Rider magazine Gear-Up article

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Rider magazine Gear-Up article

Post by Tomcatfixer » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:37 pm

The April 2017 issue of 'rider' magazine features an article about a 2016 Gear-Up on the 33rd annual LA-Barstow-Vegas ride:
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The same issue features an advertisement from IMZ:
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Coincidence? I think not.
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Re: Rider magazine Gear-Up article

Post by DeltaGolfFoxtrot » Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:01 pm

That's a chick on the cT. So does this mean the cT is a girl's bike? hahaha just pickin' at ya
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Re: Rider magazine Gear-Up article

Post by tx2sturgis » Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:02 pm

And look! They even re-painted the bike for the ad photo....so as not to raise suspicions...


8)

I used to subscribe to almost every bike rag known to man...I've even been published in a few....I may still be getting Rider magazine, I'll have to look thru my piles of mail...
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Re: Rider magazine Gear-Up article

Post by Tomcatfixer » Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:05 pm

They even re-painted the bike for the ad photo.
Naw, it's hard to tell from my photo, but it's the standard terracotta.
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Re: Rider magazine Gear-Up article

Post by Tomcatfixer » Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:06 pm

They DID, however, add a non-standard sidecar bumper.
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Re: Rider magazine Gear-Up article

Post by tx2sturgis » Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:10 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote: Naw, it's hard to tell from my photo, but it's the standard terracotta.
Well I was kidding of course, but I meant that they repainted the Gear-Up to a purdy 'city bike' color so we would think its just a coincidence...

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Re: Rider magazine Gear-Up article

Post by Tomcatfixer » Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:14 pm

but I meant that they repainted the Gear-Up to a purdy 'city bike' color so we would think its just a coincidence
Ohhh! I catch the drift of your sentiment now. Funny.
:lol:
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Re: Rider magazine Gear-Up article

Post by Tomcatfixer » Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:16 pm

That's a chick on the cT. So does this mean the cT is a girl's bike?
Well, the "plain Jane" cT is the perfect Ural to accessorize and you know women love to accessorize...
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Re: Rider magazine Gear-Up article

Post by JohnBG » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:42 am

Just about every magazine article (except for Consumer Reports and a few others) is a paid advertisement.
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Re: Rider magazine Gear-Up article

Post by Tomcatfixer » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:53 am

Just about every magazine article (except for Consumer Reports and a few others) is a paid advertisement.
Ah, good to see you're wearing your foil hat.
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Re: Rider magazine Gear-Up article

Post by nbsdave » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:38 am

I liked when the lady author said there is no ABS on the Ural.
Then she got stuck in sand and from the comments on that and others, it is obvious she hasn't much sidecar seat time.
If you have no clue about a product, why would you try to evaluate the product?
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