Touring Tip: Trip Planning

May 09, 2014 View Comments by

Last month we discussed ideas for deciding where to go and what to see on your 2014 motorcycle adventures. Assuming that’s been resolved, let’s consider the actual planning steps. Here are my “Four Rs” for trip planning: Research: Assuming that you don’t already know your intended destination, the route to it and the things you want […]

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Touring Tip: Spring Forward

Apr 11, 2014 View Comments by

Although it’s still snowing in some parts of the U.S., it’s technically spring, we’re on daylight savings time, and we need to get serious about planning our 2014 riding season. Last month I talked about using the digital cache of tours on RoadRUNNER’s website ( to plan a trip. Once a touring destination has been […]

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Touring Tip: Navigating RoadRUNNER’s Extensive Library of Tours to Plan Your Next Trip

Mar 10, 2014 View Comments by

It’s only early March, but I’m already thinking about and planning motorcycle trips for the upcoming riding season. As the snow piles up outside, it’s a pleasurable diversion to look ahead for enticing new destinations and exciting roads for getting there. As many of you may know, RoadRUNNER has a veritable digital bank vault chock […]

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Touring Tip: Use Google Earth to Help Plan Your Trip

Sep 06, 2013 View Comments by

Touring motorcyclists are always looking for new and exciting routes to travel. From time-to-time, I will feature some of my favorite trip planning tools in this space. One of my main tools for evaluating a potential motorcycle route or touring area is to view it in Google Earth ( This highly sophisticated software possesses a […]

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The Not Yet: Your Future Travels

May 23, 2013 View Comments by

Have you ever ridden in Istanbul? No. Have you ever ridden in Ireland? No. Have you ever ridden in Italy? No. Have you ever found yourself in one of these conversations? Being asked question after question about rides you haven’t done and destinations you haven’t been to? Do you find yourself replying—“No?” If you do […]

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Touring Tip: Planned vs. Unplanned Routes and Destinations

Mar 08, 2013 View Comments by

How do you like your multi-day motorcycle travel adventures, planned in the greatest detail, or completely ad hoc, wake up and go wherever the spirit moves you? This is a topic on which virtually every touring rider has a preference. So let’s explore the benefits of each approach. Planned: In our hectic everyday lives, taking […]

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