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Favorite Local Motorcycle Routes: Kansas

Posted by Tom Schwab

 

 

istock_morning_roadYou might be surprised to learn that Kansas actually has a huge geological history. Most of the land in this state is very flat, though there are some small rolling hills and lovely prairie grass views. The climate changes from one side of the state to the other and there are notable scenic views within the Flint Hills as well. Kansas has plenty of great routes to offer any rider. Here are a few of the best rides in the state.

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Favorite Local Motorcycle Routes: Maine

Posted by Tom Schwab

 

 

autumn_road_1Maine has over 17 million acres of forestland, thousands of miles of rivers and coastlines and 6,000 different lakes. It’s a great destination for a scenic paradise and exploration. You will get plenty of natural beauty and unspoiled area views. Most of the visitors to this state head to the coast, but if you want a break from the crowds, head inland for other types of views. There are a lot of options and different styles of rides. Here are a few of the best.

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6 Reasons to be Thankful for Good Motorcycle Gloves

Posted by Tom Schwab

 

NanoThere’s no getting around it. You love your motorcycle. You are thankful for it each and every day and everyone around you knows it. So in this season of giving thanks, perhaps you should take a little time to be thankful for some of the items that allow you to enjoy your riding hobby. Motorcycle gloves may seem insignificant in the grand scheme of the ride, but they actually have quite a bit to do with how much you enjoy your ride. Here are just a few reasons why you should be thankful for good motorcycle gloves.

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Favorite Local Motorcycle Routes: Kentucky

Posted by Tom Schwab

 

 

4_dudes_on_road-1Kentucky is often called the bluegrass state and it is a great place for motorcycle riders to enjoy scenic views. This area of the country has a lot of thoroughbred horse farms as well as caverns and caves. The Appalachian Mountains run through the state and there are also river regions and other lovely areas. This state is home to the world famous Kentucky Derby and has some historic sites relating to the Underground Railroad, the Trail of Tears, and Daniel Boone as well as Abraham Lincoln. There are plenty of things to see and do, but here are some of the best motorcycle routes in Kentucky.

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Favorite Local Motorcycle Routes: Indiana

Posted by Tom Schwab

 

 

istock_morning_roadIndiana sits in the crossroads of the country and gives motorcycle riders quite a bit of beautiful scenery and other amenities. In the northern portion of the state, there are picturesque farms and lovely hardwood forests. The southern terrain features more hills and forests as well as quaint border towns and rivers. There are even inviting campuses that are fun to tour. Plus, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a must stop place for those who love racing. Indiana has a little of everything and is a great place for riders to enjoy. Here are a few of the best routes in the state.

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Favorite Local Motorcycle Routes: Iowa

Posted by Tom Schwab

 

 

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

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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

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

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

 

 

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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