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Scenic Ride Kindle PaperWhite Motorcycle

Scenic Motorcycle Riding with the Kindle Paperwhite

The Kindle Paperwhite

There are so many times when I have been riding and wished I had a better way to see my routes, the Kindle Paperwhite may be my answer. I was skeptical at first and did not think this little six inch screen would work for me, well I was proven wrong. I can easily read the screen in full sunlight or the dark of night. One thing I really like about the device is how long the battery will last,  charged last week, been on several rides and the battery meter is only down to half. To mount this on my motorcycle I just use one of my magnetic tank pouches that I have been using to hold my printed routes. This small tablet will fit in most any tank bag or handlebar mount.

The Journey

The journey to get our books and printed routes formatted for the Kindle Paperwhite was a long one. I am very meticulous when it comes to my books and routes, a great many years went into getting the format and layout right. I wanted to make sure my full collection of printable routes and books displayed correctly.  Well I can finally state that the journey has been completed and all the electronic versions of the books and printable routes meet my standards.


Here a few pictures showing what the books and printable routes look like on the Kindle Paperwhite.

Scenic Ride Kindle PaperWhite Motorcycle
Scenic Ride Kindle PaperWhite Motorcycle
Scenic Ride Kindle PaperWhite Route
Scenic Ride Kindle PaperWhite Route
Scenic Ride Kindle PaperWhite Pictures
Scenic Ride Kindle PaperWhite Pictures

Getting files onto the Kindle Papwerwhite

To get the books on the Kindle Paperwhite is a fairly easy task. I can copy the books and routes to the Kindle using my Android phone or computer. All I have to do is plug in a usb cable to the Kindle and plug the other end of the cable into my phone or computer. The Kindle shows up as a storage device that I can copy the files onto, I put all files in the documents folder on the Kindle. Here are the steps I take

1) Connect the Kindle to your computer/android phone with a USB cable

2) Locate the “documents” folder on the Kindle

3) Copy the PDF file from the computer/Android phone to the Kindle “documents” folder

That’s it, just 3 simple steps.

A great tool

The Kindle Paperwhite is a great tool for enjoying the back roads, there is one problem that happens after 10 minutes of not using the device. The screen will go to one of the built in screen savers and the only way to get the display back is by pressing the power button. I wish that this did not happen, but this is built into the device and can not be disabled.  Reminds me of finding a great road only to have the road turn to gravel after driving for several miles. The Kindle Paperwhite is a device I will continue to use and help me plan my rides, just not a device to use while actively riding. Well the journey continues, I keep looking for the great back roads and devices that can help along the journey.

You can find all of our electronic versions of our books here  . There are a full two pages of great scenic back roads rides to enjoy.

As a teaser I am including a list of the rides from our Scenic Ride Guide Book Motorcycle Trip Planner For The Southeastern U.S with 184 Rides

