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A Southwest Florida Motorcycle Ride to Solomon’s Castle

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[This Southwest Florida Motorcycle Ride to Solomon’s Castle was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the May 2011 issue of Rider magazine] By Csongor Daniel; photography by Sondra Allison and Csongor Daniel U.S. 129 between North Carolina and Tennessee is a two-wheel paradise with an amazing 318 curves in 11 miles. Nicknamed the Tail of the Dragon, anyone who ...

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Muskoka by Motorcycle: Riding in Ontario, Canada

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I have never owned a boat. That is not to say I don’t enjoy them. I learned to sail aboard catamarans and to water ski behind speedboats. I have zipped across the water on many personal watercraft, none more fun than the Suzuki-powered Wetbike hydrofoil that behaves remarkably like a motorcycle on the water. Many times I have ridden my ...

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Museums and Castles 2007 with Edelweiss Bike Travel

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story and photography by Mark Tuttle Fear not, dear reader—I’ll spare you a blow-by-blow account of how my wife Genie and I spent our glorious summer 2007 vacation with 21 Rider readers in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein. Since we partnered with Edelweiss Bike Travel to host this inaugural Rider Museum and Castle Tour, neither will I feign to write ...

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Iceland Adventure Motorcycle Tour

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story and photography by Jeremy Bullard [this review of KTM Adventure Tours‘ Iceland adventure motorcycle tour was originally published under the title “Fire and Ice” in the April 2008 issue of Rider] Riding a wave of euphoria off the ferry from Scotland, upon arriving in Seyisfjrur, Iceland, I turned south toward Reykjavik on my KTM 640 Adventure and got soaked ...

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Women’s Ride: Alaska Rider Tours in Anchorage

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story and photography by Perri Capell Alaska lures male motorcyclists like flies to honey, but getting more women from the Lower 48 to tackle it on two wheels has been a challenge, says Phil Freeman, owner of Alaska Rider Tours in Anchorage. In 2007, he struck the mother lode. Eleven women signed up to tour the last frontier for a ...

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Catalunya MotoGP Motorcycle Tour

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story and photography by David Mittleman [this review of IMTBike‘s Catalunya MotoGP motorcycle tour was originally published in the November 2007 issue of Rider] Spain is the mecca of motorcycling and the epicenter of the Formula One equivalent of motorcycle racing, MotoGP. If you’re looking to immerse yourself in a society that oozes motorcycling, Spain is unquestionably the place to ...

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Edelweiss Baja Motorcycle Tour

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story and photography by Rich Cox [This Edelweiss Bike Travel Baja motorcycle tour was originally published in the April 2007 issue of Rider magazine] Mexico’s Baja California cape is 800 miles long, the fourth longest peninsula in the world. Known as La Frontera (The Frontier), it’s a sparsely populated wilderness, startling in its immensity and featuring an amazing variety of ...

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Exploring Vietnam With Explore Indochina Motorcycle Tours

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by Perri Capell; photography by the author and Lynn Brown It was twilight when we pulled into Cao Bang, and traffic was picking up. Digby, our guide, motioned to us to park the Minsks at a nondescript building on a street corner about halfway into town. There a grinning man approached carrying a small compressor, a spray wand and a ...

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