Stories and Tips

Tips For Safe Group Riding

When you’re riding in a pack of motorcycles, it requires a different style of riding in order to be safe. Riding in a large group can be fun, but each rider needs to respect the group dynamic or the consequences can be severe.

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How To Become A Confident Motorcyclist

In a recent blog, we asked: “Are You A Confident Motorcyclist?” While a very rare few of us are born with natural ability on a motorcycle, the majority of riders learn by doing. We try to avoid mistakes, especially painful ones, keep our eyes and ears open, and hopefully become mature in our abilities. Even the…

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Are You A Confident Motorcyclist?

One of the questions we get asked by many people who enquire about riding in America is something like “I’ve never ridden two weeks in a row for so many miles each day, will I be able to do this trip?” We always answer the question the same way: “Are you a confident motorcyclist?” We…

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50 Things I Learned in 25 Years Of Riding Motorcycles Part One

50 Things I Learned in 25 Years Of Riding Motorcycles Part One (Testing the Multistrada for http://www.superbikeplanet.com in Lanzarote, 2010 – photo courtesy of Ducati) I’ve been riding motorcycles for 25 years. It’s really hard to believe I’ve been doing anything that long; many other hobbies and dalliances have come and gone over those years. But…

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Tips For Solo Motorcycle Touring

Tips For Solo Motorcycle Touring Heading out on a long distance solo motorcycle tour? We’ve got tens of thousands of solo long distance miles under our belts, including coast to coast rides across America. Here are some of the things we’ve learned, which we hope will be helpful. And remember, if you need to hire…

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Lou Reed Took His GPz For A Ride

Lou Reed Took His GPz For A Ride Lou Reed left the planet on the 27th of October, 2013. Living and working in New York, I saw him around town many times over the past 30 years, keeping a low profile at hip cultural events, or just walking on the street, usually downtown. Tough, smart,…

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The Hurricane Ride

I remember it as “The Hurricane Ride”. It was August, 2008 and ten of us were headed to the inaugural Indianapolis MotoGP race. We had started in Washington DC, dodging an Atlantic hurricane that chased us off the Blue Ridge Parkway, coming down off the mountains in total darkness in the middle of the day.…

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Which Harley Should I Choose For My Tour?

UPDATE: Since this article was written, The Lost Adventure has expanded the range of bikes offered for rental, self-guides and fully guided tours to include the Indian range. We rode them Coast to Coast to explore the differences between this range and the Harleys. Read what we thought of the Indian Chief, Chieftan and Roadmaster.…

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Where Will You Be Riding This Summer?

Where Will You Be Riding This Summer? Seems with each passing year, we seem to put less miles on the bikes during the riding season. Often it’s because of work or family commitments. Sometimes the bike needs some work that just doesn’t get finished in the winter months. Our riding buddies who used to be…

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How to Pack for A Motorcycle Tour

How To Pack For A Motorcycle Tour Recently, one of our customers who’s going on a two week tour asked us about fitted pannier bags. He’ll be riding either a Honda Gold Wing GL1800 or a Harley Davidson Electra Glide. Both have topcases and hard panniers. Was there a fitted bag that would fit both,…

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