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CONTENT COORDINATOR Shareef AsSadiq

CONTENT WRITERS Stephanie Hampton Shannon Lewis Various Contributors

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CONTRIBUTORS Various Users of Get Yonder Forums CONTACT INFO: Email: support@getyonder.com Phone: (855) 347-8955 Web: www.getyonder.com

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2018 Motorcycle Events

Our Calendar Of Motorcycle Events

Tour Of Honor Awards

Check Out The 2017 TOH Winners

Get Yonder's Featured Rider Meet Roy Kjendal

The Iron Butt Association SaddleSore 1000

Who Was On The Ground In 2017? See Photos Of Bikers Getting Yonder In 2017

Bikers Explore Historical Landmarks Bikers Ride To Historical Landmarks

Adam Sandoval Rides For Veterans He Visted Over 700 Harley-Davidson Dealers

Take It To The Track

How Can It Benefit You As A Rider?

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10 FEATURED RIDER Meet Roy Kjendal

24 BIKERS EXPLORE HISTORICAL LANDMARKS Bikers Ride To Historical Landmarks

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08 TOUR OF HONOR AWARDS Check Out The 2017 TOH Winners

18 WHO WAS ON THE GROUND IN 2017? See Photos Of Bikers Getting Yonder In 2017

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Happy New Year....and so we close the pages of 2017! What a great year did we have!! So, a new year is now upon us and we are gearing up for more beautiful sights to see, more amazing memories to make, and more life long friends to meet along the journey. After all, that's what getting yonder is all about right??!! It's our intent to continue with our mission, which is to dissolve the state lines that separate us as lovers of two wheels! The culture of the motorcycle community is evolving and whether you ride with a club or as an independent, there's no better feeling than doing something you love, while exploring this beautiful country at your leisure, one mile at a time! In this issue, we have a host of photos from 2017 that has been shared on our forum throughout the year. We have a featured article on Adam Sandoval, a guy who rode to over 700 Harley-Davidson dealerships and all for a charitable cause. In the first of our Iron Butt Ride Series, we have a review of certifying a SaddleSore 1000, we also have the 2017 winners of the Tour Of Honor ride, and a brief history lesson as Bikers Explore Historical Landmarks. Hope you enjoy! Ride safe! Get Yonder!

Stephanie Hampton Editor-In-Chief Get Yonder Magazine shampton@getyonder.com

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50 states. 500 memorials. You, your motorcycle, And a good reason to ride.

A self-directed ride 1APR17 - 31OCT17. Visit seven memorials in any state to achieve Finisher status. Or travel cross-country. It’s up to you. Sign up at www.tourofhonor.com Benefiting:


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APR 21 A Biker Family Renunion and Biker Blessing will beheld on April 21 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

APR 26 Kingz of the South-

Carolina Chapter will host their Royal Bash starting April 28th 2018 in Columbia, SC.

FEB 01 The 11th Annual

Bloc Burnaz Anniversary week will start on Feb 1st 2018 in Atlanta, Georiga.

APR 20 Queens of the

South, Central Florida will host their 4th Annual Celebration from April 20th to April 22nd 2018 in Sandford, Florida.

MAR 09 The 77th Annual

Daytona Beach Bike Week will be held from March 9th to March 18th 2018 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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Ride will be held from April 13th to April 15th 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida.

MAY 2 The Panama City

Beach Spring Motorcycle Rally will be held May 2nd to May 6th 2018 in Panama City Beach,

MAY 03 The 6th International Female Ride will be held in Atlanta, GA May 3rd to May 6th 2018.


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MAY 17 Hypnotiq MC will

host their 17th Annual Weekend Bash May 17th to May 20th 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky.

MAY 24 Myrtle Beach Bike-

fest will be held Memorial Day weekend from May 24th to May 28th 2018 in Myrtle Beach, SC.

JUN 1 The men of Pound 4 Pound MC will host their annual Anniversary from June 1st to June 3rd 2018 in Memphis, TN.

JUN 28 Rarebreed MC LA Chapter will host their annual anniversary weekend Jun 28th to June 30th in Gardena, CA.

