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6 really cheap ways riders can beat the cold and wet

<b>1. A few dollars' worth of hot chips</b><br>If you’re caught in a cold snap and are less than an hour from your destination, you can’t go past a bundle of …

In pictures: John Gee's extraordinary Antique Motorcycles collection

I've lived in Melbourne, Australia nearly 40 years, and been into motorcycles for about half that – and yet this hidden treasure has somehow managed …

Mad Max

Buying a New Bike That’s Been Sitting a While

<i>Tech Q&A: Stationary ST1300</i><p><i>Dear Rider,</i><p><i>My local Honda dealer has a new 2010 Honda ST1300 with 0 miles. I know Clement Salvadori has owned more than</i> …

What Motorcycles Have to Teach Us

In 1942 George W. Patchett designed the 9mm Sterling sub-machine gun, whose developed design replaced Britain’s crude-but-effective Sten (4.6 million …

Double Take | A Midwest Motorcycle Journey

Quick! List your top 10 places to ride in North America. Did Kansas make the cut? How about Nebraska? Iowa?<p>My thoughts exactly. So whenever a friend …

Interview: Round-the-World Record Setter Urs ‘Grizzly’ Pedraita

Despite his nickname, Urs “Grizzly” Pedraita is a friendly, soft-spoken 52-year-old from Switzerland who could easily be your family doctor or …

5 Must-Ride Mountain Passes in Alaska

One of my favorite features of any road system — one that is often overlooked, I might add — is mountain passes. For centuries roads have been built …

Take yourself away this summer on these top-value tourers

<b>Forget EasyJet and take a two-wheeled trip with one of these cut-price tourers</b><p>If your idea of an all-inclusive package deal is a two-week trip to the …

Road-tripping through Hill Country: Texas’ up-and-coming vineyards

One of America’s great unsung wine regions lies right in the heart of Texas. Hill Country may be better known for barbecue, but its rich soil has proved ideal for producing top-quality vineyards. There are currently over 70 wineries scattered across the hilly, Mediterranean-like landscape, which …

Wine

Behind the wheel: our best European road trips

To mark the launch of our latest <i>Best</i> <i>Trips</i> book we asked Lonely Planet staff to share their stories of times spent on the road. Ever the adventurous bunch, these daring drivers recall time spent navigating hairy mountain paths, drifting down coastal roads on the hunt for brilliant beaches and …

European Travel