Zen Motorcyclist: Wander Often, Wonder Always

Jun 01, 2020 View Comments by

The photograph that accompanies this column was taken by my friend Bob on a ride a year or so ago. We had planned a three-day trip to a BMW rally in Wellsboro, PA, near the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania (Pine Creek Gorge). It’s a beautiful area a few hundred miles from my home. We planned […]

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Zen Motorcyclist: Soothed Through Movement

Apr 01, 2020 View Comments by

When my daughter was little, maybe six or seven, I took her outside on a summer night and we climbed a ladder up to the roof of our house to look at the moon and stars. I’ll never forget it; she looked at me with wide eyes and said, “are we allowed to?” I said, […]

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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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Group Riding: It’s Either Heaven or Hell

Apr 12, 2019 View Comments by

Riding in a group can be an exhilarating experience. It can also be about as fun as getting a root canal. It really just depends on the group you’re in as to which experience you’ll have. As they say, one bad apple can spoil the bunch. And you don’t want to be that apple, do […]

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Cager Ragers: Hidden Dangers of the Road [With Video]

Mar 25, 2019 View Comments by

It’s probably not too big of a stretch to assume most of us have had a moment or two on the road where anger makes us want to go Redrum like Jack Nicholson’s character in Stephen King’s The Shining. Perhaps some of us have given into that anger on occasion. Not me, of course. I’m […]

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Sidetracked: The Kerfuffle

Apr 05, 2018 View Comments by

    At 125 horsepower and 125 Nm of torque, the BMW R 1200 GS can sling mud from its Shinko knobby like a snow blower in a Louisiana swamp. My pal Jay Rothstein sits unaware atop his clutch-less KLR 650, 12 miles north of Gypsum, CO. Afternoon rains have turned this section of the […]

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Closing Time

Jun 10, 2013 View Comments by

Today is my last day riding for most of the summer. Tomorrow I start a 24-hour journey from Lansing, MI to King Salmon, AK to be a part of the 2013 Sockeye Salmon run in Bristol Bay. For the next 2 months, I will only be thinking, “fish, fish, fish,” aboard my 32’ aluminum boat, […]

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Navigate the Road with Safety in Mind

Mar 02, 2012 View Comments by

The riding season is quickly approaching. As we anxiously await its arrival, take a moment to refresh yourself with a few biker safety tips. Whether it’s before, during, or after your ride, there are several things you can do to help make the road safer for yourself and other motorists. Before You Ride Always perform […]

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Motorcycles Anonymous

Feb 25, 2012 View Comments by

My name is Chris, and I’m a motoholic. It might be a corny sounding word, but I looked it up and it is legit – sort of. -aholic (also –oholic) is an accepted suffix that “denotes a person addicted to something”. For me, the vice is bikes, and it has been ever since I abandoned […]

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