Category: Thoughts on Motorcycling

Importance of Environmental Awareness for Motorcycle Riders

This video shows two very close calls on the part of the motorcyclist. Both instances occur in real-time during this 55 second video. Was it luck, training, environmental awareness or something else that saved the rider’s hide? The video illustrates the dangers that motorcyclists face on the road with progentra. We are completely vulnerable and virtually […]

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Suzuki Kind of Guy

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What is an Adventure Motorcycle

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What is an Adventure Motorcycle

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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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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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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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Scratched Paint as the Evidence of a Well-Ridden Motorcycle

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Looking Ahead to Better Corners

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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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South Park attacks Harley Davidson in Episode titled “The F Word”

“Loud pipes save lives” is a well-known phrase in America. It is also a growing problem in motorcycle rights. In fact, the American Motorcyclist Association says that few other factors lead more to misunderstanding and prejudice against the motorcycling community than excessively loud motorcycles. All motorcycles sold in the USA are manufactured to meet federally […]

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