In the parking lot of the Krispy Kreme doughnuts shop in Spokane, Washington, Lisa and I stood next to my bike, putting on our riding gear. A woman who had parked her big, black SUV nearby walked over and asked: “Is this a mother-daughter adventure?”
The world of big budget movies has traditionally had very little to offer motorcycle enthusiasts. Since the inception of cinema, there have been little more than a handful of movies that told our stories or represented motorcyclists accurately. This is why it is so exciting to see that access to affordable cameras, editing software and online distribution has finally driven motorcycling related film making out of the confines of Hollywood studios and into the hands of people who ride and build bikes and understand motorcycling best. We have seen an explosion of independent movies that capture all that motorcycling has to offer.
Check out the footage from the 12th Annual KTM Adventure Rider Rally in Crested Butte, Colo. Pro riders Mike Lafferty, Russell Bobbitt, Chris Fillmore, Andrew Short and Quinn Cody were in attendance plus a sold out crowd of adventure riding enthusiasts.
When I was 8, my dad brought home a Honda CRF50. I learned the basics of riding in a field in the woods. Since we rode only a few months each year, my progress was slow.
Riding as a passenger doesn’t mean safety takes a back seat. I always opt for full protective gear, such as Fly Racing’s Georgia II jacket, Coolpro pants and Coolpro gloves.
The drywall in my garage isn’t in the best shape. It has nothing to do with the builder’s skill and everything to do with my propensity to pinch tubes—and the damage quotient of an aluminum tire iron that has achieved terminal velocity.
Although motocross is one of the cheapest motorsports on the planet, costs can add up. A new bike every year or two can really eat into the budget, and proper safety gear isn’t something you want to skimp on.
When Steve Reichman Sr.’s family saw the injuries sustained by his stepfather in a couple of motorcycle crashes when Steve was a teenager, the decision was made that motorcycling was not an option for the boy.
The American Motorcyclist Association asks all motorists to drive safely during the Labor Day holiday weekend and to show extra courtesy to other road users, particularly motorcyclists.
American Honda publicized pricing for the all-new CRF1000L Africa Twin model and also announced a number of returning on-road models, several of which are offered in new colors for 2016.