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Great Roads: South Dakota

Where the buffalo roam at Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota.

Alan Paulsen
May 3, 2013

The following is an excerpt from the article Connecting the Dakotas: The Long Way Around North and South, originally printed in the August 2009 issue. As a motorcyclist who enjoys vacant, isolated roads, I stared longingly at the Dakotas on my National Geographic wall map while planning my next excursion.... Read more »

South Dakota Escape

Looking northwards from a high vantage point on the Black Hills’ Iron Mountain Road, one has a bird’s eye view across the valley to Mt. Rushmore.

Mike Koplen
March 6, 2013

As a young boy, my stamp collection included a green 1952 three-cent commemorative of Mt. Rushmore. The four presidential faces gazing wisely across America from the top of a mountain were mesmerizing, almost mystical in their patriotic magnificence. In my child’s imagination, they embodied the historical... Read more »

Connecting the Dakotas: The Long Way Around North and South

Sunrise over the Missouri River on a misty morning at Fort Randall, South Dakota.

Alan Paulsen
August 1, 2009

As a motorcyclist who enjoys vacant, isolated roads, I stared longingly at the Dakotas on my National Geographic wall map while planning my next excursion. A childhood friend of my wife had recently moved to Sioux Falls with her family. The brother of a buddy who was a groomsman at my wedding 25 years... Read more »

A Solo Motorcycle Ride to Sturgis, South Dakota

Rider Contributor
February 15, 2005

photography by Mark Langello and Buzz Buzzelli [A Solo Motorcycle Ride to Sturgis was originally published in American Rider magazine] I was leaving tomorrow morning and my clothes were strewn all over the bed, I had a load of laundry in the washer, my bags were only half packed, and my wife came in... Read more »

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