RideApart’s Most Popular Stories of 2013

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RideApart's Most Popular Stories of 2013

Reasons Why You Should Date a Woman Who Rides a Motorcycle
Reasons Why You Should Date a Woman Who Rides a Motorcycle

Photo by Kevin Cox

#5 Reasons Why You Should Date a Woman Who Rides a Motorcycle

Considering that we only posted this story two weeks ago and it still landed at number five on our list is pretty impressive as far as we are concerned. It also nabbed 10,000 Facebook likes, generated 161 reader comments and was shared via Twitter 129 times. Guess it’s safe to say you are as frustrated with dating as we are? The good news is that author Heather McCoy makes it clear why dating a woman who rides is where it’s at. Now you just have to find each other…
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Things They Never Told You About Becoming a Biker
Things They Never Told You About Becoming a Biker

Photo by Kynan Tait

#4 Things They Never Told You About Becoming a Biker

RideApart’s Tim Watson shares some things they never told you about when you set out on your quest to become a biker. Realizing you have somehow become a better meteorologist than the guy making six figures on your local news channel is just the tip of the iceberg. While we only posted the best ten, you came up with a lengthy list in the comments section chock-full of facts you wish you had known before getting your M1. Read It Now >>

 

Motorcycle Riding Tricks You Don’t Know, Yet
Motorcycle Riding Tricks You Don’t Know, Yet

Photo by Grant Ray

#3 Motorcycle Riding Tricks You Don’t Know, Yet

The challenge of motorcycling is half the fun and thankfully it’s one of those sports where you will never know it all and will always be able to do it better. To that end, we decided to show readers how to be smoother, safer and faster by breaking down riding techniques — those little things you always wanted to ask about — one step at a time.  Read It Now >>

 

An Open Letter To Every Person I Meet Who Finds Out I Ride a Motorcycle
An Open Letter To Every Person I Meet Who Finds Out I Ride a Motorcycle

Photo by Grant Ray

#2 An Open Letter To Every Person I Meet Who Finds Out I Ride a Motorcycle

We are going to go out on a limb and assume that you’ve had this fantasy conversation in your head with naysayers more than once. Why? 19,000 Facebook likes can’t be wrong. Nor can 249 reader comments (a.k.a. rants) about something that is clearly near and dear to your heart. On a personal note, I’ve never seen “Sausage Creatured” used so expertly in a sentence before.   Read It Now >>

 

Common Motorcycle Accidents and How To Avoid Them
Common Motorcycle Accidents and How To Avoid Them

Photo by Miguel Pires da Rosa

#1 Common Motorcycle Accidents and How To Avoid Them

When riding a bike, you need to be able to put all of the odds in your favor and you do that by using the tools you have at hand – your bike, your brain, your body and your gear. We break down the most common situations that result in accidents for riders and show you step-by-step how to avoid a crash. Read and learn, this one could save your life. Read It Now >>

Did your favorite RideApart story make our list? If so, which one was it? If not, which story did you like the best? Tell us in the comments below.

  • Nathan

    Love all the articles that Ride Apart posts. My favorites are usually the lists and advice tips. Here’s to a great 2014 for everyone at Ride Apart and don’t hit that Sophomore slump. Keep up the good work!

  • William Connor

    Pretty good year of articles. Has been fun commenting and reading here.

  • Honyock Undersquare

    Carter Edman’s “Moto Sapiens” articles are a gift to those of us in the motorcycling community who are a couple of standard deviations away from the mean. Please encourage him.

  • eddi

    Ride Apart is the only motorcycle site where I feel comfortable participating in the comments. Not just excellent articles, but you keep a good group of people coming back for more.

  • Kevin

    It’s encouraging that most of the popular articles are about cultural topics and useful tips and how-tos, rather than “Ooooh, here’s the specs on the newest Sportsbeast 1000!” People are locking onto the timeless and universal aspects of riding, not just model lust.

    And I did say “most,” not “all.” I like reading about the new stuff too, of course.