Year: 2011

Product Review: AltRider Skid Plate and Crash Bars

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Suzuki Kind of Guy

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Bucolic Mosquito Lake Road off Highway 9

Skagit and Whatcom counties border Canada to the north, North Cascade Mountains to the east, and Puget Sound with the San Juan Islands— viewable from coastal roads — to the west. This makes the area particularly scenic.               There are several roads that every motorcyclist and sports car driver know […]

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In Search of a Dirt Road with a Mount Baker View

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Warehouse Motorcycle Racing

Group of motorcycle riders join weekly for debauchery in an empty warehouse. The truth of the matter is that this is an incredible experience to learn proper cornering, braking and general motorcycle operation techniques. These guys are really on to something. I had a fantastic time meeting the riders and finally going out for a […]

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Pacific Coast Highway|Northern California Motorcycle Ride

A damn good and affordable breakfast got us ready for the road. We leave the town of Greenfield heading north on Highway 101. Motorcycle trips are filled with opportunities to adjust plans. The landslide on Highway 1 and our inability to find the detour through Fort Hunter Liggett created such an opportunity. We had lost […]

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Pacific Coast Highway from Pismo Beach to Hearst Castle with a Landslide and New Military Recruits

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An Old Story to Start a New Adventure

Growing up we were often heading out on adventures. Sometimes the adventures would be intentional. These could be as close as a muddy spring trip along a trail on our “back 40.” Just preparing a fence line for our cattle to pasture on in Northern Minnesota could lead to a full weekend of trudging through […]

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What is an Adventure Motorcycle

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What is an Adventure Motorcycle

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Pacific Coast Highway Motorcycle Adventure – Long Beach to Pismo Beach

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Ian Coates Around the World Update

UPDATED April 18, 2011. This is an update on Ian Coates, the Smiling Wayfarerthat I met a year ago. Ian is a 67-year-old from Hebden Bridge, England. He has the adventurous heart of a 27-year-old. He has been traveling around the world since 1999 on a Honda Africa Twin motorcycle. Since Ian Coates left Canada and […]

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The Humble Motorcyclist

As a writer and business professional, my natural tendency is to test the limits and share my experiences. These qualities cross over into my passion for riding motorcycles.   Obviously, BestScenicRoutes.com is my personal effort to not bogart the best scenic routes and to share my experiences of the open road. As for testing the […]

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Motorcycle Ride Inspiration

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Product Review: Giant Loop Great Basin Saddlebag

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Product Review: Giant Loop Great Basin Saddlebag

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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. According to Washington State Patrol records, during the five-year period from 2005 to 2009 (complete 2010 data is not yet available), […]

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Take a Highly Visible Stand, with High-Viz Motorcycle Riding Gear

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Product Review: Hyper-Lite LED lights for motorcycles

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