Touring Tip: Choosing a Destination

Jan 10, 2017 View Comments by

At RoadRUNNER, we’re already busy planning our 2017 tours. With so many places to visit around the country and abroad, picking a destination can be a fun but overwhelming decision. Assuming you don’t already know your desired destination(s) for the year, let’s talk about how to figure that out. Below are some thoughts on how to set […]

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Continental Divide, Part 2: Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico

Dec 01, 2016 View Comments by

Our route out of Rawlins, WY, takes us through the city’s center before turning south and heading out of town. It is a great day for riding, with mostly clear skies and cool temperatures, as we enter the Medicine Bow National Forest. Not far from the Colorado border we come upon Aspen Alley, a peaceful […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: The Silver Thread Scenic Byway (Colorado State Route 149)

Oct 08, 2016 View Comments by

State Route 149 begins at its junction with U.S. 160 in South Fork, CO, and snakes northward through the San Juan Mountains to U.S. 50. Along the way it passes through the Rio Grande National Forest. Riders cross the Continental Divide at Spring Creek Pass at an elevation of 10,901 feet. Points of Interest: South […]

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Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming: Continental Divide, Part 1

Sep 28, 2016 View Comments by

A rugged adventure awaits 
those who seek it. Remote mountain passes, picturesque views, and diverse, often 
challenging, terrain—where every mile is a feast for the senses—can all be found on a cross-country journey along 
the Continental Divide.

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Continental Divide Adventure – Lessons Learned

Aug 21, 2013 View Comments by

Riding a motorcycle on a route that closely traces the Continental Divide by way of as little pavement as possible, while not unheard of, is definitely an undertaking. As with most people, work, family, and life in general means having a schedule. Dave and I gave ourselves 12-14 days to complete the journey with one […]

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Continental Divide Adventure: Day 2

Jul 28, 2013 View Comments by

We headed out from Kalispell, MT this morning having a few miles to make up after our impromptu visit to Glacier National Park yesterday. After pounding a little pavement we got on course and in the dirt. Thanks to a little detour (by way of my insistence that my GPS “can’t be wrong”) we found […]

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Continental Divide Adventure: Day 1

Jul 27, 2013 View Comments by

Follow photojournalist Brian Shaney (on a 2006 Suzuki DRZ400) and riding partner Dave (on a 2013 Honda XR650), as they set off on their Continental Divide tour that will take them all the way from Canada to Mexico on approximately 2,700 miles of mostly gravel and dirt roads for 12-14 days. And so the adventure […]

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