Zen Motorcyclist : Gently They Go

Jun 18, 2019 View Comments by Bud Miller

A few columns ago I was happy to announce my marriage to Dawn. She was raised in southern South Carolina, where her parents still reside. I had spoken with Dawn’s mother and father, Beverly and Jim, prior to our marriage, though we had never met. Shortly after our elopement, Dawn and I planned a trip […]

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2019 Sturgis Buffalo Chip

Jun 14, 2019 View Comments

More than 30 bands and entertainers are lined up for the 38th annual Sturgis Buffalo Chip music festival, set for August 2-11 and running concurrently with South Dakota’s 2019 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Keith Urban, Godsmack, Styx, Collective Soul, Toby Keith, Volbeat, Zakk Sabbath, and Reverend Horton Heat are among the headliners of the event. Known […]

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2020 Zero SR/F Electric Bike

Jun 13, 2019 View Comments

It’s powerful, fast, connected, and stylish: Zero Motorcycles has upped its game with the new 2020 SR/F electric bike, the latest model in the company’s lineup of battery-powered motorcycles. The SR/F is the most powerful entry yet for the California-based company, which has been making electric motorcycles since 2006. Both the standard and premium versions […]

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Project Healing Waters

Jun 11, 2019 View Comments

After publishing our fly-fishing tour in the March/April issue we received a letter informing us about a great organization with a great cause: Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, a nationwide program dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled veterans and disabled active military service personnel. The nonprofit organization teaches fly-fishing, including fly tying, […]

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2019 Indian Roadmaster Elite

Jun 10, 2019 View Comments

Indian Motorcycle’s newest premium touring bike, the 2019 Roadmaster Elite, is loaded with luxury features and includes snazzy custom paint. Promising the ultimate riding experience, the American manufacturer is releasing just 200 of the bikes worldwide. The luxurious machine is a real looker. Each bike’s hand-finished custom paint job—Wildfire Red Candy over Black Crystal paint, […]

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Spot X Satellite Messenger: SOS and Personalized Text Messages

Jun 08, 2019 View Comments by Yuval Naveh

With the new Spot X communication device, riders can send SOS messages, but now thanks to a full keyboard and display screen they can personalize content, too. Information travels in both directions, enabling riders to both send and receive text messages from anyone because the Spot X comes equipped with a hardware circuit that can […]

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Classic Roads: US 12: Montana and Idaho

Jun 07, 2019 View Comments by Jim Parks

This remote section of US 12, between Missoula, MT, and the western border of Idaho, is known as the Northwest Passage Scenic Byway. It’s a segment of the cross-country Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and part of the Nez Perce National Historic Trail. As the names imply, this route holds a special place in […]

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Trail Tech Voyager Pro GPS: No Rider Left Behind

Jun 06, 2019 View Comments by Yuval Naveh

Trail Tech is a West Coast-based manufacturer of GPS devices and gauges for motorcycles, ATVs, and UTVs. They have recently introduced a new GPS unit, the Voyager Pro, a successor to and evolution of their Voyager product line. The biggest feature that was added is Buddy Tracking: real-time group visibility achieved by broadcasting current GPS […]

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2019 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR America

Jun 03, 2019 View Comments

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more patriotic-looking motorcycle than the 2019 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR America. But the distinctive red, white, and blue bike isn’t just about patriotism—or good looks. The manufacturer calls it “the perfect blend of raw power, technology, and design.” Super compact and aggressive-looking, it has the technical features and […]

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City Escape: Vancouver, British Columbia

May 30, 2019 View Comments

A winding tarmac ribbon soaring from sea to sky through BC’s Coast Range into semi-desert, then back through the spectacular Fraser Canyon. Take in four climate zones! Yes, it’s a long ride, but it’s comfortably doable in a day as long as you start early. This local motorcycling classic is best from late May to […]

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Memorial Day: Honoring All Who Served

May 27, 2019 View Comments

Remembering all who have been lost in the line of duty and all who are serving our country today. We thank you, and we’ll never forget. A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself  – Joseph Campbell  

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The Joys of Camping: Choosing a Campsite

May 24, 2019 View Comments

I don’t have a problem with nice company. But when traveling by myself on a bike, I love the “get away from it all” feeling of wild campsites. No RV generators, no cell phones, preferably no noise at all, apart from nature sounds like creeks or birds. Location is important. I always look for great […]

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City Escape: Atlanta, GA to Northern Georgia

May 22, 2019 View Comments

A scenic jaunt through the southern Appalachians and rural northern Georgia, this route contains an abundance of natural beauty. The best times to go are April to June and September to November. Length Approximately 226 miles Meet-up spot Starbucks, 12330 Crabapple Rd, Alpharetta, GA. Lunch stop Hofer’s of Helen Bakery & Café, 8758 North Main […]

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City Escape: Washington, D.C.

May 17, 2019 View Comments by Jim Parks

A relaxing ramble through rolling Maryland farmlands and the Blue Ridge Mountains with challenging curves and scenic vistas. The best times to go on this loop are May, June, September, and October. Length Approximately 186 miles. Meet-up spot Starbucks at 14941 Shady Grove Rd (Fallsgrove Shopping Center across from Shady Grove Hospital), Rockville, MD. Lunch […]

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MotoBloopers: It’s a Bird, it’s a Plane, No, it’s a … MotoHero?

May 15, 2019 View Comments by Bud Miller

I’m sure I’ve mentioned in prior posts that my first bike was a 1981 Yamaha Maxim. The Maxim was impressive in its day, with narrow cruiser styling draped over a Japanese 4-cylinder. Mine was flat black with gold lettering and a missing air box, my brother found it for me for $400 back in ’98. […]

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