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Motorcycle Touring in West Virginia (and a Bit of Virginia)

Burkes Garden, Virginia

Michael F. McQueary
April 1, 2014

The road to Burkes Garden, Virginia, is beautiful in the fall. (Photos by Michael F. McQueary) There’s an old joke about the Mountain State that goes something like this: “If you could flatten out West Virginia, it would be as big as Texas!” While my goal was to spend a few days riding my Buell... Read more »

New England: Revisiting Old Haunts, And Some New, In The Six States

Ocean Drive in Newport, Rhode Island

Clement Salvadori
December 4, 2013

The view is looking along part of the 10-mile Ocean Drive in Newport, Rhode Island; this tasty bit of road is best ridden very early in the morning. (Photos by Clement Salvadori) The sun was shining, the day was warm, and traffic minimal. It was like old times, traveling along Route 66 (Massachusetts,... Read more »

Exploring the Oregon Coast

The Cape Blanco Lighthouse is the most westerly point of the lower 48 states.

Tad L. Hetu
September 1, 2005

Each of the previous two years, my three buddies and I have taken week-long trips into the high desert of eastern Washington and Oregon and up into Canada. Both times we were burned to a crisp in the record high temperatures, which hit more than 100 degrees F, even in Canada. Tired of rides where our... Read more »

Motorcycle Riding in Death Valley

Friend and photographer Craig Stein admiring Death Valley from Dante’s View.

Clement Salvadori
May 6, 2005

You want shock and awe? I was shocked and awed, riding the biggest production V-twin made along a winding road that was dropping thousands of feet from the Inyo Mountains down into Panamint Valley, hustling this 800-pounder along nice new asphalt, occasionally scraping the boards on a turn, heating up... Read more »

Motorcycle Ride in Alamaba, Mississipi, Louisiana and Texas

Gee, think I’m in the Lone Star State?

Bill Heald
June 27, 2003

ALL MY LIFE, I’ve run from hot weather. Growing up in Texas, I even worked in an ice factory during the summer to escape the heat. So, years later, why in the name of Marlon Brando’s Triumph did I decide to borrow a machine from a major manufacturer and tour Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas... Read more »

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