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A small moto trip to TN and Asheville

Motorcycles make every outing an adventure. Fortunately, I mean that in a good way for our most recent small road trip, which included the entire southern section of the Blue Ridge Parkway over various parts of our six day mini … Continue reading

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NYC

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DS day ride shenanigans

A little moto therapy this weekend (worked like a charm, as always, I don’t know why I ever doubt it): This also happened:

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Cody

The inevitability of outliving a beloved pet doesn’t make it any easier when the time comes. Neither does understanding that nearly 13 years, just over 12.5 with us, is a pretty good run for a large dog. For us, that’s … Continue reading

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QotD

“If only genius and power were linked to good judgment and superior temperament, but that notion is contradicted by virtually all of human history. ” – Alex Roy, The Penalty of Leadership: From Cadillac To Tesla  

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20/20 Racing Academy

Oh look, more moto training (and, let’s be honest, general goofing around) with some friends from GPMX. This time, our instruction came from the excellent Ike De Jager of 20/20 Racing Academy, who led drills and trail riding at Outback … Continue reading

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Horizons Unlimited Travelers Meeting VA 2019

I’m not sure why we waited so long to finally attend a Horizons Unlimited (HU) travelers meeting; Kevin and I enjoyed the heck out of this year’s event. The VA meeting is only a half day’s ride from home. The … Continue reading

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Kittens

Easter weekend provided a bit of random adventure this year. Dogs do what dogs do, and that weekend my parents dog was really excited to discover where a mama cat and her two approximately two week old kittens were hiding. … Continue reading

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Two each

I feel compelled to document that we are down to being a four motorcycle household. Two bikes each is the fewest motorcycles we’ve had in…many years. Look how nicely they fit in the garage; the garage is so neat, and … Continue reading

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Ruts to Racelines GPMX dirt class (South at NC Bike)

Well this was a fun weekend: Ruts to Racelines puts on a great moto training class. Initially, I signed up for the GPMX girls only class on Friday. Then a friend said she was going to Sundays co-ed class as … Continue reading

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Riding season is almost here…

*does happy dance:)* Sometimes, its the little things in life. Like the fact that my new WR250R has an alternator big enough to power my heated jacket and grips. Today would have been too cold for me to enjoy riding … Continue reading

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Skiing Snowshoe Mountain WV

I’d never skied at Snowshow Mountain in WV before. Exploring a new ski resort is always fun, even if the weather didn’t cooperate until the second day (when it also got really cold!):  

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Hello Moto! (Also Happy New Year 2019)

Look what followed me home! Wait, you say, isn’t that just Kevin’s Yamaha WR250R? To which I respond, no, its not! He likes his 2016 WR so much, he convinced me I should upgrade to my own (it wasn’t a … Continue reading

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First Snow

Another first snow of the season post, almost exactly a year to the day from the last one. This time, it’s more snow than we sometimes get in an entire season, all in one day. It’s lovely to enjoy a … Continue reading

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2018 Labor Day at the Lake House

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An afternoon in Chicago

Museum of Science and Industry and Skydeck edition: The Chicago MOSI is excellent, and very large. The main attraction for us was the U-505, a German U-boat captured in WWII, and the only ship captured by the US Navy in … Continue reading

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Lake House Fun

An old dog with deteriorating rear legs gets to keep playing in the lake with the help of a doggie life vest:  

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A little hike

Look who came to visit us from FL! If you are going to hike at Hanging Rock State Park in July, its definitely a good idea to go for a swim in the lake afterwards.

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MABDR – PA north to the end at the NY border

Sections 5-9 go north on mostly unpaved forest roads through PA to the end of the route at the NY border. Early on in PA, we found this closed road on the route: This was easy enough to route around … Continue reading

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MABDR – MD, WV, and north through PA

Just south of the much touted Oldtown Low Water Toll Bridge, we found this little community park with a much welcome covered pavilion. This little town unexpectedly had all the amenities we could want to wait out the passing rain.

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MABDR- Headed north through VA , WV, and MD

Starting the BDR: Its spring here in NC, which often means its wet. While we were fortunate to have multi-day stretches of great weather that weren’t too hot, riding this route in the fall definitely improves the chances for having … Continue reading

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MABDR – Moto Adventure Time

Guess what? Its moto trip time! Those who know us know that we’ve had some obstacles in recent years that have prevented us from taking our beloved extended motorcycle trips.  As of spring 2018, however, we were able to dip … Continue reading

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Wool Sower Gall

Nature’s classroom is right outside our door (in this case, practically in the front yard).  On one of our regular evening walks through the woods, Kevin spotted the curious white, fuzzy growth in the picture below on a small branch … Continue reading

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Wanderers

I love this: Found here: https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap180429.html

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Birds in the Wood Stove

File this under: Home Ownership Problems I Did Not Anticipate As of last Friday, for the fourth time this season, a bird has flown/fallen down our chimney and gotten stuck in our wood stove. Yes, really. Each time the bird … Continue reading

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