RoadRUNNER Magazine

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  1. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Anatomically Correct

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    Let me add my 2cents, please . . . . . <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>

    It is easy to pick nits with anything, especially if you've never tried to do anything remotely similar . . . . . . <o:p></o:p>

    The thing that sets your magazine apart isn't the writing, the graphics, the photography, the printing, the product test . . . . it's the fact that you pay as much or more attention to the riding as you do the hardware . . . . <o:p></o:p>

    While I LIKE to read of new bikes and products, I purchase products several times a year, a bike perhaps once a decade, but I ride every day.<o:p></o:p>

    Thanks for paying attention to riders and riding.<o:p></o:p>
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  2. byways

    byways byways

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    +1! :clap
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  3. d.burbach

    d.burbach Been here awhile

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    Well again, that comes from being riders too, and we want to encourage people to get out there and see the country and the world from their motorcycles. Once you get the moto traveling bug, you're hooked! Although we do like to think that our writing and photography sets us apart too! :evil
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  4. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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  5. byways

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    The June issue of RoadRUNNER chronicling the inaugural run of the COBDR with Touratech-USA ...

    Sterling Noren's knee-slapping video of that epic ride ...

    and the Butler map of the COBDR ...

    Your graduation, Mother's Day and Father's Day gift-giving problem is solved! :clap
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  6. d.burbach

    d.burbach Been here awhile

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  7. Ravenslair

    Ravenslair Been here awhile

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    Subscribed for two digital years. Got a copy of the June issue from Simon and Lisa when I went to hear them locally. Great magazine!
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  8. d.burbach

    d.burbach Been here awhile

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    It's a good one too, I've got a tour of Alabama in it, pretty good time! Check it out!
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  9. Travman

    Travman Been here awhile

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    Well I'll offer up a dissenting vote and just dropped my subscription after a few years. I found the writing to be very inconsistent. For instance, last year their was a Shamrock article for my area and roads I know very well. The write up about the routes was horrendous and most times described events and places not even close to the order that they were riding. Another example was an article with a picture of the rider crossing a bridge, except you could see the kick stand down and supported so that the bike was vertical. Last is that the bike reviews sound like they came from the marketing literature. It's a travel magazine, give a review on what it's like to travel on the bike, carry stuff, and live with it for a few days on the road. Just my 2 cents.
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  10. BOBaloo22

    BOBaloo22 RIP Baby Girl

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    I love this mag. The wife got it for me as a gift 5 or 6 years ago and it's my favorite (I've got them all saved for future reference). I subscribe to a few others but this one is always first class, I think Christa and the gang do a great job.

    Bob
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  11. byways

    byways byways

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    Fair enough critique. I would note that magazines that rely on freelance contributors, as most do, have to trust in the journalistic professionalism of those contributors. Kinda risky, but that's the business. But RoadRUNNER does apply high standards, I can attest from experience, and seems to do what it can to assure that contributors get it right. But ultimately, it's up to the contributor to do his or her job professionally.

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  12. d.burbach

    d.burbach Been here awhile

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    This one's got a great dual sport tour (KLRs) in Vermont's NEK, check it out!
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  13. DADODIRT

    DADODIRT Long timer

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    Saw some pics of my town in the last issue.
    Ewe needs to conact me next time he does one of these rides. I'd love to show him some of the western slopes hidden gem routes.
    I have a shamrock tour idea based out of Ridgway, Colorado. Started writing it a few years ago when I lived there. It has streat route with alternate dirt routes to cover the same four leaf idea.
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  14. Travman

    Travman Been here awhile

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    RoadRunner is offering a special for 1yr at $20, so I thought that I would give the magazine another shot. Especially because they have a digital issue and iPad app and read most of of my magazine on my iPad offline when on planes.

    BUT, turns out the app has nothing to do with your magazine subscription. Completely separate entities offering the same content but no way to link them. Ok, that's odd but I figured I could download the digital version from the website to read offline. NOPE. RoadRunner has no function to download the magazine. Oh you can read the digital version, but only on the website connected to the internet.

    If anyone from RoadRunner is still on this board, take this as a customer experience fail. The content you provide should be seamless across the digital platforms, and should be allowed to be consumed as the customer desires. In simpler terms, as a customer of the magazine content, I expect to be able to read it based on my preferences, independent of your corporate distribution arrangements.

    Sorry for the rant folks but business practices that lag behind the technology available, hit my hot button.
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