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Street & ADV Motorcycle Training: The key to riding longer, farther, safer

Posted by Tyler Miller on June 14, 2022

“The vast majority of riders involved in motorcycle accidents lack formal training of any kind. A full 92% of motorcyclists say they learned to ride from family or friends or were self-taught. Accident involvement and injuries, as a result of a collision, greatly reduce in number when the rider has motorcycle training.” Source

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The Best (and Worst) Times to Be Standing on a Motorcycle

Posted by Eric Lange on March 1, 2021

There’s an old adage out there often repeated by motorcycle riders and (sadly) even a handful of off-road riding schools about standing on a motorcycle that says “If you’re off pavement, you should be on your feet.

In this article, we’re going to discuss why that’s not the “hard-and-fast” rule that it’s often made out to be.

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

Posted by Garrett Galván on July 22, 2019
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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.

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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?"

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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:

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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!

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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. 

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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!)

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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!

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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.

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