Why Take a Guided Motorcycle Tour vs DIY?

Jan 18, 2016 View Comments by

We came across this info from MotoQuest, one of the best motorcycle tour operators in the biz. We couldn’t agree more with Phil, so here’s some info for you to consider over the weekend and as you plan your next adventure.   You’ve probably wondered “Why Take a MotoQuest Tour Instead of DIY?” Well let […]

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Touring Tip: How Many Miles Per Day?

May 08, 2015 View Comments by

Too Long, Too Short…Where is Just Right? – When on tour I often get this question from my pillion partner at the beginning of each day’s ride: How many miles are we riding today? Sometimes, if we’re just letting the road be our guide, I don’t really know. But usually, I’ve planned the route and […]

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Touring Tip: Riding Cross-Country

Feb 06, 2015 View Comments by

An enduring dream of many touring motorcyclists is to ride their mount all the way from one coast to the other, or ride between the Canadian and Mexican borders, or at least to venture across many state lines on an extended excursion. Obviously, riding thousands of miles across plains and mountains through varying temperatures and […]

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Tour of the Week: Chattanooga, Tennessee Shamrock Tour

Jan 08, 2015 View Comments by

Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine will be releasing a “Tour of the Week” from our extensive archives. The tour article, along with downloadable maps and GPS files, will be available for free, but only for a week! This week’s Chattanooga, Tennessee Shamrock Tour comes from RoadRUNNER‘s Mar/Apr ’04 issue.

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Aug 05, 2013 View Comments by

  I’m back! I was gone, per usual, fishing for sockeye salmon in Alaska for the 11th summer in a row. It was a successful season with no major hiccups, except that it got in the way of my blogging for RoadRUNNER. Being away from the Internet (and society) for nearly two months every year […]

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If You Put Your Mind to It…

Apr 15, 2013 View Comments by

Here I am sitting at home in Lansing, MI writing my weekly blog for RoadRUNNER Magazine. I should have just picked a photo an hour ago, but I can’t stop looking through the pictures on my hard drive. The memories from my Africa trip are flooding in faster than I can hit the next button […]

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Touring Tip: Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

Apr 09, 2013 View Comments by

This month’s touring tip reminds even experienced riders that it’s always good practice to follow the Boy Scouts’ motto and “Be Prepared.” Because of the limited carrying capacity of most motorcycles, critical items are often left behind; I know, because I’ve done it myself. There, also, seems to be something hard coded into our DNA, […]

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I Got Myself Here

Oct 14, 2012 View Comments by

Cori and I have a lot of interesting conversations. We’re lucky in that we share a certain temperament and view of the world so when one of us has something to say, the other always knows it’s something we’ll want to hear. One night we were talking about the significant trips we’ve taken; significant not […]

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Touring Tip: Making A List And Checking It Twice

Oct 05, 2012 View Comments by

List making isn’t just for jolly old men in red suits. Making a list of items to pack for a motorcycle trip can be an effective strategy for riders who want to take only what they will need—and nothing more! If we’re honest with ourselves, packing for a trip is part of the fun, it’s […]

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