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Rounders: The Goal is to Ride Year-Round

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by Cliff Yankovich photography by the author, Mark Haldane, Gail Hatch and Steve Williams Are you the kind of rider who wants to get a little more time in the saddle? Does the thought of a “motorcycle season” stick in your craw and maybe even honk you off a little? Do you want to leave your bike near the door ...

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U.S. Guided Motorcycle Tours for 2011

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by Andy Saunders • photo by Mark Tuttle Interested in a U.S. guided tour? The good news is the guided tour companies with the best service and the best value for the money are still around. When you’re touring independently, the snags and pitfalls of the trip are part of the adventure. With a guided tour, they’re minimized—your room is ...

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Museums and Castles 2007 with Edelweiss Bike Travel

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story and photography by Mark Tuttle Fear not, dear reader—I’ll spare you a blow-by-blow account of how my wife Genie and I spent our glorious summer 2007 vacation with 21 Rider readers in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein. Since we partnered with Edelweiss Bike Travel to host this inaugural Rider Museum and Castle Tour, neither will I feign to write ...

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Iceland Adventure Motorcycle Tour

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story and photography by Jeremy Bullard [this review of KTM Adventure Tours‘ Iceland adventure motorcycle tour was originally published under the title “Fire and Ice” in the April 2008 issue of Rider] Riding a wave of euphoria off the ferry from Scotland, upon arriving in Seyisfjrur, Iceland, I turned south toward Reykjavik on my KTM 640 Adventure and got soaked ...

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Women’s Ride: Alaska Rider Tours in Anchorage

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story and photography by Perri Capell Alaska lures male motorcyclists like flies to honey, but getting more women from the Lower 48 to tackle it on two wheels has been a challenge, says Phil Freeman, owner of Alaska Rider Tours in Anchorage. In 2007, he struck the mother lode. Eleven women signed up to tour the last frontier for a ...

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Edelweiss Baja Motorcycle Tour

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story and photography by Rich Cox [This Edelweiss Bike Travel Baja motorcycle tour was originally published in the April 2007 issue of Rider magazine] Mexico’s Baja California cape is 800 miles long, the fourth longest peninsula in the world. Known as La Frontera (The Frontier), it’s a sparsely populated wilderness, startling in its immensity and featuring an amazing variety of ...

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Exploring Vietnam With Explore Indochina Motorcycle Tours

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by Perri Capell; photography by the author and Lynn Brown It was twilight when we pulled into Cao Bang, and traffic was picking up. Digby, our guide, motioned to us to park the Minsks at a nondescript building on a street corner about halfway into town. There a grinning man approached carrying a small compressor, a spray wand and a ...

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Experiencing Southern Italy from an Edelweiss Tour Center

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story and photography by Bill Stermer Calabria, the region located in the lower foot of the “boot” that is Italy, is a much more laid-back, slower-paced region than the more bustling, upscale north. Warm, rural and hilly, Calabria’s livin’ is simpler and quieter than the more popular Alps. That’s why I was so enthusiastic about taking part in a new ...

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Beach’s Classic Alpine Tour

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by Clement Salvadori photography by the author and Sue Salvadori It had been a long day over many glorious miles. Late in the afternoon half a dozen of us, admittedly a bit weary, were standing high on a mountainside overlooking a beautiful Alpine valley…with no sign of our destination. One of our number said, “Gee, I’d really like to be ...

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