50 Tips For Riding Across America!

Are you a petrol head who loves to ride bikes? Fancy a new challenge that you’ll remember forever? Then get yourself to the good old U.S of A, hire a bike and take the plunge into cross country motorcycle ride! Before you go, however, there are a few things you should remember and consider and, because we’re so kind, they’ve been sorted for you in a handy list below. 1. Fly to America; it’s pretty hard to ride across the country if you don’t get up and go. 2. Rent a bike – again, impossible to trek across America without one. 3. Choose carefully. Don’t go for sporty or hard-riding; you need comfort. 4. Cruiser or bruiser: make sure the bike is a gran-tourer type to protect your bum, particularly if you plan on any Iron Butts. 5. Make sure you give yourself at least two weeks to complete the
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Fuel Efficiency 101 (or, tips to save gas)

As I write this post, gas has dropped here in Toronto to 105.2 cents/litre. While this is much better then what it has been of late, it is still higher than what most of us would like. Even though motorcycles are very light on the wallet when it comes to the pumps it is always possible to reduce that burden more (even if ever so slightly) with minimal effort. The following items apply to any vehicle (gas powered, that is) and comes from the Ministry of Natural Resources Canada and an employee of a petroleum company! Tips on Driving and Maintenance: ~Follow the Manufacturer’s recommended maintenance. A poorly maintained vehicle can cost the equivalent of up to 15cents per litre more on fuel each time you fill up. ~Check fluid levels at least once a month. Check and change the engine oil and coolant according to the manufacturer’s recommendations in
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Habits die hard

Disclaimer: anyone prone to over worry about my safety (my parents) should probably skip this entry. I’ve been wanting to write this since the first day out of Toronto but haven’t had enough time. It can be a bit scary on the bike when you realize how much you rely on luck. Today even, I was driving on the highway and a table fell out of a truck coming towards me.. The table fell into my lane and had I been just a few seconds ahead, the table could have landed on me. So on the first day, after that huge rain storm, I was finally pulling out of the gas station. The floor seemed wet but not too bad. I waited to check for a gap in on coming traffic and drove out. All of a sudden, just as I was rolling on the gas to accelerate and join
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