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Enjoy the Ride | Sprung | Behind Bars
A motorcycle, sunshine and a twisty road are all it takes to forget the world’s worries for a while. Don’t sweat the destination, just...
Christini Two-Wheel Drive Motorcycle | The Necessity of Complexity
A chain and two sprockets—that’s the mechanical connection between the engine/transmission and rear wheel of a traditional motorcycle. It’s...
Dave Ekins | Take A Shot | Emeritus
In the days before computers and e-mail, back when we typed on a “wiggly ball” machine, we drove the “editorial package” to LAX in an...
Mail Order Rides | Megaphone
Gather around, children, and hear of a time before smartphones, iPads, Facebook or even the Internet. Believe it or not, before the advent...
Mugen Shinden | The God of Electricity | Drawing the Line
John McGuiness will almost certainly become the frst eRacer to break the 100- mph lap record at this year’s TT Zero, riding Mugen’s thinly...
Inaccuracy of New Media | And That’s the Way it Is
What a day to be out of the office! There I was in the Santa Monica Mountains with Kevin Wing and Karel Kramer, doing a photo shoot for a...
Vision Basics | Code Break
In riding, each moment contains a question: how to arrive, or not to arrive, at a specific location in space at a particular moment in time.
It Ran When I Parked It | Cranked
Before Interstate 10 and the ability to make sound life choices, Joe Gresh's Harley-Davidson Sportster was a far better vehicle for getting...
Embracing the Mysterious Limits of Riding | Flinch | Code Break
Improvement begins once the rider can embrace those mysterious limits of riding.
Summer of ’69 | Megaphone
Forget the Bryan Adams song. The Summer of ’69 wasn’t about learning to play a six-string; it was about hard partying and harder riding,...
A Taste of Dakar | Cat Tales
The Dakar Rally is the Holy Grail of adventure rides, and while the USA might not have sand dunes to rival those of Africa—or, nowadays,...
Dogged | Behind Bars
Rolling onto that shoulder wakes me every time. I limped to the kitchen on my rheuma-tastic ankle and called the dogs in from the freeze.
Sharp Focus | Code Break
Watching thousands of California Superbike School students do a simple skid-pad exercise over the years brought up enough questions that I...
Motorcycle Auctions | Hammer Time | Megaphone
The average high-end motorcycle auction can be a grand day out. Just maintain your sense of humor and don’t stray too far from the beer...
Horsepower Wars | Drawing the Line
“The Horsepower War Rages On!” That headline from a recent issue of Car and Driver magazine certainly snapped into focus.