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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 November 2006

Thursday, November 16, 2006
The Rambling man's stable of bikes gets a bit smaller as Giacchino says a sad fare-well to his beloved dual-sport.

Backroad Ramblings October 2006

Friday, October 13, 2006
As winter begins to close in, our Rambling man brings us his take on the annual end of the riding season in his area.

Backroad Ramblings September 2006

Friday, September 8, 2006
Our Ramlings man drains the bank account and acquires a new machine after one of his eBay escapades snags a gem of a deal.

Backroad Ramblings August 2006

Thursday, August 10, 2006
Fighting the current heat wave broiling the country, Jason is spared last minute from following through on an impulse bike purchase and instead takes a surprisingly different tack.

Backroad Ramblings July 2006

Friday, July 14, 2006
With the summer heat beating down, our Ramblings correspondent decides to take it off-road but has to find a new ride. He makes an unlikely decision.

Backroad Ramblings June 2006

Friday, June 9, 2006
For this month's installment of Backroad Ramblings, Jason outlines some of the basic laws faced by the intrepid motorcycle mechanic.

Backroad Ramblings May 2006

Friday, May 12, 2006
Our resident Rambler's sportbike isn't the fastest or most powerful, but he finds there's more to enjoying a motorcycle than looking at a spec chart.

Backroad Ramblings April 2006

Thursday, April 13, 2006
Springtime weather has awoken our resident rambler's enthusiasm for the riding season ahead.

Backroad Ramblings March 2006

Friday, March 10, 2006
Spring cleaning has been in full effect of late. Only, unlike the traditional ideology of dusting cobwebs out of corners and sweeping up dust bunnies, I've been reducing my mechanical collection.

Backroad Ramblings February 2006

Friday, February 10, 2006
Our chief rambler takes an amusing look at road trips. Let his mistakes be your guidebook.

Backroad Ramblings January 2006

Thursday, January 5, 2006
Our Rambling correspondent once again falls victim to the allure of a motorcycle, snow or no snow.

Backroad Ramblings December 2005

Friday, December 9, 2005
Our BRR correspondent muses about whether you have to be a gear-head to be a motorcyclist.

Backroad Ramblings November 2005

Thursday, November 10, 2005
Our Ramblings correspondent contemplates the passing of an era when he sells his faithful YZ125 two-stroker and begins his search for a four-stroke replacement.

Backroad Ramblings October 2005

Wednesday, October 12, 2005
For this month's installment of Backroad Ramblings Jason Giacchino comments on the widening gulf between the custom scene and the rest of the motorcycle world.

Backroads Ramblings September 2005

Tuesday, September 13, 2005
As the Summer months give way, Jason Giacchino reflects on riding during Fall in this month's installment of Backroads Ramblings.

Backroad Ramblings Aug 2005

Monday, August 8, 2005
Sometimes where you are can't accurately reflect where you've been. In the realm of motorcycling, this is particularly true, as the ride is often more important than the destination.

Backroad Ramblings July 2005

Tuesday, July 5, 2005
Although generally quite obsessed with the most performance-oriented models on any of the manufacturers spec sheets, I have recently come to the disturbing conclusion that I will most likely never experience the full capabilities these super sportbikes can deliver.

Backroad Ramblings June 2005

Friday, June 10, 2005
I have to admit that aside from the obvious physical and mental satisfaction of taking a motorcycle out onto the open road, there is a level of romance that exists if even only on the most subconscious levels in being a motorcyclist.

Backroad Ramblings May 2005

Tuesday, May 17, 2005
It is often said that warm days in the Northeast during mid April are to be considered a gift rather than an expectation.