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A Forum Worth Checking

By Bob Rosen Known to many, the Adventure Rider forums should be known to all.  Perhaps one of the very best all-round resources on the web. The depth and breadth of information on ADVrider is nothing short of astonishing.  Many a cold winter’s day has been whiled away reading the …

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Bike EXIF

By Bob Rosen Bike EXIF – This blog by Chris Hunter features some of the most creative custom bikes you’ll ever come across.  The blog is updated on a regular basis and never fails to provide thought provoking (and even controversial) examples of bike builders’ creativity from around the world. Most often …

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A Motorcycle Really Needs To Feel Right…

A neighbor recently thinned her bookshelves and deposited a plastic bag filled with paperbacks on my doorstep. Included in the discards that she thought I might enjoy was Robert Fulghum’s “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.”  In reading it, having missed its gentle wisdom when it was …

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The World’s Oldest Profession – Sales

  Even before un-virtuous ladies of the night could offer up their services something had to take place to generate interest and awareness for their “business.” They found themselves needing to sell their attributes to potential clients.  Attracting interested parties, emphasizing the superiority of their offering

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RoadFood.com

By Bob Rosen “Ride to eat and eat to ride” is our motto and Roadfood.com has a seemingly endless collection of destinations. Indexed by state on this page, each of the hundreds of eateries has their own page with reviews and a few pictures of popular items. The emphasis is definitely not on …

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America’s Byways

By Bob Rosen The Federal Highway Administration has put together a list of 150 highways that have been designated either National Scenic Byways or All-American Roads. The America’s Byways website is searchable by state and each selection provides maps with highlights of interesting and historic destinations along the roadway. Finding a scenic byway …

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20th Century Cycles Museum

By Bob Rosen Billy Joel has been playing with motorcycles even longer than he’s been playing the piano and singing for his supper. A while back he decided to share his collection of over 70 bikes with the general public.  Under the name 20th Century Cycles, Billy has put his collection …

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Iconic Bikes

By Bob Rosen The website Gear Patrol has a section devoted to The 50 Most Iconic Motorcycles of All Time. Any list with this title is bound to cause some controversy. Whether or not you agree with the models chosen, this group of bikes makes for some interesting viewing. Maybe you’ve even …

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Private BMW Museum Celebrates Owner’s Passion

An enormous black-and-white photo showing the inside of the BMW motorcycle factory in Germany as it was in November 1923 adorns an end wall of Peter Nettesheim’s private museum on Long Island. In the picture, perched atop wooden tables and surrounded by serious-looking workers clad in overalls, are early R32 models …

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RKA Motorcycle Luggage

By Bob Rosen Since starting RKA Motorcycle Luggage in 1985, Kathy and Richard (center and right in the picture) have continuously expanded their offerings of well-made, American-built Cordura luggage to feature an exceptionally diverse collection of products.  Their products application page lists just about every popular brand of motorcycle. Those in need …

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Most Motorcycle Sayings Are Just Stupid

Most activities have expressions and sayings that are associated with them. For instance, in golf, there’s the line “never up, never in” to describe a timid putt that fails to make it to the hole. In cooking, there’s the old favorite that “a watched pot never boils,” which can be …

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