Category Archives: 2013 Husqvarna TR650 Strada

Snappy Lunch

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

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2016 Moto Alabama – Oak Ridge TN to Home

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

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2016 Moto Alabama – Birmingham, and Huntsville US Space and Rocket Center

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

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2016 Moto Alabama – 12th Annual Barber Vintage Motorcycle Festival

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

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2016 Moto Alabama – Home to Barber Vintage Fest

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

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Moto Day Ride – Reed Creek Mill

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

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Woodsons Mill

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

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Scenic Ride

A few pics from a recent ride in Jefferson National Forest, which included a few miles of unpaved forest roads:

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MotoMark1 Maximum Control Level 1

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

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January Moto

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

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2014 Moto Alaska Photo Gallery

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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

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Moto AK – Trip Stats

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

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Moto AK – Back Home!

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.

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Moto AK – Black Hills SD

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.

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Moto AK – Glacier National Park 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

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Moto AK – South to the Lower 48

8/15/2014 – 340 mi south on the Alcan to Pink Mountain The Alcan north of Fort Nelson is very scenic, and makes for fairly fast traveling (excluding any construction zones obviously). South of Fort Nelson is oil country, and the … Continue reading

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Moto AK – So long for now Alaska, South on the Alcan to Liard Hot Springs BC

8/12/2014 – 385 mi – So Long for Now Alaska, Ride from Valdez to Alcan, headed south Once again, 50 Miles north of Valdez, the weather was dry and sunny. Valdez was the last hurrah for this trip. It’s a … Continue reading

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Moto AK – Valdez Kayak Tour

8/11/2014 – Valdez Kayak Tour I really, really wanted to do some kayaking while in Alaska, and Valdez was my last chance. We signed up for a tour with Anadyr Adventures to fresh water kayak in the glacial lake created … Continue reading

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Moto AK – Flight seeing to Talkeetna

8/9/2014 – Flight seeing to Talkeetna The Alaskan way to see Alaska is by air, so when we were offered a flight seeing trip from one of our awesome hosts, of course we said yes (we actually had multiple offers … Continue reading

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Moto AK – Anchorage Aviation Museum and Moto Maintenance

8/7/2014 – 213 mi Tomorrow is a scheduled moto maintenance day, so we needed to be close to the Anchorage area so we could get to the shop and do some oil changes and put new tires on Kevin’s bike … Continue reading

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Moto Ak – Seward SeaLife Center to Homer

8/6/2014 – 209 mi – Seward to Homer The Alaska SeaLife Center made a nice stop in the morning before heading out of town. The aquarium and rehabilitation and research center was built after the tsunami that took out much … Continue reading

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Moto AK – Seward Day Cruise, Kenai Fjords National Park

8/5/2014 – Seward Day Cruise Kenai Fjords National Park Both Kevin and I had the Gilligan’s Island theme song stuck in our heads the entire ride back down to Seward on Tuesday morning. We didn’t talk about it until we … Continue reading

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Moto AK – Seward, Exit Glacier, Anchorage

8/2/2014 – 354 mi – Anchorage to Seward and back The ride south from Anchorage to Seward on a sunny day is just beautiful. I really don’t have words for the section through the Turnagain Arm, and wish we’d stopped … Continue reading

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Moto AK – Hatcher Pass

7/31/2014 – 54 mi – Hatcher Pass Lodge Feeling a bit under the weather today. Figures, as we finally have good conditions for riding or doing things outside. Left our comfortable guest quarters to take a short ride up to … Continue reading

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Moto AK – Denali Highway

7/29/2014 – 131 mi – Denali Highway! If you are not familiar, the Denali Highway is not in Denali national park, but is 130 mi of dirt road that runs through amazingly scenic country between Cantwell and Paxson AK, neither … Continue reading

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