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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: 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: 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: 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 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 April 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010
Our rambling man and his ragtag group of fellow bikers pull their bikes out of the garage for the first motorcycle ride of the season.

Backroad Ramblings February 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010
Thanks to the Internet, our Rambling Man manages to weather the winter by living vicariously.

Backroad Ramblings December 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Our Rambling Man is sidelined from two wheels thanks to the weather, but four wheels is proving trouble enough of late…

Backroad Ramblings November 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009
Warmer than normal temperatures are causing havoc for some motorcyclists as the frenzy to buy hits them and they shop for a new toy.

Backroad Ramblings August 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Motorcycle USA’s Rambling Man takes a spin on the new Yamaha FZ6R and recalls the sportbike motorcycle gallantry of his past R6 ownership.

Backroad Ramblings July 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009
An errant 500-lb tree limb has our Rambling Man in the market for a new motorcycle hauler.

Backroad Ramblings May 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009
The early spring weather has our Rambling man doing yard work rather than riding, although cutting the grass while thinking of an unusual motorcycle spotted earlier in the day.

Backroad Ramblings April 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009
Giacchino put the fool in April’s special day when he parted with a Yamaha R6 to take a bet on a FZR600. Aren't the pranks suppose to only last a day?

Backroad Ramblings January 2009

Friday, January 2, 2009
This month's Backroad Ramblings brings us some experience-inspired financial advice and shows us why motorcycles are the best deal.

Backroad Ramblings July 2008

Friday, August 1, 2008
Our rambling man tries his hand at chasing down his friend's new Ducati 999 with a DR650. The results are this month's edition of Backroad Ramblings.

Backroad Ramblings June 2008

Friday, June 27, 2008
This month our Rambling Man ponders the benefits of not jumping into the vintage motorcycle scene, where patience and time sometimes take the place of riding.

Backroad Ramblings March 2008

Thursday, March 27, 2008
MotorcycleUSA's Rambling Man examines his yearly Spring compulsion to run out and buy a race replica sportbike.