Christian Neuhauser Memorial Ride 2006

Jul 20, 2006 View Comments

Everyone here at RoadRUNNER would like to thank all the great people that came out to join us for the first annual Christian Neuhauser Memorial Ride. We met at the Village Inn in Clemmons, NC this past July 15th to celebrate Christian’s life by doing what he would have wanted us to do – go riding. The sheer diversity of bikes and riders was absolutely amazing. Christian would have been proud. After lunch at the Station’s Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway, different groups set off to enjoy a variety of routes the RoadRUNNER staff had laid out. Despite a few afternoon showers, the ride proved to be a great success thus cementing the “annual” to the name of the event.

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Beautiful Views, Dangerous Distractions

Jul 01, 2006 View Comments

During the five-year period between 1998 and 2002, the number of motorcycle accidents on The Blue Ridge Parkway increased over 60 percent. When Chief Parks Ranger John Garrison cited that statistic, he prefaced it by saying they had noticed a significant rise in accidents. But 60 percent isn’t significant, it’s catastrophic. And most of those […]

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Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club National Meet

Jul 01, 2006 View Comments

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, is a freaky place.Your average city is a place where history happens in the course of incidents inevitably occurring over the duration of time. But Oak Ridge is a place created specifically to make history. Big history. History that mankind will remember for as long as man exists. History that changed the […]

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Welcome To Beemerville!

May 01, 2006 View Comments

The Lima Allen County Fairgrounds became the landing point for Beemerville settlers in 2005. Many questioned the choice of Lima for the rally location. After all, the Midwest is not known to have the greatest riding in the country. The roads are flat and pretty straight – usually not the first or even the fifteenth […]

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The Dark Side

May 01, 2006 View Comments

A gas tank miscalculation means I’m riding through the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest after dark. Dense evergreens crowd the road, filtering out any moonlight that might have squeezed through the clouds, and the dark tarmac seems to drain the brightness from my headlight. As I round a right-hander, the dappled rear end of a deer, as […]

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Vintage Motorcycle Mania At Mid-Ohio

Mar 01, 2006 View Comments

Set amid the contours of 330 tree-lined acres, the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, is considered one of the most technically challenging and beautiful racing circuits in the US. The 15-turn, 2.4-mile, asphalt-paved, permanent road course was established in 1962 by Les Griebling, a local businessman, as a place to indulge his passion […]

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Streetmasters Motorcycle Workshops

Mar 01, 2006 View Comments

If we’re being completely honest with ourselves, we all can admit to occasionally feeling the need to apply our brakes in the middle of a corner, or to cross the center line to save a turn we entered into too hot, or too early. As we leave the offending arc behind, smirking at us in […]

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If octane is good, is more better?

Jan 01, 2006 View Comments

Have you ever taken your baby to the gas station and decided to treat her? (I’m talking about the bike, of course.) So you pull up to the pumps and go for the highest octane you can get. After all, nothing’s too good for your bike, or is it? What’s special about higher octane fuel? […]

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The Benefits of Becoming a Scooter Commuter

Jan 01, 2006 View Comments

Back When Gas was 25 Cents A GallonAs a youngster I remember our car’s glove box held a little book in which my father dutifully tracked the gas mileage. Although gas only cost about 25 cents a gallon then, gas mileage was discussed among family and friends with an intensity that bordered on religious fervor. […]

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At the Sign of the Wolf

Jan 01, 2006 View Comments

When I started out in motorcycling, my second bike was a BMW 1100 GS. And since it’s routine, simply a matter of good form to do so here in Austria, I mounted a Remus Racing exhaust on it. What a sound! Before the Remus Company began developing and producing high-end vehicular components in the Styrian […]

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Not Your Typical BMW Emporium

Jan 01, 2006 View Comments

The San Francisco Bay area is unique in many respects. One that readily registers in a motorcyclist’s mind is that, for all its urban congestion – three major cities and a dozen smaller ones surround the bay, there are still amazing amounts of quiet, crowd-free, winding roads. Perfect for a Sunday ride and most of […]

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Cornercraft: Staying Safer in the Swerves

Nov 01, 2005 View Comments

The Hurt Report identified one of the most common single-vehicle motorcycle accidents as ‘a slideout and fall due to overbraking or running wide on a curve due to excess speed or under-cornering.’ Barring unexpected intrusions, mechanical failure or changes in surface, you should never crash in a curve – as long as you take care […]

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The Barber Vintage

Nov 01, 2005 View Comments

Which motorcycles would you most like to see? Maybe that first bike you owned or the one Dad or Granddad rode during the war. Maybe you want to examine a legendary, historic or a one-of-a-kind ride? If you could see them all in one place, up close and personal, would the destination be worth the […]

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EagleRider Motorcycle Rentals

Nov 01, 2005 View Comments

Logistics. When used in conversation, the word is often accompanied by depressing qualifiers (nightmare, headache, royal pain in the…), assembled references that essentially mean “bummer,” a term you shouldn’t have to use when it comes to your hard-earned vacation and riding time. We work hard all year for those coveted two or, if you’re lucky, […]

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Left Side Story

Sep 01, 2005 View Comments

A pickup truck (called a “ute” in these parts) is heading straight for me on “my” side of the road. For a long second I can’t work out what’s wrong with this picture. Instinct (the incorrect one) kicks in, and I push the Yamaha to my right, onto the shoulder. Simultaneously, the ute veers too, […]

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