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35 Bucket-List Motorcycle Rides

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Many of us don’t need help figuring out all of the roads we’d like to ride before we high-side off this mortal coil, but just in case you do, here are 35 to start your list, arranged alphabetically by state or country. 10 Tips to Stay Cool on Hot Motorcycle Rides

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Clement Salvadori's "No Thru Road"

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Rider contributor and moto-journalist Clement Salvadori has been riding motorcycles since the age of 15 and traveling all of his life, accumulating well over a million miles in the saddle across more than 70 countries on six continents. His latest book No Thru Road: Confessions of a Traveling Man is required reading if you’re a fan of his Road Tales ...

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The Quail Motorcycle Gathering 2014

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Somebody at the The Quail has a secure line to the weather gods. May 17th was a beautiful day in California’s Carmel Valley, as it has been for the previous five Gatherings. I especially like the motorcycle parking for the visitors, which is right along Green Valley Drive, on both sides of the road. Easy parking close to the festivities, ...

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Rolling Through the Isles, by Ted Simon – Book Review

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Somebody asks Ted that if he had only one more motorcycle trip to do, where would he go? Many of us might think about exotic places, like Bali, or adventurous, like Tibet, or sybaritic, like the French Riviera. But Ted, a sensible chap, looks back over a long life, and decides he would like to return to where his travels ...

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Horizons Unlimited Travellers Meeting

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Motorcycle events are proliferating – which is a good thing. I was especially tickled when Horizons Unlimited (HU) called me up to say they were having a meeting in Cambria, 35 miles from my home. And would I like to give a presentation? Many readers might never have heard of HU, which is a collection of motorcyclists who have been ...

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Retrospective: BSA B25 Starfire 250: 1968-1970

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(This Retrospective article was published in the October 2007 issue of Rider.) STORY and photography BY CLEMENT SALVADORI This little machine was an anomaly when it appeared on the showroom floors in 1968; though it was a rather attractive motorcycle, it was powered by an old-fashioned single-cylinder OHV engine. BSA had been building 250 singles since 1938, and some dim ...

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Retrospective: Yamaha TDM 850: 1992-1993

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(This Retrospective article appeared in the May 2007 issue of Rider.) New Sports? What was a “New Sports” machine? In this case it seemed to be a “naked” bike partially clothed in a small fairing, which had a curious bicloptic headlight arrangement, the two bulbs side by side. Definitely unusual. And the engine had two side-by-side cylinders, also unusual. When ...

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2006 Triumph Bonneville T100 Cross Country Motorcycle Tour

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story and photography by Clement Salvadori [This Triumph Bonneville T100 Cross Country Motorcycle Tour was originally published in the December 2006 issue of Rider magazine] “How come you’re in Post?” he asks. Sensible question, as Post is not really on the main road to anywhere, and I am obviously an out-of-towner. Riding from Georgia to California, I tell him, mainly ...

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