Thursday, July 2, 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

1970 's Motorcycle Rider Safety Film Featuring a BMW R90 Boxer Twin!

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Who's There? Travelling On The World's Most Treacherous Road On A Royal Enfield! By Sabya Sachi Ghosh

At the Foothills of of the Mighty Himalayas
According to the border roads organisation the road to Spiti Valley is the world's most treacherous road. It is primarily un mettled and runs along side the sutlej and the spiti river. however the main cause of this road being so dangerous is the hanging menace over it in the form of rocks and boulders.... one needs also to to look up and mind falling rocks while negotiating this mad mountain track. The best part of this road is the lack of traffic and very little amount of pollution in the form of plastic bags and other gifts tourists leave behind.... we did this road twice without any mishap (except rajesh lost his bag to the spiti river) as we also had to return back the same way because the Kunjum Pass was un-passable due to incessant snow fall.

2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Pre-Release Pictures & Videos

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2016 new Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin 
'Genteki Test Footage' Promo Video

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Who's There? U.S. 191 – Utah By Kiara Wilson of Motorcycle House

Photo © freerepublic.com
While it may not be the first state that comes to mind when you hear the words “wild west,” Utah is certainly a very definitive region in the history and richness of the terminology. For motorcycle riders wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of urban life, Utah affords many great roads in order to open up and feel the power beneath your legs. U.S. 191 covers the entire North-South route of the Eastern segment of the state, allowing riders to move between Arizona and Wyoming on a day's journey. Although it totals 404 miles, dedicated and experienced riders can knock this out in a day's time.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

DesTination: L'équipée Himalaya Sur Une Moto de Légende, la Royal Enfield Bullet 500cc!

Every now and then you come across something wonderful. Something that transports you to yesteryear and all the wonders and sense of adventure from bygone eras come to life again.  L'équipée is one such group that reminds me of the spirit of adventure and friendship that seems so rare today. L'équipée is made up of a group of women who share a passion for classic motorcycles, friendship and a sense of freedom that comes with exploring the unknown on two wheels. Fortunately, these five women were kind enough to bring us along on their August 2014 Himalayan Odyssey. L'équipée made headlines, being interviewed by Vanity Fair, as tales of their twenty day journey sparks a flame in the hearts of a majority of us who could ever only dream of embarking on such a journey. Here is their story in French and in English!

- BugSpatteredJacket

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Boldly Riding What No Captain Has Before... The Rivet!

The Rivet Motorcycle -
Shatner Inspired, Kirk Approved!
Photo © American Wrench
At 84 years old it seems that William Shatner is as young at heart today as he was back when he sat in the captain's chair. He is preparing for an eight day journey on the Rivet due to take place on June 23rd, 2015. Departing from Chicago, his final destination will be Los Angeles. Described by its architects, American Wrench, as a land jet, it will feature, amongst many things, a V8 engine and all the styling cues of Jojo Krako's getaway car. It doesn't stop here, however. Apparently, the former captain of the Enterprise wouldn't settle for anything less than a piece of the action. Not only will he be piloting this trike, but he also contributed to the design of the Rivet which will be sold in limited quantities to space faring adventurers who have enough latinum. Best of all, this campaign is specifically designed to raise awareness about the American Legion.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

DesTination: My Epic Ride on a Yamaha TW200! By Longroof

Western Flyer Bicycle
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Sumer Memories of 1960... One of my earliest adventures is of thudding across sidewalk expansion joints on my Western Flyer bicycle. Around the corner stood the neighborhood grocery store with the smell of fresh produce wafting through its front screen door stenciled with the Colonial Bread Company logo. Inside they sold apples from bushel baskets and potatoes with bits of crumbly earth still clinging to them. Ripe red strawberries in quart sized lime green containers and bright yellow bananas speckled the produce section with vibrant colors, though I reached for a pack of candy cigarettes and “gold nugget” chewing gum sold in the white drawstring pouch; good items to barter with the natives (other kids) in this neighbourhood.

Monday, June 1, 2015

DesTination: My Wild Hog Ride! By Paradise Cove Critter

I am back from a Wonderful 16 days "Wild Hog Westward Adventure". This trip was a bucket list dream to ride to California and wander back at my own pace. I was a little skeptical that this trip would ever happen. My Kawasaki at the last minute was not ready to go and repairs could not be done in time to meet up with family in CA. So the only thing to do was to cancel or take the Blue Goose...

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Have Mercy... "Untameable" MV Agusta By Officine GP Design

 
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DesTination: The Odd Odyssey By Emu

Flat Ground a Campsite Makes ... 
They say that all trips begin with that first mile. Not always so. In my case I had to travel a little over 160 km and cross into another country before a measured mile would come into effect. On July 7 I left Toronto early enough to miss the mayhem that is known as the morning rush hour. The QEW to Buffalo is probably one of the busiest arteries between Canada and the States. Add to that the morning rush hours of Hamilton, St. Catherine's and during the tourist season all the mayhem that goes with Niagara Falls. So you can see my early-morning departure avoids most of the usual carnage. At the border, a US customs agent shook his head when I told him where I was immediately going and then of my general plans for the next three months. Rather than a cavity search, he returned my passport and wished me well. My first stop in the United States of America, is always to see one of the great goodwill ambassadors America has to offer. But Marci wasn't home, so I had coffee with Chuck.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Who's There? The Long Painful Road Back To Joy... By Wondermutt

This is the story about me getting back to what riding used to give me, how it used to bring joy, back when I would ride, just for the sake of riding. Not many on this board know what happened to me, back in April, of 2013, I was hit by a woman in a car who wasn't paying attention. It was the type of hit that if I wasn't just around the bend from a fire station, and if those paramedics hadn't gotten me on that helicopter, I wouldn't be here to type this. I lost out on five months of my life, recovering from my injuries, but I also lost that desire that I once had, to just get out and ride, feel the wind, find those back roads and loose myself. I wasn't afraid of riding, the desire to go out just for fun was gone. I still commute on my bike, every day, 50 miles each way, but that's different at least for me, my commute has a purpose, back and forth to work, its something that I do, because I need to, not because I want to.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

DesTination: Alaska Run By JFL & Wayne

This ride was first conceived in 2012 right after the Maggie Valley Rally.  Wayne and I had just started playing around with those “color in the maps” web sites.  We had all the Southern states covered except for South Carolina.  Wayne had the presence of mind to buzz over during Maggie Valley and check that state off the list.  When we got back and colored in the map again, we figured out we could cover every other state we were missing in just two more trips.  Last year we rode through all the states we were missing in the north east on our trip to Nova Scotia. That left one more ride, the longest we’ve ever tried, to check off Alaska, a few other states and the remaining provinces of Canada that boarder with the U.S.A.