About

SeanMonicaSean McDermott is an avid motorcyclist and writer living in Washington State. He and his wife, Monica, ride 15,000 plus miles per year exploring national parks, monuments, small towns and indulging in all the great food along their routes.

“It is hard to find the best routes to ride if you’re not a local,” says Sean McDermott, editor of BestScenicRoutes.com. “I spend a lot of time riding and reviewing scenic highways and back country forest service roads so others can enjoy the ride with less research.”

BestScenicRoutes.com is a rider resource for where to ride, eat and what you can enjoy along the way. The site also reviews motorcycle-related accessories and products that riders will find useful. These products are purchased or provided for review. No matter how they come to be used, McDermott always provides honest and helpful information about them.

Monica, aka #1 Pillion, is an award-winning baker and is quite the gastronome. She will add a lighter touch to this blog from time to time to share her passion of food with you.

Together, the couple has traveled by motorcycle in Alaska, British Columbia, California, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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4 Responses to About

  1. Leslie Franzen on September 19, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Hi Sean-You were recommended to me by Rick Bonacci from Cascade Motorcycle. After looking at your website, I would love to have you come to the Coupeville Library and present a program during November for our travel month. We have two open dates: Nov 19 and 26 at 5:30pm. Would you be willing to come and share your travels with our audience? Our Friends of the Library pay an honorarium or if you have a fee, we could negotiate that. I am on a short deadline, so if you are available, please let me know by Saturday, 9/22 or shortly thereafter. Look forward to hearing from you. Let me know if you have questions. Many thanks-Leslie Franzen, Branch Manager/Coupeville Library 678-4911,ext 6120
    p/s-these all look great, but I would choose locally first I guess :)

  2. Susan Rohrer on January 7, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Hi Sean and Monica,
    The Washington State History Museum is opening a new exhibit “Let’s Ride! Motorcycling the Northwest” on January 26, 2013. We would like to speak as part of this exhibit at our Second Saturday program series at the museum-possibly on February 9th if that works- on your Best Scenic Routes work for people looking forward to their summer vacation.
    You can contact me at the above email and thanks! I will send you information about the exhibit too!
    Best
    Susan

  3. Craig McNamee on March 9, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Sean and Monica, great to meet you all today at the Washington State History Museum. We would like to have you come to our meeting on the first Saturday of each month. Just go to our web site above and see what we do. Again, thanks for the talk and show. Hope to see you at our next meeting.

    Kimberly and Craig

  4. Sean McDermott on March 11, 2013 at 8:53 am

    It was a pleasure meeting your club members at the History Museum in Tacoma on Saturday. Thank you for the invite to the club meetings. I’d like to get out for a ride with you sometime in the future. Perhaps you can show Monica and I some new scenic routes!

    Thanks again,
    Sean and Monica

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