Five Ways to Enhance Your Motorcycling Experience in 2014

Jan 07, 2014 View Comments by

Another year is upon us, and with it the opportunity to take things up a notch. You haven’t already broken any of those resolutions, have you? Plan at least one trip that’s more ambitious than anything you’ve previously tried. For some riders this could be finally taking the plunge into multi-day touring or dual-sport riding, […]

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Sand, Sun, and Speed at Cornerspin

Jul 20, 2013 View Comments by

Grit crunches between my clenched teeth as I stay on the throttle deep into a corner, common sense and my survival instincts screaming in protest. After a good handful of brake, I’m back hard on the gas headed for my next trial-by-curve. The results are a solid mixture of the good, the bad, and the […]

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The Overland Expo: Those Who Can…

Jun 29, 2013 View Comments by

“Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.” Being both a writer and a writing teacher, I have always taken offense at this oft-repeated adage. In the motorcycling world, the idiom is especially flawed. Motorcycle instruction is a realm in which demonstration is key, and imitation is the sincerest form of…learning. The Overland Expo is […]

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The Motorcycle Safety Foundation at 40

May 03, 2013 View Comments by

The two-wheeled careers of many motorcyclists begin with a weekend spent in a community college classroom and parking lot taking their Basic Rider Course from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Over the past 40 years this introduction to motorcycling has become a pivotal right of passage for aspiring motorcyclists across the country. The MSF is a […]

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MotoMark 1: Gaining Confidence

Apr 20, 2013 View Comments by

Motorcycling, like most anything worth doing, requires multiple investments. There are the obvious financial expenditures— the bike itself, insurance, gas, gear, tires, maintenance—as well as the actual riding. All in all, we pour a lot of time, money, and energy into the sport we love, and we’re more than happy to do it. But there’s […]

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Heading Off-Road at RoadRUNNER’s Touring Weekend

Mar 27, 2013 View Comments by

At last year’s Touring Weekend in Maggie Valley, many people were interested in dual-sport riding. They wanted to explore the multitude of dirt roads and trails that the mountains of western North Carolina have to offer. Many did get to enjoy some off-road riding on our 54-mile dual-sport tour. This year, however, we have a […]

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Don’t Compare a Trike to a Two-wheeler

Jun 14, 2012 View Comments by

You know the saying, “You can’t compare apples to oranges.” The same is true of trikes and bikes; they may, in many cases, start life the same, but it’s where they end up that counts. I started out, like most of us here, on a two-wheeler, and still ride one today. But a few issues […]

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Stayin’ Safe Joins the RoadRUNNER Touring Weekend

Jan 20, 2012 View Comments by

The country’s premier on-street motorcycle training program is back for the newly expanded RoadRUNNER Touring Weekend with an expanded offering of its own.  On Thursday, July 12th, the guys from Stayin’ Safe will conduct a special one-day version of their signature Stayin’ Safe training tour. Participating riders will enjoy even more on-street, real-time, advanced road […]

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