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St. Augustine SaddleSore

Taking a break by the palmetto trees on Interstate 95 in South Carolina.

Gary Dean Joyce
December 5, 2012

My favorite rides are usually on the Blue Ridge Parkway by way of the connecting back roads that bring multitudes of motorcycle riders to the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina and Virginia. My home in Mayodan, North Carolina, is just 50 miles from the arterial ribbon of asphalt up on the Blue Ridge,... Read more »

Scouting the Cumberland Highlands in Tennessee

Forget the highways when visiting the Cumberlands; the real pleasure is in riding these little byways.

Clement Salvadori
November 9, 2012

I was sitting at a picnic table under a large tree in front of the Cyclemos Motorcycle Museum savoring one of Vinnie T’s burgers with all the trimmings, and a fellow on the other side of the table said, “You’re not from around here.” “Nope,” I agreed, as I looked over the map of Tennessee... Read more »

Spring Ride

My buddy Bob after he showed me how to tame the Dragon.

Jim Hale
June 21, 2012

Standing in the parking lot of the hotel just west of Knoxville, Tennessee, I looked west as the morning mist blanketed the mountains to the northwest. The morning sun was breaking through and the air was cool. My buddy Bob and I met up the evening before. He had left his home in Ohio and I left Raleigh,... Read more »

Old Bike, New Places

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Jim Hale
November 10, 2011

Mornings are getting cooler here in South Georgia, and I’d been talking and thinking about taking my old (1975) Honda CB750 for a real ride. Not just buzzing around the neighborhood to the drugstore and back, but an honest to goodness ride. Something like three or four hundred miles that would really... Read more »

Decisions, Decisions

My 1975 Honda CB750 is the risky choice, but after all, it is a Honda.

Jim Hale
September 29, 2011

The calendar says the autumn equinox was last Friday, and summer is certainly drawing to a close here in South Georgia. Muggy mornings have turned crisp, with temperatures dropping into the upper 50s. The midday heat still hovers around 85 degrees on most days, but everyone who has experienced at least... Read more »

A Southwest Florida Motorcycle Ride to Solomon’s Castle

Even the typical southwest Florida inland crowd gets the red.

Rider Contributor
August 11, 2011

[This Southwest Florida Motorcycle Ride to Solomon’s Castle was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the May 2011 issue of Rider magazine] By Csongor Daniel; photography by Sondra Allison and Csongor Daniel Even the typical southwest Florida inland crowd gets the red. U.S. 129 between North Carolina... Read more »

Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway Motorcycle Ride

A newly erected sign for the Scenic Byway.

Rider Contributor
July 19, 2011

Story and photography by Tom Rose [This Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway Motorcycle Ride was originally published in the October 2010 issue of Rider] A newly erected sign for the Scenic Byway.   High on the mountain tell me what you see Bear tracks bear tracks lookin’ back at... Read more »

Tri-state Motorcycle Tour: North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia

The area surrounding Snake Mountain is heavily wooded, and the camera is looking out over the Appalachian Mountains toward the Cherokee National Forest.

Clement Salvadori
April 8, 2011

story and photography by Clement Salvadori [this article about a tri-state motorcycle tour in North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, “Riding the Snake,” was originally published in the June 2008 issue of Rider] “Today we’re going to ride The Snake,” said Dave, over a cup of coffee. “We’re... Read more »

North Georgia Colors

The combination of spectacular fall colors and hundreds of great roads make autumn one of the best times of the year to ride in North Georgia.

Philip Buonpastore
April 7, 2011

story and photography by Philip Buonpastore The sunlight slants in on its autumn angle, backlighting a never-ending parade of yellow-, orange- and red-leafed maples, oaks, poplars and elms as I ride one of a hundred twisting roads in North Georgia. Around every turn is another brilliant scene of electrified... Read more »

Florida Motorcycle Touring: Indian River Lagoon Scenic Highway

Sebastian Inlet on A1A

Ed Garland
October 2, 2009

story and photography by Ed Garland [Florida Motorcycle Touring: Indian River Lagoon Scenic Highway was originally published in the November 2009 issue of Rider magazine] Mild winters may make Florida motorcycle touring ideal, but the Sunshine State isn’t exactly rife with mountains, vistas and hairpin... Read more »

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