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Blog Posts by: Angie Loy  

  1. Saying Goodbye



    There comes a time in a relationship when parting becomes thenecessaryWORDS: Ralph CoueyPhoto: Courtesy of Darryl Cannon: Killboy.com, Powerhead ProductionsThere comes a time in a relationship when parting becomes thenecessary, even logical thing to do. For riders, a guy especially,the time we spend with our bikes is less "ownership"than "relationship." ...    Read more

  2. South Africa on a BMW



    On-road, off-road and everything in-betweenThe majestic craggy peaks and deep ravines of the Drakensberg Mountains and the vast dusty plains of the Great Karoo desert are contrasted by miles of untouched beaches flanked by superb roads against a backdrop of an African sky. Needless to say, South Africa offers all ...    Read more

  3. Harley-Davidson VRSCX



    Fast-Acting cure for the common commuteWORDS: Tim CarrithersMilwaukee is only cranking out 1400 of these warmed-up Screamin’ Eagle V-Rods to commemorate 23-year-old A. Hines Pro-Stock drag racing dominance. His 160-inch air-cooled two-valve pushrod version is presumably quicker (6.968 seconds @ 197.45 mph) and stronger (360 lb/feet of torque, measured at ...    Read more

  4. Nicky Hayden – Kobe Bryant



    Most of you probably don’t know this (we sure didn’t), but recently crowned MotoGP World Champ Nicky Hayden is bit of a basketball fan.WORDS: Mitch BoehmMost of you probably don’t know this (we sure didn’t), but recently crowned MotoGP World Champ Nicky Hayden is bit of a basketball fan. "Nicky ...    Read more

  5. Sport Riding in the Snow



    ... roads iced over or crusted in salt, and an average temperature hovering around 20.7 degrees FWORDS: Aaron FrankI rode my GSX-R yesterday. In fact, it was the third time that I've ridden it in the past week. Not unusual, you might say, except that I live in Wisconsin and ...    Read more

  6. Dual-Sport Riding



    My last motocross outing had ended with a crash and an ambulance rideWORDS: Angie LoyLast November, Jan Plessner, Public Relations Manager at Kawasaki, emailed me with an exciting offer. She had just returned from a dual-sport trek and was itching to go again, this time with friends. Normally I would ...    Read more

  7. Sport Bike Riding in the UK



    I could have sworn that Carl Fogarty had been the road developerWORDS: Luke DunphyAt least 4 of us showed up every Sunday. It was like clockwork. We usually met on base by 7:00 at the gas station. Other than the chuckles at the insane arrival announcement of Mike’s full race ...    Read more

  8. Aaron Frank – Editor-at-Large – Motorcyclist Magazine



    Motorcyclist magazine would like to welcome and introduce you to the newest edition of our staff, Aaron Frank, Editor-at-Large. Motorcyclist magazine would like to welcome and introduce you to the newest edition of our staff, Aaron Frank, Editor-at-Large. Aaron worked for Motorcyclist magazine from 2001-2002, quickly proving himself as both ...    Read more

  9. What’s in a name?



    Interceptor, Hurricane, Ninja, Katana… WORDS: Aaron FrankInterceptor, Hurricane, Ninja, Katana… During their infancy, pretty much every sportbike built was gifted with a bold, vaguely sinister name intended to strike fear into the heart of riders everywhere-especially those riding bikes from competing brands. Remember Honda's famous ad tag line, "Even the ...    Read more

  10. Riding on the Wind



    It was by pure luck that my new neighbor Drew happened to be an avid motorcyclist ...WORDS/PHOTO: Luke DunphyIt was by pure luck that my new neighbor Drew happened to be an avid, experienced motorcyclist, 10 years my senior. At only 20 years old, I purchased a ‘97 GSXR 600, ...    Read more

  11. Geared Just Right



    "Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things."-Denis Diderot WORDS/PHOTO: Luke DunphyThere is a common expression amongst self-proclaimed "gearheads" (those who are inexplicably passionate about automotive machines) which goes tothe effect of, "I'm geared just right." Encompassing the desire to achieve maximum speed as quickly as possible ...    Read more

  12. Readers’ Rides



    We get tons of mail here at Motorcyclist ... ...    Read more

  13. Sometimes We Fall



    My cronies and I departed from Knoxville on what appeared to be a perfectly dry and clear roadwayWORDS: Jim WestIt was a beautiful, cool September day in eastern Tennessee. It also happened to be my wife’s birthday (age undisclosed!). I asked my bride for permission to take a little breakfast ...    Read more

