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Road Heroes: Motorcycle Adventure Travel Tales, Part 1 DVD Review

Road Heroes Part One

Greg Drevenstedt
February 28, 2012

A tiny fraction of us will ever summit Everest, rocket into outer space or spend years traveling nonstop around the world. But we’re often mesmerized by the tales of those who complete such endeavors, the personalities of those willing to take on such challenges often as bold and fascinating as their... Read more »

2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer First Ride Review

2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer: Metzeler Tourance EXP street-biased dual-sport radials provide plenty of grip on the road and are adequate offroad.

Greg Drevenstedt
February 27, 2012

Leaned over mid-corner, the toe of my boot scraping the tarmac and adrenalin crackling through my veins, rolling on the throttle induces a deep, guttural bark from the stainless-steel exhaust pipe. The rear tire hits something slick, perhaps a thin line of diesel fuel slopped onto the roadway by that... Read more »

Americade Celebrates 30 Years

Americade 30 Years

Press Release
February 13, 2012

Americade 2012, the weeklong rally attracting tens of thousands of motorcyclists, will run from June 4-9, celebrating 30 years in this picturesque location. Located at the foot of 32-mile long Lake George, New York, Americade 2012 will feature over 65 unique events, many happening multiple times over... Read more »

Firstgear Express Waterproof Boots Review

Firstgear Express Waterproof Boots

Rider Magazine
January 27, 2012

Motorcycle boots come in a dizzying array of shapes, sizes and styles. There are state-of-the-art road racing boots, king-of-the-mountain motocross boots, pole-climbing engineer boots, general-purpose slip-on boots and everything in between. They’re made of leather, plastic, rubber and various other... Read more »

Alpinestars XL Transition Gear Bag Review

Alpinestars XL Transition Gear Bag

Greg Drevenstedt
December 30, 2011

Everyone has luggage, and most of us have motorcycle luggage—tankbags, tailbags, etc.—to carry essentials while on the road. Gear bags are designed to carry a helmet, gloves, textile or leather apparel, boots, back protector, you name it. They’re popular among dirt bikers to secure all of their... Read more »

Writers and Riders: Meeting Melissa Holbrook Pierson and John Ryan

Melissa Holbrook Pierson and John Ryan

Greg Drevenstedt
October 4, 2011

In his 1929 short story, Chains, Hungarian author Frigyes Karinthy hatched the idea of six degrees of separation, whereby every person on earth could be connected to every other person on earth through a “friend of a friend” chain with six or fewer links. Nearly seven decades later, in 1997, American... Read more »

Hydrapak Big Sur Hydration Backpack Review

Hydrapak Big Sur

Greg Drevenstedt
September 30, 2011

You’d be hard-pressed to find a better way to test out the Hydrapak Big Sur hydration backpack than an epic, three-day, 900-mile motorcycle trip with an old friend, up California’s renowned Highway 1 to Big Sur and beyond, on rugged, foggy coastal roads, through dense, mind-bending redwood forests,... Read more »

Ventura Aerodynamic Bike-Pack Motorcycle Luggage System Review

Ventura Aerodynamic Bike-Pack System

Greg Drevenstedt
September 7, 2011

For sheer versatility, it’s hard to beat the Aerodynamic Bike-Pack System from Ventura Motorcycle Accessories. The mix-n-match system has three basic parts. L-brackets ($159), which are designed specifically for more than 1,800 motorcycle models, provide a mounting point. Next, add a rack: tall Pack-Rack... Read more »

Silver Eagle Outfitters Cooling Apparel Review

Silver Eagle Cooling Vest, T-shirt and helmet liner

Greg Drevenstedt
August 15, 2011

Hot days, be they of the muggy, sticky Deep South variety or of the dry, blast-furnace Western States variety, are the bane of motorcyclists, sapping us of hydration, energy and comfort, diminishing the enjoyment of riding. Tips and tricks for staying cool on the road range from half-baked to scientifically... Read more »

Crouching Panther, Hidden Ninja

Greg Drevenstedt
April 12, 2011

Rider February 2011 On the cover of our February 2011 issue is the new 2011 Kawasaki Ninja 1000, a fully faired version of the Z1000 that features roomier ergonomics, an adjustable windscreen and touring accessories. Few motorcycle model names have been as enduring as Ninja. The name invokes images... Read more »

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