Tag: Motorcycle

Skagit Valley Fields, Fidalgo Island Views and Aptly Named Deception Pass

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Product Review: AltRider Skid Plate and Crash Bars

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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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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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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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Prelude to Conspicuity Article Series – Close Encounters of the 4-Wheeled Kind

Rear end collisions are near and dear to me, as they likely are to all motorcycle riders. Here is a brief story about one of the closest encounters of the 4-wheel caged kind that happened to me while stopped. The highway I was on happened to end and curl onto the entrance ramp to an […]

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An Ellensburg Motorcycle Adventure: Lion Rock and Old Durr Road

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An Ellensburg Motorcycle Adventure: Lion Rock and Old Durr Road

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Grand Coulee to Kettle Falls to Wauconda Washington

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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 is a shame. This article is part of the BestScenicRoutes.com effort to get people to […]

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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 is a shame. This article is part of the BestScenicRoutes.com effort to get people to […]

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Olympic Peninsula – Elwha Dam to Port Townsend

Continuing the relaxed nature of this trip, we weren’t in a hurry to leave the comfort of our sleeping bags. The sun began to warm the ground by the time that we woke up. This was to be our last day on the Olympic Peninsula. After gathering our food from the bear-proof cabinet, we begin […]

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Olympic Peninsula – Port Angeles and Hurricane Ridge

The next morning we head back to Hwy 101 via NP2880. This road offers great views down the steep cliffs above the Dungeness River. We dismount in Sequim to find treats and coffee. We find both within a short stroll. The coffee joint could have been found on any Seattle-area street. The treats on the other […]

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Olympic Peninsula – Hood Canal to Sequim

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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 Northwest. Rain is not in short supply. Sun and weekends seem to be a particularly […]

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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival by Motorcycle

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Ian Coates the Smiling Wayfarer

The need for adventure pulls some riders away from the comfort of home for weekends or sometimes more extended multi-day trips. An adventurous spirit has taken one man around the world on a trip that will touch the two wheels of his early nineties Honda Africa Twin on the soil of every continent except Antarctica. […]

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Product Review: Giant Loop Fandango Tank Bag

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The Buzz Around Town

Getting around in town can be a hassle. The streets are packed with SUV drivers who are more intent on talking on their cell phone than actually paying attention to what’s going on around them. Don’t even get me started on the absolute lack of parking in most areas that would pull you from the […]

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Scenic route through Skagit County fields to Whidbey Island airfields

Scenic roads are fun to take in by on your own, but they are also fun in a group from time to time. I ventured out on a group ride with a few fellow Suzuki V-Strom riders this past weekend. The ride was organized through Stromtroopers.com. In all, 10 riders converged upon Old Strokers Benchrace Café […]

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