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Review With Video: Thermarest LuxuryLite UltraLite Cot for Motorcycle Camping

No roughing it here!

4/7/2015, By Liz Jansen, photos by Tricia Szulewski
If any single article has revolutionized my camping experience, it’s Thermarest’s LuxuryLite UltraLite Cot. I could not have predicted what a difference it made in how soundly I slept, how well rested I felt, or how much easier it was to get up!
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Review: Sierra Designs Sleeping Bag for Motorcycle Camping

The Eleanor 19 sized for women

4/7/2015, By Liz Jansen, photos by Tricia Szulewski
Having had my fill of setting up and packing bulky tents, and shivering through cold nights, I avoided camping with my motorcycle for many years. But motorcycle camping has come a long way thanks to all the new innovations in lightweight gear. Check out this review of Sierra Design’s Eleanor 19 sleeping bag, designed for women, and small and compact for motorcyclists.
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VIDEO: WRN Reader Riding Tip – Pantyhose Gloves

Clever idea to protect hands from sun and wind

3/16/2015, By Genevieve Schmitt, Editor
We at Women Riders Now are big advocates of ATGATT (all the gear all the time), especially gloves as we treasure our precious hands. But we know some riders don't like to wear gloves. We met a rider who came up with a clever idea to protect her hands from sun and wind. Check out this short video.
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11 Motorcycle Touring Packing Tips

Helpful ideas to make your bike trips smoother

3/10/2015, By Genevieve Schmitt, Editor, and Tricia Szulewski, WRN Contributor
There is an art to packing one's motorcycle or an overnight trip and only after multiple times does one finally get it all figured out. We've put together a list of helpful tips gleaned from years of experience in the saddle.
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Motorcycle Touring: Adirondack Park, New York

A motorcyclists paradise!

2/19/2015, By Liz Palmer and Robert Roland, Toronto, Canada
When you think of the Adirondacks, you may think of winter sports. But the summer and fall, when the foliage has turned to bright orange, yellow, and copper make this area a fascinating opportunity for motorcycle touring and exploring—especially the 6-million-acre Adirondack Park. Read our tour review.
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The Most Scenic Route to Yellowstone National Park

The best motorcycle ride according to a local

2/4/2015, By Genevieve Schmitt, Editor
OK, I'm biased. All the routes to the four gates of Yellowstone National Park are scenic, but none are as beautiful as the road that runs through my neighborhood. Paradise Valley is a 52-mile stretch of land between Livingston, Montana, and Gardiner, Montana, where the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park is located.
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Solo Road Trip on a Motorcycle: Alone But Never Lonely

One rider’s 8,000 mile journey on a Sportster!

12/13/2014, By Mette Helena Elfving, Reno, Nevada
She always wanted to take a road trip alone, but would she be lonely? And could she do it on a small Sportster, her first motorcycle? Mette Helena Elfving didn't let those questions, or fear of the unknown, stop her from following her dream and experiencing pure bliss on what would be a trip of a lifetime!
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Be Inspired! One Rider's Epic Motorcycle Journey Across the U.S, with Video!

He said goodbye to a long career and hit the road

What happens when you leave a long career in executive management and realize a lifelong dream? A lot! Gary France hopped on his Harley-Davidson Road King and rode, month after month after month until he traveled through 27 states. He came away a changed person and he wrote an incredible book about it. Check out the stunning photos!
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Join Genevieve on a Motorcycle Tour of Italy in 2015!

Designed with women in mind

For the last few years I’ve had several national and international tour operators approach me about collaborating on a women’s motorcycle tour knowing I have access through to thousands of female riders and passengers. The time never felt right until now!
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Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

Pushing through self judgment, self-defeating attitudes and fear

11/12/2014, By Genevieve Schmitt, Editor
This motorcycling adventure took me to places in my head I didn’t want to go at my age, places I’d been shying away from quite frankly. Falling off the bike, stalling out the bike, being in the “slow” group—these things made me feel defeated and beaten down. This adventure pushed me beyond my comfort zone, forcing me to dig deep and muster up the strength and courage to get back on the bike despite the bruised ego.
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