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The Real South Carolina—Once Around The Palmetto State


Frankly, I don’t understand why a rally was ever held in Myrtle Beach. The resort town is a congested strand with residents and police who dislike us motorcyclists, perhaps not without just cause. Even the helpful ladies in the Welcome Center at the state border suggested I avoid the place, and gave me a map that showed how to skirt ...

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St. Augustine SaddleSore


My favorite rides are usually on the Blue Ridge Parkway by way of the connecting back roads that bring multitudes of motorcycle riders to the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina and Virginia. My home in Mayodan, North Carolina, is just 50 miles from the arterial ribbon of asphalt up on the Blue Ridge, and the North Carolina license tag on ...

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South Carolina Motorcycle Rides: Touring Low Country Plantations


Story and photography by David Owens [South Carolina Motorcycle Rides: Touring Low Country was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the March 2007 issue of Rider magazine] As the sun rises over the South Carolina coast, we are eager to hit the road. Our ride will take us past historic Low Country plantations, through rural old-growth forest, secluded marshes ...

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A South Carolina Motorcycle Ride Reunion


Thirty years ago in 1976, while stationed in Charleston, South Carolina, I fell in with a group of friends who became an ensemble cast in my life. Their friendship made my Charleston years some of the best in memory. Since then, we’d often talked about a reunion, but it took 30 years before all would gather in Charleston once again. ...

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