Nighttime Summer Rain

I like riding in rain, but I love riding in rain on a warm summer night. Not as insane as it sounds, but it definitely expands the element of risk on a motorcycle. Give a bit of time for rain to soak the road, wash away the slippery stuff first, then realize motorcycles don’t melt away in the wet, and tires designed to channel water still grip- even in a lean. Engines keep humming, lights keep lighting, and brakes keep braking on mostly empty roads. The bike may require smoother inputs in less predictable conditions, but wheels keep rolling.

Backroads and Beer Runs: Double Wing Brewing Co.

RLDG Public Service Announcement: Yep, this destination has alcohol and, though we love a good beer, we believe that MOTORCYCLES AND ALCOHOL DO NOT MIX! We find lots of cool breweries, wineries, and distilleries on great rides, but buy a bottle or fill a growler to drink when the bike’s parked for the day. If […]

An eclectic mix of bikes matches an equally eclectic mix of terrific #MotorcycleOhio Rider Coaches #RideSMART

View this post on Instagram An eclectic mix of bikes matches an equally eclectic mix of terrific #MotorcycleOhio Rider Coaches! #lakelandCommunityCollege #MotorcycleSafety #MotorcycleTraining #RideSMART #RideLocalDreamGlobal A post shared by Ride Local Dream Global (@ridelocaldreamglobal) on Jun 22, 2019 at 9:48am PDT

Fast Ride Quick Take: 2020 Zero Motorcycles SR/F

As the cycle world goes aquiver over Harley’s long-awaited Livewire (and collectively gasps at the price), Zero Motorcycles has quietly improved and expanded its line of electric bikes. For over a decade, US-made Zero has led the global charge with street, off-road, and dual-sport electric bikes. Having ridden Zeros in the past I thought I […]

Gasp- a day with no rain in NEOhio! Perfect Friday ride through Rocky River Reservation. #ClevelandMetroparks

View this post on Instagram Gasp- a day with no rain in NEOhio! Perfect Friday ride through Rocky River Reservation. #VictoryVision #VictoryMotorcycles #ClevelandMetroparks #RideLocalDreamGlobal A post shared by Ride Local Dream Global (@ridelocaldreamglobal) on Jun 8, 2019 at 1:45pm PDT

Fast Ride, Quick Take: 2019 Harley-Davidson Sport Glide

New in 2018, the “convertible” Sport Glide is one of the more intriguing Harley-Davidsons. Based on the reimagined softail (formerly Dyna), the Sport Glide is intended to straddle the gap between cruiser and touring bike, a bit like the sadly ignored Switchback. Difference is, the improvements to the new chassis take the low, nimble Glide […]