Magazine blogs serve a purpose. They are great resources for technical information or the latest industry news. But, my favorite blogs are the ones that are written by regular folks.
5 Awesome Motorcycle and Travel Blogs
Ride along with Deonne and her Scamp trailer ‘Sadie’ as she explores the highways and byways of America. Though it is not a motorcycle-specific blog, Deonne is a sassy and thoughtful wanderer. She’s my kinda girl.
Interested in the Pacific Northwest? Take a ride with Sonja as she motors through the beautiful mountains, down shady backroads and along beautiful river banks. Lots of inspiring photos here as well as a great blog hostess.
Trailrider – Adventures & Ride Reports
This blog offers a motorcyclists view of South Africa. I see that as a place I’m not so sure I’ll ever get to see with my own eyes so I find this blog especially interesting. Warning: Photo-rich ride reports will kick your wanderlust into gear.
Riding the USA
According to his bio – George was born and educated in South Africa. His blog takes us along for the ride as he explores the United States on his Kawasaki Concourse. Be sure to go through the posts and pics in his Cross Country Ride Reports. It will make you want to get out there and see the country yourself.
Chessie’s Tales, Motorcycles and Rides
Chessie has many years and miles under her belt. Her bio says she hasn’t owned a car in 25 years! Something about that really speaks to me. Though she’s been all over the dang place, her blog is mostly filled with beautiful photos of rides taken in the Southeast. Great stuff in these pages.
What I Like in a Motorcycle Blog
I love to be able to ride along with the author while they share a view of their world with me. Adventures don’t have to be “epic”. If the writer can convey the beauty of their everyday life – I’m on board.
Photos are a must.
I have a hopeless fascination with the wanderers of the world. Bonus points if they are quirky and perhaps slightly geeky.
What I Don’t Like in a Motorcycle Blog
I really don’t like ride reports that feature photos of food. Plates of eggs, anything with a sauce or gravy… Ugh it just grosses me out. I don’t know how that became the thing to do but man, I wish it would stop.
I’m not in to personal blogs the just repeat the moto-mag news, either. “Leaked” photos of the blah blah blah?! Don’t care.
Now it’s Your Turn:
What do you look for in a motorcycle blog? Do you know of a blog that fits my “what I like” criteria? Let me know in the comments!