Dual Sporters & Thumper Humpers - The following twenty-eight magazine articles from the Backroad Bob's Motorcycle Adventures Dual Sporters and Thumper Humpers CD begin with eighteen stories compiled from fifteen years and 43,000 miles of dual sporting from Vermont to Tennessee. From the legendary Blackwater events, to buying a dual sport, to dual sport history, to touring on your dual sport - they’re all here. Four reviews of a perennial Pennsylvania favorite, the Durty ...
Dual Sporters & Thumper Humpers -
The following twenty-eight magazine articles from the Backroad Bob's Motorcycle Adventures Dual Sporters and Thumper Humpers CD begin with eighteen stories compiled from fifteen years and 43,000 miles of dual sporting from Vermont to Tennessee. From the legendary Blackwater events, to buying a dual sport, to dual sport history, to touring on your dual sport - they’re all here. Four reviews of a perennial Pennsylvania favorite, the Durty Dabbers Dual Sport, coverage of two National Hare Scrambles Events, some advice on what and how to carry a weekend’s worth of necessities on your dual sport, to a humorous look at dual sporting are included as well.
The second half contains ten articles and takes a look at Thumper Humpers - the endearing term used to describe the individuals that tour on their single-cylinder four stroke motorcycles (Thumpers). These riders think nothing of going cross-country on a motorcycle the average “rider” wouldn’t take across town. Some of them compete in endurance rallies and 1000-mile days aboard their Thumpers. One article reveals what good road bikes Thumpers make and another makes a case for the dual sport as the perfect beginner’s bike. Seven others recount Thumper events from 1996-2000 held in Pennsylvania and New York. The final story takes you along the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal in the scenic Delmarva Peninsula.
BLACKWATER - THE RETURN
BUYING A DUAL SPORT
DUAL SPORT DILEMMA
DUAL SPORT HISTORY
DUAL SPORT TIRES
DUAL SPORT TOURING
DURTY DABBERS 1994
DURTY DABBERS 1995
DURTY DABBERS 1996
DURTY DABBERS 2000
EAST COAST DUAL SPORTING
GABBY OLD GUY
IN THE BEGINNING
NATIONAL HARE SCRAMBLES 1997
NATIONAL HARE SCRAMBLES 1998
TOWER CITY TRAIL RIDERS
A BIG SECRET
SAIL & RIDE
THE EVENT 1998
THE EVENT 1999
THE EVENT 2000
THE EVENT 2001
THE SINGLE LIFE
THUMPERS & TWINS 1996
THUMPERS & TWINS 1997
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These articles are the fruits of a trial and error tree planted decades ago. The bad roads, the dead end trails, and the nasty places have been left out. What remains is a four-decade distillation of motorcycling in 38 American states, five Canadian provinces, five national forests, ten Pennsylvania state forests, and eight foreign countries. These articles contain valuable information that will save you time and money and enable you to efficiently plan your own adventures while avoiding the mistakes I've made. Let each article be a preview of your own adventures.
Additional Titles by the Author:
This Backroad Bob’s Dual Sporters & Thumper Humpers eBook is one part of a 20-part CD series that is Backroad Bob’s Motorcycle Adventures and includes the following titles. The CDs and the eBooks contain the same articles, but the eBooks are text-only and the dual sporting eBooks exclude the roll charts, GPS maps, and GPS coordinates. The full-color, photo-filled versions, the photo CDs, and the full-content dual sporting CDs are available only as CDs from www.backroadbob.com.
Backroad Bob’s Motorcycle Adventures:
Dual Sporting PA with Roll Charts
Dual Sporting PA with GPS Roll Charts
Dual Sporting Beyond PA with Roll Charts
Dual Sporting Beyond PA with GPS Roll Charts
Dual Sport Photos
Dual Sporters and Thumper Humpers
Dual Sporters, Dirt Bikers, & Road Riders
GP and MotoGP Photos
GPs & MotoGPs, England, Ireland, and Isle of Man
Hits or Misses
Isle of Man Photos
Road Trip Photos
"Thoroughly enjoyed this book! Great experiences from a guy who's been riding Dual Sport bikes and events for many years. A unique perspective on this great sport from someone who spent a lot of time in the saddle twisting down backroads and slogging thru mud and roots! A must read. I would definitely recommend this to a friend!"
By 1990, I had ridden motorcycles through every state east of the Mississippi River, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and five Canadian provinces, but I wanted to do more. I wanted to explore the back roads across America, see the Isle of Man TT Races, examine everything that's foreign at a European Grand Prix, and experience the canopied forests, cascading streams, and towering mountains of Pennsylvania's state forests.
Over the past thirty-eight years I've done all this and taken thousands of photos of the places I've been and made millions of memories of the unforgettable people I've met. Along the way, I've recorded my experiences in hundreds of magazine articles, and traveled hundreds of thousands of miles by motorcycle in the pursuit of my dreams. If this sounds like something you'd like to do, then these articles are a valuable tool to assist you in fulfilling your dreams too.
Qualifications - Thirty-seven years and over 250,000 miles as a licensed motorcycle operator. Thirty-five years and 185,000 accident-free road miles. Seventeen years and 43,000 miles dual sport riding. Ten years of East Coast Enduro Association competition. Forty years off-pavement riding. Completion of Motorcycle Safety Foundation Beginner and Advanced Rider Courses and Keith Code's Superbike School. A.A.S. - Mechanical Engineering with over 25 years professional mechanical experience.
Road Riding - Thirty-seven of 48 contiguous states with extensive knowledge of the Mid-Atlantic, New England, and Southeastern states. Five Canadian provinces, Isle of Man, Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, Spain and Portugal.
Dual Sport Riding - Mid-Atlantic States, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Tennessee. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Monongahela, Wayne and Allegheny National Forests. Ten Pennsylvania State Forests.
Leadership Positions: President (1995-2011) - Turbo Motorcycle International Owners Association (TMIOA), North Eastern Region Director (2000-2009), and Pennsylvania State Director (1994-2009) - Honda Sport Touring Association (HSTA). Rally Dual Sport Route Coordinator - Honda Sport Touring Association Rendezvous 1996. Rally Coordinator - The Thumper Humper (THE) Rally 1998-2008, PA Adventure Rally 1994-2007, Pennsylvania Dual Sport Rides 1995-2007, Pennsylvania 500 Road Ride 2005-2007, and Turbo Rally '95, 00, and '10. Organizer - 2001 Honda Sport Touring Association Rendezvous - a 400+ participant, 5-day international event.