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Three Tips for Trips - No.1

A new blog series discussing practical information from what we have learned on our rides. We do not pretend to make this a guide on what or how you should do things on your travels.  We are simply sharing our experiences on a range of motorcycle touring topics and how we dealt with them. We hope these tips will come in handy for you on your future tours.   1. Find your Daily Riding Average (DRA) I have seen many motorcyclists take on long distance rides with no, or very little, planning on the daily mileage. For the most part, long distance riding and motorcycle touring is not a race (though there are fun competitions like the "Iron Butt", "Hoka Hey", and the...

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1 Down 5 Up: An interview with Leo McElrath IV

We are excited to launch a new blog series called 1 Down 5 Up which will feature profiles on great riders from around the globe, going the long mile and supporting the pack. We are going to ask the same 7 questions (1 down/neutral/5 up) to all interviewees on a flash interview format. The aim is to get different points of the views, experiences, and tips on riding to share with all of you fine readers.  We hope you enjoy! ---------- Leo McElrath IV Instagram: lm4photoYouTube Channel: LM4 Photo One Down MW: Why you ride?Leo: I initially started riding as an economical way to get to and from work and to save gas. Once I really learned to ride I started to...

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Documenting your ride

  There are many reasons why people keep some sort of record of their travels. For most of us it is a way to save memories, to network with others, and to keep in touch with family and friends. There are others who document their rides for work, to share their experiences with the world, for learning and educational purposes, or to raise awareness for a cause. The list goes on. For me, I fall a bit in between all of the above. I like to document my motorcycle rides to serve as a personal collection of memories from all the places I have traveled. I also believe it is a fun way to practice my love for photography and...

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SAFETY ON THE ROAD

When talking about my long distance rides (LDR) I get asked a lot of questions about safety concerns. What do I do with my luggage and personal things when I step away from the bike? How do I protect myself from potential dangerous situations, confrontational people and so on? Although being alone on a motorcycle in unknown places does seem to have an intrinsic dangerous connotation, my premise is not to put excessive weight into the subject. I’ve learned that going on the road with an open heart has led to amazingly positive experiences of all kinds, with places, terrains, animals, and people. “Wait, you’re riding your motorcycle, WHERE????” There is one fact every adventure rider must learn to control...

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The LOBO vest: from New York City to the Arctic Circle.

Our very own Motorwolf leader takes the LOBO vest on a fantastic journey from Astoria, Queens in New York City all the way to the Arctic Circle latitude in Alaska. Submerge in this riding experience filled with beautiful scenery, wildlife, adventure and good vibes. We recommend you put this video in full screen mode and crank the volume up... enjoy! NYC to the Arctic Circle from MOTORWOLF on Vimeo.    

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