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Big Gear for Big Riders Buyers Guide

Donya Carlson
January 11, 2012

[This Big Gear for Big Riders Buyers Guide was originally published in the September 2010 issue of Rider magazine] The more of you there is to protect, the more important it is to protect it! Our readers come in all sizes, and that’s just fine with us. One of the most common requests we get from them,... Read more »

Dream Garage

Rider Magazine
December 28, 2010

Still full of Christmas spirit (and with monthly deadlines behind me), I’ve been thinking about my dream motorcycles. Here are my faves from the list of touring/sport-touring, cruiser, sport and dual-sport motorcycles. First off, my Dream Garage would not have all the clutter and boxes that’s currently... Read more »

Out of Gas

Rider Magazine
December 9, 2010

It’s been many years since I’ve run out of gas on a motorcycle, but I did just that coming home from work the other night. I’d left work on the Honda VFR1200F DCT with the intent to gas up before getting on the freeway. Somehow I simply forgot, hopped on the freeway and headed home. While I was... Read more »

Stayin’ Safe Advanced Rider Training

Rider Magazine
November 22, 2010

Left to right: Pete Tamblyn, Don Theile, Eric Trow, Jeff Abell, Bob Stallard, Chris Phillips, Ken Berendes and Bob McTavish on Stayin' Safe's inaugural Southern California Advanced Rider Training session. Last week Rider’s Riding Well columnist and motorcycle instructor Eric Trow was here... Read more »

Good Guys and Gals

Rider Magazine
September 29, 2010

This morning’s freeway commute was interesting. First, someone waved me ahead when I signaled that the Yamaha FJR1300 and I wanted to change lanes. This is highly unusual since the unwritten rule—at least on the roads I commute on in Southern California—is to speed up and get ahead of the person... Read more »

Vintage Motorcycles at the Reagan Library

Rider Magazine
August 13, 2010

Vintage Motorcycles at the Reagan Library I recently visited the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California, to see its “Born to be Wild” collection of 40 vintage and celebrity motorcycles. This display is definitely worth checking out, and runs through November 9, 2010. The exhibit chronicles the... Read more »