Motorcycling Across Wisconsin

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"Wisconsinites are fortunate indeed" writes Bill Murphy in his fourth motorcycle tour guide of the Midwest. Bill mapped 19 back-road routes for this book through historic places, scenic vistas, small villages, and miles and miles of soul satisfying road including the Big Circle Route that edges the state. Bill says... "for motorcyclists, the road itself is the destination. We do not just drive on a road; we become one with the road. The road, not a destination, is often the underlying reason a motorcyclist ventures forth in the first place. We

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Overview

"Wisconsinites are fortunate indeed" writes Bill Murphy in his fourth motorcycle tour guide of the Midwest. Bill mapped 19 back-road routes for this book through historic places, scenic vistas, small villages, and miles and miles of soul satisfying road including the Big Circle Route that edges the state. Bill says... "for motorcyclists, the road itself is the destination. We do not just drive on a road; we become one with the road. The road, not a destination, is often the underlying reason a motorcyclist ventures forth in the first place. We judge roads not by how efficient they are but by their character. We want roads with sex appeal, soul, and spirit, roads that dip, climb, twist, and turn; roads that excite the soul rather than deaden the senses. In this way, Wisconsinites are fortunate indeed." Hop on and let Bill Murphy show you the beckoning roads of Wisconsin.

Bill Murphy is the author of three motorcycling guide books and one autobiography, Souvenirs of War, concerning his tour in VietNam as a grunt in the Marine Corp. Murphy has been riding for nearly 40 years.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933926209
  • Publisher: Arbutus Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2009
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 529,980
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 1

The Formative Years 17

Riding Through History 18

Trolls and Badger Holes 36

The Old Military Road 50

Following the Great River 61

The Heart of the Uplands 62

Pioneer Stories 74

Indianhead Country 82

Southeastern Odyssey 87

The Gold Coast 88

Racing in the Hills 106

Flat Tracking Fun 116

Northern Delights 123

To the Top of Wisconsin 124

In Chicago's Shadow 130

A Clearly Superior Ride 138

The Real McCoy 146

Hodags and Saloons 152

Remembering the Chippewa 160

Great Lakes / Great Rides 167

The Lake Michigan Circle Tour 168

The Lake Superior Circle Tour 184

The Door Peninsula 202

Wrapping It All Up 213

The Great Circle Tour 214

Appendices

Some Suggested Safe Riding Tips 227

Wisconsin Motorcycle Operation Laws 233

Wisconsin Motorcycle Program Contact Information 235

Wisconsin Sheriff's Departments 236

Wisconsin State Patrol 240

Hotel and Motel Contact Information 242

Motorcycle Dealers and Repair Shops 243

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