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AltRider's 2014 Taste of Dakar


Sun, rain, wind. Hot and cold. Sand, mud, gravel, snow, even some asphalt. Long hours in the saddle, challenging routes, motorcycle field repairs. Grizzled rally veterans, group meals and camping. ...

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Rider Blog: Good Samaritans


As experienced dual-sport/adventure riders, we knew to ride in a group, to be prepared with plenty of water and snacks, tools and first-aid kits, and multiple devices to communicate with ...

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RawHyde Goes Urban

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When the email arrived announcing that RawHyde, best known for adventure bike training and tours, was conducting a fun ride with some challenges in the middle of urban Los Angeles, ...

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Blog: Goodbye Shadow


The other day I said goodbye to a friend of mine. It had been a little while coming. I went out to the garage and negotiated the obstacle course around ...

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Diary of a SaddleSore 1000


Planetary alignment, good fortune and luck helped me complete a SaddleSore 1000—riding at least 1,000 miles in less than 24 hours. The previous day (Friday) I completed Route 5 of ...

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