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Touring and Travel Articles

Denver, Colorado City Escape

Denver, Colorado City Escape

The highest continuous paved road in the United States is in Rocky Mountain National Park—Trail Ridge Road. Connecting Estes Park (the town that inspired Stephen King’s novel, The Shining) to Grand Lake, home of … well, a pretty big lake! But then again, why settle for ghost stories, big lakes, and pavement when riders can also go off-road?
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Milwaukee City Escape

Milwaukee City Escape

When the glaciers melted, they left the area north and west of Milwaukee with gouged and rolling terrain. These glacial kettles and drumlins make for twisting and undulating backroads. This trip on two-lane roads through the Kettle Moraine State Forest is best attempted between mid-May and mid-September.
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Western Arkansas: Up and Down in the Natural State

Western Arkansas: Up and Down in the Natural State

Millions of years ago a supercontinent drifted inexorably into ancestral North America. The resulting collision compressed and uplifted sedimentary rock, forming what is now called the Ouachita Mountains. Farther north, the same geologic forces uplifted the Ozark Plateau. Add another million or so years and travelers see streams and rivers carving out deep valleys, forming precipitous mountain ridges and pinnacles in today’s western Arkansas. This stunningly scenic terrain is host to some of the best motorcycling roads in America. And we’re raring to go ride them!
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Wytheville, Virginia Shamrock Tour®: Virginia Really is For Lovers

Wytheville, Virginia Shamrock Tour®: Virginia Really is For Lovers

It’s my favorite time of the year. The main season is over, life is a little less hectic, and I have some time to take deep breaths and reflect on an eventful summer. Yes, fall is here. Gone are the humidity and high temperatures. The first trees have started their colorful transformation. 
And as leaves are falling toward the earth, everything seems to happen in slow motion. There is no better time to get out and ride.
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Southeast Oregon: Empty Land Full of Adventure

Southeast Oregon: Empty Land Full of Adventure

As I open my eyes and look out of my tent, the Milky Way has almost 
an overwhelming brightness, and I momentarily feel as if I’m being 
catapulted through space before I realize that I’m just lying in the middle of a remote high desert road.
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British Columbia and Washington: The Border Tour

British Columbia and Washington: The Border Tour

The Canada-U.S. border disproves the old saying that good fences make good 
neighbors. It’s famously the world’s longest, undefended international border and, in much of the West, it’s simply a line drawn along the 49th parallel. There are no walls or fences, just a column of concrete markers—and 
sometimes a shallow ditch.
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Baja California, Mexico: Rip to the Tip

Baja California, Mexico: Rip to the Tip

I used to write for myself as a way to catalog a fraction of the memories to look back upon in the future. I wrote as a way to stimulate my mind with words and vocabulary, organizing my thoughts in a creative, descriptive way. I wrote, yes even for the cool factor, of having some Internet presence or even maybe making it into a magazine.
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Motorcycle Reviews

2016 BMW R 1200 RS: Sport-Touring With Grunt

2016 BMW R 1200 RS: Sport-Touring With Grunt

“We’ll take it slow,” they said. “Keep it at a reasonable speed,” they warned. I guess words have a different meaning depending on when and where they’re spoken. Their definition suits me just fine. This thing is a blast to ride.
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2016 Harley-Davidson Lineup: The S Series, New Sportsters, and the Road Glide Ultra is Back

2016 Harley-Davidson Lineup: The S Series, New Sportsters, and the Road Glide Ultra is Back

The S Series, New Sportsters, and The Road Glide Ultra is Back! Unlike most other OEMs, Harley-Davidson likes to unveil an entire model year’s worth of bikes all at once, instead of one at a time. For 2016 that means a dizzying array of mechanical upgrades, new engine options, color choices, the return of the Road Glide Ultra, and more!
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