy of working-class culture, industrial might, racial and […]

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Unusual Destinations: River Pirate Hideout – Cave-in-Rock, Illinois

Aug 29, 2019 View Comments by

Carved out of a bluff on the Ohio River in southern Illinois is a reminder of the dark side of America’s early years. This 55-foot-wide cave was a tempting stop for pioneers traveling down the river. With the implied promise of food, supplies or directions, the unsuspecting were lured ashore. But that led to their […]

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Life Lessons and Inspiration For Motorcyclists

Aug 28, 2019 View Comments by

In this 48-page collection of essays, Waypoints, Volume I: Zen Motorcyclist, motojournalist Bud Miller touchingly and eloquently shares introspections and lessons learned during his more than 200,000 miles traveled on a motorcycle. Although his writings originated from the metaphorical waypoints visited along his riding journeys, riders and nonriders alike will find plenty to enjoy in these […]

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Featured Destination: Central Montana

Aug 27, 2019 View Comments by

Where a rugged past meets a vibrant present, Central Montana remains an authentic experience unlike any other. With Glacier National Park to the north and Yellowstone National Park to the south, Central Montana is the perfect route to travel between two of America’s gems. With a light breeze and sunshine on your back, you can […]

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Unusual Destinations: Fort Smith’s “Hanging Judge”

Aug 22, 2019 View Comments by

Judge Isaac Parker, who held the bench in the Western District of Arkansas for 21 years, became known in America’s Old West as the “Hanging Judge.” During his tenure, Parker sentenced 160 people to death. In one case in 1875 18 men were tried for murder; 15 were convicted; eight received the death penalty sentence […]

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