January 18, 2020
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Routes: Finding Some Dirt Roads in Litchfield County, CT

By Bud Wilkinson Humans are creatures of habit. We relish routine. While non-riders may believe DNA swabs of some motorcyclists may be necessary to accurately determine the species, many riders are humanly predictable. Given the choice between a known route and a less traveled road, they resolutely opt to remain …

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Lower Connecticut River Valley

By Bud Wilkinson Route 154 is a winding state road that runs along the west side of the Connecticut River from Old Saybrook through Esssex and Deep River and north to Haddam and Higganum. “This is a nice cruising road,” said Janet Gessner, whose husband, Tim, rides a 2000 Harley-Davidson Sportster. …

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Motorcyclepedia Opens in Newburgh, N.Y.

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com NEWBURGH, NY – The new motorcycle museum Motorcyclepedia opened this morning and it is quite spectacular – two floors and 85,000 square feet of floor space devoted to hundreds of motorcycles. There are familiar names like Harley-Davidson and forgotten ones like

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Cold Spring Depot Alongside The Tracks

COLD SPRING, NY – Built in 1884 as a passenger and freight terminal, the motorcycle-friendly Cold Spring Depot was an active station until 1954 and has been an eatery since 1972. In-between it was a car dealership and repair shop. If you dine outdoors on the patio, you can expect to …

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Pig Out At Big W’s Roadside Bar-B-Q

WINGDALE, NY – The next time you feel like “pigging out” while out on a ride, check out Big W’s Roadside Bar-B-Q, 1475 Route 22. The restaurant’s proprietor and namesake Warren Norstein has been in the ribs business since 2003. Back then, the business was truly “road side” – running out …

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Riders Gather At Toymaker’s Cafe

FALLS VILLAGE, CT – This is the “official hangout” of RIDE-CT.com / Ride-NewEngland.com. Owners Greg and Annie Bidou gave up the corporate life and commuting daily to New York City by  train in 2001 and opened the cafe in 2002. They now serve up English banger platters, sweet potato waffles and …

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