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Articles By Jason Giacchino - Contributing Editor

Jason Giacchino
Jason Giacchino
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A freelancer and published novelist Jason is currently the editor in chief of Mountain Bike Tales digital magazine and holds a State University of New York degree in applied science with a minor in journalism. When not hunched over a computer monitor, he can be found playing outside in the suburbs of Buffalo, New York.

Backroad Ramblings: Batteries of the Future

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Our Rambling Man ruminates on batteries – the bane of his powersports existence during the long New York winters. Future batteries might return to concepts developed by Mr. Edison more than 100 years ago.

Backroad Ramblings: Moto Decision Overload

Friday, August 31, 2012
Our Backroad Rambler considers the countless decisions modern motorcycle customers face and decides to trim his stock-pile of toys in a quest for simplicity.

Backroad Ramblings: Singletrack State of Mind

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Distracted by the summer heat and other obligations, our Rambling Man shakes off the rust with an update on his balmy backroads adventures.

Backroad Ramblings: The Racer’s Almanac

Thursday, March 29, 2012
In this month’s edition our rambler shakes off winter’s inactivity by subjecting his body and equipment to the harsh demands of motorcycle racing.

Backroad Ramblings: Conflict on a Grand Scale

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Our rambler gets a lesson on the finer points of literary conflict when nature threatens to rob him of his KTM 450 EXC.

Backroad Ramblings: The Acrobatic Carport

Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Our Backroad Ramblings contributor returns with a winter tale of the Amazing Acrobatic Carport.

Backroad Ramblings: Operation Resuscitation

Friday, September 30, 2011
After ignoring one of his ATVs far too long, our rambler's negligence catches up with him during a jaunt through the local woods.

Backroad Ramblings: The Disappearing Bike

Friday, August 26, 2011
Our Rambling man ponders the words of a wise moto-journalist and his concept of the perfect disappearing bike.

Backroad Ramblings: Summer Night Cruise

Thursday, July 28, 2011
Our freelance rambler retaliates against the recent heat wave in New York by taking to the street at night in a biker-only cruise night.

Backroad Ramblings: Ride Dirty for Your Health

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
After stumbling on the many health benefits associated with the outdoors, our rambler reveals a checklist to see if readers are spending enough time in the dirt.

Backroad Ramblings: Small Bore Scoots

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
In the wake of global recession and soaring gas prices, our rambler uncovers the power of scooters in an industry that has shifted its focus from superbikes to beginner bikes.

Backroad Ramblings: Magazine Addiction

Friday, April 8, 2011
In this edition our rambler reveals his addiction to magazines and the turmoil it’s brought upon the Giacchino household.

Backroad Ramblings: Winter Survival Secrets

Thursday, February 3, 2011
In this month's edition of Backroad Ramblings our freelancer endures another winter without motorcycles by bumming a ride off his neighbor.

Backroad Ramblings: Get Lost

Tuesday, December 28, 2010
In his most recent topic our rambler confronts the issue of GPS navigation and its potential harm to humans and motorcyclists in particular.

Backroad Ramblings: Farewell to Summer

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Before hunkering down for the winter, our rambling man and his cohorts bid a fond farewell to summer with one final ride.

Backroad Ramblings September 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
The saga of the 1984 Honda 200X continues in the newest edition of Backroad Ramblings as our rambler takes on his annual fall restoration project.

Backroad Ramblings August 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010
In the newest edition of Backroad Ramblings our man discusses the latest addition to his garage - a 1984 Honda three-wheeler.

Backroad Ramblings July 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010
This month our Rambling Man takes on the topic of electric motorcycles and how it may undermine the very notion of a motorcyclist.

Backroad Ramblings June 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Yet another adventure-touring yarn from our Backroad Rambler, unfortunately involving not riding - only eBay and the friendly folks at the IRS.

Backroad Ramblings May 2010

Monday, May 31, 2010
Our rambling man delves into his dislike of batteries and explores his past experience with the good ol' fashion kickstarter.