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Life Lessons on the Moonshine Lunch Run

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If you enjoy riding long distances and spending time with other people who enjoy riding long distances, there’s nothing else like the Moonshine Lunch Run (MLR). For many, the ride to southeastern Illinois takes days and covers hundreds or thousands of miles, and folks don’t ride there for the twisty roads. So what is it about the MLR? Terry Hammond ...

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Great American Motorcycle Expedition of a Polish Girl

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Weronika Kwapisz, a rider, traveler, and author of the e-book Everything Starts From a Dream, recently crossed North America on an 80-day solo adventure on a Triumph Bonneville. Weronika, who is known for her lonely, daring expedition across Europe on a little 125cc motorcycle, planned the North American journey to discovery the continent from the inside out. Thanks to her 94-year-old grandmother, ...

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Kevin and Karen Browne's 'Round the World Journey

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At first glance, you don’t believe your eyes; then you’re convinced it’s a leftover movie prop from Mad Max. The reality is, it’s a brilliant piece of backyard engineering that is taking a couple from England on an around-the-world odyssey, and which brought them near Rider magazine’s SoCal offices. I first met Kevin and Karen Browne in Alaska, where we ...

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Clancy Centenary Ride to Visit the National Motorcycle Museum June 12-13, 2013

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In 1913, American motorcyclist Carl Stearns Clancy became the first motorcyclist to circle the globe, doing so on a 1912 Henderson four-cylinder motorcycle. The Clancy Centenary Ride pays respect to Clancy’s epic feat and is the global celebration of motorcyclists “girdling the earth” on two motorized wheels. Clancy left San Francisco June 2, as Centenary riders will, arriving June 21 ...

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Southern Loop: Eldorado by Eldorado

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Would you set out for South America on a bike you bought last week, from someone in another country? We’re pretty sure what the answer to that one would be…for most people. Bruce Baillie isn’t most people. Bruce has covered much of the globe in his freewheeling blue-collar career, and has taken many motorcycle rides around Asia, but a few ...

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Ted Simon Launches Revamped Website

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In 1973, Ted Simon left London for what became a four-year solo journey around the world. Then, in 2001, he did it again with the aim of discovering how the world had changed in the intervening 28 years. He visited more than 40 countries on each trip and covered a combined 123,000 miles. Now, 39 years after he began his ...

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Motorcycle Cannonball Run 2012

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How about a 4,000-mile ride on the saddle of a 100-year-old motorcycle? In 16 days? With one rest day, when you can rebuild the bike? Sound like fun? Then you’d love the Motorcycle Cannonball Coast-to-Coast Endurance Run, which began at Motorcyclepedia in Newburgh, New York, and finished at Dudley Perkins H-D in South San Francisco, California. Old and new motorcycles ...

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Horizon Unlimited Achievable Dream DVD Series Review

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Motorcyclists tend to be dreamers, captivated by the desire to explore new places and have new experiences. Perhaps that’s because our two-wheeled machines, extensions of ourselves that glide through space and time with grace, power and promise, are more like magic carpets than just modes of transportation. The masses pile into cars, buses, planes and cruise ships, their comfort assured ...

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