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Kyle Petty Cross-Country Charity Ride Daily Update—Day 5

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Rider magazine asked our two good friends David Andreas and John Puerner, who are participating in the 20th Anniversary of the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America, to keep us posted on the ride’s progress with a daily blog. Each entry will cover the previous day’s events (or perhaps the two previous days). Here’s their report from the fifth ride ...

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Kyle Petty Cross-Country Charity Ride Daily Update—Day 4

Rider magazine asked our two good friends David Andreas and John Puerner, who are participating in the 20th Anniversary of the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America, to keep us posted on the ride’s progress with a daily blog. Each entry will cover the previous day’s events (or perhaps the two previous days). Here’s their report from the fourth ride ...

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Kyle Petty Cross-Country Charity Ride Daily Update—Day 3

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Rider magazine asked our two good friends David Andreas and John Puerner, who are participating in the 20th Anniversary of the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America, to keep us posted on the ride’s progress with a daily blog. Each entry will cover the previous day’s events (or perhaps the two previous days). Here’s their report from the third ride ...

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Kyle Petty Cross-Country Charity Ride Daily Update—Day 2

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Rider magazine asked our two good friends David Andreas and John Puerner, who are participating in the 20th Anniversary of the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America, to keep us posted on the ride’s progress with a daily blog. Each entry will cover the previous day’s events (or perhaps the two previous days). Here’s their report from the second ride ...

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Kyle Petty Cross-Country Charity Ride Daily Update – Day 1

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Rider magazine asked our two good friends David Andreas and John Puerner, who are participating in the 20th Anniversary of the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America, to keep us posted on the ride’s progress with a daily blog. Each entry will cover the previous day’s events (or perhaps the two previous days). Here’s their report from the first ride ...

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Kyle Petty Cross-Country Charity Ride Daily Update—The Kickoff

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Rider magazine asked our two good friends David Andreas and John Puerner, who are participating in the 20th Anniversary of the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America, to keep us posted on the ride’s progress with a daily blog. Each entry will cover the previous day’s events (or perhaps the two previous days). Here’s their report from Friday, May 2, ...

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Death Valley—An Adventurous Expedition

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Let’s face it: the recent plethora of action reality TV shows pander to the empty space in our DNA that grew out of having to hunt to eat and having to defend our families from predators while in our caves. You’re likely reading this because you satisfy that innate need by riding a motorcycle. Adventure-type motorcycles scratch that itch with ...

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Which Rider Magazine Would You Buy?

The Rider magazine staff is having fun putting together its 40th Anniversary issue (May 2014). We’ve come up with three different cover ideas. Which one would you be most likely to buy? Vote with A, B or C by commenting below. You can also vote on our Facebook page by clicking HERE and looking for the cover post.

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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, it got my attention. In its capacity as the official West Coast BMW Off Road Riding School, RawHyde is a well-oiled organization that does everything in a first class manner. ...

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Motorcycles and Surfboards: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Venice Beach’s Deus Ex Machina

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Michael “Woolie” Woolaway bends over the frame of a BMW R100S that he’s transforming into a custom-built bike, studying his next move. A designer and builder for Deus Ex Machina in Venice Beach, California, Woolaway has the precision of an engineer and the passion of an artist. His hand-drawn designs hang on the walls, and machining and welding equipment surround ...

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