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Old 05-05-2013, 09:19 AM   #61
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Want to see what a real adventure looks like?

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...t=metal+jockey

A story like this in installments will keep readers coming back.

As stated above I understand the economics of publishing and without advertisers, you die.
That said...
I'm tired of the impression from the mags that you need a $20K rOBObIKE loaded with garbage cans full of gear to leave the safety of your suburb.
Judging by pricing. all the latest accesories are made from unobtanium and pressed cocaine. (full disclosure, I did the robobike thing in the past, I'm over it)

Here's another that would make a great serial,

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...ghlight=jdowns

Perhaps a column by a budget concious guy like John?

Good luck Jamie.
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:23 PM   #62
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Curious . . . . . . .this effort still on? If memory serves, June as a publication date at one time.
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:02 PM   #63
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Every bike magazine in the US is geared towards making a purchase decision based on a set of absolutely meaningless numbers. Not one of them actually address what it's like to own a particular bike. Does no one in California ride a motorcycle at night? Why is there never a mention in a review about headlights? I don't know anyone who buys a new motorcycle every single year. What ages worst on any bike? The paint and fasteners. Reviews sometimes mention "finish", but they never say if bolts round easily, if engine cases are susceptible to salt or if there are 47 different sized fasteners on a plastic panel. Reviewing bikes that are going to be ridden in harsh environments by hardcore riders means you have a responsibility to report actual maintenance schedules and the time the service manual states it takes to complete them.

The two best ride reports on this entire site are Nate the Postman( kid breaks up with his gf in Australia, buys a heavily used ct110 and rides it around the world with not much more than the clothes on his back and zero prior motorcycle experience) and ANYTHING by rtwdoug. Doug is a true adventurer.
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:40 PM   #64
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Curious . . . . . . .this effort still on? If memory serves, June as a publication date at one time.
Yes. I emailed Jamie and she said it should be in newsstands right about now.
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:42 AM   #65
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An ADV/Touring mag should have a regular column entitled "I Wonder Where That Road Goes?" (or something like that) -- a 1-pager revealing something witty/charming/enlightening/humorous/dangerous/whatever spurned from simply turning down a road that looked interesting. The title says to the reader, "Imagine....." and the hook is set.
(Edit: This would be a perfect venue / column to feature a contributing author each time)

I bought my first motorcycle the day after I graduated high school. That summer seemed utterly limitless in expanding my little coal-mining-town world, and that feeling remains indescribable 30yrs later. I've owned at least one motorcycle ever since (even when the military forbid it!) for the the possibility of re-living that experience every once in awhile. Capture that in words.

Best of luck with your publication; we're all rootin' for you!
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:00 PM   #66
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add to that good bikes and mods for women.
seems all the mags focus on huge adv bikes and the macho effect.
plenty ride 200-250cc dual sports.
give some space to keeping the older dual sports alive and what to do to freshen one.
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What Bomber said. And, don't forget some focus on the women riders. We go on adventures, too! And, EVERY woman is 'hot' in her own way, simply for the confidence of riding her own ride in the first place.
Ditto on what Bomber said! But also would like to see a short subscription period for new subscribers. The last time I signed up for a "new and improved" magazine it was called (I believe) Woman Rider and while a male I was an entry level rider and it started out with great entry level articles. Then it morphed into numerous other magazines and ultimately I became a subscriber to something like "Active Sports Blah Blah Blah"!
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:29 PM   #67
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First (latest?) Issue's been out for a bit, now . . . . I like it . . . .great first effort out of the gate . . .

I grok that the first couple will be, by design, very careful about budgets, a little bit less "California-specific" coverage would be great . . . . .I understand that the riding will likely be kept local (hey, it's great riding, and it's close), but a piece on California-only riding legalities . . . perhaps that space coulda been used to slightly better effect.

Still and all, I'll pay cash dollars american for the enxt issue! Thanks!
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:00 PM   #68
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I've seen another magazine that showcased a rider every month. If I remember it was someone that they came across when they would ride. Just normal people here in the US out for the weekend. Not some exotic ride that only the wealthy can afford. Thought that was kinda cool.
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:04 PM   #69
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Yes! Rokon already beat us to it though

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Old 07-15-2013, 09:30 PM   #70
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What's the name of the magazine? Website?
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:06 AM   #71
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What's the name of the magazine? Website?
And where is available locally? Of how to subscribe for paper copy??
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:40 AM   #72
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A sort of Consumer Reports for motorcycle riders, or a motorcycle
version of Practical Sailor is what I am thinking of here. I would pay for
really well done gear reviews, which were accurate and brutally honest.
Such reviews would have to involve testing which used the scientific method
rather than just a bunch of opinions, in order to have value to me. Most
existing magazines don't offer this sort of testing, though the German magazines do a better job than most..
http://www.webbikeworld.com/

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Old 07-16-2013, 04:13 AM   #73
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I would like to see these three things:

1) Interviews with people who are/have toured the world and their 'tips & tricks' they picked up while on the road. These can range from bike maintenance to food/camping.
2) I'd also like to see some unconventional bikes people used for touring and how they are set up etc. Stuff like the 50cc posties.
3) Some kind of featured trail/road as places for readers to visit/daydream about.

Basically I want to see something fresh every month. Not just the normal reviews and comparisons of the latest bikes and whatnot.
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:02 AM   #74
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good mag

Just saw the mag yesterday and plan to return to Barnes and Noble today to buy it. I was initially turned off by the cost given the few pages, but it was high quality! Quality trumped quantity!
I am a noob and read everything I can get my hands on.
Thank you.
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Old 01-04-2014, 10:24 AM   #75
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Jamie,

The 2013 issue of CW T&A was great. Will there be a 2014 issue?

Thanks
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