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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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Motogiro D’Italia 2013

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“My friend Giuseppe was down for the count,” said Burt Richmond of Illinois. “He was laid out on a stone wall with a medic holding an IV drip when Jack came around the turn. Jack slid in the sand thrown by Giuseppe’s bike, so they were both down within sight of each other. Jack wasn’t hurt badly—but his motorcycle was, ...

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USA Tour Companies 2013/2014

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Why go on a guided tour? Because motorcycles are meant to be fun, not hard work. You can enjoy the solitary freedom of the open road if you choose, or the camaraderie of the group ride. You don’t have to spend all afternoon worrying about where you will sleep that night. You may meet new friends out on the road, ...

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Nevada’s Loneliest Road…and it isn’t U.S. 50

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U.S. Highway 50 across the breadth of Nevada is billed as the state’s loneliest road. Having traversed U.S. 50 numerous times, I have to disagree. U.S. Highway 93 down the eastern length of Nevada is nearly 200 miles farther and extends through as much emptiness and lonely towns as the former. But that doesn’t mean the route is devoid of ...

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Great Roads: Motorcycle Riding in Montana

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Yellowstone National Park, on the south end of Montana, is a veritable three-ring safari and special-effects razzle-dazzle where, no matter what you’re taking in, there’s something else you’re missing. Glacier National Park, on the north end of Montana, is the same way. * Winding along Going-to-the-Sun Road, a traveler’s head bobs from side to side ogling mountain goats grazing on ...

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Motorcycles at the Audi Museum

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When German car manufacturer Audi purchased Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati last April, many motorcyclists scratched their head in confusion. Ducatisti wept, concerned that the automotive giant would impose Teutonic rigidity on their beloved, flamboyantly Italian marque. The hand-wringing wasn’t necessary. Audi doesn’t micromanage Lamborghini, its other high-profile Italian holding. And when Audi CEO Rupert Stadler addressed Ducati’s workforce in July, ...

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