Why Riding Together Is Great For Your Relationship

Valentines day was a while back. And the internet was full of cliche “my hand was my date” references.  Of course it was. But for those of you who’s hands weren’t your date- there are a lot of avenues you can use to strengthen your relationship with your S/O. Riding is one of them. Riding a motorcycle can enrich your life in two ways- i) You can use it to bond with your partner for a while ii) You can use it to escape from your partner for a while You can help solve point number one.  (Only therapy will…

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Motorcycle Teardrop Camper: All you need to Know

I recently went on a camping trip. A relaxing and inexpensive weekend away from the city. But since I don’t own a car, my choice of camping equipment was limited. I hate sleeping on the ground, so a tent was not an option. And renting an RV was not in the cards. Which is why I settled for a motorcycle teardrop camper. This 1930’s camping trend that’s fast catching on allowed me to enjoy the traditional camping experience, with a dash of comfort. If you’re like me and love spending time outdoors, but can’t live without certain luxuries, a motorcycle…

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How To Record A Memorable Motorcycle Video Montage

The Tail Of The Dragon is a mountain pass that runs along the North Carolina-Tennessee state line. Containing 318 curves within 11 miles of road, the trail is the stuff of legends within the motorcycle community (even having been featured in a couple of movies). The first time I rode the trail, I completed it within 35 minutes. It was one of the most exhilarating things I had ever done. I felt like I was on a rollercoaster ride- one that I was controlling myself. And roughly 10 minutes after the adrenaline dissipated, I almost kicked myself for forgetting to…

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Why Ride A Motorcycle? 5 Reasons It Makes Your Life Better

The first time I kicked a motorcycle into first gear (thank the heavens my first time wasn’t with an electric switch-n-start) and felt the throttle roar under me, I understood why people got addicted to drugs. Okay, I didn’t. I was 14. But I was addicted, nevertheless. My friends who don’t ride often ask me about why I devote so much of my time (and life) to riding a bike. And my response is very polarizing- they either find it extremely profound or consider it to be along the veins of something a 15 year old girl writes in her…

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Better Rides With These 5 Classic Motorbike Books

Going to an all-boys school is tough. Especially when you’re a sensitive kid.  I was never into sports, which meant I also grew up chubby. And the combination of a lack of physical prowess and alienation due to the aforementioned physical prowess doesn’t leave one with a lot of things to do after class. Fortunately for me, books turned out to be one of those not-a-lot-of-things. All I did was read. I never really felt good about myself growing up (still don’t), but when I was reading, I wasn’t myself. I was the person who wrote the book. Those words…

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Complete Guide To The Best Long Distance Motorcycle Riding Gear

Introduction  Have you heard of the Iron Butt Association? If you haven’t, it’s not an organization of people with metal implants in their posteriors.  It’s an organization of people who go on motorcycle rides, covering extremely long distances within a deadline (one of the minimum distance challenges known as the Saddle Sore, requires you to ride for at least 1000 miles within a 24 hour period). Upon completion of which you’d probably feel like you have metal implants in your posterior. Designating themselves the “World’s Toughest Riders” (and for good reason), the membership is 75,000 strong. Now, the IBA (using…

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The 11 Best Motorcycle Rides In The United States

“You look at where you’re going and where you are and it never makes sense, but then you look back at where you’ve been and a pattern seems to emerge.”― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values One of the best parts about riding away to random places so you can run away from yourself is that it sparks your interest in riding in new places you haven’t ridden before. And I’ve been riding all over the country for over half of my life. And I’m going to be putting that experience into good…

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Ultimate Guide To The Best Motorcycle Riding Gear For Beginners

It took me about 30 minutes to learn the basics of riding a motorcycle. But to learn how to ride it well?  That takes a long time. My MSF class happened decades ago, and I’m still learning. The barrier of entry for learning is ridiculously low for a motorcycle, but the learning curve goes on forever.  And that’s because there is a truckload of things you need to keep in mind when you’re on a bike that you don’t when you’re in a car. Cars don’t tip over when you make mistakes. They also don’t tip over when some other…

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Badass Motorcycle Helmets For A Strong And Sleek Look

Head and brain injury are two of the leading causes of fatal injuries in accidents involving motorcycles.  Back in 1914, a medical officer who went by the name of Dr. Eric Gardner was stationed at the Brooklands race track. Now, this was from a time where safety standards were extremely lax. Unsurprisingly, he saw a biker with a fatal head injury brought over to his clinic every two weeks.  Having had seen enough young men come in gravely injured every two weeks, he tried every method possible to find a solution against this. Eventually, he had an architect procure a…

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How To Install An Intercom In Your Motorcycle Helmet

Although this article is about motorcycle intercoms, this technology actually has a long, interesting history. Contrary to what a lot of people think, intercom technology didn’t start with telephones. They started with speaking tubes.  With a design very similar to the “two cans joined by a string” trope you see in children’s cartoons, speaking tubes were commonplace in commercial spaces. A lot of office buildings had them installed by engineers by the late 1800s. You could connect up to 25 different offices with the most advanced of these. Speaking tubes were followed by telephones to answer phone calls as intercom technology…

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