Blog Section: On The Road

Survivor Ride on a Kawasaki Concours 14

Aug 08, 2012 View Comments by

After a life altering motorcycle accident on September 25, 2005 that resulted in skin grafts on over 50 percent of her body, Brittany Morrow dedicated her life to promoting motorcycle safety. With the help of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, she has since founded Rock the Gear, a non-profit organization committed to supporting motorcycle safety apparel […]

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Retracing the Lewis & Clark Trail Across America – Day 6

Aug 07, 2012 View Comments by

Our expedition members were granted an extra hour of sleep by Capt. Parks this day—a most appreciated luxury. There was, however, an incident with a lesser team member that we need to monitor. It seems that Camelback, a small fellow who hitches a ride on Jim’s back and sleeps in the trailer, may have some […]

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Retracing the Lewis & Clark Trail Across America – Day 4

Aug 05, 2012 View Comments by

Today was a day of sights. Jim providing direct customer feedback to an errant gas station pump (yes, the pump itself).  Kayla saving us from a GPS induced roundabout purgatory. Fields of corn. Small towns, faded but with architectural charm. Some more fields of corn. Jim taking photos still clad in helmet and Camelback – […]

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Retracing the Lewis & Clark Trail Across America – Day 3

Aug 04, 2012 View Comments by

After touring the charming historic streets of St. Charles, we headed west on State Road 94, which is designated as the Lewis & Clark Trail and closely follows the Missouri River. The bottomland of the Missouri River flood plain is normally a bountiful location for agriculture, but the unusually dry/hot weather conditions have wiped out […]

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Retracing the Lewis & Clark Trail Across America – Day 2

Aug 03, 2012 View Comments by

Day two began with a visit to William Clark’s gravesite, a place of subtle remembrance for a man who helped open such a huge chapter in this country’s history. It was also a day to visit a first touchstone of the Corps of Discovery’s epic journey as we rode to the Lewis and Clark State […]

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Retracing the Lewis & Clark Trail Across America—Day 1

Aug 02, 2012 View Comments by

Our day started at 5:00 a.m. with a trip to Dulles Airport, just outside of Washington, DC, for our flight to St. Louis. What took Lewis and Clark the better part of a year to travel to the trading outpost of St. Louis and prepare for their two-year long expedition only required us a few […]

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Retracing the Lewis & Clark Trail Across America

Aug 01, 2012 View Comments by

RoadRUNNER editor James T. Parks will lead a small party of volunteers along a land route that generally parallels the 1804-06 (mostly waterborne) route of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson consummated one of the sweetest real estate deals in American history by purchasing the Louisiana territory from France. Jefferson chose […]

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RoadRUNNER’S Bucket List Roads: The San Juan Skyway

Jul 06, 2012 View Comments by

Location: San Juan Mountains in Southwest Colorado. Length: Approximately 260 miles Time Required: Two to three days, depending on number and duration of stops along the route Scenery: It doesn’t get any better than this Curves: Some of the most challenging riding in the West, treat this route with the respect it deserves      […]

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A Few Lessons Learned the Hard Way

Jun 30, 2012 View Comments by

A month or so ago, the time had come to purchase a new bike. Since I wasn’t looking for anything new, the daily scanning of Craigslist began. It didn’t take me long to find what I was looking for: a cheap, reliable, and fun highway cruiser in the form of a 2002 Honda Shadow 750. […]

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Western Alps Tour

Jun 27, 2012 View Comments by

Greetings from the Western Alps! RoadRUNNER’s Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Christa Neuhauser, and Contributing Editor, Uwe Krauss, are currently leading a group of American and Canadian riders on a tour through the mountains of France and Switzerland. Enjoy the views!          

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Three Rivers

May 29, 2012 View Comments by

In late April the club had organized a combo camping-motel trip to the Three Rivers area near the entrance to Sequoia National Park. Located along the Kaweah River, which drains a lot of the watershed from the southern Sierras, the area is beautiful and offered our members “country club” camping or full motel accommodations. The […]

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Bucket List Roads: Arizona 89-Alt

May 17, 2012 View Comments by

We’re starting a new periodic column in our newsletter about some of the best and most iconic roads America has to offer. For touring motorcyclists, these routes should definitely be on your bucket list of roads to ride before, as they say, you kick the bucket. Our first featured Bucket Road is located in north […]

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2012 Touring Weekend Pre-ride: What You Can Look Forward To

May 11, 2012 View Comments by

Last weekend Christa, Zane, and I met in Maggie Valley, the meeting point of the 2012 Touring Weekend, to test the layout of the routes, set lunch places, and make sure the roads are where they are supposed to be. Who knows, maybe they moved. Of course it’s a great excuse to ride in the […]

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A Guide to Visit Mexico

Feb 05, 2012 View Comments by

As noted in the companion article about my trip through Baja, Chad and I found Mexico to be an interesting place with good roads, nice people and ample security.  We had no problems, and I highly recommend to anyone interested, give it a try and not be dissuaded by all the negative television news reports.  […]

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Down to Mexico Part 2

Feb 04, 2012 View Comments by

La Paz is a tourist town along a very beautiful section of the Sea of Cortez.  Very popular with sail boaters the bay is surrounded by timeshares, condos and resort hotels.  Our hotel was right along the water, which has a beautiful esplanade that allowed one to enjoy a quiet walk next to the bay.  […]

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