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April 2015

Slow way around: Big lake, little bikes in Lake Erie Loop

This article was originally published in the September, 2008 issue of Backroads magazine. The throttle has been jammed to the stop for several minutes, the engine is screaming above 9,000 rpm and I’m tucked in tightly, desperately seeking every last mph of top speed as I flee Detroit on I-75 south. That’s when the SUV […]

A woman’s place in motorcycle racing

The World Endurance Championship car racing series, best known for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, announced in a Tweet that it has decided to eliminate “grid girls” this year. Not surprisingly, the debate on social media has been lively, to put it kindly. Some say “about time” and some say “this sucks,” but now […]