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;…

Memories of the Maine Seacoast

[Coastal Maine] — Lonely lighthouses, stacks of lobster pots, and mist-draped harbors. The sounds of seagulls and distant foghorns. These are a few of my Maine motorcycling memories. Earlier this year, I spent several…

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…

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…

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…

I Can See Clearly Now – F4 Customs Windshield Review

It’s probably safe to say you don’t give your motorcycle’s windshield much thought unless there’s something wrong with it.  Like fun-house-mirror distortion, scrapes, scratches, or bug splats, for example. Obviously, splats happen, but if it’s time…

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