Favorite Rides & Destinations

Fall 2017

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www.FavoriteRidesAndDestinations.com | ridermagazine.com PAGE 23 FALL 2017 ISSUE 02 / VOL. 02 F rankly, I don't understand why a rally was ever held in Myrtle Beach. The resort town is a congested strand with residents and police who dislike us motorcyclists, perhaps not without just cause. Even the helpful ladies in the Welcome Center at the state border suggested I avoid the place, and gave me a map that showed how to skirt the town. The bypass led me to Murrells Inlet and Mickey Spillane Waterfront Highway. Now we're getting somewhere, I thought, recognizing the creator of hard-boiled detective Mike Hammer. This inlet road is a seafood trail that brought me to Russell's, a landmark, it turns out, where owner Russell himself greets every customer. Within is a veritable enclave of inlet memorabilia. Russell saw me ride up and sat to chat about his own mount while I noshed on hushpuppies served as a free side dish. Welcome to the real South Carolina! Brick streets gird the town square in historically preserved Abbeville. Landscape along the Savannah River National Scenic Highway. STORY & PHOTOS BY ALAN PAULSEN ONCE AROUND THE PALMETTO STATE THE REAL

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