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Just a Short Ride

Jim Hale
September 25, 2012

I was in Ohio last weekend. My parents are getting older and my wife can’t rest until she does her own assessment of their health. Deb (my wife) and I drove up on Friday, she suggested I take the bike but I was afraid I wouldn’t have time to ride and, if I found the time, I would be accused of ignoring... Read more »

Dirt Bikes and Nearly Forgotten Friends

Used dirt bike.

Jim Hale
September 20, 2012

I received an email from a guy I hadn’t seen or heard from in many years the other day. He found me on Facebook, and I was reminded of the good times we had when we were much younger. Joe is one of the guys that I used to spend a lot of weekends with back in the late 70s and early 80s. There were about... Read more »

Prostate Cancer Pony Express: Cancer Sucks–and Motorcyclists are Spreading the Word

The Prostate Cancer Pony Express arrives at the White House on September 9. Left to right: Alexander Hess Bradin (Robert’s grandson), Robert Hess, Jamecia Muckelvene (Founder and CEO of Warriors Fighting for His Cure), Jim Mayhew, Stuart Ostroff, Richard Peterson, Joe Busby, Tim Davies, Chuck Gough, Arthur, Barry Rosenfeld, and Dave. Kneeling: Jim Schnitzhofer. (Photo courtesy PCAP)

Scott ‘Bones’ Williams
September 20, 2012

Motorcycle riders are some of the friendliest and most generous people I know, so it’s little surprise that practically every weekend there’s a charity ride happening somewhere. Recently, a ride to promote prostate cancer awareness ended in Washington, D.C., but this wasn’t your garden variety... Read more »

Insights of an Unlikely Motorcyclist

“I wonder where that road goes?” (Won’t take long to find out!) (Photo by Scott A. Williams)

Scott “Bones” Williams
July 9, 2012

I ride motorcycles. No one else in my family does. They never have. Kind of makes me a rebel—just not the kind that non-riders associate with those of us who ride. People I meet at social events, in business situations and at vacation destinations are often surprised (and occasionally stunned) to learn... Read more »

Down the Dirt Road

Tall trunks reached high into the sky, their leaves casting dappled shadows on the road.

Lisa Gundry
June 26, 2012

“. . .travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”   — Miriam Beard I learned to ride on a Hodaka Dirt Squirt. My earliest rides were on unpaved country roads, dirt trails and seasonal two-tracks in northern Michigan.... Read more »

Who’s Going for a Ride?

Otis poses in the Ural sidecar that his predecessor, Vedo, loved to ride while barking for joy. (photo by Scott A. Williams)

Scott “Bones” Williams
May 15, 2012

Motorcyclists love to go for a ride, but we aren’t the only ones who do.  For dogs, going for a ride is an experience that never gets old, an opportunity never to be passed up, a sensory overload that’s simply fun. With the Labrador retrievers I’ve owned, there’s been one answer to the question,... Read more »

5th Annual Paso Robles (California) Vintage Sidecar & Motorcycle Rendezvous

Want to make your sidecar passenger happy? This California Sidecar Friendship II makes entering and exiting very simple indeed; the bike is a 1998 Harley Ultra.

Clement Salvadori
May 7, 2012

The town of Paso Robles is best known for the vineyards that surround it, the many tasting rooms, and for the numerous wine-related events in summer and fall that bring free-spending crowds to the the area.  However, in the spring life can be a bit dull, as the grapevines are just beginning to show... Read more »

The Head Ride, Part III


Dennis Rouse
May 1, 2012

by Denis Rouse Rider magazine’s founder and first publisher weighs in from a recent introspective road trip. Part III of III. This one’s going to be a real head ride. It’s a ride in my head going on right now. No need for a boring tire pressure check or filling up at the local fossil fuel station.... Read more »

Malcolm Smith, Mert Lawwill to be Honored as Legends

Press Release
March 14, 2012

Off-road racing icon Malcolm Smith and famed national champion dirt-tracker Mert Lawwill will be honored as Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legends at the annual AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Nov. 16-17. “Just say the names... Read more »

If I Have to Explain…

Author Riding

Scott Williams
January 16, 2012

Motor vehicles that expose their riders and passengers to the elements and fall over if you don’t plant your feet at every stop just don’t register with everyone. Many folks will never understand how joy arises from the speed and motion created on a motorcycle. To each his own. Gladly most people... Read more »

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