MAY 25 Rarebreed MC Columbus, OH Chapter will host a Memorial Weekend Celebration May 25th to May 26th 2018 in Columbus, Ohio.

JUN 09 Laconia will host their 95th Motorcycle Week June 9th to June 17th 2018 in Laconia, NH. JUN 20 The 5th Annual Bessie Stringfield Annual Celebration Ride will be held June 20th to June 24th 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

JUN 30 The ladies of Harleys Angels MC will host their 5th Year Celebration on June 30th 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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2017 Top Ten Riders

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1. William Buskell of Panama City Beach, Florida: 204 Sites 2. Brad Edmonds of Millsboro, Delaware: 200 Sites 3. Brett Kluiber of Lorain, Ohio: 155 Sites 4. Kenneth Andrews of Benton, Arkansas: 152 Sites 5. Tad Scott of Clarksville, Ohio: 124 Sites 6. Jim Clark of Bradenton, Florida: 123 Sites 7. Keith Nusbaum of Lovettsville, Virginia: 120 Sites 8. Jeffrey Bourdage of New Baltimore, Michigan: 118 Sites 9. Robert Saunooke of Miramar, Florida: 116 Sites 10. James Bardin of Phoenix, Arizona: 113 Sites

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our of Honor is a seasonal, self-directed ride to memorials and monuments around the continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii. The ride is held from April 1st to October 31st of each year. The registered participants ride to state designated memorials, once the “official� list is released for the year. Riders are provided a numbered flag, which is used for the duration of that year. As each memorial site is visited, the rider must take a photo in front of the monument, that includes their flag and motorcycle, as proof of the monument being visited. The goal of Tour of Honor is to recognize and pay tribute to those that each monument or memorial is dedicated, while raising funds to support the charities involved. Tour of Honor charities are: Fisher House Foundation, Operation Comfort Warriors, and The Fallen Heroes. Here are the 2017 Tour of Honor Winners!


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Completed Sea-to-Shining Sea (Madonnas) Ride

Ken Cowart of Alexander, Arkansas: 10 Rides Ken Tracy of Weiser, Idaho: 9 Rides Kenneth Andrews of Benton, Arkansas: 7 Rides

J R Miller of Choctaw, Oklahoma Robert Buis of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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For a complete list of all 2017 winners, please visit Tour of Honor’s website at www.tourofhonor.com.

David Alderman of Moore, Oklahoma: 128 Visits Brad Edmonds of Millsboro, Delaware: 125 Visits Kenneth Andrews of Benton, Arkansas: 119 Visits

Most Flag Mural Visits John Hein of San Jose, California: 33 Brett Kluiber of Lorain, Ohio: 30 Jim Clark of Bradenton, Florida: 25

Most Statue of Liberty Finds Kenneth Andrews of Benton, Arkansas: 178 Finds Brian Edwards of Chesterfield, Michigan: 171 Finds Brad Edmonds of Millsboro, Delaware: 164 Finds

First Four Corners Rides Jim Saul of Dunedin, Florida Shareef AsSadiq of Honolulu, Hawaii Glenn Spelis of Pottsboro, Texas

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Get Yonder: How long have you been riding and what was your first motorcycle?

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Hometown: New Hampshire Riding Experience: 6 Years Motorcycle: 2016 BMW K1600GTL

Roy Kjendal: I first started riding in the Spring of 2012 after retiring and getting my motorcycle endorsement. The first bike was a 2005 Yamaha Royal Star Tour Deluxe. That was a beautiful bike…..four cylinders and super smooth. I rode that for the entire riding season and accumulated about 15,000 miles on it riding in the local area of NH and VT. My longest ride was to a friend’s place in northern PA.…about 400 miles, with the idea that I would continue to St Louis if I felt good enough. I had planned 3 days riding from PA to St Louis. After the first night it became clear that the rest of the trip would be done the next day. The ride home (1250 miles) took two days and I knew I could do better. The fall of 2012, I saw a 2005 Gl1800 advertised with only 5000 miles on it… I knew I had to have it.

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Get Yonder: What started you to doing long distance riding?

Get Yonder: What’s one tip you would give a new or beginning rider?

