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Travel and touring: How to save large scale Google Maps

Brilliant though Google maps are, you need internet access to view them. This video shows how to download large scale Google Maps that can then be accessed (and zoomed in and out of) on a mobile device.  

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 28 April 2011

HOG rally season kicks off in three weeks!

The first HOG (Harley Owners Group) rally of 2011 is less then three weeks away but there's still time to saddle up and join the cavalcade to the French Riviera. The Harley Davidson EuroFestival runs from May 12-15 at Golfe de Saint-Tropez, the fifth time it's been run at the swanky venue. The main stage, located on the beach, will ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 21 April 2011

Nick Sanders record attempt latest

Global traveller and habitual record breaker Nick Sanders is half way through his latest epic journey, to ride from the top of Alaska to the tip of Argentina. The current record for this mammoth 16,000 mile journey is 20 days, Nicks is hoping to achieve it in 18. Nick has just sent in this message to the MCN office: 'I'm ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 27 August 2010

Ride California: Top 5 biker hang-outs

Japan is famed for its technology, Britain for its history, and Italy for its glamour, but where is motorcycling’s heart and soul; the place where everything seems geared to an exquisite bike-based experience? Answer: California.   Travel guide: It's time to ride California Here's our top 5 biker hang-outs not to be missed in the Golden State: 1. The Rock StoreThe ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 14 June 2010

Ride California: Visit a chop shop

Peter Fonda and the late Dennis Hopper may have popularised chopper culture in the 1969 film Easy Rider but small bike shops across the state had been building chopped and bobbed machines since the late 40’s. Travel guide: It's time to ride California A trip to California isn’t complete without returning home with at least a couple of T-shirts from ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 14 June 2010

Travel guide: It's time to ride California

Japan is famed for its technology, Britain for its history, and Italy for its glamour, but where is motorcycling’s heart and soul; the place where everything seems geared to an exquisite bike-based experience? Answer: California.  Ride California: Visit a chop shop Ride California: Top 5 biker hang-outs California should be on every motorcyclist’s gotta-do-it destination list. The Pacific Coast Highway ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 14 June 2010

Preparing yourself and your bike for a long distance rally

MCN's deputy editor has just returned from the five day, 843 mile Motogiro d'Italia classic rally. Here are his tips on preparing both bike and rider for any long distance riding event like the Giro.  Prepare yourselfOn paper, classic bike events such as the Motogiro d'Italia don't look that daunting. After all, 200 miles (average daily mileage) should take no ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 11 June 2010

Riding the Arctic on an R1

Sjaak Lucassen is a self proclaimed Extreme World Traveller and complete nutcase. His speciality is touring on what most people would consider to be completely unsuitable bikes, previous exploits including circumnavigations of the globe on a '92 Honda Fireblade and an '01 Yamaha R1. The Dutch riders next extreme endeavour will take him and his R1 the length of North ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 25 April 2010

Super Tenere Ride-for-Life adventure trip

To celebrate the launch of the new Super Ténéré, Yamaha are launching a competition to win one of five places on a adventure trip to Africa. Called the Ride for Life 2010. It's a long-haul, continent-hopping adventure that will see five new 2010 Yamaha Super Ténéré bikes go all the way from France to North Africa. Ride for Life starts ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 09 April 2010

How to get a cheap cabin on a cross channel ferry

Thanks to Alexlebrit on the Horizons Unlimited HUBB for this great tip on getting a cheap ferry cabin. When you book your crossing (either online or on the phone) only book a reclining seat. When you arrive at the port (earlier the better), go into the foot-passenger check-in and ask for a shared cabin. They're not sold online, and not ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Touring & travel
  • 27 November 2009

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