Louisiana by Asphalt

Louisiana by Asphalt

In the last issue, we went nearly all in on dirt. This week, we’re going to get back on pavement with this choice of routes in Louisiana thanks to Best Biking Roads. Given the relatively small size of this state, the routes aren’t the long and multi-day...
Our Place Bar & Grill – Elm Grove, LA

Our Place Bar & Grill – Elm Grove, LA

Given we included Louisiana in this week’s Favorite Routes section, it only seemed fitting that we’d include a biker friendly bar and grill in the state who’s motto is the patriotic sounding “Union, Justice and Confidence.” Since the only...
Yamaha Star Bolt

Yamaha Star Bolt

Yeah, we know…cruiser purists deride this bike for being too small and well, not American-made. But we can’t ignore the fact that in every shoot out that pitted the Bolt against a similar H-D, the Bolt won hands down. Plus, who can argue with a company...
Viking Cycle Vest

Viking Cycle Vest

We just got this vest for review from Motorcycle House and can’t wait to try it out. It’s a good heavy grade leather, and the hardware and stitching seem pretty sturdy. There are two outside pockets that are probably more for design than utility, and two...
Plug a Tire on the Road

Plug a Tire on the Road

In the last issue we covered how to do some field repairs on a dirt bike, including fixing a flat tire. While stuffing a knobby with paper and foliage can work on a small dirt bike, you won’t get far on a 750+ pound cruiser that way. Most cruisers – at...
WTF! Johnny Depp bike?

WTF! Johnny Depp bike?

While it looks like Depp sitting on that, we’re doubtful. In fact, there’s a lot to doubt about this bike in general. Where do we start – brakes (nothing in the front), steering (how – maybe you lean into it), and shifting (we don’t see...
Riding the Trans-America Trail

Riding the Trans-America Trail

If someone told you that they had just ridden over 5,000 miles across a country on a route that was mostly remote dirt tracks and roads, you would likely think that their adventure had taken them through the remote deserts of Australia, or maybe one of the desert...
Favorite Bikes – 1971 Husqvarna 400

Favorite Bikes – 1971 Husqvarna 400

We were feeling nostalgic after interviewing Jeff Hesseltine and he started in on all of his old 70’s and 80s dirt and street bikes. Since we’ve been accused lately of being a little more asphalt than dirt, we decided to serve up some dirt from the 70s. So...
Stonebridge Bar & Grill – Maupin, OR

Stonebridge Bar & Grill – Maupin, OR

If you find yourself up in Oregon riding down the 197 south toward the Deschutes River, you might want to stop in the small town of Maupin and check out the Stonebridge Bar & Grill. The town has a population that doesn’t top 500 so there’s only one...
WTF! Lots of Pistons

WTF! Lots of Pistons

We know — you can never have enough power. But this thing looks like it might need wings! Or really good brakes and a parachute. We notice some planes in the background.  Seems appropriate given the engine on this chopper. And we don’t even want to guess...
Easy Riders Bike Show In Sacramento

Easy Riders Bike Show In Sacramento

Bike shows are a great way to see what’s going on in the custom build world. And the EasyRiders show is no exception. Slammed is it.. and big front wheels. We saw more bikes with about an inch of clearance than you could shake a scraped muffler at. We like the...
Quick Fix for Dirt Bikers

Quick Fix for Dirt Bikers

Things happen when you’re riding. Tires go flat, parts come loose, and worse. Here are a few tips for some of the more common occurrences when riding the trails – many of which can also apply to street. – Flat tire – no pump, patch kit or tube....
Gear & Such – Motorcycle House

Gear & Such – Motorcycle House

We’re constantly on the look out for places to get good deals on gear for us and new bits for our bikes. Motorcycle House seems like one of the better places to do just that. They’ve been serving riders of all types since 2007 — including street, dirt, ATV and UTV....
Garage Set Up – Part 2

Garage Set Up – Part 2

Earlier in November, we ran a short piece related to how to organize your garage. Since many of your are deeply embedded in Winter, we thought we’d run a second piece detailing the basic considerations of a good working garage shop. Bikestand — unless...
WTF! Steam Punk Moto

WTF! Steam Punk Moto

Yeah, we know. There are more than two wheels on it, and it has a steering wheel. But it’s definitely not a car, and we never laid down any parameters for what constitutes a WTF! bike. This particular contraption looks like it has the potential to go fast in a...
Bike Sheath

Bike Sheath

We featured Bike Sheath in our Holiday Wish List and weren’t disappointed when we had ours with us during some last minute shopping and it decided to rain. It fit handily in its storage pouch and took up hardly any room in our side bag. In a minute or two it was...
Favorite Routes – New Mexico

Favorite Routes – New Mexico

We posted a dirt bike trail area a few weeks ago in New Mexico, and a link to the best routes in Arizona the end of the year. So might as well keep it in the Southwest for now. Known as the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico doesn’t disappoint with a wide variety...
Billy’s Long Bar – Albuquerque, NM

Billy’s Long Bar – Albuquerque, NM

Given that we’re sending you all over New Mexico in our Favorite Routes section, we thought it only fitting to recommend one place to eat. A quick search on the web led us to Billy’s Long Bar in Albuquerque. And evidently, someone there knows how to game...