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Connecting the Curvy Bits in Eastern Tennessee


A sweeping 180-degree turn curved upward into the hills of Frozen Head State Park, and our guides, from the local Harley shop, were quite understanding. “I think yu’all ride a lil’ bit faster than us, so yu’all go on ahead and we’ll catch up at the next stop sign.” And off we went, three experienced motorcyclists chasing each other up ...

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Scouting the Cumberland Highlands in Tennessee


I was sitting at a picnic table under a large tree in front of the Cyclemos Motorcycle Museum savoring one of Vinnie T’s burgers with all the trimmings, and a fellow on the other side of the table said, “You’re not from around here.” “Nope,” I agreed, as I looked over the map of Tennessee in front me. “You looking ...

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Tri-state Motorcycle Tour: North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia


story and photography by Clement Salvadori [this article about a tri-state motorcycle tour in North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, “Riding the Snake,” was originally published in the June 2008 issue of Rider] “Today we’re going to ride The Snake,” said Dave, over a cup of coffee. “We’re going to what?” I asked. “Ride The Snake. It’s what they call a ...

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Tennessee Civil War Motorcycle Ride from a Harley Saddle

Battle of Stones River in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

[This Tennessee Civil War Motorcycle Ride was originally published in the December 2008 issue of American Rider] story and photography by Beau Allen Pacheco “Any understanding of this nation has to be based—and I mean really based—on an understanding of the Civil War. I believe that firmly. The revolution did what it did, our involvement in European wars…did what it ...

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Motorcycle Travel Along the Blue Ridge Parkway


(This article The Blue Ridge Parkway: Commercial-free cruising was published in the December 2003 issue of Rider Magazine.) Overlooking the effects of acid rain atop Clingman’s Dome at the foot of the Blue Ridge Parkway, I watched the sun setting slowly over Tennessee in awe. Engulfed by seemingly endless blue ridges, I remembered growing up in the foothills of Virginia, ...

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Riding the Natchez Trace Parkway in Tennessee


The road curves gently, the pavement is smooth, tall trees on both sides bring shadows to this two-lane byway. The grass along the sides has been trimmed in the not-too-distant past, and clutches of bright blue, red and white flowers dot the occasional field. Yellow black-eyed susans are very much in season. No billboards intrude on my reverie, no stop ...

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