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America’s First Superbike

So many what-ifs. But one thing is for sure, Crocker pushed the envelope and developed the most powerful American two-wheeler of its day   Al Crocker was born outside of Chicago in 1882, and after graduating from Northwestern University with…

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The Alchemy of Biking in Nunavut

Sometimes a two-wheeled passion takes precedence over a lack of roads and a very short riding season Story And Photos by Larry Simpson In 1969, I left the world of roads and flew to the Arctic in an old DC-3…

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The Dempster Highway

There are precious few places in the world that can still be considered truly wild Story by Greg Williams Photos courtesy: Oliver Solaro “Be there, don’t just get there,” says adventure motorcycle rider Oliver Solaro of the northern grandeur that…

2 Comments / 3552 View / March 15, 2017

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Michelle Duff

From stolen rides on her brother’s bike to winning a motorcycle GP while competing against some of the greatest names from motorcycling’s “golden era,” Michelle Duff has experienced something very few people have ever done Story by Greg Williams Photos…

3 Comments / 757 View / February 15, 2017

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Father Francis Ebner

Even in the bitter cold of winter, the motorcycle missionary was completely dedicated to helping those of Canada’s northern regions Story by Greg Williams NWT Archives/Henry Busse fonds/N-1979-052: 5180 Northern LIfe Museum and Cultural Centre Many Canadian motorcycle enthusiasts likely…

No Comments / 352 View / December 13, 2016


Newfound Riders

A strong desire to ride a motorcycle led to the formation of the Newfound Riders and the Newfound Foundation to help less fortunate children Story by Greg Williams Photos courtesy of the Newfound Riders The first time Cliff Morgan saw…

No Comments / 578 View / October 12, 2016


Roy Blakney

Even from his early days, Blakney had a knack for working with internal combustion engines Story by Greg Williams Images Courtesy of Roy Blakney Your Attitude Is Everything: Do as much as you can for as long as you can….

3 Comments / 599 View / August 16, 2016


Joe Bolger

Where he found necessity, invention and success soon followed Story by Greg Williams Images courtesy Joe Bolger When Joe Bolger’s older brother, Jack, returned to the family property near Richmond, Prince Edward Island, after the Second World War, he told…

1 Comment / 1587 View / July 7, 2016

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