Stories and Tips

5 Bars to wet your whistle!

I love a good bar to wind down in at the end of the day on the road – not always as session but a couple beers and a chance to meet the locals. I have to confess a weakness for both dive bars and bar maids with more tattoos than me .. and I…

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5 Diners you shouldn’t miss !

Going coast to coast in USA you will not be short of places to eat however rather than stopping at the usual chain suspects my recommendation is to generally go where the locals go. So here’s five of my favourites I’ve come across. The Bear Wallow Cafe – Alpine, AZ. Tucked away up in mountains…

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Baja With Boorman

November 2014 – spontaneous email from Tim of the Lost Adventure asking me if I’d be interested in a short cheap trip somewhere interesting in USA. A check of remaining holiday balance later and I’m in ! EagleRider were doing a celebrity trip from Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas in Baja Mexico … not…

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Don’t Be Afraid To Go It Alone!

Having done 7-8 tours in the USA now, many “solo” people often ask me doesn’t it bother you going alone and my answer is quite simply “no” – solo can go two ways. Three examples of how I’ve gone solo and how they work for me. Organised Tour There are many people who would love…

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The 2017 Harley Davidson M8 Street Glide

Does the new Milwaukee 8 Street Glide pass muster? Guest blogger and frequent US touring veteran, Matt James finds out…
I’ve gone Coast to Coast  to in the USA on a Street Glide twice and always really rated the bike as a great “Swiss army tool” of a bike especially for the solo tourer. I’ve previously done a comparison of the then current model with it’s rival the Indian Chieftain (having done the same trip twice on that as well), and while the Indian won out in a couple areas, not least power and handling, overall there was very little to choose between the two. So how does the new Milwaukee 8 version stack up? Well a close to 4,000 mile road trip on it would be a good test.

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Head to Head: Harley -V- Indian

Which comes out on top as your favoured cruiser/tourer – the Indian or the Harley? Guest Blogger and seasoned biker Matt James clocked up the miles on two popular bikes and shares his impressions in this Chieftain verses Street Glide review. By far the most common motorcycles hired for a solo rider on the Annual…

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The Cheapest Way to Ride Route 66

Riding Route 66 is a lifetime dream for many people, the top of their bucket list, the holiday of a lifetime. However, for some it remains just that, a dream. Time, life and the cost get in the way.

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Indian Motorcycle Photo Gallery

The new Indian Motorcycles are beautifully designed, with aesthetics that respect the history of the marque, with modern accents. We found that no matter where we rode these bikes, when we stopped, people wanted to talk about them. It’s unavoidable when you ride the Indians (note, if you’re interested in renting an Indian Motorcycle to…

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