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YouMotorcycle is a lifestyle motorcycle blog to be appreciated by those who see motorcycling as a lifestyle and not simply a hobby, sport, or method of transportation. Most of the posts on the site are written by past and present motorcycle industry staff. We remain fiercely independent, innovative, and unconventional. Our goal is to encourage more people to enjoy the world's greatest outdoor sport by helping new riders get started and inspiring current riders to get out more. We motorcycle, do You?

Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally

Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally Riders

In 1987, more than two thousand motorcycle enthusiasts from the Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club, joined the founder, Corporal Ray Manzo at the Capitol Building in Washington DC to host an exciting motorcycle event dedicated to acknowledge war heroes. The event was named Rolling Thunder I.

Member Bob Schmitt imagined that the motorcycle rally would be like a sound of rolling thunder, giving birth to the rally's name. Not the most original, but it works, and this isn't a motorcycle rally to be taken lightly.

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The Hows And Whys To Buying A Used Motorcycle

Woman Motorcycle Wheelie

If you are considering buying a used motorcycle, then there are certain rules or tips, if you will, that you might find useful. When purchasing an item as big, lovable and expensive as a motorcycle, it's important to understand exactly what you're buying and that you're getting your money's worth. Though some of the instructions below could be of assistance when looking at new motorcycles, you will find them to be most helpful when participating in the task of buying a used one!

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YouMotorcycle 2.0: Big Changes Coming Soon

YouMotorcycle

Whenever I hear from people about YouMotorcycle they seem generally surprised and grateful for the information here and it's presentation on the site. Emails from total strangers leave me feeling flattered. Sure, some people complain as well, but every subculture has its stuck-in-the-past scooterista with all of the mirrors. There's one thing I hear whenever I talk to advertisers though. They almost unanimously mention YouMotorcycle is a great looking site. They advertise and send samples here because the site looks good and reviews come out looking great. There's just one problem...

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Chicks Dig Motorcycles Too

Female Motorcyclist

While you might think the above quote describes women as passengers on motorcycles, truth is more women are actually owning motorcycles for their own riding purposes. In fact, the number of women riders in the U.S. has increased to about 7.2 million of about 27 million overall in 2009, according to a recent survey by the Motorcycle Industry Council, and this number of female riders is only expected to continue to uptick, especially since more women celebrities are stepping out.

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What Motorcycle Will I Be Riding in 5 Years?

Yamaha MT-01

This question jumped into my mind at 5 AM. So much for getting any sleep tonight. Think about your motorcycle. Now think about your dream motorcycle. Now look back at your motorcycle. It's not your dream bike, is it? Maybe you don't even have a dream motorcycle. Maybe you have a list of a few you'd really. I know I do.

I've been riding for 6 years now. In that short time I've owned 11 motorcycles or scooters. I've owned everything from a stable of midsize cruises, to a heavily modified 1990 Honda Hawk GT650 N, to a couple two-stroke scooters. I'm still trying to get it right, but along the way I'm learning what I like, what I dislike, what I keep coming back to, and why.

The only question left for you and I now, reader, is what are we going to ride next?

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Punched Out of His Turban – A Bar Story

Beer Taps

Sometimes on the road of life you see things that you could never imagine happening right in front of you. You see things that would only happen in a bad comedy flick. A lot of that kind of stuff happens while in bars.

I wanted to share this story with my little cousin Samantha who will be celebrating her sweet sixteen birthday in a couple weeks. Before I know it, she'll be out leading her own life full of stupidity. So here it is: the story of the guy who punched out of his turban at the bar Friday night.

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Interview: Worth “E.T.” Cadenhead

Worth Cadenhead

One day, Worth "E.T." Cadenhead decided to follow us on Twitter. It must've been a really slow news day because I asked if he'd like to do an interview on the site. Well, it turns out this resident Texan motorcyclist and motorcycle dealership worker is a little more interesting than his profile mug shot makes him seem!

Worth talks of growing up on bikes, motorcycle riding adventures, the Gypsy Motorcycle Club, and making the switch from cruiser to a sport bike that sportbikers don't actually consider a sport bike. Check it out:

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