Pot Holes, Sink Holes, and Buckled Roads

Aug 26, 2014 View Comments by

Not a year goes by that we don’t have to put up with these conditions, but this year it has been much worse than usual. The winter has been brutal to our roadways with the thaw and freeze pattern taking much of the blame. This year in the Midwest we had frost down to 14 […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Sequoia NP Loop

Aug 04, 2014 View Comments by

This loop begins and ends in Three Rivers, CA (approximately 100 miles north of Bakersfield), and follows State Routes 198, 180, 245, and 216. Due to substantial elevation and temperature changes, riders may encounter snow or ice. Also, be alert for the possibility of wildlife entering the roadway. Scenery: Large rock formations, mountains, valleys, sweeping […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Utah Route 12 Scenic Byway

Jun 17, 2014 View Comments by

This route is a two-lane byway through some of the most iconic red rock scenery in the West. Parks along the way include: Capitol Reef National Park, Anasazi Indian Village State Park, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, and Bryce Canyon National Parks. Car and Driver magazine reportedly rated this route as one of the top […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: U.S.-163 Red Rocks Rhapsody

May 10, 2014 View Comments by

This may not have been where the west was won, but it certainly was where many of John Ford’s iconic westerns, starring John Wayne, were filmed, including Stagecoach, The Searchers, and others. Films shot in Monument Valley by other directors range from 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) to National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983). Route U.S.-163 departs […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Washington SR-20 (aka North Cascades Highway)

Mar 07, 2014 View Comments by

What is it? SR-20 is the northernmost paved route through the Cascade Mountains. From the west it follows the Skagit River into the high elevations of North Cascades National Park and beyond. The scenery includes lush old growth forests, numerous waterfalls, stunning mountain vistas, and emerald green lakes as the route continues east through a […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: U.S. Route 250

Feb 08, 2014 View Comments by

What is It? U.S. Route 250 is a spur of U.S. 50, which runs 514 miles from Sandusky, OH, to Richmond, VA, but the most scenic and curvy stretch is between Elkins, WV and Staunton, VA. Points of Interest: Staunton, VA and Elkins, WV are historic towns with numerous things to see and inviting eateries. […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: The Snake (Aka US-421 in Tennessee)

Dec 07, 2013 View Comments by

 “The Snake” is one of several iconic “named” motorcycle roads in the southern Appalachian Mountains. I personally feel it is more fun for longer than the Tail of the Dragon, The Rattler, and many of the other famous motorcycle roads in this area. Scenery: Spectacular views of Shady Valley, TN, which roughly marks the halfway […]

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Hunting Season: Making the Roads Safer for Motorcyclists

Nov 01, 2013 View Comments by

The fall colors are in full bloom here in the Midwest and that makes for some spectacular scenery. Along with the reds, yellows, browns, and other colors are the hunters. Fall means hunting season and that means paying a bit more attention to your surroundings when riding the backroads, even more so if you’re going […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Upper Delaware Scenic Byway (NY 97)

Sep 07, 2013 View Comments by

What is It? Paralleling the course of the upper Delaware River, this byway was constructed in the 1930s to link Port Jervis, NY with Hancock, NY. From the beginning it was envisioned as both a scenic highway and a means of opening up this western section of New York. Today, it’s one of the favorite […]

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