Tag: Seattle motorcycle

Mount Baker Highway to Artist Point – A Grand View of Mount Baker Volcano

Mount Baker, known as Kulshan to the local tribal communities, is second only to Mount Saint Helens as the most thermally active volcano in the Cascade Range. Mount Baker’s summit soars to 10,781 feet, making it the third highest mountain in Washington State. The area is so rugged that the North Cascades Range, to which […]

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Book Review: Sound Rider Guide to Motorcycling through Western Washington

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Let’s Ride Exhibit and Presentation

 The Pacific Northwest has a rich history of motorcycling. Did you know that the United Parcel Service (UPS) was born out of a motorcycle parcel service that started in Washington State? The Washington State History Museum kicked off 2013 with the “Let’s Ride! Motorcycling the Northwest” exhibit that runs from January 26 through June 23, […]

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

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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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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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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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Riding and the Pursuit of Adventure

The question of why I ride a motorcycle is asked quite often. It seems that the answer would be simple, “because I like it.” My weekend rides don’t elicit that question from onlookers near as often as my daily commute. People understand the weekend joy rides in nice weather. The aspect that they don’t get is the daily […]

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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 no particular plan. The no plan routes satisfy my wanderlust spring through fall. Winter requires […]

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