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How a Weekend Motorcycle Trip Brought Us Closer

Posted by Dan Moyle


1,000 miles. 3 days. 3 men. 1 great priceless experience. 


Topics: Long Distance Riding, Motorcycle riding

Olympia introduces Best Motorcycle Glove: Rain or Shine

Posted by Tom Schwab

4300_Gore_Tex_Rain_Shine_Motorcylce_gloveOne of the most important articles of clothing for any rider is a decent glove. No one should really go riding without one on each hand. Not only will they give you protection from the elements, but if you go down soft or hard, they'll also offer you protection from asphalt, cement and gravel road rash.

Up until this point, some of the finest riding gloves were made of soft and flexible leather. Leather gives superior abrasion resistance; it is supple enough to let you grip the handles, and it provides a modicum of protection from the weather.


Topics: All Season Motorcycle Gloves, Long Distance Riding, Gel Palm Gloves, leather motorcycle gloves, Hand Numbness/Vibration, Spring, comfort

Long Distance Motorcycle Riding: Resources To Plan Your Trip

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz


For lots of riders, summer weekends mean long rides on the bike.

For some riders, that's a nice weekend cruise  ... for others, it's a road trip with a specific destination and length in mind.

Whether you belong to a long distance club with its own challenge like the Hoka Hey Challenge, prefer twisting the throttle on your own, or set your sights on achieving one of the milestone Iron Butt Association challenges, careful planning will improve your ride.

Here are some resources that long distance riders may find helpful.


Topics: Long Distance Riding, Summer motorcycle riding

Long Distance Motorcycle Riding Tips, Part 3: Route, Rest & Refuel

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz


This is the third in a 3-Part Series:

Today ... contributor Marilyn Elmore Bragg wraps things up with tips on route, refueling and more. 

Check out Marilyn's advice as you plan your next long distance motorcycle trip. 


Topics: Long Distance Riding

Long Distance Motorcycle Riding Tips (Part 1) - Planning

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz


Now that spring is almost here, it seems like a good time to revisit the topic of long distance riding. 

If you're planning your next motorcycle trip, here are distance riding tips from expert rider and blog contributor Marilyn Elmore Bragg to help you get ready.

Note: This is Part 1, of a 3-Part Series on long distance motorcycle riding.


Topics: Long Distance Riding

6 Expert Tips for Long Distance Motorcycle Riding

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

jeff_kohnOur recent post about Dan Zinn's 14K ride sparked a conversation with pro long distance rider "Jeff the Fence Guy"  Jeffrey E. Kohn. 

From talking to Jeff, we learned what it takes to ride competitively for over 8600 miles in 8 days, and finish in the top three.

Jeff patiently explained the answers to our most basic long distance riding questions … how you refuel, eat, stretch your legs, and sleep … all while racing the clock, fighting fatigue, and battling the elements.

Planning a long distance ride?  For some great tips, read on.



Topics: Long Distance Riding

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