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U.S. 20 New York—400 years of history in 300 miles

This old tourist court, on the west side of Schoharie Creek, was probably built in the 1930s and abandoned after the New York Thruway opened up in the 1950s.

Clement Salvadori
April 6, 2011

story and photography by Clement Salvadori The curse of the touring motorcyclist is to be in a hurry. Too often we rush along, just to get to our destination, and miss all the really good things to see along the way. I fall victim to the rush-along syndrome at times. After doing my stint at Americade,... Read more »

New York Motorcycle Rides: The Hudson River Valley

Route 106 in Harriman State Park by the lake.

Kenneth W. Dahse
May 19, 2009

story and photography by Kenneth W. Dahse [New York Motorcycle Rides: The Hudson River Valley was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the July 2009 issue of Rider magazine] One of the most fascinating and scenic areas in the eastern United States is New York’s Hudson River Valley. Imbued with... Read more »

New York Travel Stories: Chasing The Edge

Rider Magazine
February 17, 2005

We visited NYC a few months before the terrorist strike, adventuring its wild boulevards, cruising about town on a Moto Guzzi Jackal, compacting a large amount of fun into a small amount of time. We saw landmarks famous and obscure, grand parks and cathedrals, Broadway theater, and, of course, the neighborhoods... Read more »

Hudson River Valley: Bear Mountain, New York and the Catskills

Hudson River Valley.

Kenneth W. Dahse
January 16, 2004

With its towering riverside mountains, lush farmland, 19th-century-style towns and large mansions, New York state’s Hudson River Valley region has been described as America’s own Rhine River Valley. But instead of castles guarding the German countryside, we have the former estates of such American... Read more »

Motorcycle Travel in the Fingerlakes High Roads of New York

Looking northeast at Canandaigua Lake from the High Road.

STEVEN GREINER
June 15, 2003

I live in what are called the Bristol Mountains in the heart of the Fingerlakes Region of New York state, beginning some 30 miles southeast of Rochester. These very old mountains, part of the Appalachian chain, offer scenic views and interesting destinations such as wineries, restaurants and B&Bs,... Read more »

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