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Lawrence of Arabia: Legacy Beyond the Arab Revolt

Nov 04, 2021 View Comments by

Text by: Jeff Buchanan Photos: Brough Superior, Bonhams, RM Sotheby’s, JAP. Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence, better known as T.E. Lawrence, was a British Army officer. He became renowned for his role in the Arab Revolt of 1916-1918—which was chronicled in the film Lawrence of Arabia. The young, enigmatic officer’s exploits took him to prominence within […]

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World Tour: How not to have an Adventure

Nov 06, 2020 View Comments by

It was supposed to be a special day—the first of our round-the-world adventure. But all it turned out to be was a special kind of hell. Soon, though it got even worse… And fast. Not wanting to die on day one was the only thing we could think of as we chugged along a blacked-out, […]

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Pure Riding Fun on Royal Enfields: The Simple Life

Apr 21, 2020 View Comments by

We get lots of bikes at the office, both big and small, but there’s something unique about these … maybe it’s their styling or their simplicity—but they remind us of the bikes we grew up on. Here’s a few videos and tour articles that take you along for the ride, plus a couple riding tests […]

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Your Mindset Can Affect Your Health

Apr 16, 2020 No Comments

  The world is experiencing an unprecedented situation as COVID-19 continues to surge in numbers. Government officials are scrambling to find ways to flatten the curve of the virus, but with no clear treatment, vaccine, or even knowledge of whether the virus will lose steam during summer months, the weight of reducing the spread and […]

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Motorcycle Videos For Inspiration and Entertainment

Mar 26, 2020 No Comments

While we might be practicing social distancing, that doesn’t mean we can’t still go out and enjoy a nice ride! In fact, motorcycling is scientifically proven to be good for the mind and body. But when you are spending time inside, we have an excellent collection of tour videos to help supplement your appetite for […]

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Unusual Destinations: Superman’s Hometown

Mar 02, 2020 No Comments

Virtually everyone knows that when the mythical Superman became an adult he worked for the Daily Planet newspaper in the city of Metropolis. But where was Metropolis located, exactly? In 1972 the Illinois State Legislature passed a resolution declaring that Metropolis, IL is the “Hometown of Superman.” Although the name “Metropolis” suggests a large city, […]

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Reader Photo Spotlight: 500,000 Miles of Smiles

Jan 31, 2020 No Comments

We love riding and scenic photos, but we had to highlight this shot of 78-year-old Floridian Phil Steiner’s 2015 Honda Gold Wing odometer (taken by Kenton Kloos on December 17, 2019). He racked up 500,000 miles in just five years! Now that’s some serious riding. We’re inspired! Your turn! How many miles have you racked […]

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Unusual Destinations: Ship’s Bell from the Edmund Fitzgerald

Jan 28, 2020 No Comments

When it was launched in 1958, the SS Edmund Fitzgerald was the largest freighter sailing the Great Lakes. But shortly after 7:10 pm on Nov. 10, 1975, disaster struck the mighty ship. The entire crew of 29 was lost when a severe storm, with waves up to 35 feet high, sent the ship to the […]

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Reader Photo Spotlight: Southern Utah

Jan 15, 2020 No Comments

We love to see tour photos from our readers, especially when the trip was inspired by one of our articles. These beautiful photos were taken by Michael Gros, who, inspired by Uwe Krauss’ Utah and Arizona article featured in the March/April 2010, decided to escape the brutal Canadian winter and take his own version of […]

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Happy Holidays!

Dec 25, 2019 No Comments

Happy Holidays! We wish you a wonderful Christmas filled with cheer as you celebrate with friends and loved ones! On Donner, on Blitzen, on Dasher, on Prancer All we wish for Christmas Is that the riding season come faster With new destinations, new bikes, and lots of new gear Here’s to a happy holiday season […]

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General Grant Tree: The Nation’s Christmas Tree

Dec 23, 2019 No Comments

By now, most people throughout the country have put up a Christmas tree in celebration of the upcoming holiday. It’s only fitting that we highlight the General Grant Tree, in Kings Canyon National Park, which was dedicated in April 1926 as the National Christmas Tree. The Nation’s Christmas Tree was named after Ulysses S. Grant […]

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Brazil: Monstrous Metropolis to Waterfall Wonder

Oct 11, 2019 No Comments

Touring Brazil by motorcycle for nearly three months was an unforgettable experience. After visiting a variety of towns along the coast, it was time for a break in beach town Arraial do Cabo. Next on the agenda: Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Curitiba. My riding partner, Lia, and I left the dusty, sandy roads […]

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Touring West Virginia’s Coal Heritage Trail

Sep 25, 2019 No Comments

The Coal Heritage Trail is a National Scenic Byway that takes you along 187 rugged miles of scenic industrial heritage, where thousands of hard-working miners labored to produce the coal that helped create modern America. The story of the southern West Virginia “smokeless” coalfields is a remarkable legacy of working-class culture, industrial might, racial and […]

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Unusual Destinations: River Pirate Hideout – Cave-in-Rock, Illinois

Aug 29, 2019 No Comments

Carved out of a bluff on the Ohio River in southern Illinois is a reminder of the dark side of America’s early years. This 55-foot-wide cave was a tempting stop for pioneers traveling down the river. With the implied promise of food, supplies or directions, the unsuspecting were lured ashore. But that led to their […]

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Life Lessons and Inspiration For Motorcyclists

Aug 28, 2019 No Comments

In this 48-page collection of essays, Waypoints, Volume I: Zen Motorcyclist, motojournalist Bud Miller touchingly and eloquently shares introspections and lessons learned during his more than 200,000 miles traveled on a motorcycle. Although his writings originated from the metaphorical waypoints visited along his riding journeys, riders and nonriders alike will find plenty to enjoy in these […]

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