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Backroad Ramblings November 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Our rambling man has to take a couple days off the backyard motocross track to clean out his collection of two-wheel riffraff.

Backroad Ramblings October 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008
As the leaves are starting to turn in the trees, our Backroad Ramblings man gathers up a group of friends for their annual 'farewell to summer ride.'

Backroad Ramblings August 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008
With little time for pulling off the perfect ride, our Rambling Man took matters into his own hands in an attempt to find motorcycle nirvana.

Backroad Ramblings May 2008

Thursday, May 29, 2008
The Rambling Man falls victim to his own eagerness when his friend calls telling him he had just purchased one of BMW's most anticipated motorcycles - the F800GS.

Backroad Ramblings April 2008

Friday, April 25, 2008
In search of a road-legal dual-sport motorcycle our Rambling Man almost finds the perfect ride... almost.

Backroad Ramblings February 2008

Friday, February 29, 2008
While many think that riding in upstate New York during winter is nigh impossible, a friend of the Rambling Man may have just discovered a motorcycle that is up to the task.

Backroad Ramblings November 2007

Friday, November 30, 2007
Indian summer inspires one last off-road excursion for our Rambling Man, but all he got for his trouble was a lot of kicking and cussing.

Backroad Ramblings September 2007

Friday, September 7, 2007
The Rambling Man's diatribe this month addresses do-it-yourself projects and the frustrations motorcycle electronics can pose.

Backroad Ramblings August 2007

Thursday, August 9, 2007
In this month's Backroad Ramblings, Giacchino travels to the picturesque Alleghany Mountains for an adventure touring journey he won't soon forget.

Backroad Ramblings May 2007

Friday, May 11, 2007
Somehow our Rambling man gets talked out of yard work by his riding buddy for his first-ever ride of the season on his Suzuki quad.

Backroad Ramblings April 2007

Thursday, April 12, 2007
Our rambling man gets cosmic when pondering the significance of his two-wheeled obstacles. The Benefits of Insignificance.

Backroad Ramblings February 2007

Thursday, February 15, 2007
Our Rambling man likes motorcycles, as you know, but occasionally dirt machines with more than two wheels enters his thoughts and his garage.

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 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 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 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 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.