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Tom Cruise Loves Motorcycles, and We Love Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise Loves Motorcycles, and We Love Tom Cruise
As we eagerly await the release of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, I invite you to take a ride with me to reflect on some of the unforgettable motorcycle moments in Tom Cruise’s illustrious film career. No Tom Cruise movie is complete without him riding a motorcycle. Most of them hand selected by Cruise himself,... Read more »

Motorcycle Friendly Parking in Chicago...There's an App For That

I pride myself in knowing all the great hidden parking spots for my motorcycle in the city. However, I’m sure I am missing some. This new app can help. Great idea fellas!   Here’s the video… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2Zt8blvkAM FINDING STREET PARKING FOR MOTORCYCLES AND SCOOTERS JUST GOT EASIER WITH THE LAUNCH OF CURBNINJA CurbNinja, a parking search and... Read more »

Motorcycle Books To Cuddle Up With This Winter

Motorcycle Books To Cuddle Up With This Winter
Most of us on this side of the country have put our motorcycles away for the winter season. Since we are not able to physically work on our riding skills, it is a great idea to read about them and start thinking about improving them through knowledge, and eventually through physical practice. I have some... Read more »
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Triumph Comes Full Circle for This Chicago Rocker-Larry Fletcher

Triumph Comes Full Circle for This Chicago Rocker-Larry Fletcher
I am not alone when I say, when I think of motorcycle culture, specifically vintage motorcycle culture in Chicago, I think of Larry Fletcher, or Fletch as we all like to call him. Larry Fletcher has ridden Triumphs his whole life. Not because that’s what he could afford. Not because that’s what was passed down... Read more »

An open letter to every person I meet who finds out I ride a motorcycle

This is definitely worth sharing… By Carter Edman Let me stop you right there, mmmm-kay? I can tell by that little intake of breath what’s coming next. Thank you in advance, but I already know that motorcycles are “dangerous.” After nearly twenty years of riding on the streets, I am aware; telling me now will... Read more »

Motorcycle washed on shore in Canada from Japan tsunami

Motorcycle washed on shore in Canada from Japan tsunami
This story is too powerful not to share. I have been following it for some time. On April 18th Peter Mark was riding his ATV on Graham Island in Canada, when he cam upon a small storage container that had washed on shore. Inside the container he discovered a heavily rusted Harley Davidson with license plates from... Read more »
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May Is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Look Out For Motorcyclists Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month is a national initiative, supported by federal, state and local highway safety, law enforcement, and motorcycle organizations aimed at getting motorists and motorcyclists to “share the road” with each other. During this time – and during the rest of the year – motorists and other road users... Read more »

Chicago Summer Motorcycle Events

Chicago Summer Motorcycle Events
Midwestern motorcycle riders, do NOT miss these events: www.tonupchicago.com  

BUILD: Motorcycle Mentorship Program and the Chicago Connection

BUILD: Motorcycle Mentorship Program and the Chicago Connection
Jason Koschnitzke, owner of Mott0 Motorcycles in Chicago converted my 1972 CB 175 into a bad ass cafe racer (see pic). He had several challenges during the build, including outfitting the bike with a custom wood seat, and powder coating the rims and accents copper. He did a great job. www.mottomoto.com.  In his spare time Jason also volunteers... Read more »
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Strange Motorcycle Picture of the Week

Strange Motorcycle Picture of the Week
I love this motorcycle. I wish it was mine.