Archive for 'Open Road'

Desert Riding – Touring Deserts and Staying Cool

Posted on 28. May, 2014 by .

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by Lisa Rose Desert Riding – Touring Deserts and Staying Cool Taking a tour through a desert is something that all motorcycle touring hobbyists should experience at some point. Although there are a number of considerations that normally wouldn’t be so important, many of the safety precautions that would be relevant in colder settings are […]

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Running with the Wind – Sturgis 2013

Posted on 23. Sep, 2013 by .

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With the three day ride from Southern California now behind us, we settled in to our new home for the next 12 days. If  the ride in was any indication of what to expect, we would surely be running in the wind during our stay in Sturgis. While we normally stay at Shade Valley Campground, […]

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Chasing the Winds – Journey to Sturgis 2013

Posted on 04. Sep, 2013 by .

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We watched storm clouds pass on the horizon for the week prior to our departure to Sturgis, but with little concern. Hell, what’s a little rain. We had both ridden in worse. And besides, these storms would surely be gone by the time we left. But somehow in the back of our minds, we both […]

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Tears of Remembrance – West Coast Thunder 2013

Posted on 31. May, 2013 by .

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The biker community is a pretty diverse and eclectic community. But it is a community steeped with passion. Passion for freedom, passion to ride, passion to party, and passion for their fellow bikers. It is also the largest group of veterans and supporters, larger even than many of the veterans organizations. As such, the passion […]

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Laughlin River Run Lessons Learned

Posted on 02. May, 2013 by .

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It has seemed to be an usually cold winter, even here in southern California. I know, hard to complain when the rest of the country is still trying to dig themselves out of snow, but damn it cold is cold! But April was now here, and with it warmer weather and a sense of urgency […]

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It’s Still About The Road

Posted on 01. Nov, 2012 by .

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The Desert Heat Motorcycle Rally is not by any stretch a “major” motorcycle rally,but it does have it’s loyal attendees. Small, with limited vendors, I guess you could consider it “quaint”. But it is not so much the rally that draws my attention each year. As with most of the motorcycle rallies I attend, it’s […]

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Laughter of the Gods – Sturgis 2012 Pt V

Posted on 16. Oct, 2012 by .

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Sturgis 2012 had already played out to be one hell of a trip. And yet we pushed on in the face of the laughter of the Gods. The Gods did not let us pass easily. But I believe that it is from these challenges that adventures are born. At least, that is how this trip, […]

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The Reunion in Sturgis 2012 – Pt IV

Posted on 20. Sep, 2012 by .

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Morning broke on day seven of our run to Sturgis 2012, and the reunion in Sturgis that awaited us. It had been a good run, as we rode up the Pacific Coast thru Big Sur and San Francisco, into the Redwoods and through the coastal towns of Humboldt and Crescent City. We made new friends […]

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Fires in Montana – Sturgis 2012 Pt III

Posted on 18. Sep, 2012 by .

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If you ask most people that have never been in Oregon their opinion of the state, you will probably hear mostly of the forests and rain. You will probably never hear any mention of the deserts and badlands that make up the eastern half of the state. But deserts and badlands are exactly what make […]

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Tailwinds to Sturgis 2012 – Pt II

Posted on 01. Sep, 2012 by .

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continued from “Riding the Redwoods…Sturgis 2012″ Waking up amongst the redwoods is a wild feeling. These towering behemoths block the morning sun, and seem to echo the sounds of the birds as they start their day. We spent the night in Richardson Grove State park, just below Garberville. Please be aware that if you arrive […]

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The Last Ride

Posted on 27. Aug, 2012 by .

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Panman held his grips tightly as we barreled up the onramp onto the freeway. The sleek Dyna’s front end buck and shook violently as Panman rolled the throttle on ever more, trying to coax the Dyna into a smooth line. As our speed increased, the violent shimmering subsided, and more power was transferred to the […]

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