Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Nostalgia Run, Thurmont, Maryland

Now this looks like a fun event! The 20th annual Nostalgia Run, an AMA-sanctioned poker run for vintage and classic motorcycles, will be held at Community Park in Thurmont, Maryland on September 13, 2009, sponsored by the Western Maryland Motorcycle Association. I'd like to try to make it this year, as a spectator of course, not a participant. For years, I've been meaning to do some riding in that part of Maryland -- it's supposed to be terrific. Here's the website for the event.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Iron Butt Rally 2009 begins today!

Today is the start of the 2009 edition of the Iron Butt Association's bi-annual Iron Butt Rally. The world's most determined (and sleep-deprived) motorcyclists departed about an hour ago from Spartanburg, South Carolina on an 11-day test of rider and machine that will take some of them to the four corners of the continental USA and perhaps beyond (a few always detour thru Alaska) in search of bonus points.  The top finishers typically average well over 1,000 miles a day.  The IBA's daily rally reports are a must-read!  Additionally, a fellow member of Sport-Touring.Net has assembled a list of various sources of rally coverages on this page.

Friday, August 14, 2009

RKA "Cash for Clunkers" Motorcycle Luggage Program

Have a clunker of a tank or tail bag or set of saddlebags? Take advantage of RKA's stimulus program designed to get you into one of their rugged, functional, made in the USA pieces of motorcycle luggage.  Under RKA's "Cash for Clunkers" program, you'll get a rebate of $35 or $45 (USD) for each new piece of RKA luggage when you trade-in any brand or model of similar luggage.  Plus shipping is a flat $10 on any size order within the CONUS.  Check out the details by clicking here.  I've owned a couple of RKA tank bags and have found them to be extremely well-made and well thought-out units.