BMW Releases Pricing for New R 1200 GS

Feb 21, 2013 View Comments by

Well, the suspense is over, we can now tell you just how many of your hard earned Washingtons it’s going to take to place a shiny new water-cooled BMW R 1200 GS in your garage. If you can exercise almost super-human self-control when it comes to checking off option boxes, you can ride off into […]

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Family Riding (Meeting Everyone There)

Feb 07, 2013 View Comments by

By now you can tell from my other posts that I am a self proclaimed “Adventure Hermit,” someone who tends to ride alone. It is not to avoid people. In fact, like many of you who ride alone I tend to meet more people when I am by myself. However, as a husband and father […]

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KTM 1190 Adventure

Feb 01, 2013 View Comments by

What a blast to ride! After several years of modest street releases by KTM, the Austrians hit with full force. The 150hp 1190 Adventure leaves little to be desired. The ride-by-wire system allows for specific riding modes to be selected and damping adjustments can also be made on the fly. Continental Attack 2 tires do […]

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Epic Adventure Under an Hour

Jan 24, 2013 View Comments by

“Honey, I’ll be right back, I am just heading out to get some milk for the kids.” These are words my wife would never believe. First, because I never call her “honey;” second, we have our milk delivered, and third, if I am throwing my leg over the bike the chances of me being right […]

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Mazatlán Mexico

Jan 07, 2013 View Comments by

This photo brings back so many memories for me. The year was 2007 and I was in Mazatlán Mexico on my first big solo motorcycle trip. I was posting avidly on and my thread “Three Months on a Husky Te610” was really starting to take off. Upon mentioning that my next destination was Mazatlán, […]

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Errands and Adventures

Dec 30, 2012 View Comments by

The other day I was out riding in the rain on a cold dark day, just some errands around town. I’ve always liked the feeling of being warm and dry while all around me everything is wet and cold. You can only get a sense of the weather on the parts of you that aren’t protected, your […]

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AltRider’s Conserve The Ride 2012

Aug 14, 2012 View Comments by

When I got the call about an adventure ride in central Pennsylvania, it didn’t take me long to decide to attend. Organized by Altrider, manufacturer of heavy-duty bolt-on accessories, and Seven Mountain Conservation Committee (SMCC) the event was all about riding, supporting a cause, and making new friends. The SMCC is dedicated to the promotion […]

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Man and Machine

Aug 12, 2012 View Comments by

It occurred to me today that, at 47 and with a back condition that flares up on occasion, there are a lot of things I’ll most likely not be able to do that I’d always imagined doing one day. I was always a competitive athlete, and as I got older my focus went from competitive […]

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New World Ride Video

Aug 07, 2012 View Comments by

Colombian motorcycle tour company Motolombia has teamed up with filmmakers Ben Slavin and Andreas Munksgaard to produce an eight episode web miniseries called “The New World Ride”. The episodes follow the day-by-day adventures of eleven North American and European riders, including RoadRUNNER’s technical editor Ken Freund, as they travel around Colombia by motorcycle. Further episodes […]

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The Rise of Adventure Bikes

Aug 04, 2012 View Comments by

It’s no secret that the fastest growing segment in motorcycling is adventure riding. Fueled, at least in part, by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’s epic round the world ride showcased in the mini-series Long Way Round, the adventure segment has been growing by leaps and bounds over the last few years. Proving this growth, adventure […]

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When a Ride Becomes Something Less

Jul 05, 2012 View Comments by

We have all had this happen to us; we plan out a tour ride with a few friends, study the maps for the most interesting curvy roads. Check out the local sights worth seeing, even read some reviews of the best watering holes. We check over our mounts, top off the oil and gas, even […]

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No Farkle, No Cry

May 30, 2012 View Comments by

Are you waiting for the stars to align and searching for just the right farkle for a big adventure? Well, you’re probably the exact opposite of Jamie Robinson, who flew into New York City, bought a $200 motorcycle, and then set a course for California… The webpage of his epic adventure is as barebones and […]

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