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Book Review: Sound Rider Guide to Motorcycling through Western Washington

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A book review of The Sound Rider Guide to Motorcycling through Western Washington. The book outlines 27 paved rides along the Cascade Mountains and shores of the Puget Sound. The book provides good ride inspiration for local and visiting motorcyclists in the spoils of scenic splendor that is found in Western Washington State.

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Bucolic Mosquito Lake Road off Highway 9

There are several roads that every motorcyclist and sports car driver should know about in the Skagit and Whatcom county areas. Mosquito Lake Road and the dirt road option of Fire Service Road 38 is a gem in this area with several nationally renowned scenic routes. This is a route to challenge your cornering skills, enjoy the bucolic setting and traverse a historically important bridge in Washington State.

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Nearly 40-Percent of Washington State Motorcycle Deaths are Unendorsed Riders

Are you riding dirty without an endorsement? You’re not alone. BestScenicRoutes.com investigated motorcycle crashes in Washington State to find out how many unendorsed motorcycle riders are being killed in crashes. The facts are astounding.

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An Ellensburg Motorcycle Adventure: Lion Rock and Old Durr Road

Perspective, Hakan rides with the hills in the distance.

We uncork a bottle of wine and toast to the pursuit of adventure and to sleeping under the stars at 6,240 feet above sea level. Despite a few tumbles, the day was amazing. Stamina and skills were tested and with that comes accomplishment.

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Grand Coulee to Kettle Falls to Wauconda Washington

This trip included viewing the largest concrete structure in the United States, climbing dirt switchback mountain roads, two small ferries and finding a ghost town and mine once owned by a famous gum manufacturer.

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North Cascades Connections – Okanogan Forest to Grand Coulee Dam

The North Cascades Highway is a very popular route for motorcyclists seeking curves, scenery and small towns to eat in. Relatively few riders from the west side of the mountains venture off the Cascade Loop route. That, my fellow riders

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Olympic Peninsula – Hood Canal to Sequim

Leaving from Tacoma, our motorcycle takes us across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge northward to Bremerton along Washington State Route (SR) 16. We ride the V-Strom 650 through Bremerton to check out the Puget Sound and harbored Navy aircraft carriers. The

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Weekend Get-Away to Olympic Peninsula, the Greenest Place in Washington State

The true spoils of riding possibilities in the Evergreen State would make motorcyclists obese if it were edible.

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85 Miles of Dirt – A Group Ride through Snoqualmie National Forest

Group rides on dirt roads are best served wet. Putting a bunch of two-wheeled hooligans on a dry dirt road puts the strong taste of dust in all but the leader’s mouth. Lucky for us, we live in the Pacific

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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival by Motorcycle

Daily life keeps us busy. Sometimes an escape is needed in order to just hit the biological reset button. A quick escape can be all that it takes to slow life back down and begin to enjoy the moment again.

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Finney Creek Road, Over the Hill We Go

Many riders enjoy the solitude of the open road. For me, it is always better to share the adventure. That’s where a friend on another bike or pillion comes in to play. My wife enjoys riding as pillion. She has

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Rockslides Cleared from Glorious Chuckanut Drive

Crews reopen Chuckanut Drive (SR 11) south of Bellingham today. The road was closed for nearly a month after two separate rockslides blocked the highway and destabilized the hillside above the road. The famous road, once in the top 10 scenic drives in the USA, lays a narrow paved route along the only section of the Cascade Mountains that actually touches the salty sea water of the Puget Sound.

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Puget Sound Destination: Pike Place Market

As the winter takes hold of our eastern escape route over the few Cascade Mountain passes in Washington State, my motorcycle trips become less frequent and typically shorter. I like to make more destination rides versus my typical routes of

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Product Review: Aerostich Roadcrafter One-Piece Riding Suit

The single best feature of the Roadcrafter one-piece is how quick and easy it is to put on and take off.

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Private Screening of “One Crazy Ride”

One Crazy Ride is what a motorcycle adventure should be. Exploration into the unknown for the sake of finding it.

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