Here is a list of all the rides you are missing


West Central Florida Ride Time

1 WCF-A) Desoto Memorial Park-Riverview Blvd

3 WCF-B) Celery Fields

5 WCF-C) Longboat key

7 WCF-D) Palmetto

9 WCF-E) Casey Key/Venice/Manasota Key

11 WCF-F) Lake Buffum/Scenic Hwy 17

13 WCF-G) Oldsmar/Keystone

15 WCF-H) Fruitville Loop

17 WCF-I) Solomons Castle/Herbs Limestone

19 WCF-J) Rye/Linger Lodge/Lakewood Ranch

21 WCF-K) Ft Meade/Wauchula

23 WCF-L) Port Charlotte Loop

25 WCF-M) Fruitville/Brownville/Myakka

27 WCF-N) Duette/Agricola/Bartow/Ft Meade

29 WCF-O) Port Charlotte/Manasota Key/Casey Key

31 WCF-P) Balm Boyette/Keysville/Tail of the Gecko

33 WCF-Q) Crewsville

35 WCF-R) Lake Hendry

37 WCF-S) Lido key Sunset Ride

39 WCF-T) Siesta Key

41 WCF-U) Zolfo Springs/Ft Meade/Parnell Rd

43 WCF-V) Southeast Arcadia

45 WCF-W) Sweet Zolfo Loop

46 WCF-X) Brandon back Road Ride

47 WCF-Y) Ellenton – Parrish – Railroad museum

48 WCF-Z) Manatee Loop

Central Florida From Home

49 CF-A) Howey-In-The-Hills

51 CF-B) Cherry Pocket (Lake Wales – Lake Pierce – Scenic Hwy 17

53 CF-C) FL-64/Scenic Hwy 17

55 CF-D) Sebring/Crewsville

57 CF-E) Lake Istokpoga (Lake Placid)

59 CF-F) Mt Plymouth / Mt Dora

61 CF-G) Sumterville To Sanford

63 CF-H) Marc’s Horse Ranches Back Road Tour

64 CF-I) Citra-Orange Springs-Interlachen

65 CF-J) Avon Park Lake Tour

66 CF-K) Haines City-Dundee Scenic Route

67 CF-L) Emeralda Island

South Florida

69 SF-A) Buckingham / Lehigh Acres

71 SF-B) Pine Island / Jones Loop

73 SF-C) Washington Loop

75 SF-D) Webb Lake Rd

77 SF-E) East North Port

79 SF-F) South County Tour

81 SF-G) Ft Myers Shores / Venus

83 SF-H) South Naples To Chokoloskee

85 SF-I) Florida Keys

87 SF-J) Lake Okeechobee from the East

88 SF-K) Deerfield Beach to West Palm Beach Coastal Ride

89 SF-L) Jupiter / Indian River Ride

90 SF-M) Ft Myers to Homestead

91 SF-N) Indian River Dr & Hutchinson Island

92 SF-O) Malabar-Grant-Valkaria

North West Florida & Florida’s Nature Coast

93 NWF-A) Withlacoochee Forest

95 NWF-B) Spring Hill/Weeki Wachee

97 NWF-C) Bob’s Tail Of The Geco

99 NWF-D) Floral City

101 NWF-E) Green Swamp

103 NWF-F) Keystone/Wesley Chapel/ (Dade City/San Antonio)

105 NWF-G) Blanton / Bayhead

107 NWF-H) Cedar Key

109 NWF-I) Crystal River

111 NWF-J) Deadman Bay To Perry

113 NWF-K) Apalachicola Forest Westside

115 NWF-L) Northeast Pensacola Loop

116 NWF-M) North Brooksville

North East Florida

117 NEF-A) Bunell-Palatka-St Augustine

119 NEF-B) Daytona Loop North

121 NEF-C) Lake Monroe

123 NEF-D) North Jacksonville loop

124 NEF-E) Hilliard Loop (NE Florida Border)

Ocala National Forest

125 OF-A) Ocala National Forest (Southeast Side)

127 OF-B) Ocala National Forest (Southwest Side)

Daytona Destination Rides

(The long way to get there by back roads)

129) Sarasota To Daytona

130) St Pete To Daytona

131) Miami To Daytona

132) Orlando To Daytona

133) Ft Myers To Daytona

134) Tampa To Daytona

135) Apollo Beach To Daytona


1) Waynesboro South Loop

2) Jefferson National Forest South

3) Jefferson National Forest Central

4) Jefferson National Forest North

5) Lexington to Churchville

6) South Skyline Dr to Charlottesville

7) Central Skyline Dr to Culpeper

8) North Skyline Dr/Front Royal/Marshall

9) Danville Loop

10) Gate City to Jonesville

11) Emporia Loop

12) Scenic way to Staunton

13) Richmond to Williamsburg

14) Prince William Forest Park to Bealeton

15) Louisa Loop


1) Chattanooga West Loop

2) Obion River and Gooch Wildlife Area

3) Foothills 65

4) Murfreesboro to Tullahoma

5) East Memphis

6) Cherokee National Forest

7) Crossville to Monterey

8) Clarksville to Dover

9) Lexington/Natchez Trace State Park Loop

10) Savannah/Waynesboro/Hohenwald/Linden

11) Lebanon to Livingston

12) Big South Fork National River Ride

13) Lawrenceburg Loop

14) Nashville Getaway

15) Harrogate to Rogersville

South Carolina

1) River Rd and Edisto Island

2) Francis Marion National Forest

3) Chesterfield To Darlington

4) Clinton – Union

5) North Augusta to Edgefield

6) North Greenville to Landrum to Paris Mountain State Park

7) Hartsville to Pageland

8) Clover to Blacksburg

9) Bluffton to Ridgeland

10) Allendale To Warrenville

11) Lake Moultrie – Wee Tee Loop

12) Hopkins – Gadsden Zig Zag

13) Little River To Conway

14) McCormick – Calhoun Falls Loop

15) Clemson- Oconee State Park – Seneca

North Carolina

1) Topton NC (US-129)

2) Cherokee Loop

3) Hanging Rock

4) Greenville To Kitty Hawk

5) Lake Toxaway to Cherokee

6) Uwharrie National Forest (South side)

7) Uwharrie National Forest (North side)

8) Greensboro to Burlington

9) Belews Lake

10) Asheville to Burnsville

11) Highlands to Cashiers

12) Franklin – Canton

13) Brevard Loop (Dupont State Forest)

14) Boone – Warrensville

15) North Wilmington – Wallace


1) Natchez National Historical Park Loop

2) Foxworth – Monticello

3) Lumberton to Runnelstown

4) Lucedale to Pascagoula Beach

5) Osyka Loop

6) Smith County back road ride

7) Bienville National Forest

8) Rolling Fork-Lexington

9) Mathiston-Natchez Trace Pkwy-Sturgis

10) Greenwood Loop

11) Clinton South Scenic Ride

12) Tupelo Adventure Ride

13) Holly Springs National Forest

14) Hernando – Arkabutla

15) Batesville-Clarksdale


1) Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge

2) North Lafayette to South Pittsburg

3) Summerville / Lafayette Loop

4) Walesky Loop

5) Chattahoochee National Forest

6) Cleveland / Blairsville Loop

7) Folkston / Nahunta Loop

8) Folkston to Lakeland

9) Statenville to Waycross

10) The Gauntlet

11) Clarkesvill / Unicoi

12) Jesup to Blackshear

13) Thomaston-Manchester

14) Leesburg To Historic Andersonville


1) Andalusia to Brewton

2) Robertsdale to Gulf Shores

3) Selma’s North Back Roads

4) Double Springs Double Back

5) Piedmont to Heflin

6) Flat Rock Loop

7) Columbus South to Eufaula

8) Dothan to Cottonwood Loop

9) Cullomburg Loop

10) Gordo – Pickensville – Reform

11) Cherokee – Florence

12) Alexander Figure Eight Loop

13) Huntsville – Scottsboro

14) Pinson – Cleveland

15) Greenville – Monroeville

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