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Waiting for the Volcano: Motorcycle Travel in Ecuador


I felt stupid. Not a new experience, to be sure. But this time, even more than usual. I’d been invited to ride a motorcycle through Ecuador. Which sounded like a great idea. It did, however, raise some basic questions. Like what—and where—is Ecuador? I feel just a little smarter now. It took 10 days of riding some of the most ...

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Emilio Scotto's Epic Motorcycle Journey Around the World


Reprinted with permission from Honda’s Red Rider magazine People today often complain the age of adventure is dead, that there are no more frontiers left to explore. Emilio Scotto proved them wrong … by riding his Gold Wing (the Black Princess) 485,000 miles in 10 years, visiting 232 countries, islands, colonies, atolls and non-independent countries, which represents close to 99 ...

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Riding a Supersport Around the World


Editor’s note: English is Sjaak’s second language after Dutch. In editing his story, I tried to maintain his “colorful” personality without sacrificing clarity. “Why the heck an R1?! You do know you’re crazy?!” This is the reaction I get from people when they get their voice back, after losing it staring at the mean supersports machine I’ve made into a ...

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Motorcycle Travel from Canada to Mexico


Let me preface this little story with a simple statement: This was the best ride I have ever taken on the North American continent. I’ve motorcycled from Alaska to Panama, from Nova Scotia to Baja California, and this trip topped them all. Out of the blue, I get a phone call. “Hi. You don’t know me but my name is ...

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