This article, written by Tom Batchelor, was originally published in STAReview Magazine, a publication of the Motorcycle Sport Touring Association and is republished here with permission. Avid motorcycle enthusiasts have undoubtedly heard about Deals Gap North Carolina (US-129), perhaps better
Few things are as disappointing and frustrating in the middle of a ride as a flat tire. Fortunately, motorcycle tires are well designed and don’t seem to experience flats all that often when measured against miles travelled. Nevertheless, flats happen.
What’s more fun than riding? We’d say riding with a group of friends of course. After all, at our core we’re social creatures. We intuitively know that sharing an adventure with others brings variety and new perspectives to the experience.
Riding in the Bay Area may at first conjure images of congested freeways and busy urban streets. And that pretty accurately describes riding Highway 101 and nearby towns from the San Jose Valley all the way to San Francisco, particularly
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Here’s a ride plan through five of the best roads in the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains. It is hard to find comparable roads that are so highly rideable and pack so many turns per mile. Some would say touring in the Great Smoky Mountains is a master class in technical riding.
Motorcycle theft is a real problem across the country and in Canada and Mexico too. The more you know about the problem and how to protect against theft the better chance of finding your motorcycle right where you left it.
Motorcycle sport touring can be one of the most relaxing and unfettered ways to explore and discover overlooked backroads. A quality GPS unit takes the worry out of getting lost. Just punch in a destination, maybe add a few waypoints