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Texas Motorcycle Rides: The Texas Forest Trail

Road to Mission Tejas State Park

Don Mills
July 11, 2008

story and photography by Don Mills [Texas Motorcycle Rides: The Texas Forest Trail was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the June 2008 issue of Rider magazine] It’s spring along the Texas Forest Trail, a 1,000-mile ribbon of two-lane asphalt that winds through East Texas. Mystical dogwoods... 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 »

Crossing Texas The Short Way

Rider Magazine
February 21, 2005

The long way is via Interstate 10 from Orange to El Paso, which will put some 850 miles on a hard-working odometer. However, if you choose the Panhandle run, the short trip on Interstate 40, which parallels I-10 about 500 miles north, the Texas crossing is a mere 178 miles. But who would want to take... 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 »

Oklahoma Motorcycle Ride: A Journey Through the Past and Present

Purple mountain majesty unfolds from Talimena Scenic Drive along the crest of Winding Stair Mountains in the Ouachita National Forest.

Alan Paulsen
January 1, 2000

Most states extend the welcome mat. In former times, upon entering the Sooner state on eastbound Interstate 40 and passing the stoic Oklahoma sign, a traveler first noticed the posted speed limits, followed by the fines listed in five-mph increments for exceeding said limits. Picketed alongside the freeway... Read more »

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