Is the BMW F650GS / G650GS the best motorcycle ever? It's not the best at any one thing, but the 650GS is one of the best all-rounders ever.Read More »
5 Thoughts on YouTube After my Best Year Motovlogging
In 2019 I made 11 new “how-to” videos for motorcyclists (and a handful of other videos) which lead to a combined 5,600 hours of watch time over 130,000 views. On a daily level YouMotorcycle’s YouTube channel feels insignificant and tiny, ...Read More »
In a World of Alternative Facts, Should You Trust Your Motorcycle Magazine?
Every business has an ugly side. Secrets. The things they don’t want you to know. The facts and politics swept under the rug, hidden from view. We’ve seen it in the auto industry. Volkswagen’s cheating of emission testing systems. Is ...Read More »
The Inevitable Doom of Claire Crimp
I’ve had my own violent and inevitable death described to me casually, by complete strangers, an inordinate number of times. It’s always a friendly conversation accompanied by knowing nods and benevolent looks. It’ll be a closed casket funeral, they say. Your ...Read More »
My Road to Riding and Independence
I am a motorcyclist, a woman, and middle age. Like most women in my age group I didn’t get into motorcycling until later in life. Not that I wasn’t interested in it, in fact as a kid I used wooden ...Read More »
Interview With MISSRIDER’s Daughter, Amanda Velázquez
Madeleine Velázquez, a.k.a. MISSRIDER is a long distance adventure motorcyclist. Her rides have taken her from the Pacific to the Atlantic, from Canada to Panama, and most recently to Alaska and back. She even saved Ewan McGregor from himself along ...Read More »
Why Can’t You Just Fit In?
We hear it all the time… The fairer gender isn’t exempt from it either. It’s the uproar we face as a reaction to our actions, our look, our desires, our love, and our will to be ourselves. It’s the static ...Read More »
Ewa Likes Motorcycles
Ewa (like Whateva) called me Monday night. She was hooking her battery back up to her bike. The last time I saw her we were in her garage pulling the battery out of her motorcycle and winterizing it. The temperature was right ...Read More »
Can I Ride a Motorcycle to My Friend’s Funeral?
I love talking to people about motorcycles. Between being an opinionated guy, having worked in the industry, and having been riding for just shy of a decade, I like to think I can help people. Then I got asked a ...Read More »
Babes Ride Out – Sanity in Breaking the Rules
We sit behind our desks, or serve average faces coffee. We stand behind wandering eyes, always looking for the next adventure. That next opportunity to grab a moment and store it away into the archives of our mind. Women confined ...Read More »