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Relaxing Oregon Motorcycle Rides: Exploring Unity, Oregon

Cornering confidence in Unity, Oregon

Rider Contributor
September 15, 2011

[This Motorcycle Ride through Unity, Oregon was originally published in the August 2011 issue of Rider magazine] story and photography by Ben Getz My wife Mari shows off her recently acquired cornering confidence from the track day she took. Not bad for a grandmother of four! What distinction does this... Read more »

Moonshine, Illinois, Lunch Run 2010

Moonshine long-distance sticker

Rider Contributor
September 8, 2011

[This Moonshine, Illinois, 2010Lunch Run Rally was originally published in the January 2011 issue of Rider] story by Scott A. Williams, photography by the author and Forest Aten Long-distance riders occupy a small but distinct subset of the motorcycling community. For sport tourers who enjoy 500-mile... Read more »

Panguitch Valley Balloon Rally and The Sky’s the Limit Rally Ride

Riders parading down Main Street in Panguitch, Utah

Rider Contributor
August 11, 2011

[This Panguitch Valley Balloon Rally and The Sky’s the Limit Rally Favorite Ride was originally published in the April 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Story and photography by Beverly Kennell The whole town of Panguitch came out to watch the bikers parading down Main Street. What do bikes and balloons... Read more »

Great Sierra Madre Motorcycle Roads in the Real Central Mexico

Tops of Sierra Madre Occidental

Rider Contributor
August 10, 2011

[This Great Sierra Madre Motorcycle Roads in the Real Central Mexico Favorite Ride was originally published in the March 2011 issue of Rider magazine] By Dr. Jerry Smith; Photography by Lynn Gilbank and Steve Milligan Ray, the trip leader, looks south to the Pacific Ocean across the tops of the Sierra... Read more »

Great Motorcycle Roads through Athena, Oregon

Hammer toss at Athena's Caledonian Games

Rider Contributor
August 10, 2011

[This Great Motorcycle Roads through Athena, Oregon Favorite Ride was originally published in the February 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Story and photography by Ben Getz Straining under the hot July sun, competitors give the Hammer Toss their best efforts at Athena's Caledonian Games. “Athena,... Read more »

Southern California Motorcycle Rides: Escape to Arizona

Skull Valley Garage in Arizona

Joe Michaud
August 10, 2011

[This Escape to Arizona Southern California Motorcycle Ride was originally published in the August 2011 issue of Rider magazine] photography by Chris Wykoff Skull Valley, west of Prescott, got its name from settlers who discovered bones left to dry in the hot sun. Living in the lower left corner of California... Read more »

Sport Touring’s Most Common Mistakes

Mark Tuttle Jr.
May 13, 2011

As a solo and two-up sport tourer of many moons, in my experience there are two mistakes many canyon strafers make more often than most. No. 1 is hugging the centerline in blind left turns. No. 2 is riding over your head in order to keep up with a faster group. I have seen more accidents as a result... Read more »

Better Shifting for Sport-Touring Riders

Rider Magazine
May 13, 2011

One of the more revealing ways to find out how well a rider shifts gears and manages the clutch on a motorcycle is to ride as their passenger. With no handlebar in front with which to brace yourself, any lack of shifting smoothness or clutch dexterity on the rider’s part (not to mention skilled throttle... Read more »

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