For some, motorcycling is best practiced by hopping on a bike and leaving the driveway without a destination in mind. … More
The 2021 riding season didn’t pan out the way I’d hoped, but this was year I got back on track with road riding.
I joined the MSTA in 2014 and had aimed to attend the annual Fall Colors Rally every year since. Family … More
After riding an old favorite on Friday and enjoying a short expedition along Ohio’s north shore on Saturday, I rounded out the Labor Day weekend with an about 250-mile route through north-central Ohio’s rolling terrain.
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After riding Ohio State Routes 83 and 339 on Saturday (Sept. 4), I did a shorter and less technical route on Sunday. I had a lot to do around the house during Labor Day weekend and couldn’t spend a lot of time on the road all three days. I made Sunday my short ride day and decided to explore a section of freeway I hadn’t ridden before.
When my plans to visit the National Motorcycle Museum over Labor Day got put on hold by my bank account, I devised three northeast Ohio rides for that weekend — and they didn’t disappoint.
Of all the motorcycle events I attend each year, the Motorcycle Sport Touring Association’s Mail Pouch Fly-By rally is perhaps … More
My first motorcycle ride of 2021 was a scant six miles long, but it was one of the meaningful rides in my 14 years of practicing the motorcycling lifestyle. I didn’t go anywhere exciting, didn’t stop anywhere noteworthy or break some personal mileage record. It was meaningful because it was a symbolic victory for me, and I haven’t had many victories lately.
Those who have talked with me about motorcycle touring have more than likely heard me use the phrase, “It’s better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.” This maxim applies to many aspects of packing for an overnight motorcycle trip, but really hits home when it comes to riding gloves.