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
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.
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
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
Naturally, we took a small trip on the motos to go watch the much hyped 2017 solar eclipse. Kevin’s extended family own houses in the north Georgia mountains that just happened to be right in the path of totality. Not … Continue reading
I enjoyed this article on the history of a local favorite: Snappy Lunch’s Famous Pork Chop Sandwich It’s the only Mount Airy business ever mentioned during the eight-year run of The Andy Griffith Show. And it’s not only the show … Continue reading
Oak Ridge was more or less “on our way” back from Alabama, and the riding in eastern TN is always something to look forward to. The American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge, TN, while touting the area’s … Continue reading
After the noise and chaos that was the very fun Barber Vintage Fest, neither of us really wanted to spend time in a city, and would have preferred to camp somewhere quiet for a night. However, who knows when we’ll … Continue reading
2016 marks the 12th Annual Barber Vintage Motorcycle Festival at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham, Alabama. The Barber Motorsports Park is home to an excellent road-racing track, as well as the annual vintage festival, which has become a very large … Continue reading
Somehow, we managed to squeeze in a week+ long moto trip into 2016 after all. The Barber Vintage Festival is an annual gathering at Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham, Alabama. Word has it that the festival has become quite the … Continue reading
Of course its a hydropower site visit, made even better because we took the bikes. On a hot summer day, we look forward to riding at higher elevations. Twisty roads in slightly cooler air in the mountains make for a … Continue reading
Despite not having any time lately for anything but work or house build related activities, I’m really glad we made time last weekend to travel to Georgia for another moto riding clinic. I’ve been pretty good about sticking to my … Continue reading
Its not all work and house build – the weather is getting really nice, and we were able to take a day off to go riding. I only have these few moto tag cell phone photos, but right now that’s … Continue reading
Back in October, we took advantage of a beautiful sunny day to ride up to Woodson’s Mill in VA, a historic, working grist mill with two waterwheels. We talked to the owners about various technical approaches for converting this micro … Continue reading
So we finally got around to riding the rest of the Blue Ridge Trail (BRT). We hadn’t actually taken any overnight moto trips since our epic Alaska adventure last summer, so by late summer this year, we were ready to … Continue reading
It’s time to share another incredibly fun motorcycle experience: Kevin and I attended the Cornerspeed riding school recently, which is held on track at Virginia International Raceway (VIR). Neither of us had ridden on a track before this school, and … Continue reading
A few pics from a recent ride in Jefferson National Forest, which included a few miles of unpaved forest roads:
A few years ago I set an informal goal to take one moto riding skills class every year. I started with Cornerspin in 2012 (which set the expectations mighty high for excellent moto riding class experiences, plus Kevin took that … Continue reading
This weekend, it turned out that Sunday was even warmer than Saturday, when we went on a hike (evidence below), with highs in the 50s and sunny. In the middle of January. This is part of why I love North … Continue reading
Remember when we met Andrew Siess this summer at a rest stop in North Dakota, on our way to Alaska on an epic moto adventure? (Third picture down on this page.) Andrew is walking (and sometimes running, or sailing) around … Continue reading
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There are too many photos to put the entire trip into one gallery (hundreds just seems too many to me), but I still like having a photo gallery as an easy way to scroll through the photos without combing through … Continue reading
As an aspiring map geek, you know I love to post maps of our trip routes. However, I’m annoyed, because GeoCommons, the usual service I use, is totally non-functional right now, and won’t let me upload any data. So here’s … Continue reading
8/22/2014 – 464 mi – NE to IA Iowa is the last new moto state for the trip, and makes the 44th state overall we’ve ridden in.
8/20/2014 – 346 mi – MT, SD Maybe every trip needs bunnies. They’re pretty cute. They wander somewhat fearlessly (for rabbits) around the campground in Hardin, MT.
8/18/2014 – 184 mi The “Going to the Sun Road” through Glacier National Park in Montana is another famous road on the “must ride” list, and since I’ve never been to GNP, it seemed like a nice place to explore … Continue reading