Summer 2002
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Touring and Travel Articles

Kentucky Bluegrass Joyrides

Kentucky Bluegrass Joyrides

'Kentucky rain keeps pouring down…
With the rain in my shoes, searching for you…
In the cold Kentucky rain…'
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Shamrock Tour® - Farmington, Maine

Shamrock Tour® - Farmington, Maine

There is no better time or place to tour in northern New England than when those fleeting days of Indian summer coincide with the crowning glories of fall foliage.
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Texas Hill Country

Texas Hill Country

All the people who told us that Texas is long, straight, and boring probably either think the world is flat, or they've never seen Hill Country.
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North Africa: Trans Sahara Part One

North Africa: Trans Sahara Part One

Using the worldwide web to make my travel preparations, I sit for hours in front of my monitor, scanning maps and calculating GPS-data. Immersed in the process, I almost feel like I'm already motoring north of Tschad in the Tibesti Mountains. In reality I am still at home in Salzburg, Austria. It is the middle of October and the mountains surrounding Salzburg are already snow-capped.
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Great Britain: A Special Trip to Wales

Great Britain: A Special Trip to Wales

First I lived here and then I even spent my honeymoon here and now, a dozen years later, my wife and I return to enjoy once more the wonders of Wales on motorcycle!
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Cruising Central California's Missions

Cruising Central California's Missions

There's a small window of time for comfortably riding between California's central coast missions. It begins with the blooming of the blue wisteria and ends when they lose their blossoms. You'll even catch yourself looking for these flowers along your favorite roads in the future.
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Motorcycle Reviews

Aprilia ETV 1000 Caponord - Suzuki DL 1000 V-Strom

Aprilia ETV 1000 Caponord - Suzuki DL 1000 V-Strom

One concept, two characters. Both are players in the still growing, successful segment of big dual-purpose bikes, each equipped with a powerful engine on a lighter frame. But two different interpretations went into production.
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The Harley Davidson VRSCA V-Rod

The Harley Davidson VRSCA V-Rod

Without a doubt, the exciting new Harley-Davidson V-Rod was the attraction at last year's European Harley Bike Week in Faak, Austria. The wait in the long line of "test riders" seemed interminable, but eventually I saw what the buzz was all about and took a V-Rod ride for RoadRUNNER. The friendly and very professional working press team made it all possible.
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Ducati's 620 i.e.

Ducati's 620 i.e.

"We think this bike is great for beginners - women, men, [bank presidents] and street sweepers. A Ducati is sexy." Nicola Greco, Vice President of Ducati Sales and Marketing
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Also in this issue ...

  • City Portrait: San Antonio [Read]
  • An Interview with Burt Richmond - Tourmeister, Lotus Tours [Read]
  • Kevin Schwantz Suzuki School - Staying Smooth And Relaxed [Read]
  • Cool Runnings [Read]