Motorcycle Journeys Through the American South

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With Scott Cochran as your guide, take a fascinating journey through a region that still honors values and traditions handed down from generation to generation. Meet some of the people who have shaped the very fabric of Southern society, and ride some of the best motorcycle roads south of the Mason-Dixon Line. Learn the best places to eat, sleep, shop, and explore the rich history of the American South. Written by a prominent southern motojournalist, this book provides an informed sampling of what the region is ...

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Overview

With Scott Cochran as your guide, take a fascinating journey through a region that still honors values and traditions handed down from generation to generation. Meet some of the people who have shaped the very fabric of Southern society, and ride some of the best motorcycle roads south of the Mason-Dixon Line. Learn the best places to eat, sleep, shop, and explore the rich history of the American South. Written by a prominent southern motojournalist, this book provides an informed sampling of what the region is today and what has defined its past. Detailed maps, photographs, and easy-to-follow directions are provided.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781884313615
  • Publisher: Whitehorse Gear
  • Publication date: 3/15/2007
  • Series: Motorcycle Journeys Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,470,445
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

As the editor of U.S. Rider News (formerly Dixie Rider News), Scott Cochran is uniquely qualified to introduce fellow motorcyclists to the joys of two-wheel travel through the American South. A native of Keysville, Georgia, he is at home on the back roads and byways of this fascinating region and writes about its culture and history as only a Southern motojournalist can.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     3
Introduction     6
Sweet Home     11
Fried Bologna and Ice Cream     16
The Earthquake Capitol of the South     26
Mt. Cheaha Loop     36
Escaping Bike Week Madness     43
Ma Barker Gang and Big Jack the Ugly     48
Riding Florida's Mountains     58
Barberville, Palatka, and Ocala State Forest     68
Daytona's Famous "Loop"     76
North Georgia Mountains     81
Brasstown Bald Run     84
Riding the Viper     90
Three State Lasso Run     96
Fish Camps, Guidestones, & Canyons     107
Middle Georgia's Fish Camp Tour     112
Exploring Georgia's Little Grand Canyon     122
Georgia's Guidestones     134
Natchez Trace Cruise     145
Natchez Trace: Nashville to Tuscumbia     150
Natchez Trace: Tuscumbia to Tupelo     160
Natchez Trace: Tupelo to Natchez     170
Bluffs, The Blues, & Lost Gold     179
Singing the Blues in Clarksdale     184
Mississippi Red Bluff     194
Hunting the Roxie Hole Gold     200
Natchez to Windsor Ruins     210
The Southern Carolina     217
Abbeville: Cradle of the Confederacy     222
Hail Caesar: Dog or Roman Politician?     228
Stumphouse to Toxaway Run     238
"Hey, All Y'All, Listen Up"     245
Accidental Discoveries     246
It's the Heat and Humidity     247
Animals, Insects, & Hostile Plants     248
Flags of the Confederacy     250
About the Author     256
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