In Pursuit of Wildness: Rocky Mountain National Park

Jun 22, 2019 View Comments by

Bear with me, as it’s been 1,200 miles since I left Three Rivers, CA, and the wild views before me are stunning. The Rocky Mountains in Colorado stand majestically before me. The Quaking Aspens tremble in the wind. The weather is mild. I’m on a “rocky mountain high,” and this is where this story begins. […]

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The Joys of Camping: Choosing a Campsite

May 24, 2019 View Comments by

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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The Joys of Camping Honey – I Shrunk Our Stuff

May 13, 2019 View Comments by

My campground neighbors must have enjoyed the show, watching the idiot, yours truly, wander over to a small coffee pot sitting on the ground, lift the lid, and peer into it every couple of minutes. They were probably somewhat bewildered as I poured steaming water into two cups, brewing some Starbucks instant coffee for my […]

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The Joys of Camping – The Romance and the Reality

Apr 30, 2019 View Comments by

The late afternoon sunlight lay scattered like shards of glass on the forest floor, as I knelt over the glowing coals to check on my dinner’s progress. I was at a heavily wooded walk-in campsite for the weekend, and my secluded site seemed a world away from the row of RVs and campers, a short […]

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Campnab

Sep 01, 2018 View Comments by

Trouble booking a camping spot because you’re simply too late? Frustrated that many reservations are canceled last-minute leaving spots unused (that you could have had)? Well, there’s an app for that. Campnab is a nifty little tool for campers to get alerts as soon as a reservation is canceled. Once you create an account and […]

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AltRider’s Conserve the Ride – June 8-10, 2018 in Central Pennsylvania

Apr 20, 2018 View Comments by

Don’t miss 2018’s Conserve the Ride event near Woodward in central Pennsylvania June 8-10. Expect lush greenery and thick forests, streams and rocks, and lots of camaraderie. We’ve joined the event almost every year, and it’s a highlight at the start of the riding season. Make sure your adventure-ready motorcycle is ready for the challenge […]

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Riding and Camping in Yellowstone: Mountains, Geysers, and Bears … Oh My!

Nov 20, 2017 View Comments by

As I press my tent stakes into the mineral-rich soil of the nation’s oldest national park, I am glad that I didn’t heed the impulse to turn around before even rolling across the western boundary of Yellowstone earlier in the day. The big jugs on my BMW R 1200 GS were getting hotter than I […]

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Review: Lone Rider MiniTent

Jun 26, 2017 View Comments by

I didn’t grow up camping. But I love to travel with the bare necessities, with everything I might need on my back—or in this case, on the back of my motorcycle. Lone Rider is best known for its MotoTent, a lightweight two- or three-person tent with a motorcycle canopy, but I wanted something smaller. The […]

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Cool Weather Camping Tips

Nov 04, 2016 View Comments by

I’ll take the crisp, cool days of fall, spring, or even winter over the summer heat any day, and nothing puts me in a good mood faster than strapping my camping gear on the bike for a long weekend. We found ourselves camping in Pennsylvania a while back, and had a great time riding the […]

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Stealth Camping

Aug 29, 2016 View Comments by

There is an art to what I call “stealth camping,” and as traveling motorcyclists, it is something that we have probably all done at least once. Camping along the road is often necessary for a variety of reasons. However, it does not come naturally for many, but it is a very useful tool. Using this […]

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Tour of the Week: Edgar Evins State Park, Tennessee Shamrock Tour

Sep 25, 2015 View Comments by

Touring on a Budget – Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine is releasing a “Tour of the Week” from our extensive archives. The tour article, along with downloadable maps and GPS files, will be available for free, but only for a week! This week’s Edgar Evins State Park, Tennessee Shamrock Tour comes from the Jul/Aug 2012 issue.

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Riding Loaded (Your Bike, Not You!)

Sep 07, 2015 View Comments by

Load it Up Right! – One of my favorite television shows as a child (and I realize this hints at my age) was The Beverly Hillbillies. The opening shot was of the Clampett clan driving down a palm-lined boulevard in Beverly Hills; an ancient flatbed truck piled high with possessions dangling from every spare inch […]

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Review: Sportz Truck Tent for Motorcycle Camping

Aug 11, 2015 View Comments by

A Tent in Your Truck? – Hold on. Before you give me major grief for ever transporting my motorcycle in the bed of my truck, hear me out. I pack my camp on the back of my BMW R 1200 GS at least 98-percent of the time. I can offer ample proof of this both […]

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Review: GSI Outdoors Micro Table

Jul 04, 2015 View Comments by

An Ideal Camping Companion – When motorcycle camping, I usually avoid campsites and pick a site off the beaten path, preferably with a great view and access to a river, stream, or lake. More often than not this means no restaurants are close by, and I get to cook my own food. All of the […]

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Combining Riding With Hobbies: Kayaking

Jun 27, 2015 View Comments by

Motorcycle-sized Fun – As wonderful as motorcycling is, there are plenty of other enjoyable ways riders like to spend their free time. Some like golf, others hiking, fishing, kayaking, or other outdoor activities. Some dabble in photography, art, writing, or different creative endeavors. Due to limited storage capacity, it can be daunting to incorporate other […]

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