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TAG : touring

The 2011 SOHC4 Forum Relay Rally Across America

Riders in the SOHC4 Relay Rally followed a meandering route that crossed the U.S. three times.Maybe it’s wise after an 18-day, 5,500 mile ride to take a break from the road. But Jerry Griffin couldn’t stop thinking about “what if” and the next thing you know a 10,000 mile, six-month ...

Motorcycle Touring by River Ferry

I have been a touring motorcyclist since 1971 when I bought a new Honda CB750. Over the years I have been fortunate to tour in 46 of our 50 States. Needless to say I have seen many of the great wonders of this land either on purpose or by accident. I enjoy the motorcycle ride if it be a short ...

Footage from the 2010 Pre-1916 Motorcycle Cannonball

On Sept. 10, 2010, 45 riders roared off from Kitty Hawk, N.C., on vintage Harleys, Indians and other historic pre-1916 motorcycles. Destination: California. Sixteen days later they rolled onto the Santa Monica Pier, 10 of them having completed the entire 3,294 mile route. For all that were ...

The right gear

This is the season that we have been longing for — the riding season; complete with rain, scorching sun, wind, bugs, construction gravel… During the off-season, I tend to forget about the details of staying comfortable while riding. —AlisonSaturday is ride day! The forecast is good, the ...

Packing tips

So you want to go across the country on your bike. It is never too early to start planning your trip and getting the gear ready. Planning a trip is one of life’s pleasures. Turning dreams into miles — what riding is all about!If you ride a Gold Wing and tow a trailer, you probably ...

Trust

“It is a significant act of trust to ride with someone else. You assume responsibility for each other’s safety.”The above quote is from Richard Stewart as published in Cycle Canada cc First Person, March 2007.Yes and yes again! I have not given this a lot of thought lately as I ride alone ...

Long distance touring

Alison's trusty BMW R80G/S on tour.I’ve been asked repeatedly just how I prepare and what I pack for long rides, but the making of lists and planning of routes and checking of the bike is only part of the picture. I have attempted to put into words just how I approach the preparations and the ...

Sidecars and Dogs

Cassie, Alison and the R100RT with sidecar.I like sidecars.They are unwieldy, awkward, off-centre, totally unique, and loads of fun! For years I had harboured a half-formed and totally un-researched notion that involved a sidecar rig, a long trip and my German shepherd dog.  This idea ...

Traveling in Packs

Would somebody please help me?I’ve read the adverts extolling folks to buy into a certain brand of bike as a statement of individuality. The road to personal freedom! I’ve watched the market boom for ‘lifestyle’ accessories to accompany the chosen brand. (So you will look just like ...

Travel Hints

My international touring experience is not extensive, but most of my touring miles have been solo, which can be interesting. My first big bike was a 1975 BMW R60/6, purchased new with every dollar that I could scrape together back then — and we are still together. I have certainly owned and ...

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