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June 2013

STAR 2013: Thanks for the ride

My years of attending a wide variety of motorcycle events has been a first-rate education in the amazing range of subcultures within motorcycling. I’ve talked motorcycles over lunch with a Gold Wing rider who wouldn’t think of riding anywhere without taking his matching trailer along, even if it’s empty, and I’ve hung out with motocross […]

Did you hear about the secret to riding farther?

In the coming days, dozens of riders will set off on two grueling, competitive endurance rides on public roads, the Hoka Hey Challenge and the Iron Butt Rally. Just as importantly, many thousands of us will be take advantage of summer to ride our motorcycles across a few county lines or maybe across a continent. Some […]

Looking forward to STAR 2013

I’ll be a guest speaker at STAR 2013, the annual national rally of the Motorcycle Sport Touring Association at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23. The rally headquarters is the Crowne Plaza Hotel on South Broadway in Lexington, Kentucky, this year, and my little talk is scheduled for the Magnolia Room of the hotel. If you’re going […]