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Superior National Forest, located in the upper northeast corner of Minnesota, comprises over 3.9 million acres of woods and waters, including some 2,000 glacially-carved lakes and rivers. The forest is a mix of conifers and hardwoods. The larger wildlife species found in the area include deer, moose, Canadian
The appellation “Whatever of the Dragon” has come to denote a challenging road that motorcyclists particularly cherish. These are destination roads, which usually include switchbacks and steep elevation changes, and are usually laid out in a scenic landscape. While the Tail of the Dragon (aka US 129) in Tennessee may
The Hudson River Valley is a place of natural beauty, which was the scenic inspiration for the first American landscape painters. The valley also contains the historic presidential homes, a Vanderbilt mansion from America’s Gilded Age, Revolutionary War battlefields, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, stunning mountain
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Even in pleasant southern California, some of the best roads close for the winter. That’s because they’re foolish, whimsical ribbons that we would never build today. More than 80 years after the invention of the American superhighway, our mountain roads make no sense. They connect small tourist villages
Can-Am keeps forging ahead with new things. The company recently revealed its first motorcycles in decades, but it hasn’t forgotten its three-wheeled riders. For 2023, Can-Am will roll out new features for its Spyder and Ryker models. In addition, the brand is introducing an expanded range of customizable apparel.
Have you ever wanted to explore the less trodden regions of South America in the saddle of your bike? Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental has launched a new tour that lets you do just that. The six-day, self-guided Northwest Ecuador Explorer tour, launched in mid-August, takes riders to the lesser-known areas
This route includes a ride through some foothills of the Cascade Range, awe-inspiring waterfalls, and a cut across the Willamette Valley into Oregon’s Wine Country. There are good stopping points in some of western Oregon’s colorful small towns. From mountain views to working farmland, rolling hills and rural
There is an age-old compromise when designing motorcycle tires: the balance between grip and durability. A tire that lasts forever will have poor traction, while super sticky rubber will wear out quickly. In terms of cruiser-style motorcycles, outright grip isn’t as important as it is on sportier motorcycles, because
Nearly every day, there is a new gadget hitting the market that makes capturing memories easier. Cameras have gotten smaller, cheaper, and so, so much better over the years. Today, most of us are carrying several professional-grade cameras on our smartphones. Small Yet MightyEnter the DJI Pocket 2. As its