2. Wide Open Spaces


Everybody here wants to go to Europe. Everybody in Europe wants to come here, and the reason is simple: You can ride for weeks and never see everything there is to see in the wide-open western U.S. Why not go to Alaska while you’re at it, via Vancouver, and don’t forget Mexico. The Alps and the Pyrennees are nice, but let’s face it: The Continent’s a bit claustrophobic compared to what’s right outside our back door. Resumption of normal speed limits in most western states makes them fun to ride again. Great roads, great reliable motorcycles, great times for people who like to get away from it all on their own schedule.