Palomar Mtn. Loop – Southern California

Palomar Mtn. Loop – Southern California

Short rides really aren’t our thing. Once we’re on a bike, we tend to have to be coaxed off by a full bladder or an empty gas tank. But once in awhile, a short ride is all you have time for. And the Palomar Mtn. Loop is one you’ll want to make time...
Smart Touring Tips from the AMA

Smart Touring Tips from the AMA

It’s now time to hit the road – and whether you’re riding a weekend, a week or longer, you’ll probably get the most of your trip with better preparation. Granted, there’s something to be said for just throwing together a change of...
Quail Lodge Show Review

Quail Lodge Show Review

This is a motorcycle show? There are no club patches…in fact the few patches I see are from touring companies. A few tats, but I think those all belong to the guys in the Austin Handbuilt Motorcycle tent. It’s outside…no convention hall, fluorescent light mash-up of...
O’Betty’s Red Hot – Athens, OH

O’Betty’s Red Hot – Athens, OH

O’Betty’s Red Hot — the name alone makes us want to go there. This is a hole-in-the-wall hot dog shop in the home of Ohio University (not the Buckeyes), and it’s evidently the place to go for 100% beef dogs and home made fries –...
Favorite Bikes – Customs

Favorite Bikes – Customs

The world of custom made bikes has taken on a life of its own. Where big expensive choppers dripping chrome and massive engines was once the rage, it’s now hard to characterize any one movement that epitomizes the custom scene today. There are cafe racers,...
Chrome Puts You in the Rider’s Seat

Chrome Puts You in the Rider’s Seat

It’s a dilemma we’ve all faced. You see the bike you want, but finances, the old lady, or something else is in your way. Or you have a bike a couple of years and then the bastards at the manufacturer have the gall to come out with a new version that...
Bull-it Jeans for Women

Bull-it Jeans for Women

Full disclosure – there are no women working on Asphalt & Dirt. We don’t have anything against them. We like women. We ride with women. We’ve written about a few of them. And we plan to write about plenty more. But when we were sent a pair of the...