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Summer road trip: The rain stays mainly in Maine

What I did on my summer vacation? Not exactly. First of all, when you’re self-employed (or at least if you’re self-employed and like me), you never really have a normal “vacation,” in the sense of free time doing nothing. All my vacations are working vacations. As I’ve explained to friends and strangers alike, when you’re a […]

The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum: World’s greatest motorcycle collection

During my recent trip to Memphis, I made a detour to northern Alabama to see one of those sights that anyone who’s truly fascinated with motorcycles just has to visit, at least once. The Barber Motorsports Park, on the eastern outskirts of Birmingham, Alabama, is a monument to what one person can do when he’s blessed […]

Bike Night on Beale Street

If you ask most people to name a street in Memphis, they’re most likely to say Beale, if they say anything at all. With its bars, music and BBQ joints, all under a neon glow on a hot summer night, Beale Street is an adult amusement park, and on Wednesday nights it’s for motorcycles only. I […]

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 […]

The last of the season

This past weekend, I took advantage of the fine weather to take my last motorcycle camping trip of the year, this time choosing to visit Eastern Kentucky. I pitched my tent at Jenny Wiley State Park near Prestonsburg and passed the weekend exploring, riding, sightseeing and, of course, photographing, so I’ll have material for a […]

Motorcycle gumbo: scenes from Vintage Motorcycle Days

One motorcycle event I hit just about every year is AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. That’s partly because it’s close to home for me, but it’s also because it offers more two-wheeled diversity than any race, rally, bike show, bike night, swap meet or other motorcycle event. Because it incorporates […]

Photo scrapbook: Whitehorse Gear Spring Open House

This year, I attended the 7th annual Whitehorse Gear Spring Open House. The event, at the Whitehorse Gear headquarters (also home of sister company Whitehorse Press, publisher of my book), draws hundreds of riders from all around New England, the northeastern United States, and Canada. They come for the socializing, the good riding in the […]

The most beautiful rides of the year

On those crystal days of autumn, when the air is just the right temperature to comfortably wear the gear and the leaves are hitting their peak, there is no better time to ride, just for the sake of breathing a deep gulp of nature’s beauty and celebrating the feeling of being alive. And to relive […]