HOG
Chasing the Chicken: Adventures at Cajun Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras in Acadiana – south-central Louisiana’s Cajun country – is a feast for all the senses.There’s music – usually Zydeco or a lively Cajun two-step; food — gumbo, boudin, and cracklins; brightly colored costumes;…

Places
Tennessee’s Museum of Appalachia preserves a disappearing way of life

[Clinton, TN] — John Rice Irwin was (and presumably, at 80+ years old, still is) a mountain man. Growing up in Tennessee’s Appalachian Mountains, he was fascinated with the stories told by the area’s old-timers…

Events
Daytona Bike Week 2015 Wrap-Up (+Photos)

I can hear the fat lady singing now. As I write this, Daytona Bike Week 2015 is wrapping up, and from my perspective, appears to have been very successful. Days that were mostly sunny, with high…

Food
The best damn green chile cheeseburger in America: Sparky’s, in Hatch, New Mexico

[Hatch, NM] — As bikers, we’re constantly on the lookout for memorable roadside dives. Great barbecue, a great bowl of chili, a great cheeseburger — the list goes on and on. “Live to ride, ride…

People
To the Moon (almost) with “Great American Motorcycle Tours” author Gary McKechnie

In the annals of publicity stunts, this one is pretty good. Gary McKechnie, my friend and colleague in the motojournalism world, and an all-around nice guy, just launched the fifth edition of his best-selling Great…

Gear
To GPS or Not to GPS — That is the Question

If you’re a travelin’ motorcyclist like I am, you probably have strong feelings on GPS use.  Either you love ‘em and can’t imagine living without one, or you hate the damn things. I fall strongly…

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