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Touring and Travel Articles

City Escapes:  Missoula, Montana

City Escapes: Missoula, Montana

Missoula, MT, is located in a green landscape where five valleys converge in the northern Rockies. With three rivers running through town, Missoula was the ideal shooting location for the 1992 film A River Runs Through It that featured Montana fly-fishing.
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City Escapes:  Traverse City, Michigan

City Escapes: Traverse City, Michigan

Welcome to the land that glaciers carved. What remains is a natural landscape of forests, lakes, the highest freshwater-adjacent sand bluffs in America, vast coastal beaches, historic lighthouses, expansive bays, and a collection of charming small towns. The central urban area for the region is Traverse City, MI, located at the south end of Grand Traverse Bay.
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Classic Roads: Texas FM 170

Classic Roads: Texas FM 170

There are plenty of excellent roads in Texas. The Three Sisters in Hill Country, ocean-view routes by the coast, and rides along the Arkansas and Louisiana borders are all great. But the one that should always be in the same conversation is the farm-to-market road FM 170 from Presidio to Terlingua, known to locals as the River Road.
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Winston-Salem, North Carolina Shamrock Tour®

Winston-Salem, North Carolina Shamrock Tour®

Moravians settled land in North Carolina in 1766 and called it Salem. Just one mile north, Winston was founded as the county seat in 1849. In 1913, they merged to create Winston-Salem. R. J. Reynolds built his tobacco empire here, and many recall the cigarette brands Winston and Salem. The city has monikers like the Twin City and Camel City, but for me this is simply home.
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Nevada

Nevada

Badger Campground sits off a main dirt road against a little canyon north of the Black Rock Desert. While people often use words like “desolate” and “inhospitable” to describe this area in northern Nevada, my good travel partner, John, and I love this part of the Great Basin Desert. We’d come to spend several days exploring the edges of the Black Rock Desert and Santa Rosa Range to the east.
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New Zealand

New Zealand

My goddaughter Beth was getting married in New Zealand. What better excuse could there be to do that South Island motorcycle trip we had so often dreamed of? After a long flight from Vienna with a jet lag-busting layover in Singapore, we arrived in Christchurch. We met up with Paul and Liz, our good biking friends from Austria, who were joining us for this part of the trip.
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Motorcycle Reviews

2022 BMW R 18 B and
 R 18 Transcontinental

2022 BMW R 18 B and
 R 18 Transcontinental

BMW made a bold gambit in 2020 when it introduced the R 18—a retro machine that embraced the brand’s illustrious heritage. The bike cradles a daring incarnation of the legendary Boxer engine (boring it out to an incredible 1800cc) with a design mandate unabashedly targeting the American landscape.
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Yamaha Ténéré 700 vs KTM 990 Adventure

Yamaha Ténéré 700 vs KTM 990 Adventure

There are varying approaches to designing a motorcycle, and naturally, there are people that prefer each approach. Some prefer sport bikes, while others prefer cruisers, but regardless of the flavor, it’s becoming common to see motorcycles equipped with more and more technology. Many are equipped with a slew of electronics that manage just about every aspect of the machine while others still come with carburetors.
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