Plan a Motorcycle Trip to the Top Moto Museums

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Invite your biker partner to ride to the top motorcycle museums

If you are a single biker who loves to ride to some random destinations, then you can try to go for a theme riding for your next trip season. There are some great museums related to bike riding and motorcycle culture that are worth visiting while you are having a trip. You can try two or three museums every time. With a theme for your trip, it will be more enjoyable for you and your biker date as long as you are both interested in visiting shrines.

AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum
The Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum is an offshoot of the American Motorcyclist Association that built to honor the distinguished men and women who have contributed to motorcycle sports, motorcycle construction or motorcycling and to thank them for their competitive spirit, passion, vision and entrepreneurship. It is located east of Columbia, on the campus of the American Motorcyclist Association in Pickerington, Ohio, and is open seven days a week from 9 am – 5 am.

The Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum
Located in Solvang, California, this museum displays a collection of vintage and rare motorcycles as well as intriguing street machines, reaching back to the early 1900s and extends to more modern times. So, it has something for every single motorcyclce rider to visit. The museum is open Friday through Sunday, and sometimes during the week. If you want to visit during the week, it is better to take a call to check. Besides, the Solvang is also an interesting town in its own right. Located about 35 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, Solvang is a great side trip for Harley rider.

The Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum
The Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame boasts more than 70 original and fully restored vintage and antique Indians, Harley-Davidson, Excelsior, Ariel, Mustang, Honda, Triumph and so on. Those machines range from 1913 to 1983. Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, this museum focuses on people who played important roles in motorcycling, with their names and faces as well as their contributions captured in photographs and biographies throughout the museum.

Wheels Through Time
located just 5 miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Maggie Valley, North Caroline, the Wheels Through Time Museum offer a collection of more than 350 rare machines to its visitors, with 25 manufactures including Harley-Davidson, Indian, Excelsior, Henderson and the famous Flying Merkel. It is built like an old garage, which is perfect for those vintage motorcycles. For single Harley riders, it is a must-have experience if they plan to ride on the central East Coast.

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Get Yourself Prepared for the Spring Motorcycle Riding Hazards

Be well prepared for the sping riding hazards
Be well prepared for the sping riding hazards

Spring is coming. Those single bikers who haven’t ridden for the whole winter are eager to ride out to enjoy the warm sunshine and the ultimate freedom on their motorcycles. However, there are some special hazards during springtime riding that require all riders to be well prepared. Next, let’s take a look at those three main hazards on the road.

The messy road
Single motorcycle riders usually love to ride to the countryside to get close to the nature. But the road surface of the countryside is usually covered with mud and gravel that are washed and dragged onto the road by the melting snow. It will take a lot of time and workers to clean up all these. At intersections or steep slopes, there are sand, gravel and cinders. In farming country, the roads are unpaved and the driveways are likely to be tracked by the mud and gravel. Besides, when you are riding behind a car, you should pay attention to see the road that the car drive through. There might be sharp-edged pothole straddled by the car’s wheels.

Drives in the car don’t see you
Many drivers in the car selectively ignore the motorcycle and the single Harley rider on it. They may see you, but they do not pay attention to you. Because you are not the cars or trucks that can be a danger to them. So, after a crash, they would say five words at many cases – I didn’t see the motorcycle. Of course, the drivers are telling the truth. It is impossible to register all the things along the road in the brains of car drivers, which will cause sensory overload. Their brains will choose to exclude the non-essentials and to focus only on those objects that are a threat or survival to them.

Yourself are also the hazards
After a long break in the winter, motorcycle riders’ skills in the spring are never going to be as sharp as they are in the autumn. So, you should try several rides to get yourself back in the groove. However, rusty skills are not the only trouble to your spring ride. Motorcycle also need to be checked carefully. Pay attention to tires and brakes. Or search for some tips and articles on Google or the forums of online biker dating sites about how to prepare your motorcycle for the spring ride. And remember to be patient on the road.

