Backroad Ramblings

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

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Backroad Ramblings: The Acrobatic Carport
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.


Backroad Ramblings April 2010
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 March 2010
Backroad Ramblings March 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

This month our Rambling man tries to give his CC digits up to the latest Amercian off-road manufacturer, the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based US Highland.


Backroad Ramblings February 2010
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 January 2010
Backroad Ramblings January 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010

What does ‘needs nothing’ mean in a motorcycle classified? Our Rambling Man finds out.


Backroad Ramblings December 2009
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…