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Aerostich Mid-Summer Ditch-Everything Party and Tent Sale

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Everyone likes a party, and we figured since it is right in the middle of riding season, and we are celebrating Aerostich’s 32nd anniversary, now is as good a time as ever to invite riders to the factory for camaraderie, fun, deals and prizes. Join us at the Aerostich factory for this special 3-day only Mid-Summer Event on July 31 ...

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Washington’s Scenic State Route 410 Favorite Ride

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[This Washington’s Scenic State Route 410 Favorite Ride was originally published in the October 2011 issue of Rider magazine] The sun was shining. In the weeks before moving from Atlanta to Seattle, virtually everyone I talked to managed to get in at least one comment about the weather: “I hope you like the rain.” “Wow, I heard that it rains ...

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High Adventure in Colorado and Utah

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[This High Adventure in Colorado and Utah was originally published in the September 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Few regions in the United States have more low-traffic miles of wonderful twisty roads and stunning natural beauty than western Colorado and southern Utah. The goal this time is to link great motorcycle roads between Gypsum, Colorado, and Torrey, Utah, with decent ...

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Crossing Western Colorado on Old U.S. 6

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[This Crossing Western Colorado on Old U.S. 6 was originally published in the January 2012 issue of Rider magazine] I’ve eyed it longingly on countless trips on Interstate 70 across the Colorado mountains. The sparsely traveled two-lane winds its way alongside the interstate, at times close by, at times across the valley, and sometimes unseen. Blasting along at 75 mph, ...

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New Mexico’s Little Las Vegas Favorite Ride

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[This New Mexico’s Little Las Vegas Favorite Ride was originally published in the January 2012 issue of Rider magazine] The name Las Vegas is generally associated with glitzy gambling in Nevada and Sin City, the fastest-growing city in the United States. But there is another Las Vegas that sits quietly in north central New Mexico along Interstate 24, east of ...

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Alaska and Yukon Ayres Adventures Rider Motorcycle Tour 2011

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photography by Clement and Sue Salvadori Alaska and Yukon Ayres Adventures Rider Motorcycle Tour 2011 was originally published in the October 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Ah, the last frontier! Well, sort of. That’s an Alaskan slogan, which has been around a long time. However, for citizens of the lower 48, and Hawaii, a trip to Alaska is an eye-opener. ...

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Virginia on a Tangent

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story and photography by Alan Paulsen [Virginia on a Tangent was originally published in the October 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Some states just don’t lend themselves to the type of perimeter runs I accomplished on previous tours of Kansas (Rider, November 2007) and the conjoined Dakotas (Rider, August 2009). Yet I still viewed Virginia as a candidate for another ...

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Americade Day Trip to Lake George, New York

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I’m 25 miles north of Lake George, New York, taking a break alongside the shore of the lake of the same name, when four riding buddies pull in beside me. Nothing unusual about that. Except for the mix of motorcycles they’re riding: a brand-new, big-ticket Harley-Davidson cruiser, a 1980s-era 750cc Honda, a Suzuki Hayabusa and a Suzuki supermoto. The foursome ...

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The Canadian Maritimes

Small towns dot Canada's coastline

story and photography by Geoffrey Kula [The Canadian Maritimes was originally published in the July 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Most motorcyclists contemplating a cruise along Canada’s eastern coastline have their sights set on Nova Scotia’s fabled Cabot Trail. Rife with rugged grandeur, sweeping ocean vistas and plentiful wildlife sightings, it rightfully deserves its rank among Canada’s best rides. But ...

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Riding the Backroads of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York

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story and photography by Kenneth W. Dahse [Riding the Backroads of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York was originally published in the July 2011 issue of Rider magazine] There’s nothing more adventurous and satisfying than hitting the road for a few days, especially if the route you choose offers good motorcycling and a variety of sights and experiences. We love ...

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