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Woodland to Prairie: North Dakota


story and photography by Clement Salvadori Which way to the Pembina Gorge?” I asked the only person I saw on the sidewalk. “Go back to the highway,” he said, “take a left, and keep right at the moose.” “Keep right at the moose?” I asked quizzically. “Don’t worry, you’ll understand,” he responded. Which I soon did, as I came upon ...

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Connecting the Dakotas: The Long Way Around North and South


As a motorcyclist who enjoys vacant, isolated roads, I stared longingly at the Dakotas on my National Geographic wall map while planning my next excursion. A childhood friend of my wife had recently moved to Sioux Falls with her family. The brother of a buddy who was a groomsman at my wedding 25 years ago had transplanted himself to Sioux ...

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Ride North Dakota! Open Spaces Open the Mind


The phrase “Ride North Dakota” doesn’t usually bring a motorcyclist’s blood to a boil. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t any good roads in North Dakota—after all, anywhere we ride on our favorite mode of transport is a good road. Some are just better than others. North Dakota has some of my favorite vistas. On this trip, riding west on ...

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