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Firstgear Motorcycle Ride in Utah and Colorado

Rain in Crested Butte allowed us to test the water resistance of our gear and chase rainbows.

Greg Drevenstedt
April 9, 2009

(This “Favorite Ride” was originally published in the April 2009 issue of Rider Magazine.” As a 15-year-old mountain biker living in Georgia, I dreamed of riding in two places: The slickrock trails of Moab, Utah, and the Rocky Mountain trails near Crested Butte, Colorado. Since those... Read more »

Firstgear Colorado Motorcycle Ride: 2,252 miles from CA to CO

The riders in Crested Butte and a rainbow in the background.

Rider Magazine
February 24, 2009

photography by Greg Drevenstedt and Mark Kincart [Firstgear Colorado Motorcycle Ride: 2,252 miles from CA to CO was originally published in the April 2009 issue of Rider magazine] Rain in Crested Butte allowed us to test the water resistance of our gear and chase rainbows. As a 15-year-old mountain... Read more »

On the Road: Riding The Four Corners

On the road to Ouray, Colorado.

J. Joshua Placa
October 15, 2008

story and photos by J. Joshua Placa In the Great Basin of the ancient Southwest, nothing is as it seems. Infinite expanses of petrified sand and rusted rock, cacti and eternal sky spread out before you, seducing the unwary traveler with the matchless excitement and wonder of an undiscovered frontier.... Read more »

Colorado Black Canyon

Looking at 13,000-foot Mount Sopris.

Clement Salvadori
January 8, 2008

story and photography by Clement Salvadori I am up in Carbondale, Colorado, preparing to head back to California via the Four Corners. The 1,200-mile trip could be done in two long June days. But since I have three days before I’m expected at home, the Harley Ultra and I will dawdle a bit, stop and... Read more »

Colorado Route 141 from Whitewater to Dove Creek

Rider Magazine
February 8, 2007

My kind of road. Nobody is on it. Maybe one vehicle every couple of minutes, but other than that, it is mine. Great views, as we thunder down a valley with the walls rapidly closing in on themselves. Then the river snakes through a small gap, and soon we come out in yet another widening canyon. I don’t... Read more »

Questing The Grand Canyon

Rider Magazine
July 18, 2006

Certainly one worth the pilgrimage is a place so vast and breathless it extends beyond any sense of human scope. If we ever wondered why we ride, arriving at the Grand Canyon offers an epiphany. It is a defining moment that distinguishes the risk and ruggedness of our lifestyle. I think you have to pity... Read more »

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