July 22, 2019
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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 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 instructors …

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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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Always Riding: Crotona Midnight Run Result

NORTH GRANBY, CT – For days after that crazy Saturday night/Sunday morning, I waited impatiently for the results of the 100th running of the Crotona Midnight Run. I continually wondered if I was disqualified for missing a checkpoint when I wandered off-route. Checking the Ramapo Motorcycle Club’s Facebook page to see …

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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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Dealer Perspective: How Pre-Owned Bikes Get Priced

LITLE NECK, NY – With new bike sales declining, more dealers are now paying greater attention to pre-owned bikes and are offering customers more choices. What nudged me into writing about this subject was a post this week on the website’s Facebook page showing two nearly identical Triumph Rocket 3 Roadster …

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Industry Needs Younger Riders To Revive

HARWINTON, CT – The signs are everywhere. The motorcycle industry is wobbling and possibly heading for a crash. Older riders are gradually giving up motorcycling and new, younger riders aren’t replacing them and engaging in what is an exhilarating (if occasionally dangerous) recreation. “It’s a big challenge for the industry right …

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Return of the Cafe Racers

By Bob Rosen Just in case you’re one of the few out there who have not stumbled upon Australian Geoff Baldwin’s entertaining blog Return of the Café Racers , we present it here for your enjoyment. Geoff started this running review of unique café racers in 2006 – around the time that …

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