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Recent Blog Articles

  • 10 months ago

    The Custom Saddlemen Seat Experience

    Last year, I met Tom Seymour on the Cannonball Centennial Ride. He's the founder of Saddlemen Seats. After seeing a number of seats from that company on the ride and being very impressed, I asked Tom if I could get one made for my bike. "Just contact me and I'll hook you up." he said. When I got home I contacted him ... Read More

  • last year

    Guest Post: Adventures in Learning How to Use a GPS

    This guest post is contributed by long term Miles By Motorcycle member and frequent contributor, John St. John, who we met down at Deal's Gap along ⁞with his son Joel some years ago. Adventures in Learning This spring, I finally bought an Adventure Bike. What ensued was a learning experience about many previou ... Read More

  • last year

    Guest Post : Review of the Sena 20S

    This is a guest post by Miles By Motorcycle member, Lisa Hall which was originally posted to the forum here. In Lisa's own words, "I'm a passionate motorcyclist. If I'm not riding I'm reading about riding. I've been riding for over 21 years and have logged over 275,000 miles. I'm getting close to 300 ... Read More

  • last year

    Event Report: Cannon Ball Centennial Ride, One Riders Story Presentation

    On July 26, I was invited to give a talk at Bobs BMW Motorcycles in Jessup, Md about my time on the Cannon Ball Centennial Ride which I took part in from Dodge City, Kansas to Battery Park, New York, New York. A long time family friend, Dr. Garret Hyde, offered to record it.  I feel terribly self conscious abo ... Read More

  • 2 years ago

    2014 New Mexico Trip : Being Open on the Road : Joining Finding Cannonball's Trail Centennial Ride

    There are many ways to travel. Most people like to book reservations and know exactly where they are going to end up when. For me that feels too much like day to day life. I learned a long time ago when I was in a very different place, that being flexible and open on the road can unlock doors that from the start y ... Read More

  • 2 years ago

    2014 New Mexico Trip : Guest Post : On the Subject of Passengering

      This is a guest post by my traveling companion, John St John, that he originallly posted to Facebook and that I am sharing here with permission.Yesterday, Yermo gave Lucy a day-long course in "passengering". His methodical approach, taking nothing for granted, was also instructional to me. As a rider who grew up ... Read More

  • 2 years ago

  • 2 years ago

    2014 New Mexico Trip: The Unexpected

    As I've mentioned so many times in the past, I'm ill. It's one of the reasons that my bike has so little mileage on it despite me having owned it for so long. There were a number of years where it simply hurt too much to ride. At some point, I discovered that I could manage my condition by modifying my diet. Everything ... Read More

  • 2 years ago

    2014 New Mexico Trip: Dust Storms in Texas and Route 191 from Clifton to Eager, AZ

    I woke unusually early, 6:30 AM which might as well be no-man's time, and spent the extra hours writing while listening to yet another wind storm making a ruckus outside. Even after a few hours, the ruckus didn't die down. Venturing out into the light, I noticed the sky was an unusual orange brown color. "Smog?" I wond ... Read More

  • 2 years ago

    2014 New Mexico Trip : Carlsbad Caverns

    Just start. Don't worry where it ends up, even if you risk it ending up someplace that you're not going to like, like Texas. What is true for traveling by motorcycle is also true of writing. When I travel with others, regadless of who it is, I never seem to take the time to gather my thoughts and compose them into w ... Read More

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