These fifteen published magazine articles from the Backroad Bob's Motorcycle Road Trips - Road Trips (Part I) CD examine the best two lane roads along a dozen or so road trips covering a few ten thousand miles - the trips that make you want to turn around and ride them again and again. Along the way you'll encounter New England's charm, Southern hospitality, the West's desolate landscapes, and the never ending two-lane roads of the mid-Atlantic...
These fifteen published magazine articles from the Backroad Bob's Motorcycle Road Trips - Road Trips (Part I) CD examine the best two lane roads along a dozen or so road trips covering a few ten thousand miles - the trips that make you want to turn around and ride them again and again. Along the way you'll encounter New England's charm, Southern hospitality, the West's desolate landscapes, and the never ending two-lane roads of the mid-Atlantic states.
Do you want to know where the best road trip roads are, what you'll see along them, and why each of these trips are mandatory rides for anyone calling themselves a motorcyclist? These articles reveal the best road trips from East to West and North to South and the reasons to ride each one.
25 STATES IN 25 DAYS
LACONIA - THEN & NOW
NY ROUTE 30 (AGAIN)
PA'S TEN BEST ROADS
PIECING THE PARKWAYS
THE GREAT WESTERN TRIP
TMIOA MEETS HSTA
TURBO RALLY IX (1999)
VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE DAYS '96
VERMONT ROUTES 100 & NY 22
WEST VIRGINA ROUTES 7 & 9
WEST VIRGINIA'S TEN BEST ROADS
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These articles are the fruits of a trial and error tree planted decades ago. The bad roads, the dead end trails, and the nasty places have been left out. What remains is a four-decade distillation of motorcycling in 38 American states, five Canadian provinces, five national forests, ten Pennsylvania state forests, and eight foreign countries. These articles contain valuable information that will save you time and money and enable you to efficiently plan your own adventures while avoiding the mistakes I've made. Let each article be a preview of your own adventures.
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This Backroad Bob’s Road Trips ebook is one part of a 19-part CD series that is Backroad Bob’s Motorcycle Road Trips and includes the following titles. The CDs and the ebooks contain the same articles, but the ebooks are text-only and the dual sporting ebooks exclude the roll charts, GPS maps, and GPS coordinates. The full-color, photo-filled versions, the photo CDs, and the full-content dual sporting CDs are available only from www.backroadbob.com.
Backroad Bob’s Motorcycle Road Trips:
Dual Sporting PA with Roll Charts
Dual Sporting PA with GPS Roll Charts
Dual Sporting Beyond PA with Roll Charts
Dual Sporting Beyond PA with GPS Roll Charts
Dual Sporters and Thumper Humpers
GPs and MotoGPs
Isle of Man TT Races, England & Ireland
Museums and Collections
Road Trips (Part I)
Road Trips (Part III)
Road Trips (Part IV)
Shows and Clubs
By 1990, I had ridden motorcycles through every state east of the Mississippi River, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and five Canadian provinces, but I wanted to do more. I wanted to explore the back roads across America, see the Isle of Man TT Races, examine everything that's foreign at a European Grand Prix, and experience the canopied forests, cascading streams, and towering mountains of Pennsylvania's state forests.
Over the past thirty-eight years I've done all this and taken thousands of photos of the places I've been and made millions of memories of the unforgettable people I've met. Along the way, I've recorded my experiences in hundreds of magazine articles, and traveled hundreds of thousands of miles by motorcycle in the pursuit of my dreams. If this sounds like something you'd like to do, then these articles are a valuable tool to assist you in fulfilling your dreams too.
Qualifications - Thirty-seven years and over 250,000 miles as a licensed motorcycle operator. Thirty-five years and 185,000 accident-free road miles. Seventeen years and 43,000 miles dual sport riding. Ten years of East Coast Enduro Association competition. Forty years off-pavement riding. Completion of Motorcycle Safety Foundation Beginner and Advanced Rider Courses and Keith Code's Superbike School. A.A.S. - Mechanical Engineering with over 25 years professional mechanical experience.
Road Riding - Thirty-seven of 48 contiguous states with extensive knowledge of the Mid-Atlantic, New England, and Southeastern states. Five Canadian provinces, Isle of Man, Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, Spain and Portugal.
Dual Sport Riding - Mid-Atlantic States, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Tennessee. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Monongahela, Wayne and Allegheny National Forests. Ten Pennsylvania State Forests.
Leadership Positions: President (1995-2011) - Turbo Motorcycle International Owners Association (TMIOA), North Eastern Region Director (2000-2009), and Pennsylvania State Director (1994-2009) - Honda Sport Touring Association (HSTA). Rally Dual Sport Route Coordinator - Honda Sport Touring Association Rendezvous 1996. Rally Coordinator - The Thumper Humper (THE) Rally 1998-2008, PA Adventure Rally 1994-2007, Pennsylvania Dual Sport Rides 1995-2007, Pennsylvania 500 Road Ride 2005-2007, and Turbo Rally '95, 00, and '10. Organizer - 2001 Honda Sport Touring Association Rendezvous - a 400+ participant, 5-day international event.