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Ohio Motorcycle Touring: The Ride to Prospect

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story and photography by Eric Pincus [Ohio Motorcycle Touring: The Ride to Prospect was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the October 2008 issue of Rider magazine] As I put on my helmet my two-year-old daughter, Vanya, admonishes me “Ride safe, Daddy!” A short time later I embark on one of my favorite rides, a trip to the small ...

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California Motorcycle Touring: Reno to Laughlin

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story and photography by Mark Travis [California Motorcycle Touring: Reno to Laughlin was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the March 2008 issue of Rider magazine] Westbound Interstate 80 carried us along the Truckee River from Reno to the Donner Summit, where we looked down on the lake and the Pioneer Monument. After backtracking a few miles to U.S. ...

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Motorcycle Ride Along the Delaware River

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story and photography by Moshe Levy [Motorcycle Ride Along the Delaware River was originally published in the January 2008 issue of Rider magazine] We’re about to take a contemplative Delaware motorcycle ride through time, from the Colonial fight for independence to avant-garde artistry in sculpture, all within a span of approximately 100 miles. That may sound like a relatively short ...

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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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Best of Ohio Motorcycle Rides

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story and photography by Jeff Morgan [Best of Ohio Motorcycle Rides originally appeared as a Favorite Ride in the November 2007 issue of Rider magazine] Most people don’t realize that Ohio motorcycle rides offer some of the most scenic and exciting motorcycle routes in the country. I made this discovery in 1995 when I bought my first street bike. I ...

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Road to Wisdom: A U.S. and Canadian Rockies Motorcycle Tour

The Beartooth Highway grabs you and doesn’t let go. After crossing a high plateau you descend along the edge of a mile-deep canyon toward Red Lodge. Charles Kuralt called the Beartooth the most scenic highway in America.

  Riding and Life Lessons on a Big Scenic Loop When Don Scott, my neighbor and riding buddy, mentioned he wanted to go on a long ride—nothing but blue highways, maybe across Canada, a loop through the Rockies—I reached for the road atlas. Tucked away on the western edge of Montana was a town called Wisdom. It seemed a noble ...

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Iowa Motorcycle Rides: Discovering America’s Heartland

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story and photography by Susan Benton [Iowa Motorcycle Rides: Discovering America’s Heartland was first published as a Favorite Ride in the March 2008 issue of Rider magazine] Although Iowa probably isn’t on your short list of places to ride, it has a prairie beauty all its own. If you really want to get away from it all, take a day ...

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California Motorcycle Rides: The Ash Creek Wildlife Area

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story and photography by Denis Rouse [California Motorcycle Rides: The Ash Creek Wildlife Area was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the September 2007 issue of Rider magazine] It’s the third week of January here at home on the high plains of northeast California, and I’m actually going for a motorcycle ride, an activity usually out of the question ...

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