Trail and Travel Special - ATV and UTV Festivals for 2014

We'll Find a Jamboree for You!
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A sure sign of summer is the kickoff of annual festivals celebrating everything from fowl, at the Wayne, Nebraska chicken show “Cluck Dynasty,” to cow chips at the “Tournament of Chips” parade and cow chip throwing festival in Wisconsin. Difficult as it may be, I’m pretty sure we’ll miss those two bastions of high-jinx and hilarity, but there are plenty of ride festivals to help us soldier on. Ride festivals are a chance to spend time with friends, to make new friends, and to experience great trails across the country. Here’s our list of some of the best. See you there!

Long Term Report - The Polaris RZR XP4 900 EPS

Lessons Learned with a Favorite Four Seater
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Wayne Davis

There is nothing like the joy of bringing home a new ATV or Side x Side and those first riding adventures together. The trails are always smoother, the riding is always better, and the sky is even a deeper blue on those first outings with your new, made in heaven (or Minnesota, Ohio, Nebraska or Georgia) relationship. Make no mistake, it is a relationship too, and like all relationships, it’s the ability to make it through the tough times that really is the measure of lasting value.

Inside Job - Honda R&D Americas Tour

A Place So Secret Most Employees Have Never Seen It
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John Arens

The sun had not yet burned through the morning fog as the giant manufacturing plant slowly and silently appeared. Between the bean and corn fields of central Ohio, in a place one would expect to find farm auctions and county fairs is one of the world’s premier makers of everything from cars to aircraft. Honda’s R&D Americas had invited a lucky few for an unprecedented look inside their most secret facility and we were on the short list. There was no way we were going to miss it!

First Ride - Arctic Cat's New Wildcat Trail

More Performance, Less Cost
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John Arens

Getting right to the point -this is a really fun machine! As much as we love the open desert, we have been anxious to try Arctic Cat’s long promised, 50 inch wide trail machine because, like everyone else living east of the Mississippi, tight woods and narrow, twisty trails are the domain in which we live and ride. Finally Arctic Cat was answering the call for a value conscious, dedicated trail machine designed for our neighborhood and we couldn’t wait to try it out.

Trail Tested - Loud and Clear

The Amazing UCLEAR Helmet Communicator System
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Wayne Davis

Some of our favorite off-road accessories have nothing to do with more power, better suspension, or conquering extreme terrain.  They’re about comfort or convenience, or sometimes they’re just cool!  One unique piece of equipment we’ve been using lately is the UCLEAR helmet communication system and after trying it, we’re hooked!


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