Ways Bikers Need to Know For Motorcycle Group Riding

How to ride with a group
How to ride with a group

Riding with a group of biker friends or riding with an organized riding group is extremely fun for single motorcycle riders. Because they can not only become more visible on the road for motorists to see, but also make more like-minded friends one time. If lucky, it will be a great chance for them to meet a biker girl who shares the same interest with. However, not all group riding can be successful due to variable reasons, especially the lack of experience within bikers. So here are ways and guidance for the success of riding with a group.

It is important for single Harley riders to be aware of that riding in a group of two or twenty is about working together as a team. And communication is the key to accomplish the riding successfully. It will be better for all bikers to agree the use of hand signals, which will work ideally. And you should remember that no one is supposed to be responsible for your safety and security.

Meeting before riding out – Before a group ride, all motorcycle riders need to get together to set the ground rules and riding route for the ride. The meeting should be held by someone with rich group riding experience or the leader of this ride, which is to ensure the riding will be successful.

Lead rider – The ride leader is the one who rides in front of the group and can lead the ride. He or she needs to be a rider with the most experienced and trusted judge of road safety. Leader knows how to ride safely within a speed limit that all riders behind can ride comfortably. And if possible, this rider should communicate with other members of the group in advance to get a basic understanding of them.

Last rider – The last rider is often called “sweeper” or “chase rider”who are responsible to keep an eye on the front riders. He also should be a biker with a fair amount of experience. Riding in the last of the group means he or she needs to deal with different situations that may happen to the group. And one of the basic requirements for the sweeper is being knowledgeable about the ride route.

Keep staggered formation except in corners – Only this way can each rider has the space to maneuver left or right within their lane and can provide the maximum visibility for each rider ahead or behind. When cornering, riders need to select their own line through the corner.

Overtaking – Don’t ever try to follow the rider ahead of you blindly. The whole riding group will wait for you if you lose the group for a while. And overtaking requires patience and it should be done only when you are pretty sure that it is possible.

The Adventurous And Exciting Motorcycle Camping

Have an adventurous and exciting motorcycle camping
Have an adventurous and exciting motorcycle camping

Motorcycle enthusiasts are those who love to be out and to be free in the wild, which makes a perfect explanation that lots of bikers love to camp at night during their riding journey. Because having a camping night after the long distance riding trip on the open road will allow motorcycle riders to feel the freedom deeply and to be more intimate with Nature. However, being out on motorcycles and camping in the wild means there will be as many variations as other ventures, which requires riders to be well-prepared for the riding and camping. Here are some of the possibilities and details that can be encounter when you ride and camp.

Preparing a motorcycle camping trip can be the most exciting part for most bikers. Some motorcycle riders enjoy getting lots of riding and camping gear, while some Harley riders just simply pack whatever they think and they’ll need when they are on the road. However, it requires skills and wisdom to pack for a motorcycle tour and camping trip. Experienced bikers who often ride out will purchase their gear in professional riding gear shops. And the items they choose have to be practical and necessary. And there are much gear that can be packed into a small space so that you can put it on your motorcycle without occupying much space.

Fleece clothes can be compact and can keep you warm in chilly evenings. If you are riding in hot temperatures, then wearing microfiber shirts under your leathers will help you keep cool and not get soaked and uncomfortable because of the sweat. And these useful and practical clothes are inexpensive and biker can buy them in any local motorcycle gear shop.

If you need kinds of excellent options and advice when you are planning your camping trip, you can find as many as possible on some motorcycle riding websites and some biker dating sites. There motorcycle enthusiasts will find a lot of useful information on the blog sections.

You may consider to pull a tent trailer behind your bike if your bike are not big enough to carry your package. There are many manufacturers providing little trailers, which are not prohibitively expensive. The great part of the tent trailer is that it provides extra capacity for gear. This way, if you intend to take your biker girl to have a motorcycle dating, then the tent trailer can save you a lot of space for you two to sit on your motorcycle.

Sharing Your Motorcycle Touring

It's a sunny day and we are riding under the blue sky and on the open road.
It’s a sunny day and we are riding under the blue sky and on the open road.

