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Favorite Local Motorcycle Routes: Iowa

Posted by Tom Schwab

Oct 21, 2015 10:57:00 AM

 

 

autumn_road_1Iowa is situated between the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, but between those two rivers, riders will find some rolling hills and winding roads. There are plenty of rural farming communities, but there is also a lot of history, art, landmarks, and family entertainment. Iowa has a lot to offer for a rider who wants to kick back, slow down, and enjoy some fresh farm air. Here are a few of the best motorcycle routes within the state of Iowa.

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Favorite Local Motorcycle Routes: Illinois

Posted by Tom Schwab

Oct 7, 2015 9:00:00 PM


 

4_dudes_on_road-1Illinois offers varied scenic views for motorcycle riders along with some notable cultural attractions and interesting history. With Amish Villages, a national forest and state park there are a lot of things to take in during a ride in this region. You can also stop by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and some presidential homes and museums. With lots of options, Illinois is a great place for a relaxing ride. Here are a few of the best routes to consider in the state of Illinois.

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Fall Motorcycle Maintenance

Posted by Dan Moyle

Oct 5, 2015 2:00:00 PM

istock_morning_roadBefore winter hits, and you’re still enjoying a little fall riding weather, it’s time to think about what’s  next. Winter storage – and getting your ride ready for it. What should you keep in mind as the calendar  continues to crawl towards winter? Here are a few tips before Old Man Winter steals your riding weather.

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Fall Riding Gear for the Serious Motorcycle Enthusiasts

Posted by Dan Moyle

Oct 2, 2015 9:30:00 AM

autumn_road_1Fall riding can bring any number of meteorological anomalies. You may start off in cool, foggy weather in  the morning only to ride into a muggy afternoon, ending the day with a pop-up shower & a chilly ride  home at night. Preparation begins at home. Let’s take a look at a few options to get you started.

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Favorite Local Motorcycle Routes: Idaho

Posted by Tom Schwab

Sep 30, 2015 10:09:00 AM

 

 

3_dudes_on_bikesYou may not automatically think of Idaho when you are considering routes to ride, but this state has great scenery. The Gem State has some of the most majestic landscapes with thick forests and cobalt blue lakes. You will also find deep canyons, desert landscapes and surreal lava fields. There is a lot of variety within this state so you will either want to take your time or decide what you want to see most. Here are a few suggestions.

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The Ultimate Fall Color Rides on Motorcycle

Posted by Dan Moyle

Sep 28, 2015 2:00:00 PM

autumn_bridgeFall is a great time to load up and explore the changing world around you. But how do you choose the  right place and timing for a color ride?  One resource: your local TV news and newspaper/media. Watch your local TV news each morning and  evening, and they’re likely to give you a color map of the changing season and peak color areas. Of course, this is assuming you live in an area where the leaves change color. 

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Favorite Local Motorcycle Routes: Hawaii

Posted by Tom Schwab

Sep 23, 2015 11:35:00 AM

 

 

FunAheadHawaii has a plethora of scenery and natural beauty spread out over a variety of lush islands. It is often hard for motorcyclists to concentrate on riding when the views are so beautiful. Each of the islands offers plenty of routes and enjoyable roads. The most difficult part may be getting your motorcycle to the various islands. If you want an easier method, you could try leasing a motorcycle on each island you wish to visit. Once you are there, there are lots of great options. Here are a few to consider.

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Favorite Local Motorcycle Routes: Georgia

Posted by Tom Schwab

Sep 16, 2015 10:26:00 AM

 

 

duskGeorgia has a vast collection of scenic attractions like mountains, forests, coasts, freshwater venues and more. It gives you picturesque views on virtually any ride. With a historic southern culture and plenty of special events and festivals, trips in this region are distinctive. Decide what type of views you want and whether you want peace and quite, or a celebration of some kind and you can find it in Georgia. Here are some of the best routes to consider.

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Favorite Local Motorcycle Routes: Florida

Posted by Tom Schwab

Sep 9, 2015 10:25:00 AM

 

Highway61Florida is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world and has over 1,000 miles of shoreline complete with palm trees, beaches and more. The terrain is mostly level and the motorcycle roads are straight and beautiful. If you enjoy countless beaches, port towns and other pockets of paradise, you’ll like one or more of the best motorcycle routes in the state of Florida.

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How to Avoid Numb Hands When Riding Motorcycle

Posted by Tom Schwab

Aug 28, 2015 11:45:00 AM

 

 

BeartoothYou might think that the biggest problem motorcycle riders face is keeping bugs out of their teeth. While this is a concern for plenty of riders, there are other issues riders face that affect the riding process even more. Numb hands, for example, can dictate how far and how long a rider can stay on the bike. Those who experience hand numbness are not only uncomfortable, but they can also be limited in how much they can ride. Numb hands are prevalent among steady riders, but the good news is, there are steps that can be taken to avoid the issue or at least improve it.

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