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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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