Touring Tip: Taking a Passenger for Their First Ride

Feb 07, 2014 View Comments by

Friends and other acquaintances often see motorcyclists riding and want to join in on the fun. Before you take someone for a ride on your bike, here are my top ten things to consider: 1. Legal: Each state has its own laws that apply to riding with a passenger. For example, in many states bikes […]

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Precious Cargo

Jan 20, 2013 View Comments by

One of my favorite quotes is, “And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” By Khalil Gibran. Cori and I visited her stepmother Gladys last summer on a riding/hiking weekend. Gladys is a kind soul, a family matriarch much like my own […]

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One Up, Two Up?

Nov 23, 2012 View Comments by

First let it herein be established…I am a “Lone Wolf.” When it comes to riding I don’t want a passenger, and I don’t want to be one. I come by this prejudice honestly—years ago I was the passenger on a friend’s 305 Honda when he rear-ended a car at a stop sign. Nobody was actually […]

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