Roy Kjendal: I had joined the NH Rolling Thunder group and it was about this time that I saw my first IBA back plate on a member’s bike. This started a discussion about the IBA and led to my first SS1000 ride that spring. With only this one ride I was firmly hooked on LD riding. I put 90,000 miles on that bike and sold it in 2015, replacing it with a 2015 BMW K1600GTL in the late fall. I held on to that bike until August 2016 when I replaced it with my current bike, a 2016 version of the same bike. The 2015 had 77,000 in the year and half I was riding it.

Roy Kjendal: I would recommend the SCMA 4 Corners ride for anyone new to the motorcycle community. It provides you with a view of the entire country, all the diverse geography our country has to offer. As part of that ride you can also incorporate some 1000mile/24-hour rides or even a 50CC across the country if you are so inclined, but if you take your time and pace it you’ll be rewarded with magnificent scenery that you will remember your entire life.

Get Yonder: What are some of your riding accomplishments? Roy Kjendal: I have ridden almost 60 certified Iron Butt Association rides and many other non-certified, but great rides. These include four coast to coast rides in under 50 hours – both the southern and northern routes, a few 1500-mile rides in under 24 hours, SCMA 4 Corners Ride, 48 states in under 10 days (7 days), The Ride Around Texas, and many others. I’ve ridden to many rallies including the IBR in 2017. My IBR attempt was cut short on day 5 when I hit a “road gator” which took out my radiator outside of Grand Junction, Colorado. I am hoping I will be allowed a second attempt in 2019.

Get Yonder: What inspires you to continue to ride? Roy Kjendal: This is an easy question to answer… to see the beauty of our country, time to think while riding alone on the open road, the feeling of freedom that riding a motorcycle gives you – even when you are geared up (AGATT) the sense of freedom prevails - you have the freedom to go where you want, when you want.

Get Yonder: What’s the longest trip you’ve taken? Roy Kjendal:  The longest trip I have taken was across the country from NH to CA, riding the cost of CA and then heading to the North West and doing some exploring…In total about 12,000 miles when all was said and done. I did a lot of hard riding on that trip and wished now I had taken more time and put less miles in per day – lessons learned. Get Yonder: What’s your favorite place to ride…along the coast, back roads, mountains? Roy Kjendal: My favorite rides are generally in the mountains, around lakes. I tend to stay away from dirt roads…but back roads in general are great.

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n the first of our six-part Iron Butt Association Ride Series, we cover one of the most popular IBA rides, the SaddleSore 1000. The SS1000, is also the shortest and probably one of the easiest rides to be certified. It requires riding your motorcycle 1,000 miles in less than a 24-hour period. As with every Iron Butt Association ride, there are specific guidelines that must be followed for a ride to be “certified.” Below are five steps or guidelines established for a SS1000 certification. Riders that are successful in certifying their ride will receive a IBA SS1000 certificate, an IBA pin, and a plastic license plate that reads, “Iron Butt Association, World’s Toughest Riders.”


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CERTIFYING A SADDLESORE 1000 1. Choose a safe route! a. Your ride needs to be completely documented.

e. Log each gas stop and any stops over 30 minutes on your log document (this form can be found on the IBA website).

b. You are required to ride 1000 miles in less than a 24-hour time frame.

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c. The 24-hour time frame is wall clock time and NOT riding time. For ex. If you start at 5pm on June 2nd your ride should be completed by 5pm on June 3rd.

g. For motorcycles with larger fuel tanks, it is mandatory that you stop a minimum of every 350 miles.

d. Be sure to map your miles correctly. Unless your speedometer has been calibrated, do not depend on your odometer alone. The IBA suggests using Google Maps, Microsoft Streets & Trips or some form of a mapping source.

a. After getting your final computergenerated receipt, have at least one-person sign and document your ending time.

2. Get a start witness. a. The IBA requires that you obtain an eyewitness to verify the start of your ride. b. The eyewitness can be a friend, spouse, gas attendant, or anyone that is not on the ride with you. c.

You should include: Date, time, location, time zone and odometer reading.

4. Get an end witness.

b. This can be a friend, spouse, gas attendant or anyone willing to respond to a letter from the IBA. It can not be someone that completed the ride with you.

