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Life’s About Choices

Life’s About Choices

Motorcycles are often viewed as statements of personality or character. But they are also about utility. We like to ride the highway for the twisties and the wind and expansive scenery, which puts us on cruisers and touring bikes. But the dual sport bikes give us...

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Routes and trails

Baja Peninsula

Baja Peninsula

Everybody talks about how bad Mexico is, but we've read too many first person accounts of travels down the Baja Peninsula to believe that some of that is just plain ignorance and fear mongering. Traveling in a foreign country is always going to have some downsides....

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Old restaurant sign

30 Essential Restaurants in Texas

30 Essential Restaurants in Texas

Texas is a big, make that huge, state, which makes it too hard to confine any eating suggestions to just one place. A quick search led us to the appropriately titled article from the Dallas Observer -- 30 Essential Texas Restaurants to Visit Before You Die. By...

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Gear & Such

Cycle Wipes – for what’s bugging you

Cycle Wipes – for what’s bugging you

Pretty soon the weather will start getting warmer, and that means bugs...splattered all over windshields and visors. Better to get prepared now than wait! There are any number of products and home brewed techniques for cleaning them away, but we found Cycle...

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Favorie Bikes

The New Aprilia V4 Lineup

The New Aprilia V4 Lineup

  Aprilia recently unveiled four new versions of their V4 lineup at the International Motorcycle Show in Chicago, and every single one of them is a thing of beauty. Intent to continue to take on Ducati, and the Japanese race bikes, Aprilia has made a number of...

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Shop talk

ADV Essentials

ADV Essentials

  With Spring right around the corner, ADV riding isn't too far behind. We've run this post before, but thought it worth running again. Guest post by Ralph Rodriguez As I get more into off road riding I find that one of the biggest similarities is like what I...

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WTF

WTF! — Tractor or Bike or Both

WTF! — Tractor or Bike or Both

We've seen our share of "rat bikes," but this one may top them all. While most of our WTF examples are bikes that look like they'd never work or you'd never want to be seen riding it, this one has a certain appeal. How about that suicide shift with mounted handbrake?...

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What We’re Listening To At Asphalt & Dirt

Come On – by Motorcycle Boy

The Preacher  – by Jamie N. Commons

Waiting for a Train – Rock N’ Rolla soundtrack