Do YOU Have a Video to Share?

Roads And Riders can host your ride video!

As small Hi Def video cameras become more and more popular, producing a ride video is almost an expected part of every great two wheel adventure. Rather than let your cinematic talents get lost on YouTube®, why not upload them here so they may be cataloged for easy retrieval by others interested in the same routes you documented?

Our goal is to enhance the available information on US Routes and State Highways with collections of video that can show much better than any of us can write exactly what the roadway is like and what can be seen from the saddle. Like the written articles, we don't expect an Oscar quality performance. In fact, presenting a video might be much easier for you to produce and you don't have to worry about grammar, spelling and punctuation.

You must be a registered user to upload you video. When a registered user logs in an additional menu item appears. Clicking on "Upload Video" take you to a very easy to understand dialog page. Once the upload is completed a message is generated for a Roads And Riders admin that a new clip is in que. We ensure it isn't porn or other inappropriate material, properly categorize the clip, and then your masterpiece is available for others.

There are many sites out on the 'Net that are favorites because of the great photos uploaded by their readers. Let's try to create a site that is known for the number of great videos it holds for touring riders!

Video Galleries

The process of matching available video clips to Highway Guide pages continues with a minor change. The software plug in that was firs used to control the display of the videos has been replaced by a different package, one that is much easier to navigate. Look for the gallery display at the top of the Highway Guide page, or for the icon embedded into the larger list menus.

You will also see the icon in article text. When used in that manner click on the icon will take you to a specific video clip that helps further explain what the author has described.

Redfish And Pop

Andrew Lewis, a Honda ST1300 rider from Louisiana, has posted his first of a series of ride reports. This one relates a long ride out through the mountains and desert areas of Colorado and New Mexico. Andrew's reports are accompanied with many photos and they combine to make a very entertaining read. Click HERE to see the first installment.

It's Your Choice

Riders new to this site will quickly notice something important - there are no maps, no descriptions, and few route recommendations that entail riding anything other than a US Route or state highway. The reason for this omission has everything to do with modern technology and the motives we voice when purchasing and riding a touring motorcycle. We want to enjoy a great road trip.

Sure, the Eisenhower Interstate Highway System is a great tool for commerce and zooming from here to there. The 21st century GPS devices can give a reliable routing between the two spots without a problem. But motorcycle touring isn't about the quickest trip between two coordinates - it's about slowing down to enjoy a mountain vista or catching a glimpse of sunlight bouncing off a stream that wanders by the roadside. It's difficult to find adventure when negotiating a grid pattern of lats and longs.

Help Build A Useful Highway Guide

I'm obviously committed to providing some reliable travel data to other riders that want to have a great ride, but what about YOU?

 

It is impossible for one rider to create and maintain a highway guide that covers the entire United States and Canada. Before the advent of online efforts there were a few really good books that focused on specific regions or highways,

Mike Durkin, aboard his Honda ST1100, has created a really nice seven part series about the Lincoln Highway in his home state of Pennsylvania. It's a good look at the route as it is today, and what it was 'In The Day'.