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OK, first a little geography lesson.  What do The Netherlands and France have in common?  The answer is they share a small, 37 square mile island in the Caribbean.  The island is St. Maarten (Dutch) – St. Martin (French) and it’s about 186 miles east of Puerto Rico. 

Although the island is one of the smallest islands in the Caribbean, it has the Official Harley Davidson distributor for the Caribbean, which also has a 10-motorcycle rental fleet, which three friends and myself took advantage of in January.

Now I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and then moved to Vancouver Island in British Columbia 20 years ago and have been exploring the back roads throughout both regions for years.  The Pacific Northwest and British Columbia has some of the best roads for motorcycling anywhere on the planet, with wide, smooth and curvy back roads that have few cars and interesting small town that just beg to be rediscovered.  While I knew that I lived in one of the great riding areas of the world, but didn’t really appreciate it until my friends and I went riding for a day on St. Martin.

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