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  • Canary in a climate coal mine

    Feb 18, 2020

    Smith Island has been inhabited for nearly 400 years. Accessible only by boat, it is Maryland’s last remaining inhabited offshore island group in the Chesapeake Bay. The quiet island, previously best known for a unique variation of a British dialect that stretches back centuries and for extraordinary multi-layered cakes, is a newsmaker.

  • Long Ride Home (Part 1 of 3)

    Nov 15, 2019

    It was late October, a time when most riders in the Upper Midwest are putting their motorcycles away for the winter. The day I was to pick up my bike, it was struggling to reach 40 degrees, there was light rain and the wind was gusting to 40 miles per hour. There was no test drive; the bike had only 0.9 miles on the odometer.

  • Long Ride Home (Part 2 of 3)

    Nov 17, 2019

    It was serendipitous that I found a brand new 2018 BMW G310R at BMW Motorcycles of Richfield, south of Minneapolis. The bike had never left the dealership. For the man who had bought it many months ago and was ultimately unable to ride, it was not so happy an event.

  • Long Ride Home (Part 3 of 3)

    Nov 18, 2019

    The BMW G310R draws a great deal of attention. Nearly everywhere I went people approached me to ask about it. It is not an intimidating machine; it looks really cool. In cities and towns across America, people have approached to talk about it, or to simply offer good wishes for my travels.

  • BMW: Make It Yours

    Nov 8, 2019

    BMW Motorrad Photo Munich. All eyes will be on you. The decor sticker sets by BMW Motorrad are perfectly harmonised with…