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What to Know Before Buying a Motorcycle and Three Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by Garrett Galvan on July 22, 2019

From biker movies like ‘Easy Rider’ to popular biker anthems like ‘Born to be Wild’, motorcycles have always been romanticized in American pop culture. Whether you’re a newbie wondering how to choose a motorcycle or a person with a dream just wanting to know a few things before buying a motorcycle, we’ve got you covered. Buying a motorcycle can be one of the best and most exciting decisions you’ll ever make, and this article will take you through everything you need to know before buying your first bike.


What Type of Riding Skills Are Needed For Patagonia?

Posted by Eric Lange on October 29, 2016

This important question comes up routinely in our line of business, aswe help adventure riders from around the world choose their trip plans: "What type of riding skills are needed for riding a motorcycle in Patagonia?"


Dual Sport Riding Technique: Sitting position vs. Standing (Cons)

Posted by Eric Lange on December 15, 2012

In the previous blog post about dual sport riding technique, we talked about the Pros or reasons to opt for standing position in off road riding.  The point of this 2nd part of the article is to remind riders that, just because the terrain you're on isn't paved, that doesn't mean you need to be standing up on your motorcycle.  (Some riders draw an automatic connection between the two, thinking that: Dirt = Standing.)  While there are plenty of good reasons to ride standing sometimes, of course there are "Cons" to standing as well that we're about to address for you:


Dual Sport Riding Technique: Sitting position vs. Standing (Pros)

Posted by Eric Lange on December 12, 2012

With the world of dual sport riding booming each year, adventure riders are heading out in droves to test their skills both on and off road.  As the less experienced riders first start to experiencing the changing terrain, weather conditions, and speeds, the question keeps coming up: "Should I be sitting or standing when I'm off road?"

Some riders won't wonder and others don't care; but if you're new at dual sport riding, hopefully these Pros and Cons of the standing position will help you enjoy more and ride longer. The Pros are listed below, and you can either check back with us or sign up to follow our blog on the top right corner of this page to see the "Cons" of the standing position here!


Patagonia Motorcycle Trips, some Q's and A's about Wind and GPS

Posted by Eric Lange on December 7, 2012

On this post, we've decided to share some questions and answers we're exchanging with customers about their upcoming Patagonia motorcycle trips and a) how to deal with the riding challenges or b) if motorcycle GPS is worthwhile. 


The BMW Motorcycle Wisconsin Dells Rally was great, and cold...

Posted by Eric Lange on September 10, 2012

(Above, with Pete, one of the esteemed KTM Riders there at the rally!)


Adventure Riding Seminar Coming Up at BMW Motorcycles of Milwaukee!

Posted by Eric Lange on August 16, 2012

Pleased to announce: Eric Lange from RIDE Adventures will be doing an adventure riding seminar at Schlossmann's Powersports Milwaukee (BMW & Triumph) on September 15th!


Motorcycle Riding Safety: Know and "feel" your terrain

Posted by Eric Lange on August 7, 2012

"Tar snakes," they're often called.  They're among the many potholes, cracks, bumps, and other imperfections out there on the roads we ride across on our motorcycles.


Riding skills ready for the Trans Wisconsin Trail Motorcycle Tour?

Posted by Eric Lange on August 6, 2012

As with many of the motorcycle tours we offer, it's important to have a discussion about your riding history, skills, and preferences before reserving any of these trips.


New Video & Review of Trans Wisconsin Adventure Trail

Posted by Eric Lange on October 4, 2011

Beautiful autumn weather this past weekend saw riders enjoy the Trans Wisconsin Adventure Trail as part of a rally organized by the BMW Motorcycle Owner's of America.   With 3 different guided ride options being offered, this video shows us what the “GS North” adventure tour route looked like while others enjoyed the GS South and Sport rides.


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