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Blog: Throw Away Mentality? Give it the Boot.

Acocio “Ace” Agostinho understands boots from a rider's perspective as well as a cobbler's.

Scott “Bones” Williams
June 21, 2013

Too often, things that just need a repair get thrown away. Perhaps the right parts aren’t available, or no one around has the skills and tools required to fix what’s broken. When the cost to buy new is small it may not be a big deal, but that wasn’t the case when I went to replace my riding boots. I’ve... Read more »

Adriatic Moto Tours: Part 1—Loose in the East

We rode from Ljubljana, Slovenia, to Graz, Austria, and had lunch at a restaurant overlooking this castle and a twisty road.

Bill Stermer
June 18, 2013

I am currently starting Day 5 of a 14-day Czech-Hungary tour with Adriatic Moto Tours. This company, based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, offers several tours that mostly cover Eastern Europe, the part that most Americans leave for later after first exploring the Alps and western countries. The company sent... Read more »

‘Bones, y’all need tars’ – Rider Blog

Other long-time and far-away customers of Keel Brother Motorcycle Tires came along for the ride when your humble scribe got new “tars.” (l – r) Chris McKnight from Ontario (via Scotland); co-owner Tim Keel; Bob Fortuna from Rhode Island (via New Jersey); Steve Efthyvoulou from New Jersey (via Cyprus).

Scott ‘Bones’ Williams
May 13, 2013

In just a few days I was leaving on a 3,500 mile trek that would include some of the best mountain twisties in the East. After giving my Honda ST1300 a careful once-over, I felt confident that my dual-compound sport touring tires had more than enough tread remaining for the trip. Alas, not so. The combination... Read more »

2013 Paso Robles (CA) Sidecar & Vintage Bike Show

April in Paso Robles (CA)is a delightful month, with leafy trees and the vineyards just beginning to green out.

Clement Salvadori
May 6, 2013

Back in ’07 Karyl Lammers, who runs a shop in Paso Robles selling aftermarket motorcycle stuff, called up the Chamber of Commerce and asked if she could promote a little sidecar exhibition in the City Park during an arts & crafts show. The park was certainly big enough to allow this, and the... Read more »

High Sierra Adventure Weekend

Kern-Plateau-10

Greg Drevenstedt
May 3, 2013

“I want to come back here after the thaw.” Thus I remarked to my brother as we stared at the expanse of snow spreading out before us on Sherman Pass Road (Forest Route 22S05), the southern-most paved road over the crest of California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range. We were there in March of last... Read more »

2013 Trailblazers Banquet

A scene of the sold-out crowd at the 2013 Trailblazers Banquet.

Joe Michaud
April 29, 2013

The Trailblazers are a social organization of pioneer motorcycling enthusiasts who have met annually since 1940. They preserve the memory of those who came before us and have contributed to the sport that we all enjoy. This 2013 banquet, held April 6 in Carson, California, was the 69th annual affair,... Read more »

Onboard Caffeine Injection

Caffeine injection

Arden Kysely
April 23, 2013

Around two or three o’clock every day, my eye lids get heavy and my brain turns to sludge. There’s no mistaking the symptoms—it’s coffee time! Out in the boonies, my buddies and I will pull over and brew a cup of cowboy coffee to clear our heads. In civilization, we’ll risk a fix from a gas... Read more »

26th Annual All-British Motorcycle Weekend, San Jose, California

This model was the last of the Vincent line, a fully faired '55 Series D Black Prince.

Clement Salvadori
April 15, 2013

You have to give those Brit-bike lovers a big hand; they are an incredibly enthusiastic bunch of enthusiasts, putting up with aged machines that were none too reliable when new…by current standards.  I rode British motorcycles all through the Sixties, when they were the hot item—and regular... Read more »

Day 9: Patagonia Adventure Tour

The long lonesome highway south to Punta Arenas.

Arden Kysely
April 5, 2013

(Read the dispatch from Day 8, or start at the beginning with Day 1) We get an early start (for us) from our little island on Lake Pehoe, snapping more photos of the Cuernos as the rising sun paints them in living color. In the time it takes to haul our luggage across the bridge and load the bikes, clouds... Read more »

Day 8: Patagonia Adventure Tour

Motorcycle + Cuernos = Delight.

Arden Kysely
April 3, 2013

(Read the dispatch from Day 7) This is the day I’ve been waiting for since we began this trip. The consummate Patagonian experience awaits: today we ride to Torres Del Paine National Park, home to the most spectacular scenery in the entire region. And I nearly miss it all because I can’t find my... Read more »

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