For me, motorcycles are far more than a hobby. I commute between about 25 miles round trip every day, riding in all sorts of weather and try to take one BIG trip each year in addition to a trip to Colorado. Since it is only 6 miles to 'work', I've started taking the truck more often when it is cold. I have plenty of cold weather gear and don't mind riding in cold weather but it is not worth it to put it all on and plug it in for six miles! A few years back I wrote an aricle for a national motorcycle magazine, Rider, about one of Texas' most famous motorcycle rides, the Three Sisters. It was published in the July 2013 issue. (I found out recently that the creature in the article is a Red Eared Slider turtle and not a tortoise.) I recently completed a ride that I though would make a good Favorite Ride article for Rider Magazine so I quieried the editor. He thought it didn't have enough "staged senic photos of bikes." So I'm writing my own story with my photos and you be the judge..
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Eating the Elephant (or how to do a 9,000 mile plus ride to Alaska)