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Adventure; Get Closer to Nature

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Adventure; Get Closer to Nature What is adventure?  Is it better to describe adventure as a thing, or is adventure better explained by telling a story?  Adventure is defined as an unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity.  For me, riding a bicycle is an adventure.  Here is a little more from my Dirty Kanza 200 (DK200) adventure.

My Race In Chanute, KS

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Over the weekend I had the opportunity to go to a race in Chanute, Ks. The race was put into a split race format which means the novice class and junior class race first. Then the Pro’s and the intermediate classes race after they are finished. I ride a 2008 Rm 250, and race in the C advanced class. After the first race was over I was able to go… Read More

Watch for Bambi! (and Other Ruthless Dangers of Autumn Motorcycle Riding!)

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It can be easy to let your guard down when riding in the fall. If you’ve been riding all summer, the break from the heat is exhilarating. And, of course, there are all the gorgeous autumn colors. As pleasant as the ride may be, it is important to stay alert and aware of your surroundings.

First Ride Impressions: 2013 Honda Grom 125cc

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Honda has been selling this epic little beast overseas as the MSX125 since early 2013.  I’ve had my eye on it since I first heard pre-release rumors of its coming debut this side of the Pond.  Several friends of mine had pre-ordered them as early as July. Last week, one of our employees here at Motorcycle Closeouts bought one.

Gear Review: Caught in the Rain – Fly 2-Piece Rain Suit

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Like many of the employees here at MotorcycleCloseouts, I frequently ride to work.  Unlike any other employee, I don’t have a choice; a motorcycle is currently my sole form of transportation.  And unlike more fortunate areas of this country, Kansas City does not have consistently ideal motorcycling weather.  Not only can it be unfriendly to riders in the KC area, it can be unpredictable.

Field Trip: 2013 Indianapolis MotoGP

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  Last week, I had the pleasure of being invited to work my “ass off” for a free trip to Indianapolis for the MotoGP. I put that phrase regarding the loss of my posterior in quotes because it was what I was told would occur upon accepting the invitation. I was also told that I would be tasked with the very important and powerful duty of informing the potentially unaware public… Read More

Pins of the week

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Mindy’s first pin of the week, “I Love these bags, they look like they hold a few secrets about this road gypsy’s travels… and I have a few boots that would match perfectly”. That’s no lie, she loves her fringe boots! Her second post for the week, “Sex appeal and freedom make for a great ride”. My first post for the week, “Where ever you get these, just send me… Read More