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Tri-state Motorcycle Tour: North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia

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story and photography by Clement Salvadori [this article about a tri-state motorcycle tour in North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, “Riding the Snake,” was originally published in the June 2008 issue of Rider] “Today we’re going to ride The Snake,” said Dave, over a cup of coffee. “We’re going to what?” I asked. “Ride The Snake. It’s what they call a ...

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North Georgia Colors

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story and photography by Philip Buonpastore The sunlight slants in on its autumn angle, backlighting a never-ending parade of yellow-, orange- and red-leafed maples, oaks, poplars and elms as I ride one of a hundred twisting roads in North Georgia. Around every turn is another brilliant scene of electrified color—even the double-yellow lines and orange diamond-shaped road signs blend with ...

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Florida Motorcycle Touring: Indian River Lagoon Scenic Highway

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story and photography by Ed Garland [Florida Motorcycle Touring: Indian River Lagoon Scenic Highway was originally published in the November 2009 issue of Rider magazine] Mild winters may make Florida motorcycle touring ideal, but the Sunshine State isn’t exactly rife with mountains, vistas and hairpin twisties. To find the rare gems on this glorified sandbar you have to know where ...

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Tennessee Civil War Motorcycle Ride from a Harley Saddle

Battle of Stones River in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

[This Tennessee Civil War Motorcycle Ride was originally published in the December 2008 issue of American Rider] story and photography by Beau Allen Pacheco “Any understanding of this nation has to be based—and I mean really based—on an understanding of the Civil War. I believe that firmly. The revolution did what it did, our involvement in European wars…did what it ...

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Florida Motorcycle Rides: A Cross Creek Adventure

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story and photos by Dorothy K. Fletcher [Florida Motorcycle Rides: A Cross Creek Adventure was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the November 2007 issue of Rider magazine] “We need above all, I think, a certain remoteness from urban confusion. And while this can be found in other places, Cross Creek offers it with such beauty and grace that ...

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Florida Motorcycle Rides: Jacksonville and the Jackson Loop

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story by Tom Rose, photography by Diana Rose [Florida Motorcycle Rides: Jacksonville and the Jackson Loop was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the July 2007 issue of Rider magazine] Growing up in Jacksonville, Florida, in the ’50s provided a traditional middle America setting. Life centered on the nearby beaches of the Atlantic Ocean and the St. Johns River, ...

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South Carolina Motorcycle Rides: Touring Low Country Plantations

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Story and photography by David Owens [South Carolina Motorcycle Rides: Touring Low Country was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the March 2007 issue of Rider magazine] As the sun rises over the South Carolina coast, we are eager to hit the road. Our ride will take us past historic Low Country plantations, through rural old-growth forest, secluded marshes ...

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A South Carolina Motorcycle Ride Reunion

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Thirty years ago in 1976, while stationed in Charleston, South Carolina, I fell in with a group of friends who became an ensemble cast in my life. Their friendship made my Charleston years some of the best in memory. Since then, we’d often talked about a reunion, but it took 30 years before all would gather in Charleston once again. ...

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