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    Morning Reads: 22 February 2007

    The motorcycling world viewed from the saddle of a BMW. A daily look at all things BMW, Euro-bike, products and things I find interesting on the internet. With links to news, reviews, events, riding skills, maintenance and racing series updates. Morning Reads is a one stop shop for motorcycling information.

    Today’s Birthdays / Calendar

    World of BMW news

    Goodbye America

    BMW MOA Chartered Club:

    Akron BMW Motorcycle Club, #21

    founded: 11/1/1972

    Michael Blum (
    1535 S. Hametown Rd.
    Copley, OH 44321 US

    Mogadore Moose Lodge, 2nd Tuesday @ 7:30 PM

    Spring Poker Run
    Christmas annual dinner

    other events:
    Members meet for breakfast on Sunday

    Gem??tlichkeit is the warm, comfortable feeling
    one receives from pleasant surroundings and atmosphere.
    I think you will find that when you come here.

    City Brewery Tour

    Ozaukee – Washington Daily News

    Fond Du Lac Reporter

    The Sheboygan Press

    Daily Citizen, Beaver Dam


    West Bend WI

    10 Day Forcast

    United States
    National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

    Meteorological Service of Canada

    Travel Information – Driving Conditions and other related information sites.


    Kevin Cameron has an interesting article on the Cycle World website; What Makes a Bike? Attaboys for Alloys! Beneli Tre-K Duality : Worker’s death shocks co-workers. : KTM X-Bow press package.

    MotorcycleMisadventures : Carla King to be at Cycle World Atlanta and will sign autographs at the Ural booth. : Route Destination Workshop - The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC), in cooperation with the Gunnison and Pike San Isabel National Forests, is conducting a Motorized Route Designation Workshop in April, 2007, for agency personnel and other stakeholders. The purpose of this workshop is to assist the Forest Service and other stakeholders in effective implementation of the USFS Travel Management Rule in their State. : Trikey! Australia’s Bonning Roadster – Another trike thingie.

    Adventure Posts: : Bizarre (and Upscale) Theme Hotels

    Blog Update: : A ride for Basque food.

    Crusty the Biker : Renewed Spirit

    Gear: : SportVueMC2, One Awesome Gadget

    Motorcycle Repair and Care: : Brake Caliper Cleaning and Maintenance : Belts…it may be about a scooter but if you aren’t familiar with belt care to get you started.


    Riding Skills: : Artful Dodging


    Todays Woot

    The Blog

    Over Heard in New York | Voice of the City

    Bike Candy:

    BMW R80ST

    MR Traveler
    A growing list of links to use for trip planning and on the road.
    PM me with links that you have found useful and think should be listed.
    PM me with things that you would like me to try and find.

    Alaskan Marine Highway System

    The 2007 Maine travel planning guide is now available at Or register here for an electronic version.

    FOOD : Custard stands listed by state.

    Winery locator by State within the USA.. From : This is the site of the Sterns, authors of the original Road Food book. The site features a restaurant of the day and more.][/url] : Maps and Guides - Who doesn't love a free map or travel brochure? Take your pick below. You can download them for instant fulfillment. Or have us mail honest-to-goodness printed versions right to your door. Sunday Morning Rides an interactive community portal for motorcycle riders to access, explore, plan, and share motorcycle tracks via a sophisticated ride mapping system that combines GPS, geographic information systems, database, and Google mapping technologies. is dedicated to opening a window on the motorcycling opportunities available in this great state and sharing their riding experiences with you. : Ride Guide. Reader driven information so the listings will vary by area.

    BMW MOA – Two resources not to be overlooked.
    Camping with information on packing, planning, the basics, gear, places and tips of all kinds.

    Global Touring with Court Fisher : covering Touring in North America, Europe and beyond. Canadian Maps –Road Atlases, Street Guides, Folding Maps and more. : radio station search engine

    A growing messy list of links; I am cleaning up loose ends and it is messy. Alaska Road Traveler Information Service. Great Lakes Cirle Tour Information. : Mileage Slaves has a variety of resources for you. “Your one-stop resource for great motorcycle roads.” California Motorcycle Roads – This site has gone subscription but is worth the entry fee. Aspiring to be the pashnit version of all of the US and Europe.

    Off the Road : Your Guide to New Mexico Main Streets.

    GERMANY : Route planer for Germany. Maps

    Continental Divide Trail Information Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. Continental Divide Trail Alliance
    [url=]continental Divide Trail Society Map of the Continental Divide Trail and Travel Ontario Motorcycle Rides : Find a Zip. Zip codes are used by many travel related internet tools. If you don’t know the Zip Code they are worthless. Find a Zip will help solve that problem. Travel plans for Canada? Postal Code Lookup is the tool.

    Canadian Border Services Agency : Traveling to Canada this summer? Welcome to the FIM’s Internation Touring site.
    The AMA site has organized a lot of useful information that can be accessed using these links. Thank you AMA. For now I feel no need to reinvent this wheel. Trip planning information including :
    Weather websites | Mapping sites | State Tourism bureaus|
    Toll- free hotel numbers | Campgrounds | Nationwide dealer locator : Local AMA race | event locator tool.

    Internet Caf? Directories
    No one directory will deliver all that is available on any subject. Here are three links to start you off before you wade through millions returns on of a search engine will generate for you.

    Internet-caf? - Here is an Internet cafe directory of cybercafes in the U.S. Yahoo’s directory to Canadian internet caf?s.

    Wifi Hotspots The Starbucks store locator. Not an endorsement but they seem ubiquitous.

    Libraries often are excellent sources for internet access. There are too many to list but for the 2007 National Rally in West Bend:
    West Bend Community Memorial Library: Home page
    :West Bend Community Meorial Library: Acceptable Internet Use Policy.

    Map Sources : Motor Adventure Destination Maps interactive topo maps Best Scenic Drives in Wisconsin

    TOURS China : Overland Expedition Resources : An adventure travel resource for all kinds of information. Steel Pony Motorcycle Tours of Spain.

    The Pit Crew View: Racing Series 2007
    The Pit Crew View has links to many racing series schedules and more.
    Last updated 13 February 2007

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