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First Motorcycle Ride of 2013

first motorcycle ride 2013

And then you ride home with a warm engine and a cold back seat, wondering when you'll see her again. But before you know it you're riding past your ex girlfriend's house. She sent you a message on the anniversary of your father's death, and asked you not to answer in it.

You pull in the clutch and twist the throttle back hard, letting your engine sing at the rev limiter as you ride by. That's how bikers say hello sometimes.

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Black Bike Week

Black Bike Week

Black Bike Week might not be very famous to most people in the United States and neighboring countries. However, it is an event full of history and deserves a commendation to all bike lovers out there. You might have not heard of Black Bike Week before but its level can be compared to the top Motorcycle Rallies known around the globe. It was created because of the strong influence of the world famous Daytona Beach Bike Week.

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Motorcyclists Travel to Machu Picchu

... to shake that ass. Seriously.

I'm exploring Twitter a lot and trying to see who's interesting out there. I find a lot of motorcyclists out there with some really bike-tastic names and pictures. Much to my chagrin, many of them end up tweeting about their dinner, their dog, their children, and Sons of Anarchy. Now, I like the TV show as much anyone, although not as much as many of you, but come on!

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Laconia Motorcycle Week

laconia motorcycles

The Laconia Motorcycle Week is one of the biggest bike rallies in the world. Over-delivering on its name, the event lasts for 9 days. It held a record attendance in 2004, where 375,000 bikers joined in on the action. Laconia takes claim to being America’s Original Riding Rally. Laconia reigns down on the global scale of all motorcycle rallies at a whooping 89 years old!

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally street at night

Sturgis is one of the largest motorcycle rallies in the world.
The Sturgis motorcycle rally attracts half a million motorcycle enthusiasts (some say "Bikers") from all across North America for "Bike Week", one of the most amazing motorcycle experiences of all time. Add it to your bucket list, folks, you don't want to miss this mecca of motorcycling.

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Five Years of Motorcycling

5 Years Riding Motorcycles

Five years ago today I purchased my first bike, a 2005 Derbi Atlantis 50cc two-stroke scooter. I bought it from a so-called “scooter dealership” (read: glorified clothing store with a service garage). They sold me a helmetthat was far too big, and couldn’t have be bothered to show me the controls to my new scooter after they handed me the key. That is to say, five years ago today is the day of my first two wheeled accident, about 10 feet down the alleyway from the first place I ever fired up a bike.

We’ve all been down this same, long road of learning. This short story looks back on how quickly motorcycling can become a way of life.

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The Call of the Road

Just because a blog isn't participating in #29in29, doesn't make it uncool. For motorcycle blogs which retell the planning and riding of some seriously long motorcycle road trips, a daily blog post just doesn't make sense. MISSRIDER is one example (see: Woman Rides Her Motorcycle Alone Across The United States, and Female Motorcyclist Retells Travelling Across the USA).

Another site that doesn't need to update to stay awesome? The Call of the Road. One of those ride of a lifetime stories, The Call of the Road tells the story of an 8 week, 9,000+ mile ride from Florida to Alaska. This week Circus Boy Nathan proudly showed his new adventure trailer video. Catch it here.

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International Female Ride Day 2012

IFRD 2012

This week MOTORESS unveiled the new for 2012 International Female Ride Day logo. I've had the chance to meet with Vicki Gray of MOTORESS on a number of occasions. We've walked through the aisles of the International Motorcycle Show in Toronto, and shared coffees and drinks, I've even written about the glamourous female motorcyclist. International Female Ride Day is a MOTORESS initiating campaign aimed at highlighting the female motorcyclist and encouraging other women to take up the sport.

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