As strong as the draw of Sturgis is to the cruiser, track day is more so to the sportsbike rider. With this type of event growing in popularity across the country, Clutch and Chrome examines the phenomenon, what a rider can expect and how to prepare for a Track Day.
All riders of every age have encountered it. Whether coming from friends and family when they hear of someone buying a motorcycle or non-riding friends discovering they have a 'biker' among their numbers.
Is this the year you finally make your way to a motorcycle rally? Want to get more out of the events you attend? Not only does Clutch and Chrome review how to choose the motorcycle event that's right for you and your riding buddies, but we also bring together a variety of experience and boil it down to ten useful tips to help any two-wheeled traveler.
Complaining is easy, second nature to some while giving a compliment or quick thank you appears to be downright torturous.
Mention the word motorcycle and images leap to mind ranging from leather-clad gang members with nothing but criminal intent to the rebellious, but honest soul who is simply misunderstood and trying to find his way through life. Generally speaking, these stereotypes aren’t born from personal experiences, but more from what the public has seen on both the big and small screen.
A search of the internet finds the 1960's considered as the age of youth with an estimated 70 million children from the post-war baby boom growing into teenagers and young adults. This saw a movement away from the conservative fifties which eventually resulted in revolutionary ways of thinking and real change in the cultural fabric of American life.
The chaotic events of the 60's seemingly stemmed from wars and social change looked to continue in the 70's. Major trends included a growing disillusionment of government, advances in civil rights, increased influence of the women's movement, a heightened concern for the environment and increased space exploration.
The more cynical observers would call the 80' the 'Me! Me! Me!' generation of status seekers.
The 1990s could be considered as the decade when the world became a smaller place with the World Wide Web being born in 1992. This not only changed how we communicate, taking phone calls and letters to electronic mail (quickly shortened to email) but how the public did business as well as gathered news.
The new century started with much hype featuring a heavy dose of fear. Concerns around how the world’s computers would handle the new date format led to the Y2K phenomenon bringing doomsayers and survivalists out of the woodwork.