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5. Prepare, copy and submit your documents. a. Map out your trip with either an old map, or mapping software that can be printed. b. Circle or note the cities that you stopped in, to include your starting and ending points. c.

This is to help the person verifying your ride, follow the route that you took on your ride.

d. Make copies of your receipts. Do not send your originals. e. Submit map documents, copied receipts and applicable forms, along with applicable fees to start the verification process.

This listing of rules and guidelines are in summary form. All forms needed to complete the certification and ride can be found on the Iron Butt Association website. Additional rules, tips and frequently asked questions may also be found at www.ironbutt.com.

The eyewitness must be willing to sign your document and be willing to respond to a letter from the IBA if needed.

3. Collect and track receipts. a. Your ride starts from the location of your first time stamped, computer generated receipt (preferably a fuel receipt). b. The computer-generated receipt for your ending location and time should be on the LAST receipt. c.

Tip: Take a photo of your computer-generated receipt next to your odometer at each stop and record the mileage on the receipt if possible.

d. You may also elect to use an ATM receipt.

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The Lorraine Hotel was known as a Motel housed black songwriters an ters. All guest were invited to stay there.

On April 4, 1968, on the balcony of the neck by a bullet that took his li images from the tragic event.

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a safe-haven for black travelers passing through Memphis, Tennessee. The nd musicians, Negro League baseball players and the Harlem Globetroty at the upscale hotel, and Martin Luther King, Jr was a frequent favorite

f room 306, while talking to friends in the parking lot, King was struck in ife. The room was never rented again, and it was preserved to capture the

me of the National Civil Rights Museum. There’s a large white wreath that oom 306, memorializing the very spot that King was assassinated.

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On March 7, 1965, Civil Rights demonstrators attemp across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, when they were tacked by armed law enforcement personnel. The known at Bloody Sunday. Federal Judge, Frank John that the demonstrators had the right to march in an tion and express their grievances. Five months later, P don Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The Edmund Pettus Bridge was declared a National mark on March 11, 2013.

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Have you ever thought about giving up everything you own for charity? I mean really thought about it. What would be some of your most precious possessions or memories that you couldn’t part with? What would it feel like to sell everything you owned to fund a trip that deep down you weren’t really sure would be a success? That’s just a few of the thoughts that must’ve gone through Adam Sandoval’s head 4 years ago when he decided to give up every familiar comfort he had ever known to give back to military families and veterans. You see, he set out to be the first (and maybe only) person to visit every Harley-Davidson dealership in the lower 48 states, all 702 of them. He set out to do it with his Chihuahua pal, Scooter and his 1996 Electra Glide Classic, nicknamed the “Warhorse” living off only the bike. Many times, Adam lived just like our Armed Forces do when they are out in the field and in battle. Adam would spend much of the next two years camping in a makeshift lean-to or small tent, eating sardines or MRE’s on the side of the road or behind businesses and churches that would allow him to stay there overnight. What would make someone want to give up a home, cars and all of the other things we associate with the “American Dream?” Adam missed his chance to serve in our military in his younger days and by the time he decided that it was something he wanted to pursue, he was too close to the age limit. So the best way he could think of to honor our military and their families was to give back to them. He also decided that he was going to do this only from the funding he had from selling all his earthly possessions and at first one sole sponsor, Six Bends Harley Davidson in Florida. Adam set out from Six Bends Harley on November 10, 2014 on a mission to hit every dealership, sometimes 3 stops a day and used social media to get the word out on when and where he would be. Anyone who followed him and wanted to was invited to come and ride with him in his Travel Tribe. Some would get blocks of time off from work and would ride and camp along side him. Some would set out to do weeks and decide after a week, it was an awful lot to endure. At each dealership, Adam would take up donations for scholarship funds for children who lost their parents in active duty and PTSD Research Funding.

