Archive for April, 2016

Touring Tip: Touring Two Up

Apr 30, 2016 View Comments by

Part of the enjoyment of motorcycle travel is sharing the experience with others, particularly doing so with non-riding passengers  who are experiencing the exhilaration of motorcycling for the first time. Whether it’s a trip around the block or a journey cross-country, it’s important for a rider to properly prepare their passenger, their motorcycle and themselves […]

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The Joys of Camping

Apr 29, 2016 View Comments by

For starters, I suggest that, unless there’s no other option, pass on the RV parks. These places are designed for large vehicles primarily, not tent camping. As such, shade and grass are usually in short supply, and the distance to the restroom usually requires lacing up your hiking boots. When nature calls at 2 a.m., […]

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Lost Camera? How to Get Your Photos Back

Apr 28, 2016 View Comments by

With summer approaching and many motorcycle tours on the calendar, what should you do if you lose your camera on the road? What happens to the pictures and videos stored on the device? All of those precious moments captured and memories stored in a snapshot, lost to the world. With two billion smartphones world wide, […]

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So, Your Baby Wants to Ride

Apr 27, 2016 No Comments

Your “baby” is your son or daughter of 16-plus years of age—who will of course, be your “baby” forever. You feel very protective of them, and that’s natural. Unfortunately, you know too much about riding, and all the bad drivers out there just waiting to ruin their day. In your mind’s eye they are still […]

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Go Ride for a Cause: AMA Winds Down Go Ride! Month

Apr 26, 2016 No Comments

Every April, the American Motorcyclist Association highlights new rides to take as part of AMA Go Ride! Month. The annual event offers a theme for each week in April. After encouraging motorcyclists to ride with the next generation, ride the unknown, and ride with others, week four’s (April 25-30) theme is: Go ride for a cause. […]

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Honda Halts Production in Wake of Kumamoto Earthquakes

Apr 25, 2016 No Comments

In mid-April, a series of earthquakes as big as 7.3 in magnitude hit Japan’s Kumamoto Prefecture, in the center of the country’s southwestern Kyushu island. Forty-eight people were killed and thousands were seriously injured. Japan hasn’t experienced a natural disaster of this proportion since 2011, when a magnitude-9 earthquake hit the northeastern part of the country […]

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Behind the Scenes: Shamrock Tours—One city, four loops

Apr 23, 2016 No Comments

Those who’ve been subscribing to RoadRUNNER Magazine for some time will be very familiar with our trademark Shamrock Tours as they’re the cornerstone of each issue. From  RoadRUNNER’s very beginning in 2001, we wanted to create motorcycle tours that are easy and convenient so that our readers would be able to enjoy as many of the magazine’s […]

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KLIM’s Annual Cow Tag Off-Road Ride Celebrates Summer Riding Season

Apr 22, 2016 No Comments

To celebrate the summer riding season, and to support off-road riding and the advocacy groups that keep trails open, KLIM is inviting riders to participate in a unique event set in the company’s own backyard—the Big Hole Mountain trail system in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest of Southeast Idaho. The Cow Tag Off-Road Ride, on June […]

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Grizzly Reaches Australia, Heading Toward World Record

Apr 21, 2016 No Comments

Remember Grizzly? The Swiss rider set off in March on a ’round-the-world record attempt. After a lap of the Daytona Speedway during Daytona Bike Week, he made his way south through the U.S., Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Argentina—in just 19 days. The third stage of his trip involved a distance of approximately 2,090 […]

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2016 Summer ADV Rally in Colorado Targets Women and Families

Apr 20, 2016 No Comments

This summer, former professional motocross racer Pat Jacques and Power World motor sports will host a motorcycle adventure rally targeting women and families. The Power World ADVWoman Rally will be held July 21-24, 2016, at Flying Heels Rodeo Arena in Granby, CO, the event will include classroom sessions as well as on-range dirt bike essentials and adventure […]

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Another Reason

Apr 19, 2016 No Comments

After forty years of riding (if you count my early dirt bikes), I figured out yet another reason to swing a leg over the seat. Bird watching. Yes, you read it right…. bird watching. And no, we don’t ride around with binoculars dangling around our necks and bird identification guides stuffed in the tankbags, although […]

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TomTom’s 2016 Traffic Index: One More Reason to Take the Backroads

Apr 18, 2016 No Comments

Motorcyclists don’t need another reason to take the long way, but TomTom dished one up last month with the release of its 2016 Traffic Index, an annual report detailing cities worldwide with the most traffic congestion. Unsurprisingly, America’s largest West Coast cities took the lead in North America: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, San Jose, and Honolulu. […]

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Interview with Bill Dutcher: The Americade Man

Apr 16, 2016 No Comments

RR: You’ve had a very long and fruitful career in motorcycling that’s included racing, adventure touring, working for manufacturers, and as organizer of the eminently successful Americade event. At what age did that career begin? Bill: Maybe at birth. My career grew from my passion for motorcycles. I was a motor-head even as a child. I […]

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Review: REV’IT! Neptune GTX Ladies Jacket

Apr 15, 2016 No Comments

There are more riding gear options for women than ever before, and European designer REV’IT! is no exception with its recently released Neptune GTX Ladies Jacket, a premium all-weather piece. The Neptune features a GORE-TEX membrane that’s guaranteed to keep you dry, a GORE-TEX inner jacket that can be removed and worn separately—a versatile and […]

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Go Out for Adventure … Come Home for Love

Apr 14, 2016 No Comments

A couple of years ago, I attempted to create a mirror frame for my wife, a gift for our 10th wedding anniversary. While our anniversary is in September, the project took a little longer than I expected. In the end it made a nice Christmas present. I got the idea from a very talented artist […]

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