Motorcycle Dual Sporting (Vol. 5a) Dual Sporting Pennsylvania And Beyond Compilation - Robert H. Miller

Motorcycle Dual Sporting (Vol. 5a) Dual Sporting Pennsylvania And Beyond Compilation

By Robert H. Miller

  • Release Date: 2016-07-06
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors

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Motorcycle Dual Sporting (Vol. 5a) Dual Sporting Pennsylvania And Beyond Compilation

Dual Sporting Pennsylvania
The following five previously published magazine articles from Backroad Bob's Motorcycle Adventures Dual Sporting Pennsylvania begin with five stories compiled after fifteen years, dozens of long weekends, and tens of thousands of miles riding through Pennsylvania’s state forests. The 2.1 million acres of Pennsylvania’s state forests and their 2600 miles of unpaved roads and 2500 miles of single track trails constitute one of the largest state-owned public areas open to dual sport riding in the United States. By permitting public access to the state’s forests, Pennsylvania has created a dual sport rider’s paradise. It’s difficult to improve on a day spent riding hard, eating well, and sitting around a campfire under a sky so filled with stars that constellations are lost in an expanse of twinkling lights stretching from horizon to horizon.

CONTENTS:
BALD EAGLE’S BEST
ELK COUNTRY RIDE
NO BULL RIDE
RENOVO RUN
WELLSBORO WEEKEND

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Dual Sporting Beyond Pennsylvania
The remaining twenty articles are a compilation of stories about events from the AMA/Suzuki National Dual Sport Trail Ride Series, Racer Productions’ Appalachian Dual Sport Tour, and routes I’ve developed after fifteen years of East Coast dual sport exploration. A few articles cover the same event, the Shenandoah 500km, and rightfully so as this is the best dual sport ride in the country. The folks from Northern Virginia Trail Riders could write the book on organizing a ride. A few others concern the demise of the most famous off-road event in America - the Blackwater 100 Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Race. Two decades ago, with more than a little help from legendary promoter Dave Coombs, the Blackwater 100 became known as the toughest race in America. This reputation put Dave’s Racer Productions and his fledgling GNCC series on the map. Today, the GNCC title is the most coveted off-road crown in America. One of the articles is an interview with Sidney Dickson - a former World Rally car driver, Vincent collector, and dual sporting pioneer. His insights into long distance, endurance, dual sport riding will really get you thinking about your own dual sport adventure.

CONTENTS;
AL EAMES MEMORIAL TRAIL RIDE - 1995
BLACKWATER DS - 1994
BLACKWATER DS - 1997
BLACKWATER DS - 1998
BLACKWATER DS - 1999
ITHACA DIRT RIDERS DS - 1999
LORETTA LYNN DS - 1998
LOST RIVER RIDE
OFF ROAD ACROSS AMERICA
RIDING THE RAPIDAN
ROLL YOUR OWN ROLL CHARTS
SHENANDOAH 500Km DS - 1994
SHENANDOAH 500Km DS - 1995
SHENANDOAH 500Km DS - 1996
SHENANDOAH 500Km DS - 1997
SHENANDOAH 500Km DS - 1998
SHENANDOAH 500Km DS - 1999
SMOKE HOLE RIDE
SPRUCE KNOB RIDE
TRI-COUNTY DS - 1997

Words – 29,384

About the Author:
Qualifications - Forty-two years and over 250,000 miles as a licensed motorcycle operator. Forty years and 190,000 accident-free road miles. Twenty years and 45,000 miles dual sport riding. Ten years of East Coast Enduro Association competition. Four years motocross and road racing support in AMA and WERA 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.
Dual Sport Riding - Mid-Atlantic States, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Tennessee. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Monongahela, Wayne and Allegheny National Forests. Ten Pennsylvania State Forests.
Enduro Riding - ten years of East Coast Enduro Association competition.