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The early days were especially hard, as not many people had heard about Adam and Scooter and their misson, ScootinAmerica. Often Adam would show up at dealerships after having been scheduled by his father Blaine and not many would people would come. Sometimes the dealership personnel wouldn’t be aware that they were coming. Imagine how disheartening that would be or how easy it would’ve been to just go home and quit. But as time went on, and the word spread through social media sharing and promotion, gradually the crowds and the donations grew. Adam would make it abundantly clear that 100% of donations went only to the charity. He took nothing out to live and travel on. Slowly but surely, as more and more people became aware of what he was doing, more and more sponsors jumped on board. About half way through year one, it became apparent that doing all the stops in one year was highly unlikely. Keeping the schedule was becoming a job and it was also preventing Adam from enjoying his ride to and from each stop. It was taking away from his time to spend with the people that were there to meet him, so he started allowing a little more time between stops to enjoy the scenery and riding in each state he travelled to. After year one, it became apparent that the original plan of staying in the southern states during the winter months and hitting the northern locations in the warm weather months would be almost impossible. Keeping Scooter

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warm became Adam’s main concern. A solution came from talking with his sponsors from Six Bends Harley when they made it possible for him to get a decomissioned school bus and a full time driver. This would mean that in cold weather, Scooter could ride comfortably in the warm bus while still putting down the miles. The bus also afforded them the ability to keep up with the grueling appearance schedule even in terrible weather. They affectionately named the flat black painted bus “Igor.” Igor became a place to camp and even had a computer work station so they could keep up with filming and editing on the road for Adam’s YouTube channel. July 2, 2016, a driver who was texting came across the center line in New York and hit Adam. Adam went down in the trees and Scooter went flying in his Kuryakn carrier aptly named the Grand Pet Palace. Being tethered in that carrier is what saved Scooter’s life. Adam was life flighted to the hospital with severe damage to his leg. At first, doctor’s told him he would likely lose his leg but were in fact able to save it. His Warhorse was totalled as far as the insurance company was concerned, but Six Bend’s stepped up and said they would fix it and put him back on the road to finish his mission. So in September 2016, Adam got back on the bike even before he was able to walk and set out to finish what he started. Adam finished his mission in October 2016 after visiting all 702 dealerships in the lower 48 states and raised over $300,000 for charity and broken several world records. But his need to help others and give back didn’t end with that mission. In November 2016, he along with Harley-Davidson launched Mission:Thank You where they present deserving

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veteran’s a brand new Harley-Davidson motorcycle. When Harley came on board and sponsored Adam, they also gave him his choice of bike to ride after he retired the Warhorse. The Warhorse is now on display in the Six Bends Harley showroom for people to sit on and take pictures with.

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If you would like to learn more about Adam’s story, you can go to his website www.AdamSandovalRides.com and purchase his book “Inside My Helmet” and other cool merchandise. If you would like to follow his travels, subscribe to his YouTube channel Adam Sandoval Rides and follow him on Facebook at ScootinAmerica.

Shop for cool merch to help Adam with his mission at www.adamsandovalrides.com

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Temperature doesn’t matter- 34%

Member Comments:

Frankhollywood Dixon: Around 70 degrees is perfect!

Dawn WhiteChocolate Phillips: I almost picked temp doesn’t matter but after riding in 28 degree weather, it matters!

Justin Redial Kiernan: I’ve ridden (with proper gear) from 29 degree to 125 degrees. I’ll say it over and over, weather won’t stop someone with a real passion for motorcycles.

Hundon Rbmc: Them temperature isn’t the issue for me as long as I have my heated suit, gloves, socks, balaclava and pin lock insert on my helmet shield to prevent fogging up on me, I’m good. The lowest I’ve ridden in is 19 degrees this year. I just draw the line with snow/ice. Yvette Cruz: You know I just ride but if the key word is COMFORTABLE give me a nice, sunny 75›ish day and some great scenery. Dave Aka-od:  Comfortable with it all! My preference from the options is 70-79.

Kenneth Andrews: I like about 65 to 75 myself. To Hot sucks just as bad as To Cold if you ask me!! Kelly Ameen:  80 and up is MOST comfortable but I’ll gladly ride above 45, only because my bones hurt in anything colder. Chris Hebert: Snow…..rain,….doesn’t matter a slong as you are riding…. even hurricanes! Allen Applegarth: Everyone sticking their chests out saying it doesn›t matter but let›s be real, there›s an optimal temp for comfort!


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WHAT WAS THE FIRST STATE LINE YOU CROSSED AS A NEW RIDER?

