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Humanity :: Those Idahoans

Two weeks into a two-year motorcycle adventure around the world, I’m cruising along the St. Joe River on the Idaho Backcountry Discovery Route. One mile remains on the trail before my boyfriend and I will connect with a paved road leading into the endearing hamlet of Avery. I spy a boulder the size of a…

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Harley Davidson Reveals the Pan America Off-road Bike

When you think of Harley Davison motorcycles, do you imagine mud, sand, and mountain roads? Do you think of straight-lining up a sandy slope, or drifting a dirt corner? No? Well, you should because Harley Davidson just added Adventure Touring to their website, where you’ll find the newly revealed Pan America 1250. If you are…

2021 Free Virtual Women’s Outdoor Summit

March 8 is International Women’s Day and March itself is Women’s History Month. To celebrate, Teresa Baker, founder of In Solidarity Project, has organized a Women’s Outdoor Summit, this year running Thursday, March 11 to Saturday, March 13. Partnering with Jam Collective, a social media networking group, and Ravel Media, editorial providers for outdoor and…

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Snow Bikes—Your New Favorite Winter Toy?

Snowbiking is fast attracting the action sports herd with companies like Red Bull holding freeride and moto-cross style events worldwide. Athletes and recreationists alike are only too happy to test the seemingly unlimited possibilities of this rising winter star. So what is a snow bike? Think about a snowmobile and a dirt bike spending a…

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Filson Debuts Alcan Moto Collection

A new line of motorcycle apparel has hit the industry, and it’s pretty darn hot. Filson, an established outdoor outfitter since 1897, has launched their first-ever moto collection using toned-down, natural-looking fabrics that blend in well with the outdoors. The Alcan Collection consists of pants and jackets, along with helmets and gloves. You’ll also find…

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Overland Classifieds :: 2020 Royal Enfield Interceptor

This classic-looking 2020 Royal Enfield Interceptor needs a new owner who’ll appreciate what this highly customizable bike can become. Is this you? The Interceptor is from a batch of 10 units produced by Moto Classic House for Royal Enfield in Latvia. Although costlier than the standard models out there—even used—the 650cc, scrambler-esque bike appears justified…

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2021 Yokohama Sonora Rally Postponed

The cancellation or postponing of events is common news these days, but organizers are doing what they can to work around COVID-19 restrictions. The 2021 Yokohama Sonora Rally is one of many who have been forced to reschedule. The event, normally scheduled in March, will be moved back to May 9-14. From presenters Method Race…

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Alloy Versus Spoked Wheels on Motorcycles

Up until the late 1960s, most motorcycles came with wire-spoked wheels. That all changed in the ’70s when one-piece alloy wheels hit the market. Nowadays, you’ll find alloys on the majority of modern motorcycles on the road. So what’s the difference? You’ll always see exceptions, but for the most part, alloys, or cast wheels, will…

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Garmin inReach Explorer Satellite Communication

Product Review—Garmin inReach Satellite Communication First off, a disclaimer: my husband and I used Garmin inReach Explorer Satellite Communication during a round-the-world motorcycle trip that lasted 708 days. DeLorme inReach (bought out by Garmin in 2016) gave us two Explorer devices—one we received on loan; the other we paid for at a 50-percent discount. The company…

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Kawasaki’s New 2021 KLX 230R S

For the dirtbiker in you, or in your life, Kawasaki adds a tempting new KLX 230R S to their 2021 lineup, basing it off the KLX 230R model from 2020. See what you think!   Kawasaki press release (unedited), January 27—The Kawasaki KLX® family of off-road recreational motorcycles are widely popular for their rider-friendly character,…

The Armchair Adventure Festival 2021

For almost a year now, many of us have been dreaming of when or where our next adventure might be. While most of us spend time wondering if we have the money and time to travel, this past year has been different in that respect. Even with money and time, travel itineraries were severely limited…

Fire Burns Down the World’s Highest Motorcycle Museum

During the night of January 18, 2021, Austria’s Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum was destroyed by fire. The world’s highest motorcycle museum sits at the base of Timmelsjoch pass, 7,135 feet, and was home to over 300 historic motorcycles with model years as early as 1894. At this time, there is no information as to what caused the fire….

Boost Your Confidence Through Motorcycling Alisa Clickenger

Boost Your Confidence Through Motorcycling by Alisa Clickenger | Book Review

Boost Your Confidence Through Motorcycling by Alisa Clickenger Non-fiction, instructional $20 Alisa Clickenger was a shy, depressed housewife when she decided to reinvent herself and learn to ride a motorcycle. Reeling from a painful divorce, Alisa found that learning to ride was not only cathartic, she was also developing skills to rebuild the confidence missing…