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Mental Momentum

Mental Momentum

BY KRIS FANT Have you ever been riding along just fine, then everyone stops, and find it hard to hit your stride again? Being sweep on a number of group rides, I’ve had a lot of time to think about the concept of mental momentum.

border crossings

Border crossings: 15 months and 34 borders

BY ANNE SPEED How did 2 Australian retirees, with little motorcycling experience, nil mechanical skills and minimal planning manage to travel 52,000 km around the world over 15 months and have the best experiences?  That’s what we managed, a couple of years ago.  The funny

riding tired Pat Jacques

How to handle riding tired?

BY PAT JACQUES The short answer to this question is “don’t do it.” Riding when you’re tired exponentially increases the chances of accidents. We’ve all heard “ride your own ride” and “ride within your ability.”  Sage advice that applies here!  Riding your own ride means

Motorcycle Meditation

Learning Meditation from my Motorcycle

BY KRIS FANT You can’t get through school in counseling psychology without delving into the concepts of mindfulness and meditation. Dutifully, after I graduated, I started attending a weekly Buddhist meditation over my lunch hour.

traveling with pets

Traveling with Pets?

Dear Lynda, We are talking about travel through Central and South America, and have a dog we adore.  We can’t decide whether to take our dog with us or leave her with loved ones. What would you recommend? ~Liv Dear Liv, Four-legged travelling companions require


Ubuntu: One Woman’s Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa

BY ELISA WIRKALA Ubuntu, “the universal bond that connects all of humanity as one,” Heather Ellis writes, and the fundamental quality that makes this book so unique amongst motorcycle travelogues. But do not misunderstand; this isn’t a book just for motorcyclists. This is a book for

Women, Military, Moto

Women, Military and Moto

BY KRIS FANT Here’s an interesting statistic: Women make up 15% of the US military and 14% of Motorcycle Riders. What do Women, Military and Moto have in common? What follows are the stories of two Women ADV Riders who actively serve in the US military.