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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…

Prometheus Design Werx A.G. Wilderness Quilt

The Prometheus Design Werx A.G. Wilderness Quilt for Rooftop Tents

Want to snuggle with your significant other, your dog, or maybe just get under something cozy after a long day? Prometheus Design Werx has just introduced their A.G. Wilderness Quilt, a premium goose-down comforter you can use in your two-person tent, rooftop rig, or for couch-potatoing.   The quilt is like your down comforter at…

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Aether Asks for Help Raising Money for LA Food Bank

From January 12 to February 11, Aether, an apparel company selling moto gear and accessories, along with Urban Partners, the nation’s largest walk-up food bank, are asking for help raising money for those in need. Urban Partners is a 23-year-old, volunteer-based organization. The number of families they see each week has increased significantly since March 2020,…

The New 2021 Yamaha Ténéré Adventure 700

Off-road and ADV (adventure) riders have been asking for years for a good middle-weight on-road/off-road bike, and the new 2021 Yamaha Ténéré Adventure 700 might just be it. First, let’s define “middle-weight” as weighing in at under 500 pounds wet, with twin cylinders for a smoother ride, and enough suspension travel and ground clearance to…

Justin W. Coffey Dakar Rally 2021

What is the Dakar Rally?

Dakar is the largest city in Senegal, and also the country’s capital. Most of the overlanding crowd, however, associates the word “Dakar” with an insane off-road vehicle speed race—or with a fraction less hyperbole, the world’s toughest motorsport challenge. Founded in 1977, the race, originally called the Paris-Dakar Rally, staged from Paris, France across the…

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Triumph’s New Riding Essentials Line

Triumph Motorcycles has launched a new “Riding Essentials” line to keep riders safe and dry. Their new packable gear helps you be seen while riding during these darker, wetter months. The primary focus for the Riding Essentials line design was to have the gear accessible to the rider. Items can be stored within reach at…

WOMEN’S MARRAKESH JACKET

Klim—New and Redesigned Women’s Motorcycle Jackets

The female rider is no stranger to the difficulties of finding woman-designed motorcycle apparel. I’m always excited to see the industry is realizing the need for gear tailored to the female form, and Klim is one such manufacturer recognizing that need (though the jackets still focus on street riders, and not the ADV/off-roading ladies, but,…

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UBCO’s 2×2 Utility Electric Vehicle

UPDATE: check out the UBCO app. Whatever your opinion on electric vehicles, one category is taking off, and that’s the 2×2 UEV (Utility Electric Vehicle). These rugged, on- and off-road e-bikes are so popular that UBCO—a UEV founder—has been backordered for months. Although the bikes are hitting US dealers now, most have been preordered and…

Stacie B. London

Stacie London—In a Straight Line

The first thing that catches me when I watch the film In A Straight Line is that Stacie B. London’s nail polish isn’t scratched or chipped. The film opens with her wrenching on a 1967 Harley Davidson Aermacchi, and those red-hot nails—like fast cars and stilettos—are flawless. This, however, is no indication that the vintage car…

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Riding Solo Episodes by Sterling Noren

Sterling Noren, adventure travel filmmaker, set off in July of 2020 on a BMW GS, riding solo throughout the western US. His 6,000-mile, 30-day journey is available for viewing on the Motorcycle Travel Channel. The Riding Solo series captures the widespread, stark beauty still prevalent in the US, even while it seems these places are…

Ensure Valuable Items are Theftproof On Your Motorcycle

When my husband, Dave, and I were planning our round-the-world trip, one of our biggest conundrums was how to ensure our valuable items were theftproof on our motorcycles when we weren’t there. Helmets, riding jackets, tank bags—we didn’t want to walk around with that stuff all day. For solo travelers, it’s even harder; they don’t…

Overland Expo West Postponed to September 24-26, 2021

Indianapolis, Indiana — Lodestone Events, producers of the Overland Expo event series, has postponed Overland Expo West to September 24-26, 2021. Traditionally held mid-May in Flagstaff, AZ, Overland Expo West has been postponed to ensure the health and safety of fans, exhibitors, staff, and the surrounding Flagstaff community. “Overland Expo West is our flagship and…