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Our rambling man reflects on all things motorcycles in a monthly essay we call Backroad Ramblings.
Latest Backroad Ramblings
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.
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