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California Motorcycle Touring: Reno to Laughlin

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story and photography by Mark Travis [California Motorcycle Touring: Reno to Laughlin was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the March 2008 issue of Rider magazine] Westbound Interstate 80 carried us along the Truckee River from Reno to the Donner Summit, where we looked down on the lake and the Pioneer Monument. After backtracking a few miles to U.S. ...

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Motorcycle Ride Along the Delaware River

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story and photography by Moshe Levy [Motorcycle Ride Along the Delaware River was originally published in the January 2008 issue of Rider magazine] We’re about to take a contemplative Delaware motorcycle ride through time, from the Colonial fight for independence to avant-garde artistry in sculpture, all within a span of approximately 100 miles. That may sound like a relatively short ...

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Florida Motorcycle Rides: A Cross Creek Adventure

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story and photos by Dorothy K. Fletcher [Florida Motorcycle Rides: A Cross Creek Adventure was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the November 2007 issue of Rider magazine] “We need above all, I think, a certain remoteness from urban confusion. And while this can be found in other places, Cross Creek offers it with such beauty and grace that ...

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Best of Ohio Motorcycle Rides

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story and photography by Jeff Morgan [Best of Ohio Motorcycle Rides originally appeared as a Favorite Ride in the November 2007 issue of Rider magazine] Most people don’t realize that Ohio motorcycle rides offer some of the most scenic and exciting motorcycle routes in the country. I made this discovery in 1995 when I bought my first street bike. I ...

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Iowa Motorcycle Rides: Discovering America’s Heartland

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story and photography by Susan Benton [Iowa Motorcycle Rides: Discovering America’s Heartland was first published as a Favorite Ride in the March 2008 issue of Rider magazine] Although Iowa probably isn’t on your short list of places to ride, it has a prairie beauty all its own. If you really want to get away from it all, take a day ...

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California Motorcycle Rides: The Ash Creek Wildlife Area

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story and photography by Denis Rouse [California Motorcycle Rides: The Ash Creek Wildlife Area was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the September 2007 issue of Rider magazine] It’s the third week of January here at home on the high plains of northeast California, and I’m actually going for a motorcycle ride, an activity usually out of the question ...

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Florida Motorcycle Rides: Jacksonville and the Jackson Loop

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story by Tom Rose, photography by Diana Rose [Florida Motorcycle Rides: Jacksonville and the Jackson Loop was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the July 2007 issue of Rider magazine] Growing up in Jacksonville, Florida, in the ’50s provided a traditional middle America setting. Life centered on the nearby beaches of the Atlantic Ocean and the St. Johns River, ...

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Remembering 1947 Hollister

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(This article was published in the August 2006 issue of American Rider.) Fifty-three years after Brando’s wild ride, we went looking for Johnny. You know, Johnny Strabler, the Triumph-riding sneer of a man with a too-cool swagger who, along with his black-jacketed Rebel Motorcycle Club, terrorized “Wrightsville,” the celluloid town featured in 1953’s The Wild One. Loosely based on a ...

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Iberian Moto Tour's Bandolero, Spain Tour

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Remember the passage often associated with the beloved postal courier, or postman? “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” For the members of the Bandolero Tour of the Andalucia region of southern Spain, held in February 2005, Scott Moreno became our courier, our “postman.” The American-born ...

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New York Travel Stories: Chasing The Edge

We visited NYC a few months before the terrorist strike, adventuring its wild boulevards, cruising about town on a Moto Guzzi Jackal, compacting a large amount of fun into a small amount of time. We saw landmarks famous and obscure, grand parks and cathedrals, Broadway theater, and, of course, the neighborhoods that furnish this town’s piquant flavors. A revisit to ...

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