Shareef AsSadiq Wisconsin, I was nervous, no license, just learned to ride and on a borrowed bike. Lisa Jazzie Gibson Indiana or Kentucky from Ohio...on a sport bike so long ago I can’t recall...but it’s the Tri-State area and state lines are close so it wasn’t a big deal because it wasn’t a long ride to cross a state line.

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Sherri Dowless Jan 1st 2017 South of the border, SC. I felt AWESOME!!!! I was like Yayyyyy my first state line!!!!!

Tone Handy I live in Philly. NJ is ten minutes from me. Del is 20 and Maryland is about 40 so for me it wasn›t a big deal. I didn›t start getting excited till I started getting further away from those states. Capo Amaya California into Nevada, at the time felt proud making that ride on a crotch rocket. Now I look forward to the Oregon and Washington state lines, can’t wait to head east! Dana Osorio Florida going to Thunder Beach 2017 Fall rally. Rode

my own to the rally for the first time. I was sooo excited. Rhonda SteelPulse Technically Tennessee but that was less than 10 minutes from my home in Alabama. First state longer away was Mississippi and that was only 2 hours away, great road, not crowded. David Recendez Texas to California. I had to be at work the next day so yeah it was a crazy ass drive. Kimberly Simmons My first state was LA. I was on my busa and


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thought I had an “S” on my chest…. legs cramping and all. Rodney Barnes Virginia.... I laugh about it now...I was going to my cousin’s house in Northern VA, maybe 30 miles from my house... the funny part was I was on the beltway for like the 2nd or 3rd time... I was on the highway...LoL Scared to death!

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Terri Benn My first state line was South Carolina. I was a new rider who loved the wind! I woke up on a Sunday and called all of the riders I knew...no one was available. The last one said, Did you buy your bike to wait for others or did you buy your bike to ride? Go ride your bike. So I did. My goal was Augusta, Ga. As I got closer to Augusta I thought I’d keep going. I ended up in SC! THE FEELING OF CROSSING MY FIRST STATE LINE...ALL BY MYSELF, I still get excited thinking about WHAT I WAS ABLE TO DO BY MYSELF!! Kandi Atl Rolland I just had started riding. I wanted to prove to myself that I could do it SO I rode to Alabama and I enjoyed myself. Wanda Harris Tennessee on a 05 Harley Softail Deluxe, on the way to Kentucky. Caught rain from Tennessee to Kentucky, first time in the rain. Dang good trip, learned a lot from my club brothers. Dwan Jazzy Little Living in the DMV it’s no big deal crossing into the three jurisdictions. I rode solo to Jersey and I felt like I had accomplished crossing state lines. Darque Mare Actually, it was a country line. Crossed from West Germany into Netherlands (Holland). 1971 Shortyrock Omensmc I crossed my first state line on a ride from Maryland to Raleigh, NC. Just as my fellow DMV folks also stated. I can›t count VA or DC because both are less than 10 miles from my house. I felt accomplished and very capable of riding to Cleveland, OH one month later.

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TAKE IT TO THE TRACK BY JUSTIN “REDIAL” KIERNAN

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f you’ve ever considered taking your bike for a track day, then this article is aimed at you. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned rider, going for distance or carving canyons, sport bike racer or v-twin cruiser, there are aspects of street track experience that will benefit you. There are several reasons why I recommend track practice for any rider, from consistency to stamina to muscle memory. But no, I don’t expect you to take my word for it. I sat down with Adam Herzing, a certified motorcycle and track instructor, to discuss the benefits of taking it to the track. page 40

First, let’s discuss my credentials.

