This week's coverstory deals with the somewhat funny matter of motorcycle myths we bikers confront on an almost daily basis; while some are truly amusing, others are simply the result of prejudice and can sometimes trigger unwanted results.
Like with anything just a tad less ordinary than what a casual guy would meet on a casual day, the motorcycling world has long time been associated with several ideas that have more or less support in real life. Some of these myths have their origin in the non-motorcycle world; others are sadly believed by some bikers, mostly inexperienced ones or guys who tend to trust appealing stories they hear here and there, but skipping the preliminary judgment stage. READ ON
It was in the year of 1927, in the summer time and about halfway through the afternoon. The happiest lad in Eldora, Iowa, was riding down the highway, still smiling over his good fortune in having the day before secured his first motorcycle.
My name is Peter Mark. I am 32 years old and reside in Masset, B.C. On March 11, 2011 I, along with millions of others around the world watched in awe and horror as the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami ravaged northeastern Japan. READ ON
Each year, motorcyclists load up the cruiser or touring bike with T-bags for days, weeks, or even months on the road. For the seasoned motorcycle traveler, packing has become routine with many essentials regularly pre-packed for travel at a moment’s notice. For those new to motorcycle travel, the question most asked is, “What do I pack and can I get everything on the bike?”
The answer to the second part of that question is “No, but you don’t need to take everything.” The rest of the question on what to pack will vary with each motorcyclist and with each destination. There are, however, a few essentials necessary regardless of the travel or the traveler. READ ON