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The Man Who Would Stop at Nothing (Book Review)

John Ryan in Key West

Rider Magazine
November 23, 2011

Writing about riding isn’t easy. Choosing and stringing together words to describe the visceral experiences and deeply felt passions of motorcycling, not to mention the essence of the mechanical contraptions that transport and transform the lives of men and women in profound ways, is difficult. I struggle... Read more »

Last-Chance Adventure on the Trans-Labrador Highway

Where’s Labrador? It’s the farthest point north in Eastern Canada you can go on a motorcycle. The Trans-Labrador Highway (TLH) is one of the most remote roads in North America, the perfect place to leave it all behind.

Jeff McQueen
April 7, 2011

story and photography by Jeff McQueen Are you interested in an exciting dual-sport trip to a remote destination that isn’t 10,000 miles away? Do you like gravel roads, lots of saddle time and challenging riding? A ride on the Trans-Labrador Highway (TLH) will take you as far north as you can go on... Read more »

Great (Mis)Adventure: Six Countries and Garmisch BMW Motorrad Meeting

If in doubt, drink some beer.

Kevin Ash
April 7, 2011

story and photography by Kevin Ash This was going to need some serious spicing up. You’d expect a weekend gathering of 30,000 motorcyclists in a single place to be a source of countless laughs, drunkenness, wild stories, mad antics and mayhem. But 30,000 BMW owners? That’s the annual International... Read more »

The Grand Motorcycle Tour: Preparing for a couple months on the road

Bill Stermer
November 17, 2009

(This article was published in the August 2006 issue of American Rider.) As we get older we think of retiring, of taking it easy, of finally enjoying the fruits of our labors. Or, in these economic times, perhaps we’ve been laid off and want to take a few months (with part of our nest egg) and see... Read more »

Emilio Scotto’s Epic Motorcycle Journey Around the World

Emilio Scotto at 30 years old, three months after he started his 10-year sojourn around the world. The Black Princess still looks very clean.

Honda’s Red Rider magazine
August 17, 2004

Reprinted with permission from Honda’s Red Rider magazine People today often complain the age of adventure is dead, that there are no more frontiers left to explore. Emilio Scotto proved them wrong … by riding his Gold Wing (the Black Princess) 485,000 miles in 10 years, visiting 232 countries, islands,... Read more »

Riding a Supersport Around the World

Sjaak Lucassen sets off on his Around the World trip on a Yamaha YZF-R1.

Sjaak Lucassen
April 15, 2004

Editor’s note: English is Sjaak’s second language after Dutch. In editing his story, I tried to maintain his “colorful” personality without sacrificing clarity. “Why the heck an R1?! You do know you’re crazy?!” This is the reaction I get from people when they get their voice back, after... Read more »

Temporarily Taking Life on the Road By Motorcycle

Ann and Jym Batey packed and ready to ride to Yosemite for their trial trip.

Genevieve Schmitt
August 15, 2003

Jym and Ann Batey spent seven-and-a-half months touring the country, logging more than 28,000 miles on their motorcycles, without abandoning their home. This couple still lived their lives, paid bills and maintained a Web site of their travels. Here’s how they did it and how you, too, can take an extended... Read more »

Motorcycle Travel from Canada to Mexico


Clement Salvadori
April 28, 2003

Let me preface this little story with a simple statement: This was the best ride I have ever taken on the North American continent. I’ve motorcycled from Alaska to Panama, from Nova Scotia to Baja California, and this trip topped them all. Out of the blue, I get a phone call. “Hi. You don’t know... Read more »

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