For me, motorcycles are far more than a hobby. I commute to work every day, riding in all sorts of weather and try to take one BIG trip each year in addition to a trip to Colorado. But,since it is only 6 miles to 'work', I've started taking the truck more often when it is cold. I have plenty of cold weather gear and don't mind riding in cold weather but it is not worth it to put it all on and plug it in for six miles! A few years back I wrote an aricle for a national motorcycle magazine, Rider, about one of Texas' most famous motorcycle rides, the Three Sisters. It was published in the July 2013 issue. (I found out recently that the creature in the article is a Red Eared Slider turtle and not a tortoise.) I recently received approval to submit another article for Rider magazine, The Continental Divide Ride. I wrote a similar version of this that was rejected by Rider magazine, Geronimo Trail. I decided to try again from a slightly different perspective and this time it was accepted! So watch for it sometime in the next 12 months.
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Eating the Elephant (or how to do a 9,000 mile plus ride to Alaska)