Blog Section: On The Road

Lost Camera? How to Get Your Photos Back

Apr 28, 2016 View Comments by

With summer approaching and many motorcycle tours on the calendar, what should you do if you lose your camera on the road? What happens to the pictures and videos stored on the device? All of those precious moments captured and memories stored in a snapshot, lost to the world. With two billion smartphones world wide, […]

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Everything Starts With a Dream: One Woman’s Motorbike Journey Across Europe

Apr 13, 2016 View Comments by

Weronika Kwapisz’s love of motorcycles started more than 20 years ago at the age of four, and in many ways was inevitable. One day a friend of her father’s showed up on his sportbike, and her father promptly placed her on the back, fastening a helmet on her head. Weronika, who grew up in her grandmother’s motorcycle workshop, rode […]

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Way of Ella—Three Mopeds Across the United States

Apr 07, 2016 View Comments by

Three German philanthropists are riding their vintage Zündapp mopeds across the United States to raise money that will help children in Vietnam who suffer from damage caused by the use of Agent Orange years ago. The war might be over, but the effects of the chemical warfare linger. One hundred percent of donations will benefit the […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Historic Route 66 in Arizona (Arizona SR 66)

Apr 02, 2016 View Comments by

What is It? Riding Historic Route 66 from Chicago, IL, to Santa Monica, CA, or vice versa, has long been a right of transcontinental passage for many touring motorcyclists. RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel has published several articles on riding all, or parts, of the famed Mother Road. If time is limited and riders want […]

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Touring Tip: Riding in Reverse

Apr 01, 2016 View Comments by

In between those looked-forward-to multi-day touring expeditions, most of us satisfy our need to ride with the proverbial weekend lunch day ride, near where we live. These are great opportunities to enjoy the camaraderie of riding and breaking bread with friends and new acquaintances. Once a particular route becomes fixated in our minds, we tend […]

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Project Bike: Triumph Tiger 800 XCx, Part 2

Mar 01, 2016 View Comments by

If the Triumph Tiger 800 XCx was a shirt, it would have a large tag. I needed an extra-large tall. Yet this motorcycle needed to be a real ADV ride, covering many miles, not a showcase bike. I wanted to keep it functional and reliable. The accessories were hand-picked by me, best of breed in […]

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Project Bike: Triumph Tiger 800 XCx, Part 1

Feb 29, 2016 View Comments by

Taking My Tiger to New Heights – I’ve been a loyal Stromtrooper for the past four years. Not the Stormtroopers from the Star Wars movies, but riders of Suzuki V-Strom motorcycles. The DL650, aka ‘the Wee,’ was a very reliable adventure partner. It took me on its back to many places, never complained or caused […]

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Aerostich’s ‘ZeroBelowZero’ Winter Riding Experiment

Feb 10, 2016 View Comments by

Aerostich started the ‘ZeroBelowZero’ riding experiment this winter with one question in mind: will an electric motorcycle work for everyday transportation all winter long in frozen Duluth, MN? Makers of textile-based clothing and gear for motorcyclists, Aerostitch is no stranger to riding in unfavorable conditions. Since 1983, the company’s goal has been to create gear […]

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A Photographer and His Royal Enfield Set Out Across the Globe

Feb 10, 2016 View Comments by

Before photographer Walter Astrada set out on his journey less than a year ago, he didn’t have a lot of funds, or a motorcycle. He also didn’t know how to ride a motorcycle. Since 2015, however, he’s traveled atop his Royal Enfield from his home in Barcelona, Spain, to Turkey, Russia, Mongolia, South Korea (by […]

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Carl Reese Breaks Solo Cannonball Motorcycle Record from LA to NYC

Jan 28, 2016 View Comments by

Riding his 2015 BMW K 1600 GT six-cylinder, Carl Reese of Santa Clarita, CA, broke the solo cannonball motorcycle record from Los Angeles to New York City in 38 hours, 49 minutes. Previously, George Egloff had set the record in 1983, making the cross-country journey in 42 hours. According to the Transcontinental Drivers Association, no […]

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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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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor

Jan 09, 2016 View Comments by

The Lincoln Highway was America’s first coast-to-coast highway. Dedicated on October 31, 1913, the Lincoln ran from Times Square in New York to Lincoln Park in San Francisco. The original alignment extended more than 3,000 miles through 13 states. After the Federal highway numbering system was adopted in the mid-1920s, the Lincoln and other “named” […]

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Evolving by Way of Motorcycle

Jan 07, 2016 View Comments by

Coolness Is in the Eye of the Beholder I was buzzing around town a while back on my little Honda 350 K5 when something started “blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind.” The sign said: Library Book Sale. Suddenly, a strange force took control of the motorcycle and before I could resist, I had pulled […]

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Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride

Dec 29, 2015 View Comments by

In 1916 the Van Buren Sisters were the first women to cross the continental United States, each on her own motorcycle. They became the first women to reach the 14,115 foot summit of Pikes Peak each on her own motorcycle. In 2002 the Sisters were inducted into the American Motorcyclists Association Hall of Fame and […]

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Free SPOT Trace with Rebate

Dec 10, 2015 View Comments by

Many of us are familiar with SPOT. Their Messenger device offers great peace of mind when traveling, especially when alone or in remote areas. Similar to the Messenger, the Trace device is mainly used to track movement, without all the buttons for predefined messages. It works great as an anti-theft device. SPOT Trace automatically sends […]

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