RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Push Mountain Road (Aka Arkansas SR-341)

Nov 07, 2015 View Comments by

A Memorable Ride in the Ozarks – Although I have ridden extensively in the Ozarks previously, I recently enjoyed an awesome section of tarmac in north central Arkansas for the first time. SR 341 snakes its way through the Ozark National Forest along mountain ridges with numerous curves, frequent elevation changes, and gorgeous scenery. It’s […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Tunnel Of Trees Road (Aka M119)

Oct 03, 2015 View Comments by

  Travel One of Michigan’s Most Famous Roads – Tracing the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, the Tunnel of Trees road is a delightful and curvy scenic cruise, albeit a relatively short one. A must do ride for motorcyclists traveling through Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Best Time to Go: Mother Nature doesn’t follow a precise timetable, […]

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Touring Tip: Eating Right on the Road

Sep 16, 2015 View Comments by

The Best Fuel for Your Body – I like a Krispy Kreme “donut run” or a Haagen-Dazs “ice cream run” as much as the next rider, especially when it also includes a hot cappuccino or latte. There seems to be something in our human genetics that has us hard wired for sugar-laden treats and other […]

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Iconic Road: Route 66 – West

Jun 28, 2015 View Comments by

America’s Main Street – Today, when people think about Route 66, they see visions of dramatic expanses of southwestern desert and the adventure of exploring the wide-open country. At its peak, the stretch of 66 through New Mexico, Arizona, and California was a bustling highway as Americans moved west to seek their fortunes. Then in […]

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Iconic Road: Route 66 – East

Jun 21, 2015 View Comments by

America’s Main Street- More than any other stretch of pavement, Route 66 imprinted the open road into the American psyche and helped shape the cultural fabric of the nation as the automobile came of age. The historic route can trace its origins back to 1857 when the Army Corps of Engineers began work on a […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Lower Hudson River Ramble

Jun 06, 2015 View Comments by

Another Great Ride in New York – Roads navigating both shores of the Hudson River, between Bear Mountain State Park and Poughkeepsie, NY provide a scenic journey into America’s past and continuing into the present. Although the distance traveled is relatively short, riders are apt to tarry at the fascinating points of interest. Points of […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway

May 09, 2015 View Comments by

Colorado Routes 141 & 145 –  The Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway is located in the rugged and remote red rock country of western Colorado. In earlier times the area was home to the Ute Indians and, reportedly, an infamous outlaw, Butch Cassidy, used it as a hideout. A variety of wildlife still call the area home, […]

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Iconic American Roads: The Blue Ridge Parkway

May 02, 2015 View Comments by

Riding the BRP on a Honda Gold Wing – The great American road trip is an enduring mental image that has launched many two-wheeled adventures to parts known and unknown. But everyday responsibilities and family commitments often mean that motorcycle outings don’t venture far from your own backyard. A multi-day motorcycle excursion can be just […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: The Arkansas Dragon (AKA SR-123)

Apr 04, 2015 View Comments by

What is It? For motorcyclists who think the only challenging twisty roads are on either the West Coast or East Coast, or Colorado, think again. Arkansas has many curvy roads, including its very own version of the Tail of the Dragon, which snakes through the scenic Ozark Mountains in the northern part of the state.­ […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Vermont State Route 100

Feb 07, 2015 View Comments by

Vermont’s State Route 100 runs north and south, virtually border to border between Massachusetts and Canada, through the state’s rural farmland and many of New England’s classic, white-steeple villages. Although the road has its curves, this is an asphalt delicacy that begs to be sipped, not gulped. The best time to go is late spring […]

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Law Enforcement: The Understanding

Jan 04, 2015 View Comments by

Several friends of mine were touring in a relatively remote section of a northern state, trying to make some time by tossing the concept of speed limits aside. Rolling along at around ninety-five mph, they expected the worst when a state trooper who was tucked off of the side of the road pulled them over. […]

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Review: Sidi On Road GORE-TEX Boots

Dec 28, 2014 View Comments by

Most of us purchase gear that corresponds to our particular riding style. Race track and sportbike riders have their leathers, as do the Harley-Davidson and the cruiser crowd, albeit with a somewhat different look, adventure riders have their matching jacket and pants suits, while urban commuters have another look altogether. It’s a system that works […]

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City Escape: Little Rock, Arkansas

Dec 26, 2014 View Comments by

This route takes you from Little Rock into the Ouachita Mountains and provides riders with some of the best roads and scenic overlooks in Arkansas, plus the opportunity for a relaxing mineral bath in historic Hot Springs.

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Staying Comfortable When the Road is Long

Dec 13, 2014 View Comments by

Car drivers must really wonder what’s going on. I’m sailing down the highway with my chin nearly resting on the bars with my shins on the pegs. I’m just taking a quick stretch, but for the brief moment I’m in their vicinity, my fellow road-goers must think me rather odd. Sure it looks strange, but […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Central Pennsylvania Roundtrip

Dec 06, 2014 View Comments by

What is It? Although Pennsylvania may not be as well known as some other East Coast riding venues, it has much to offer, particularly in its central region. The Bucket List Road this month is a collection of some of the best backroads that Pennsylvania has to offer for scenic beauty and challenging tarmac. The […]

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