  14. Colin Edwards Racing Suit Contest



    And the winner is...Congratulations to Luke Dunphy of Fayetteville, North Carolina, winner of the Colin Edwards racing suit seen in the December 2006 issue of Motorcyclist magazine.Dunphy correctly answered all the trivia questions below and was randomly chosen to win the suit.1. How many times has Colin Edwards won the ...    Read more

  15. Pirelli Tire Test Report – Cory West



    AMA Supersport racer Cory West gives you the lowdown on all the action during the Pirelli tire test at Daytona International SpeedwayWORDS: Cory WestPHOTOS: Brian J. NelsonAfter my trip to Daytona in October for the fall CCS Race of Champions, I talked to Pirelli about coming back down to do ...    Read more

  16. Ever Wanted to Fight the Law and Win? Part 2



    Part 2WORDS: Marc Danziger Cont.Now all it had taken to get to this point – to have the bill introduced – was a minimal amount of work, and the accident of someone (me) who happened to know a legislator, as well as folks at the AMA, ABATE and MSF who ...    Read more

  17. Ever Wanted to Fight the Law and Win? PART 1



    I don't mean going all Edward G. Robinson and holing up in a desert shack with your gangster moll and a .45 shouting "you'll never take me alive, coppers!" WORDS: Marc DanzigerI don't mean going all Edward G. Robinson and holing up in a desert shack with your gangster moll ...    Read more

  18. Senior Citizen / Track Rider Extraordinaire



    It was December of 2002 when a tall, thin gentleman in his early 60’s wearing a Triumph cap walked into my office.WORDS/PHOTO: Jim WestIt was December of 2002 when a tall, thin gentleman in his early 60’s wearing a Triumph cap walked into my office. Being that my office is ...    Read more

  19. BMW Sets World Record in Trans-Americas Endurance Race



    Riding a 2005 BMW F650 Dakar off-road bike for 27 days seven hours, and 52 minutesIt’s a long and winding road from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to Ushuaia, Argentina – 15,051 miles to be exact – from the most northern milepost in North American to road’s end in South America. Now ...    Read more

  20. Meet Jett Wayne Chandler – Roadracing Sensation



    I first rode with Jett at a track day in late 2005PHOTOS: Courtesy of Doug ChandlerBeing an instructor at track days means paying close attention–to flags, hazards on the track, riders’ mistakes (or impending mistakes) and strengths. With my antennae up like this, I start to notice patterns: the lady ...    Read more

  21. Bonus Photos – 2007 Ducati 1098 Superbike



    In October of 2006, Mitch Boehm traveled to Italy for an exclusive test ride on Ducati's 2007 1098 Superbike, and documented his exploits in the January 2007 issue. Fortunately, the website can house more photos than the magazine, and after you read Mitch's article, you'll want to see more. Here ...    Read more

  22. AHRMA Southwest Regional Race – Fundraiser Jamie Pomeroy



    On September 23rd, I bought my first Penton.WORDS/PHOTOS: Michael CandreiaOn September 23rd, I bought my first Penton. It’s a 1972 125 that was raced in the International Six-Day Trials. I own more than 15 vintage motocross bikes, but this is my first European one. My first ride on the Penton ...    Read more

  23. Spotlight on a Staffer – Joel Nathanael Smith



    Who are all those other people at the magazine?WORDS: Angie LoyPHOTOS: Joel SmithMotorcyclist readers get to know the editors on an almost personal level by reading their articles, seeing their pictures in the magazine and meeting them in person. Readers are familiar with the names at the top of the ...    Read more

  24. Motorcyclist Alps Tour – Dinner With Mitch



    I count touring the Alps on a Motorcyclist Magazine tour as one of my fondest memories.WORDS: Rob CimenoPHOTOS: Andy CherneyI count touring the Alps on a Motorcyclist Magazine tour as one of my fondest memories. Long acknowledged as some of the finest motorcycling roads in the world, all expectations were ...    Read more

  25. Dudes on Sport Bikes – The Peacock Paradigm



    Ever since I began riding sportbikes a few years ago, a strange ritual has taken place.WORDS: Angie LoyEver since I began riding sportbikes a few years ago, a strange ritual has taken place. Riding solo with my ponytail in the wind, I’m spotted by a male sportbike rider who examines ...    Read more

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