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Great Basin Motorcycle Ride: Nevada, Oregon and California

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Story by Denis Rouse; Photography by Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli [This Great Basin Motorcycle Ride was originally published in the May 2008 issue of Rider] Quick, you old experienced touring rider out there, arise and identify the largest physical feature of the American West. The Rocky Mountains you say? Sorry, Larry. Take your seat. Think of the Great Basin and 210,000 ...

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Oregon Motorcycle Rides: Hells Canyon and Beyond

Oregon Motorcycle Rides: Hells Canyon

story and photography by Sean Coker [Oregon Motorcycle Rides: Hells Canyon and Beyond was originally published in the July 2010 issue of Rider] We begin our Oregon motorcycle ride in the heart of Nez Perce territory, in Union, Oregon. Young Chief Joseph fought for justice only to fall short in his fight to freedom. Defying a United States mandate to ...

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A Columbia River Gorge Motorcycle Ride

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[This Columbia River Gorge Motorcycle Ride was originally featured in the April 2009 issue of American Rider] I like Astoria, I really do. Softie and I are riding up Coxcomb Hill, the muted exhaust note drifting off into the clean air. I find it a charming town, full of old houses and beautiful views with hundreds of miles of good ...

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Pacific Northwest Motorcycle Rides: Wasco County and beyond

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story and photography by Sean Coker [Pacific Northwest Motorcycle Rides: Wasco County and beyond was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the April 2008 issue of Rider magazine] Don’t call it a ghost town. Shaniko, Oregon, has maintained a population of 30 people, but it’s a far cry from the turn-of-the-20th-century town that once billed itself as the “Wool ...

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Exploring Crater Lake on a Softail Standard

Timing, as they say, is everything. That was certainly the case with this trip. Editor Buzzelli had asked me to go to Coos Bay, Oregon, to pick up the Softail project bike (see page 41) that Jerry Smith had, and then ride it back to AR’s office. Simple enough, it would seem. What could possibly go wrong? The only problem ...

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Exploring the Oregon Coast

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Each of the previous two years, my three buddies and I have taken week-long trips into the high desert of eastern Washington and Oregon and up into Canada. Both times we were burned to a crisp in the record high temperatures, which hit more than 100 degrees F, even in Canada. Tired of rides where our kickstands sank into hot ...

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Riding the Lewis and Clark Trail in Oregon

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(This article Riding the Lewis and Clark Trail: Commemorating the 200th Anniversary on Two Wheels was published in the July 2003 issue of Rider magazine.) At this place we had wintered and remained from the 7th of Decr. 1805 to this day and have lived as well as we had any right to expect, and we can say that we ...

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A Lap of Jefferson (Oregon) on a Honda GL1800

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(This article A State of MIND: A Lap of Jefferson on a Honda GL1800, was published in the May 2003 issue of Rider magazine.) It’s sort of Stephen King-ish, really, to wake up one morning and find out the place you’ve been living for years is actually someplace else. A couple of years ago I found out that, in addition ...

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