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Central California’s Morro Bay Loop Favorite Ride

Author Tom Culbertson with Moto Guzzi on Pacific Coast Highway

Tom Culbertson
January 11, 2012

[This Central California’s Morro Bay Loop Favorite Ride was originally published in the December 2011 issue of Rider magazine] One of my favorite rides includes a road loaded with demanding curves and fantastic Pacific Ocean views, a road through peaceful and solitary farmland, and a road meandering... Read more »

From Hollywood to Malibu Through a Star-Studded Landscape

BMW overlooking skyline of Los Angeles

Rider Contributor
October 14, 2011

story and photography by Steven W. Ross [This Favorite Ride: From Hollywood to Malibu Through a Star-Studded Landscape was originally published in the September 2011 issue of Rider magazine] My Beemer overlooking the skyline of Los Angeles. In 1980 British artist David Hockney produced the painting “Mulholland... Read more »

Southern California Motorcycle Rides: Escape to Arizona

Skull Valley Garage in Arizona

Joe Michaud
August 10, 2011

[This Escape to Arizona Southern California Motorcycle Ride was originally published in the August 2011 issue of Rider magazine] photography by Chris Wykoff Skull Valley, west of Prescott, got its name from settlers who discovered bones left to dry in the hot sun. Living in the lower left corner of California... Read more »

Great Basin Motorcycle Ride: Nevada, Oregon and California

The Warner Valley

Denis Rouse
April 8, 2011

Story by Denis Rouse; Photography by Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli [This Great Basin Motorcycle Ride was originally published in the May 2008 issue of Rider] Quick, you old experienced touring rider out there, arise and identify the largest physical feature of the American West. The Rocky Mountains you... Read more »

Western States Adventure: Rugged Southwest

Enduro Champion Mike Lafferty near Mammoth

Jonathan C. Beck
April 7, 2011

story and photography by Jonathan C. Beck If there’s one constant in adventure touring on a motorcycle, it would be to expect the unexpected. For this Southern California rider and his three East Coast friends, our week-long Western states adventure was, if anything, defined by the unexpected. I got... Read more »

California Sport-Touring Loops on the Kawasaki Concours 14

We are in Big Sur, looking north from Hurricane Point with Bixby Bridge, built in 1932, in the background.

Clement Salvadori
April 7, 2011

story and photography by Clement Salvadori The road unrolls rapidly before me, the endless ribbon of two-lane blacktop smoothing out the hills and curves, disappearing around an oak tree, straightening briefly, then angling left and up. As it crests it slides right and down, and I drop a gear and apply... Read more »

Northern California Fantasy

The stunning quality and diversity of Northern California roads are legendary.

Steve Larsen
April 6, 2011

by Steve Larsen photography by “Seattle Bob” Meador The stunning quality and diversity of Northern California roads are legendary. But is it possible to stitch the very best of them together into a cohesive week-long itinerary and deliver the ultimate motorcycling experience? Weeks of planning complete,... Read more »

California’s Salinas River

This is the first bridge to cross the Salinas River, along Pozo Road, about five miles from the Garcia Wilderness.

Clement Salvadori
April 6, 2011

photography by the author, Larry Kahn and Bob Reichenberg Rivers are good; if there is one commodity more important than oil, it is water. The Salinas River provides a goodly deal of H2O as it moves from its source in Garcia Mountain flowing north 150-odd miles to the Monterey Bay; that is quite unusual,... Read more »

California Motorcycle Rides: 250 Miles Through Kern County

Crossing the Carrizo Plain

Clement Salvadori
March 25, 2011

story and photography by Clement Salvadori A new motorcycle sits in the garage, and I want to take a short motorcycle ride through Kern County before the owner calls for its return. The owner is Victory Motorcycles, the bike is a Kingpin Deluxe that has been loaned to Rider for an evaluation. The road... Read more »

Southern California Motorcycle Touring: The Tehachapi Loop

There are four potential water crossings on Lockwood Valley Road, which are generally only impassable during the rainy season.

Olaf Wolff
September 14, 2008

story and photography by Olaf Wolff [Southern California Motorcycle Touring: The Tehachapi Loop was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the September 2008 issue of Rider magazine] During the past four decades I’ve learned plenty from riding motorcycles. I’ve come to value the power of patience,... Read more »

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