Monthly Archives: September 2015

Triumph Dragon Raid 2015: How the Beast got its name

For folks that hadn’t already figured it out, the Triumph “Dragon Raid” is named after the prime location where it takes place. While I took it for granted that it might be common knowledge among motorsports enthusiasts, for folks that … Continue reading

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Triumph Dragon Raid 2015: The Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge

Beyond spending a week in the Smoky Mountains, enjoying some of the best roads east of the Mississippi River, staying at the Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge is also one of the highlights of my annual vacation. Nestled in the Stecoah … Continue reading

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Metzeler ME 888 Marathon Ultra: Taking it further

A few months back I wrote about changing out my front tire from the Metzeler ME 880 to the new ME 888 Marathon Ultra. This year’s trip to the Dragon Raid had a few casualties, my rear ME 888 that … Continue reading

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Triumph Dragon Raid 2015: Day 0 – Southbound (Part 2)

Continued from Triumph Dragon Raid 2015: Day 0 – Southbound (part 1) When word made its way around the office that my “big trip” to the Dragon Raid this year was upon me, most folks told me to be careful, especially … Continue reading

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Triumph Dragon Raid 2015: Day 0 – Southbound (Part 1)

For no apparent reason whatsoever, my eyes snapped open at 4 AM Sunday morning (9/6/15). I shouldn’t say for no reason, it’s without a doubt excitement about one of the longest motorcycle rides I’ll take all year. Certainly, the goal … Continue reading

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Triumph Dragon Raid 2015 : The Preview

Last week I vacationed in one of the best motorcycle destinations in the country. After shooting over 5,000 photos, and checking off two items from my moto bucket list, I’m now beginning the mammoth task of cataloging and writing about … Continue reading

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2015 Victory Vegas: First Impressions

A few weeks back the local Victory Motorcycle dealer in New Carlisle was holding another demo event. Fortunately it was a “slower” Friday, so I stopped in to take another American motorcycle for a spin. At the last demo truck … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Gear Review: Olympia 734 Digital Protector Gloves

I recently retired my trusty Olympia summer riding gloves. To Olympia’s credit, it had nothing to do with the gloves themselves, simply that I wanted to upgrade to a set of touch screen summer gloves. I’ve mentioned in the past … Continue reading

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Pubs and Street Eats 9: Food Truck of the Undead – Zombie Dogz Dayton

I typically find myself fleeing in the opposite direction of whatever is popular (can the IPA fad end already…), but when it comes to food trucks, I can’t get enough! I’ve truthfully been chasing Zombie Dogz all summer. I rolled up … Continue reading

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