Favorite Ride: Vermont Border Run

The landscape around Lake Willoughby is stunning. A few years ago, Rider published my article about riding Vermont Route 100 from south to north, ending at the Haskell Free Library and Opera House, which straddles the US/Canada border. Someone wrote a letter to the editor asking how I got back. US Route 5 runs along … Read more

Favorite Ride: Bridges of Charleston County

Wide lanes and stunning views make the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge over the Cooper River a rider’s dream. Charleston, South Carolina, is a true Southern belle. She turns 352 years old this year and has quite a past. In America’s early days, her importance rivaled New York and Boston. Shipping, as well as rice and … Read more

Favorite Ride: Seneca Rocks, West Virginia

Behind our bikes is Seneca Rocks, a crag that towers 900 feet above the North Fork River and is one of the best-known natural features in West Virginia. Photos by the author. It’s not until we exit Interstate 81, run through some gears on US Route 48, and catch a whiff of dew-covered fields that … Read more

Favorite Ride: Colorado Front Range Figure-8

The Rocky Mountain Front Range is a rider’s paradise. Photos by the author. As we sat in the crimson hue of the Colorado Front Range sunset, the stone walls of the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater echoed with familiar lyrics. David Crosby’s face was laced with as many crevices as the surrounding sandstone spires, but his … Read more

Favorite Ride: Des Moines River Loop

The author and his BMW R 1200 RT at Ledges State Park. There are some great roads in central Iowa around the town of Boone, which is about 45 miles north of Des Moines. This ride crisscrosses the Des Moines River on a series of county highways and backroads, offering a nice selection of curves … Read more