February 25, 2018

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February, 2018

  • 18 February

    Always Riding: Returning To The Roads

    NORTH GRANBY, CT – It was 42 degrees Friday when someone in a car shouted at me, “It sure is a wonderful day for a ride.” With a big smile on my face, I replied, “It sure is.” The person’s motive in getting my attention was likely to get a picture …

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  • 13 February

    Revisiting The Motorcyclepedia Museum

    NEWBURGH, NY – Even non-riders know the names of the best known motorcycle brands – Harley-Davidson, Honda and the revived Indian. Maybe not so much the likes of Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta or Motus. But names like Motosacoche, NUT and F.B. Mondial can bring blank expressions to the faces of …

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  • 12 February

    Glen Heggstad Recounts Adventures At MAX BMW

    Between fall of 2001 and 2006, Glen Heggstad rode a motorcycle through 57 countries around the globe. He rode from Cape Town, South Africa to Cairo, Egypt. He rode six thousand miles across Russia. He visited Pakistan and Thailand, Mongolia, and the islands of Java, Sumatra and Borneo. He went …

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  • 8 February

    Off The Beaten Path: Mid-Atlantic BDR Route

    BRIDGEWATER, CT – Exciting news on the adventure riding front here in the eastern United States. Backcountry Discovery Routes, in partnership with Butler Maps, has just released the MABDR, which stands for Mid-Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route. It’s BDR’s first east coast route and covers 1,080 predominantly dirt miles stretching through four …

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  • 7 February

    Massive Recall By Harley-Davidson Over Brakes

    MILWAUKEE – A massive recall of nearly 251,000 motorcycles built between 2008 and 2011 by Harley-Davidson is being implemented overs fears that the brakes might fail. More than 30 ABS-equipped models are affected, including Road King, Road Glide, Electra Glide,   Street Glide, V-Rod and Night Rod models. Nearly 175,000 …

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  • Safe Riding: Becoming An Instructor

    NAUGATUCK, CT – As the riding season approaches, so does the motorcycle training season, and the recent the annual training session for Connecticut Rider Education Program (CONREP) instructors reminded me that I’ll soon be back in the classroom and on the training range. The day-long session brought together all of CONREP’s …

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  • Always Riding: Returning To The Roads

  • Destinations: Granville Country Store

    Of all the roads in southern New England, Route 57 in Massachusetts may be the most enjoyable and exhilarating for motorcycle riders. Running east-west and stretching nearly 40 miles from New Marlborough on the west to Agawam on the east, it’s serpentine and extremely hilly. It’s also sufficiently rural that …

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  • Super Bowl Prediction – Football Gets Sacked

    HARWINTON, CT – Here’s my Super Bowl prediction: This will be the last Super Bowl of any significance. From Monday forward, the popularity of the Super Bowl, of the National Football League, of college football and, indeed, of the sport itself will decrease. My crystal ball is too murky to say whether …

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