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End of a 108-year legacy

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:36 pm



One of the oldest periodical publications in the country is ending. I received this card in the mail today, along with the last issue of Motorcyclist Magazine that will ever be printed.

No more Motorcyclist
No more Motorcyclist

It's a sad whimper of an end for a once-great magazine. I really liked this one, and will miss it. Cycle World is not even remotely similar in content or style.

Oddly enough, this issue of Motorcyclist, despite containing a note from the editor saying goodbye, also contained two postcard inserts asking if I wanted to subscribe for another year for only $67!

Umm...no thanks.



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Re: End of a 108-year legacy

Post by Rambozo » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:50 pm

I saw that last month. It used to be my favorite rag back in the print days, but I'll admit I haven't had a print subscription to anything in well over a decade. Time marches on...

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Re: End of a 108-year legacy

Post by brettchallenger » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:14 am

It is always sad when things like this happen. Motorcycle magazines in print are now becoming rare beasts. Perhaps what is worse, is when I have to go to the supermarket with her that must be obeyed, I can't slink off to the magazine aisle and read the motorcycle press - nothing much there anymore. I have to make do with Vegan Times or something equally ghastly.
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Re: End of a 108-year legacy

Post by AZgl1800 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:38 am

I had to stop reading print material about 15 years ago, was just too hard of a strain on my eyes.

so, now I use an eReader to read my books, and a laptop to read almost anything else. I need larger fonts today, even though I have two new Cataract lense replacements.... the world is clearer, but the definition is not.
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Re: End of a 108-year legacy

Post by tamathumper » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:20 am

AZgl1800 wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:38 am
I had to stop reading print material about 15 years ago, was just too hard of a strain on my eyes.

so, now I use an eReader to read my books, and a laptop to read almost anything else. I need larger fonts today, even though I have two new Cataract lense replacements.... the world is clearer, but the definition is not.
Too bad about the magazine. I'd love to hear your thoughts on those cataract lenses though - I'll need something similar someday and I don't think I want to do the "one eye far, one eye near" thing.
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Re: End of a 108-year legacy

Post by echinus1988 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:37 pm

It is sad to see good magazines go. It was more into the style of riding that isn't my style so I canceled my subscription years ago.

When I first got into riding, I found Rider and Road Rider magazines. Those were my style of riding and I really enjoyed them. Kept every issue for years before finally deciding to stop moving them.

I was out of motorcycling to raise a family for a couple decades. My son got me started again so I went looking for what magazines were out there. I found Rider quickly and subscribed to it immediately but couldn't find Road Rider but I found Motorcycle Consumer News and subscribed to that. And later found out that Road Rider had changed over to MCN so in effect I was subscribed to Road Rider. I also added Road Runner and trimmed down from all the others I was subscribing to but not really reading. These three I like and are my style of riding pretty much.

Though now, since I bought a 2007 Kawasaki KLR650 I might have to do some more looking around at reading material. lol

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