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Kevin and Karen Browne's 'Round the World Journey

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At first glance, you don’t believe your eyes; then you’re convinced it’s a leftover movie prop from Mad Max. The reality is, it’s a brilliant piece of backyard engineering that is taking a couple from England on an around-the-world odyssey, and which brought them near Rider magazine’s SoCal offices. I first met Kevin and Karen Browne in Alaska, where we ...

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The 40-Year Ride: A Look Back at Four Decades of Rider Magazine

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You can look at 452 issues of Rider magazine in a lot of ways. End-to-end, for example, they would run just over 400 feet, or in a stack more than 10-feet high. Another way that’s a bit more impressive is to consider the hundreds of thousands of motorcycle miles our staff and contributors have ridden to bring you 40 year’s ...

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Motorcycle Touring in Cuba with MotoDiscovery

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As our early-morning flight from Miami descended into the Havana airport, the pilot came on the PA: “Ladies and gentlemen, we will be landing in a few minutes. I suggest that you turn your watches back 50 years.” Once the 16 of us had collected our luggage, cleared Cuban customs and headed out to the tour bus, we soon discovered ...

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Las Vegas Auction Action

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You know you’ve been to Las Vegas—Sin City, Nevada—too many times when you and your best friend are going for three days, and a few days before, one of you voluntarily makes a serious weight-loss bet with a neighbor. Worse, that caloric abstinence in booze and buffet land turns out to be no big deal, even for two guys who—at ...

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WindBlownAmy: Artist, Rider, Survivor

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The sidecar rig had an unlikely driver, a small woman with long, braided, graying hair. Some might have dismissed her as just another biker chick. But as I was about to learn, there was much more to her than the suntan and shades indicated. We were both on our way to Alaska and stopped for the night at a campground ...

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The 15 Best U.S. Roads Motorcycle Challenge

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The Southern California Motorcycling Association produces an annual Best 15 U.S. Roads Challenge. The 15 roads are announced annually as the “collection” for that year, with some being retained from year to year. The entire distance of each road must be traveled between the locations listed for the road. The roads for each year can be taken in any order ...

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Adriatic Moto Tours' Czech-Hungary Tour

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Recently, an ancient wooden wheel and axle were discovered near Ljubljana, Slovenia, which carbon dating revealed to be 5,200 years old. Now on display at a local museum, the Kolo Wheel is evidence that transportation has been a major concern and preoccupation in this region since the beginning. This display was a fitting sendoff for Adriatic Moto Tours’ Czech-Hungary Tour, ...

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Ohio River Valley: On the Trail of Simon Kenton

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Simon Kenton is one of America’s least-known heroes. Kenton and Daniel Boone were contemporaries in the beautiful but deadly wilderness of the Ohio River Valley during the nation-building period of the late 1700s and early 1800s. Boone’s story would have ended badly in a 1777 battle with Shawnee warriors had Kenton not saved his life, thus enabling a generation of ...

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Cruising Yankee Country: A Northeastern Four-State Getaway

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If your goal is to ride Yankee Country with its rural roads, quaint colonial villages and charming churches, there’s no place better than western Connecticut and Massachusetts. On this interesting trip, I had the additional benefit of riding some of the scenic roads of northern New Jersey and southern New York as part of my motorcycling adventure. The roads of ...

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