I’m a certified motorcycle safety instructor with Total Control Training, and have recorded over 100k miles on motorcycles since I began riding almost a decade ago. Now, in that time I’ve had my share of crashes, and have had to learn some lessons the hard way. In the last 3 years, I’ve taken a renewed interest in safety, and have taken some track training and gone to free range track days to practice. I am by NO means a perfect rider, but my hope is that others will learn from my experiences to better their own riding. Now, let’s check Mr. Herzing’s credentials. He’s been teaching motorcycle skills for about 5 years, and getting paid for it as a profession for 2. He’s currently certified through Total Control

Training to teach every level of classes (basic, intermediate, advanced 1&2), with literally hundreds of hours of training as an instructor. He’s also an expert level club racer, and amateur dirt racer. Beyond that, I’ve personally spent some time with him at the track and can say from my own observations that the man can RIDE! I asked him if he thought track riding would benefit all types of riders. His response? “Absolutely!! It does a few beneficial things like provide a safe environment for working skills in a controlled environment that makes me significantly less likely to push myself on the street. The precision and consistency also help on decreasing radius turns, line selection on every


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corner, and on avoiding hazards.” This consistency is one of the keys to track riding, and it carries over to street riding in the form of obstacle/ hazard avoidance. On the curvy mountain roads, we may encounter a specific type of curve (such as an offcamber, or a decreasing radius) only once in that whole ride, and because of that inconsistency we may never improve. But when you get onto a track, the repetition of the same 10-15 turns over and over allows a rider to really practice, and build that confidence so that they know how to handle their bike in any situation. As Adam states, “tracks, we see the same turn once every few minutes…. plus, the consequences on the track are much lower… exiting wide on the

track might mean replacing fairings or levers, while the same mistake on the street might be the last mistake we ever make.” Even on a road you’re personally familiar with, like the mountain near your house, there are too many other distractions to focus on the consistent practice you’ll get in a track environment. Distractions like traffic, gravel, even the weather can encroach on your practice, whereas the track environment eliminates as many variables as possible so that YOU and your bike are the only factors to consider. Beyond consistency, track riding also builds stamina. Many motorcycle riders, especially the long-distance aficionados, seek out comfort on

their machines. This can easily create complacency, and even laziness, to the point where we get pudgy and short of breath unless we’re moving in relatively straight lines. Track riding forces riders to use the muscles associated with motorcycle technique, and enforces mental and physical sharpness and acuity. A good track day experience will leave you feeling like you spent all day at the gym, working all the muscle groups at once. Herzing says, “increased fitness just from riding more has a decrease in fatigue levels, plus we can use the techniques we have stored mentally and apply the new techniques, or at least higher evolutions of already known techniques, in as safe an environment as possible. Confidence

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correlates to relaxation which helps everything on a bike!” Any Iron Butt Association member can testify that physical stamina is important to long distance endurance riding, but that same physical readiness aids the canyon carver as well. I speak from personal experience, as a rider who’s completed multiple 1000/1500 mile days and thought I had decent stamina, that a 5hr track session will work muscles you didn’t know you had. As Herzing put it, “It’s the rider that benefits from time on the track, and the consistency is important whether you’re riding a dual sport on fire roads or a Goldwing on a country road. If you want to exit tight every time, track time will help you.” It really does not matter what type of bike you own, or what type of riding you prefer. Track time is a valuable resource to any rider trying to enjoy their ride a bit longer and have a bit more fun.

As part of that physical readiness, track riding instills solid muscle memory for the rider who continues to practice. Simple things like smooth braking, proper shifting, proper visual aim, and line selection take practice to master, and track time gives riders the controlled environment to build and refine those skills until they become instinctual. We both advised visiting multiple tracks as well. Herzing states that, “if you are consistent enough to hit a reference point as small as a penny on the track, if you need to avoid an obstacle [on the road] and have a 2ft window, it feels like a luxury of space and opportunity.” Essentially, what you’re looking for is precision and consistency. When you can free your mind from the burden of remembering basics like clutch control, and counting which gear your bike is in, and thinking about braking distance, you can focus

more on the road. Track time deeply increases your intimacy with your machine, and makes it easier to free your mind so you can focus. Adam and I agreed that we want everything about the way we ride on the street to be easier than what we do on the track, and you probably will too. So, if you’ve found yourself having some close calls on the road, consider track training. The controlled environment is much safer for honing and refining your skills, and it will help build up your confidence in your physical and mental ability. It’s also a great way to build camaraderie with other riders in your area, as well as gain valuable feedback from instructors and other riders. The techniques you pick up and practice at the track could very well be the same skills that save your ass on the road. Keep the shiny side up, and I’ll see you on the road!


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