If you are a motorcycle rider who loves to travel on your motorcycle, then your friends or families may be very interested in your motorcycle travel experience. Especially those who may never get on to a biker, but carry on a dream to enjoy the open road. Or if you are dating a biker girl, then your friends and families will be curious about what happened when you are traveling on your motorcycle. When you share your travel stories, you fulfill their dreams. And it is the best gift for the ones who care about you. There are plenty of ways to share your motorcycle experience on the internet which is simple, fun and inexpensive.

1. Open a blog online. Bikers can write their riding stories down with pen and paper, or type them down online during or after the motorcycle trip. You can try WordPress, an easy-to-use platform to create travel blog with simple and free tools. Or you can try online biker dating sites where you can also create blog to share with your biker friends online. If you want to keep things private, then create a page on LiveJournal where you can control the access to your entries by inviting readers to your site.

2. Post pictures online. We all know that a picture is worth a thousand words. So, motorcycle riders can take pictures during their journey, and post them on your Instagram account, or on your albums on Flickr. Invite your friends, families, rider partners to be your viewers. Except for these two sites, there are more photo sharing services available online that are waiting for bikers who love traveling to share.

3. Share your location with a GPS tracker. If you are not interested in writing and photography, maybe you can try a GPS tracker. The tracker can transmit your location to a password-protected website. And you can send the URL and the password to your friends and followers. Then they can track you on a map, see where you are at that exact moment on the site. It does sound cool.

4. Nothing is more real than video. Nowadays, action cameras can allow bikers to capture a slice of the ride. Bikers can use the action cameras to create many videos on the road. And when they get home, they can post it on YouTube and invite friends and families to see the exciting trip on the site.
Sharing is the most beautiful thing in the world, especially when you are doing a motorcycle trip with your biker girl.

5 Ways to date a biker women who loves motorcycle travel

Plan a motorcycle travel for your biker dating.
Plan a motorcycle travel for your biker dating.

When you are dating a single biker girl who really likes to travel on her motorcycle all the time, you will find that it is a little bit hard to keep up with her fast-paced and ever-changing soul. Your biker woman seems crazy about traveling on the motorcycles and can always come up with innovative and evolving idea of her next travel. Travel always comes first to her and dating second. It seems there is no way to change that. So, you have to find ways to deal with your biker babe.

1. She values experiences over material things
Overpriced bouquet of flowers and chocolate won’t work. What will work is planning a motorcycle dating travel with your biker woman, using her ideas. If you are a biker man, things will be much easier. But who says that a man cannot ride as a passenger behind a woman. This way will make both you and your biker girl enjoy a great dating on the motorcycle. Travel on her motorcycle according to her thoughts while having dating with you will mean much to her than the specious roses.

2. Don’t put pressure on her with your future. Usually, a man who loves traveling worships freedom greatly. Since your biker girl love traveling so much, which means she doesn’t want to be tied to the real life. Deep down, biker women know it is impossible to be free forever. But you need to give her time to settle down gradually. The plan for the future will only limit the possibilities of your female Harley rider to live her present moment to the fullest.

3. Face the reality that she just wants you, but not needs you. Remember she is a female rider who can ride a big Harley. And she loves motorcycle traveling. She probably has navigated the most tough roads and have survived a terrible accident of motorcycle. A biker woman can live her life solo with a man to support her. Your biker girl wants you may because you happen to have the qualities she values.

4. Don’t be overwhelmed by her circle of friends. Your biker babe has ridden her motorcycle to many places and have made hundreds of biker friends during the motorcycle traveling. You just need to know there are people out here who care about your biker girl just as much as you do. If she needs to spend time with her friends, you have to let her go.

5. Always be positive. A biker girl love to ride a motorcycle to travel is a person who can stay optimistic. She knows there is no reason to be pessimistic when things can always get worse. Your biker woman doesn’t need you to tell her how dangerous to do something and how to ride safely. Of course, do it occasionally to make your biker lady know that she has someone to care for her.