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Following Hemingway: Motorcycle Adventure on Michigan’s Lower Peninsula

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Iconic author Ernest Hemingway followed his own path in a distinctively adventurous manner. I’ve compared his approach to life to that of motorcyclists, pursuing adventure on lonely ribbons of asphalt, willingly exposed to difficulties they could have chosen to avoid. There are easier and more comfortable ways to experience life, but Hemingway, and motorcycle riders, wouldn’t have it any other ...

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Riding Pennsylvania’s Northeast Corner

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When I want to enjoy a fantastic ride, I look for a place with a diversity of sights, great roads, and the opportunity to cruise through scenic areas with farms, lakes, rivers and small towns. My Favorite Ride that fulfills all of those criteria is in Pennsylvania’s northeast corner. The area runs from Milford north to Lanesboro on the New ...

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Kevin and Karen Browne's 'Round the World Journey

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At first glance, you don’t believe your eyes; then you’re convinced it’s a leftover movie prop from Mad Max. The reality is, it’s a brilliant piece of backyard engineering that is taking a couple from England on an around-the-world odyssey, and which brought them near Rider magazine’s SoCal offices. I first met Kevin and Karen Browne in Alaska, where we ...

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The 40-Year Ride: A Look Back at Four Decades of Rider Magazine

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You can look at 452 issues of Rider magazine in a lot of ways. End-to-end, for example, they would run just over 400 feet, or in a stack more than 10-feet high. Another way that’s a bit more impressive is to consider the hundreds of thousands of motorcycle miles our staff and contributors have ridden to bring you 40 year’s ...

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Motorcycle Touring in Cuba with MotoDiscovery

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As our early-morning flight from Miami descended into the Havana airport, the pilot came on the PA: “Ladies and gentlemen, we will be landing in a few minutes. I suggest that you turn your watches back 50 years.” Once the 16 of us had collected our luggage, cleared Cuban customs and headed out to the tour bus, we soon discovered ...

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WindBlownAmy: Artist, Rider, Survivor

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The sidecar rig had an unlikely driver, a small woman with long, braided, graying hair. Some might have dismissed her as just another biker chick. But as I was about to learn, there was much more to her than the suntan and shades indicated. We were both on our way to Alaska and stopped for the night at a campground ...

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