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Old 06-15-2010, 08:03 AM   #1
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I got a sample copy of this magazine in the mail the other day. It's pretty good, focusing on motorcycle road trips around the US and abroad. Fonzie's trip to Panama on the KLR 650 is one of the trips covered. Very nice color photography!

There are also bike reviews, equipment reviews, lots of maps and other travel-related information. It's a well-done magazine, very heavy stock is used, and it has a book-type binding rather than staples. But the best part is that there are almost NO ADs, just a few in the back and on the inside front cover.

At $25 a year, it's not a cheap magazine. However, compared to the drivel that Cycle World and Motorcyclist are putting out these days, it might be worth a try.
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Old 06-15-2010, 09:02 AM   #2
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And former MOfo Eric Bass is part of the staff.
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:29 AM   #3
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I've been a subscriber since the beginning. Great magazine about motorcycles and travelling. It's given me a lot of great ideas on where to go when I get the time and the articles on foreign bike trips are pretty interesting.
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:09 AM   #4
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Okay Kenny, I am ordering this mag based on your recommendation. If I don't like it it'll be on your head!

Actually I remember seeing one in the waiting area at the Triumph dealer. Seems like a pretty good mag. Certainly it isn't a worship rag for the manufacturers.
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:50 AM   #5
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Certainly it isn't a worship rag for the manufacturers.
Yeah, I'm getting pretty tired of reading the same damn story about moto-journos being flown to Exotic Island for a demo ride. I swear sometimes it seems like all the magazine Editors have a monthly conference call:

"Ok guys, Kawasaki is rolling out their new ZXYZ. We're all flying to Puerto Caramba for a week to ride the thing. We'll do the cover story on it. Johnny, you put it in your "Just Introduced" section this month, then next month you can do a feature. Bob, you got the short straw, you have to do a long term on it."
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Old 06-15-2010, 03:52 PM   #6
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I have a pile of those nice tear out maps. Come on retirement.
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Old 06-15-2010, 05:06 PM   #7
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It's interesting that the older mags are just parroting the same damn things, and keeping subscription costs down, while there are several magazines that are starting to flourish, but have susbscription prices that are not discounted.

Perhaps it's time to change the paradigm.
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Old 06-16-2010, 07:35 AM   #8
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Default Thanks for the heads up.

I will try to track down a copy today. This sounds like just what the doctor ordered.
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:03 AM   #9
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Amazon.com is your friend!

And, they have a GREAT rate on Motorcycle Consumer News.
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:30 AM   #10
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I will try to track down a copy today. This sounds like just what the doctor ordered.
RoadRUNNER | Motorcycle Touring & Travel Magazine

.travel? I didn't know there was a .travel.
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