NUVIZ Ride:HUD is a Heads Up Display That You Can Use with Your Own Helmet

Dec 17, 2013 View Comments by

There must be something in the water, because 2014 is already shaping up to be the year of the Heads Up Display, and we’re not even there yet. Hot on the heels of the Skully P-1 comes the NUVIZ Ride:HUD, a HUD that you can add to your existing helmet (as long as that helmet […]

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Wrong Bike, Right Road (Or Vice Versa)

Dec 14, 2013 View Comments by

When on RoadRUNNER tours, we occasionally get a route surprise thrown at us, and sometimes the road/bike combination puts us in a bit of a predicament. Before I began writing for the magazine, I assumed that the routes were somehow completely previewed before being ridden for an article. In reality, while a great deal of […]

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You Can Take it With You. All of it, With the Skully P-1 Helmet with Heads Up Display

Nov 09, 2013 View Comments by

There used to be a time when we thought of motorcycles as escape vehicles from the hum drum of the same old everyday. And indeed, some of us still view them that way. But modern life is finding ever more insidious ways to embed itself into our escapes, from Bluetooth headsets and GPS navigation to […]

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Trans America Trail: Santa Clause and Mermaids

Sep 12, 2013 View Comments by

One thing I have never gotten used to is seeing mountains to the south of me. Growing up in Connecticut, mountains were to the north where Santa Clause lived, of course, and sea level was to the south where mermaids roamed and our government kept a close eye on Cuba. This is the type of […]

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Touring Tip: Use Google Earth to Help Plan Your Trip

Sep 06, 2013 View Comments by

Touring motorcyclists are always looking for new and exciting routes to travel. From time-to-time, I will feature some of my favorite trip planning tools in this space. One of my main tools for evaluating a potential motorcycle route or touring area is to view it in Google Earth (http://www.google.com/earth/index.html). This highly sophisticated software possesses a […]

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Trans America Trail Journal Day 1a

Aug 22, 2013 View Comments by

As the miles click down closer to the starting point in Tellico Plains I feel the excitement and anxiety that comes with exploring a new place. I do not get this feeling when I ride on pavement, but the extra challenges associated with riding off road and in remote locations come with a little more […]

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iPhone Addict

Aug 12, 2013 View Comments by

Last week I was embracing the simple life while being cut off from the world with my lack of Internet and technology. That was nice and my “detox” felt great, but I’m back baby! My iPhone 5 is in full force, barely making it through the day on a full charge. Here come some examples […]

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Motorcycle GPS – No Batteries Required

May 16, 2013 View Comments by

Last week I had some fun with the concept of calling people versus email and texting. In fact, smartphones have to be one of the greatest inventions ever for travelers. Case in point, whenever I rent a car I immediately hook up my phone and turn on the GPS. Don’t even get me started on […]

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Pura Vida, Costa Rica

Apr 29, 2013 View Comments by

It is 3:54 am right now and I am typing this from Montezuma, Costa Rica in my $15 dorm room. One of my dorm mates from Montana just stumbled in from the bar. As he flops into the bunk over my head I realize it’s close enough to wake up time anyway. I need to […]

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Magic Along The Way

Mar 31, 2013 View Comments by

Last fall my buddy Stan led us on a group ride from Hellertown, PA, to Conowingo Dam in Maryland. The dam, which spans the lower Susquehanna River, was built in 1928 and at the time was the second largest hydroelectric project by power output in the United States (Niagara Falls was the largest). The original […]

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There Is No “Wrong” Turn

Apr 14, 2012 View Comments by

I love gadgets and gizmos as much as the next guy. But I have forsaken one particular moto-accoutrement that so many riders seem to find absolutely indispensable. Yep, I never have warmed up to the GPS. When I’m touring for RoadRUNNER, I have to use one so our mapmakers can have an accurate log of […]

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Geotagging on the Road – Part 2

Dec 08, 2011 View Comments by

In the last issue we discussed how and why to geotag your photos. In this segment we’ll be touching on methods of geotagging while you’re on the road. Writing GPS coordinates of a photo’s place into the digital file helps to present, archive and/or relocate the motive and put it into an informative context. Only […]

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