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Touring Essentials Blog: The Pre-Ride Checklist

Now that riding season is fully underway it is time to get back to good habits to help keep you safe on the roads.

Before you go for a ride, there are a number of things you should check to ensure your bike is as ready to go as you are.

Friday, 26 June 2015 11:16 Published in Touring Essentials with R. Bruce Thomas


Touring Essentials Blog: Riding in the Rain

R. Bruce Thomas' latest Touring Essentials blog entry features advice on riding in the rain...

Monday, 13 April 2015 10:06 Published in Touring Essentials with R. Bruce Thomas


Touring Essentials Blog: Gravel, the Inevitable

They say there are two things in this life that you can’t avoid: death and taxes. I’d like to expand that list with a third entry: gravel.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 15:28 Published in Touring Essentials with R. Bruce Thomas


Touring Essentials: Knowing your gas tank

How far can you ride?

I was recently part of a group ride where one rider decided to come along at the last minute. When asked how big his gas tank was, he wasn't certain. When asked how far he could go on a tank of gas, he didn't know.

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 13:04 Published in Touring Essentials with R. Bruce Thomas


Touring Essentials blog: Keeping your cool

When the temperature rises, it is important to avoid overheating and dehydration. A recent group ride took a nasty turn when one of the fellows passed out at 110 km/h. I was out in front and didn’t see the calamity, but the riders who were at the tail of the group said it was one of the most distressing things they had ever seen. After a battery of tests, it was deemed that the rider had simply lost consciousness due to dehydration. Luckily, besides getting to go shopping in a few months to replace his two-month old Triumph Trophy, he only suffered a broken arm.

Thursday, 17 July 2014 15:42 Published in Touring Essentials with R. Bruce Thomas


Touring Essentials blog: LOOK OUT!

In his latest Touring Essentials blog installment, R. Bruce Thomas talks about rider vision, citing lessons learned during his first ride of the year a few weeks ago - lessons that can apply to all motorcyclists and road users to minimize safety risks all year long.

Friday, 16 May 2014 10:05 Published in Touring Essentials with R. Bruce Thomas


NEW BLOG! Touring Essentials with Bruce Thomas: Capturing Your Adventure, Part II

After the success of regular IM touring correspondent R. Bruce Thomas' recent online feature, 'Capturing Your Adventure, Part I', we decided to give him his own dedicated blog. Bruce will be discussing everything you need to know about touring, from gear to maintenance to tips for the road. In his latest blog, Thomas continues his discussion on how to best capture your road trip adventures.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 15:45 Published in Touring Essentials with R. Bruce Thomas


Calgary Motorcycle Ride for Dad - Helping to set a record! (exclusive IM online feature story)

With all of the flooding and hardships in Calgary and area over the past week, we felt it was a good time to tell a good news story from the area. Read on to hear about R. Bruce Thomas's experience at the Calgary Motorcycle Ride for Dad on the weekend of June 14-15...

Monday, 24 June 2013 22:33 Published in Feature Stories