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The First Motorcycle Trip of the Season That Wasn’t

by Liz Jansen It was meant to be my first motorcycle trip of the season. Instead I’m doing it in a Nissan Note. The more successful outcome is that wisdom and pragmatism prevailed in an emotional situation. Eight years ago,

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Changing the Story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

by Liz Jansen Imagine my surprise when I walked into the back yard recently and discovered new denizens had taken positions around the gardens. Snow White and five of the seven dwarfs must have entered through the opening in the

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Disempowering Motorcycle Myth Debunked

by Liz Jansen “If you’re going to ride that bike, you’d better be able to pick it up by yourself.” “I can’t go on a solo trip until I learn to pick it up by myself.” The first statement was

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Taking the Trip of a Lifetime—by Train, Plane, and Motorcycle

by Liz Jansen Looking at the same scenery during the trip of a lifetime, three generations had differing views. Flying north from Edmonton to Grande Prairie, my father stared out at the wilderness below. He was fixated on the fish

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First Motorcycle Ride—Some Things Never Get Old

by Liz Jansen In a month, I’ll be celebrating another birthday. The calendar doesn’t stop and every year that age number increases by one. In fact those ‘ones’ seem to come around faster than before. But there’s one thing that

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9 Motorcycle Rites of Spring

by Liz Jansen While Trudy, my motorcycle, is still in hibernation, the calendar has transitioned to spring. While many of you are already riding, it’s still a little early in some areas. I’m in no rush. Rather, I’m savoring this

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5 Moto Secrets Revealed

by Liz Jansen Recently I was interviewed by Adventure Rider Radio for a story on Crash Recovery. During the course of the conversation I found myself admitting one of the shadows that had crossed my mind, albeit briefly, was that

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Eyes Up! Look Where You Want to Go

by Liz Jansen Lesson One in the curriculum for learning to ride a motorcycle is learning to focus your eyes on where you want to go. That can be a very different place from where you’re headed. We call it

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6 Motorcycle Books for Winter Reading

by Liz Jansen What is winter for motorcycle riders if not a time for catching up on motorcycle books? Here’s a selection of moto reading to entertain and inspire us for the not-so-far-away riding season. If you’re looking for more,

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Out on the Open Road

by Liz Jansen Imagine yourself riding a motorcycle out on the open road. It could be a day trip or you might be in the middle of a cross-country adventure. You envision your destination, set out, and are surrounded by

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