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first aid by Georgia Melville

First Aid: Motorcycle Emergencies

BY GEORGIA MELVILLE As a paramedic, I am used to turning up the scene of an accident after it has happened. The initial shock of the scene is over, and everyone is ready for you to do your thing. But there has been that occasion

pack light and travel light by Liz Keily

Pack Light, Travel Light

BY LIZ KEILY So you are dreaming of your big adventure ride; an expedition. Months and maybe years of research and you have a planned route. You have joined travel forums on social media and you have some favorite riders who are living your dream

Managing your finances by Elisa Wirkala

Buy Happiness, Not Stuff

BY ELISA WIRKALA 2012 was a hard year. Work was exhausting, and my $30,000 in school debt would have been challenging enough to manage on its own. Pair that with being a middle school teacher making a meager wage in an expensive city and it

adventure motorcycle

Meet Blinkin, the Chinese ADV Hero

BY EGLE GERULAITYTE Upon hearing ‘Chinese’ and ‘motorcycle’ in one sentence, most people consider it sacrilege, throw their hands up in horror and refuse to reason. A small bike is considered an OK choice; but a small Chinese bike..?

Ramey Coach Stroud

Slow Turns With a Smile

BY RAMEY ‘COACH’ STROUD If you have ever dropped your bike in a parking lot, you are going to like this article. If tight U-turns make you cringe, keep reading. There are a few tricks ahead to make slow and tight, easy and fun.

why work on your bike_Kris Fant

Why I Tinker

BY KRIS FANT There is a debate about working on your bike vs. taking it to the shop that is at least as old as “Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,” I’d guess much older. As a non-mechanic, I’d like to share my perspective