Great Lakes Getaway: Touring Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan

The number of double-track dirt roads in the Great Lakes area is countless, tempting travelers off the snaky paved highways with their promise of adventure. (Photos by the author) I arrive in Duluth, Minnesota, in the middle of the night, welcomed by a cleansing wind blowing off Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes. … 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