Dual Sporters & Thumper Humpers CompilationThe following twenty-eight magazine articles from the Backroad Bobs 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.CONTENTS:DUAL SPORTERS -BLACKWATER - THE RETURNBUYING A DUAL SPORTDUAL SPORT DILEMMADUAL SPORT HISTORYDUAL SPORT TIRESDUAL SPORT TOURINGDURTY DABBERS 1994DURTY DABBERS 1995DURTY DABBERS 1996DURTY DABBERS 2000EAST COAST DUAL SPORTINGGABBY OLD GUYIN THE BEGINNINGNATIONAL HARE SCRAMBLES 1997NATIONAL HARE SCRAMBLES 1998TOWER CITY TRAIL RIDERSWEEKENDERWHY DON’T?&THUMPER HUMPERS -A BIG SECRETBEGINNER’S BIKESAIL & RIDETHE EVENT 1998THE EVENT 1999THE EVENT 2000THE EVENT 2001THE SINGLE LIFETHUMPERS & TWINS 1996THUMPERS & TWINS 1997&Backroad Bobs Motorcycle Dual Sporting (Vol. 3) More Dual Sporters & Thumper HumpersThe following ten magazine articles begin with six stories compiled from fifteen years and 43,000 miles of dual sporting from Vermont to Tennessee. They will take you from riding the largest state forest system in the US (Bald Eagles Best and Beech Creek Ride), to what one year in the life of a dedicated dual sporter looks like (Big Dirty Fun), to Pennsylvanias best dual sport roads (PAs 10 Best DS Roads), to interviewing a dealer about his ride across America (Trans-America Trail), and to the joys of dual sporting (Why I Love Dual Sporting).The second part contains four articles with the first one looking at the latest trend in Thumpers (single-cylinder four strokes) - small bore city/suburban models (Cleveland Cycle Werks) and racing thumpers (Arenacross, Grand National Cross Country), including the latest trend in motorcycling - electric motorcycles (Zero X Enduro).CONTENTS:DUAL SPORTERS -BALD EAGLES BESTBEECH CREEK RIDEBIG DIRTY FUNPAS TEN BEST DUAL SPORT ROADSTRANS-AMERICA TRAILWHY I LOVE DUAL SPORTING&THUMPER HUMPERS -CLEVELAND CYCLE WERKSGRAND NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRYSFX ARENACROSSZERO X ENDUROWords – 42,749About the Author:Qualifications - Forty-two years and over 250,000 miles as a licensed motorcycle operator. Twenty years and 45,000 miles dual sport riding.Dual Sport Riding - Mid-Atlantic States, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Tennessee. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Monongahela, Wayne and Allegheny National Forests. Ten Pennsylvania State Forests.Enduro Riding - ten years of East Coast Enduro Association competition.