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Touring Essentials blog: Riding in the rain, part 2

In a recent Touring Essentials blog we looked at some pointers for being able to enjoy riding in the rain. One point was to ensure you have a good rain suit to wear over your gear or rain liners to put on inside your gear. This isn’t always necessary.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 12:00 Published in Touring Essentials with R. Bruce Thomas


Touring Essentials Blog: Can't you read the signs?

"Sign, sign, everywhere a sign
Blockin' out the scenery, breakin' my mind
Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign?"

Thursday, 06 August 2015 14:51 Published in Touring Essentials with R. Bruce Thomas


From the road: Honda Gold Wing vs. F6B Comparo

My dad and I are currently half way through our epic US Rock 'n Roll Ride aboard the 40th anniversary Honda Gold Wing and its bagger brother, the F6B (check out the IM Facebook page if you haven't been following our ride already). We've put down over 3,000 km so far. So what's better - the classic Wing or its streamlined offshoot?

Monday, 06 July 2015 23:31 Published in Feature Stories


Touring Essentials Blog: The Pre-Ride Checklist

Now that riding season is fully underway it is time to get back to good habits to help keep you safe on the roads.

Before you go for a ride, there are a number of things you should check to ensure your bike is as ready to go as you are.

Friday, 26 June 2015 11:16 Published in Touring Essentials with R. Bruce Thomas


Touring Essentials Blog: Riding in the Rain

R. Bruce Thomas' latest Touring Essentials blog entry features advice on riding in the rain...

Monday, 13 April 2015 10:06 Published in Touring Essentials with R. Bruce Thomas


Touring Essentials Blog: Gravel, the Inevitable

They say there are two things in this life that you can’t avoid: death and taxes. I’d like to expand that list with a third entry: gravel.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 15:28 Published in Touring Essentials with R. Bruce Thomas


Touring Essentials: Knowing your gas tank

How far can you ride?

I was recently part of a group ride where one rider decided to come along at the last minute. When asked how big his gas tank was, he wasn't certain. When asked how far he could go on a tank of gas, he didn't know.

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 13:04 Published in Touring Essentials with R. Bruce Thomas


Touring Essentials blog: LOOK OUT!

In his latest Touring Essentials blog installment, R. Bruce Thomas talks about rider vision, citing lessons learned during his first ride of the year a few weeks ago - lessons that can apply to all motorcyclists and road users to minimize safety risks all year long.

Friday, 16 May 2014 10:05 Published in Touring Essentials with R. Bruce Thomas


NEW BLOG! Touring Essentials with Bruce Thomas: Capturing Your Adventure, Part II

After the success of regular IM touring correspondent R. Bruce Thomas' recent online feature, 'Capturing Your Adventure, Part I', we decided to give him his own dedicated blog. Bruce will be discussing everything you need to know about touring, from gear to maintenance to tips for the road. In his latest blog, Thomas continues his discussion on how to best capture your road trip adventures.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 15:45 Published in Touring Essentials with R. Bruce Thomas


Touring Essentials, Part I: Capturing Your Adventure

R. Bruce Thomas is no stranger to touring, having logged an astounding 30,000+ km last year on his Honda ST1300. As a travel contributor to Inside Motorcycles, he's also no stranger to capturing his adventures on camera. In Part I of this two-part installment on Capturing Your Adventure, Thomas will go over some basics on using your basic digital camera and equipment on a motorcycle road trip. Watch for Part II next week.

Tuesday, 01 April 2014 15:10 Published in Feature Stories


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