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Author Archives: Jeff

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2015 Touratech Rally East

Or, “The weekend of joy and pain.” Piggybacking on the second annual Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival, Touratech finally brought their adventure rally to the east coast. Based in McAlvey’s Fort, PA – between State College and Huntingdon – the rally promised some of the best public dirt roads in Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests. Todd and … Continue reading »

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Keeping it Civil

Or, “Why I Started Giving The Finger Again.” It was just another Saturday that I had to work, only this time it seemed Spring had finally arrived. It was sunny, with the air at a nice 60 degrees Farenheit. Compared to the last few days I was off from work – 40 degrees and raining … Continue reading »

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MotoTourers Hosts Mileage Challenge

We ran our first mileage challenge on Facebook from March through October, 2014, challenging riders to accumulate as many miles as they could. The top three riders – all women – rode more than 20,000 miles each in the 8-month challenge window. All three received small trophies and certificates of achievement for their efforts and … Continue reading »

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MotoTour 2014 Videos

MotoTour 2014 is in the bag. Ok, so it was only a weekend of camping and riding in West Virginia, but those roads are awesome! We camped at Big Bend Campground, and Saturday’s loop included 33 West from Franklin, WV to Elkins, then south on 219, east on 250, north on I-81 and then back … Continue reading »

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Todd Dual-Sports His “New” RT

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Yamaha Bolt Quick-Review

While my Super Tenere was in for scheduled maintenance, Martin Motorsports lent me a brand new (9 miles on the odometer) Yamaha Bolt. I spent the first three hours exploring the back roads just west of PA Route 100, between Boyertown and Allentown. The Bolt turned out to be a fun little bike in that … Continue reading »

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Water Crossing in Illinois

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2014 Mileage Challenge on Facebook

If you’re on Facebook, join our 2014┬áMotoTourers Mileage Challenge. Post starting and ending odometer readings in 2014, and follow the Group all year long for info on rallies, rides and events.  

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2014 MS5000 Challenge

Todd and I met Paul Pelland last Memorial Day weekend at the Mason-Dixon 20/20 rally. I had no idea who he was before then, yet I had participated in his first MS5000 motorcycle challenge in April and May. The MS5000 challenges riders to ride 5000 miles in 50 days (April 1st through May 20th) while … Continue reading »

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