Category Archives: Day Rides

We both ride a lot more than I bother to blog about it, but if a day ride takes one or both of us somewhere interesting and/or yields some nice photos, I sometimes get motivated to post about it here in the “day rides” category.

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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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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Moto Photos

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

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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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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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Andrew’s Great Adventures – crossing paths again

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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Antique Moto Show

Just a few pics and some video from the AMCA Southern National Meet we rode to last Saturday (Club meet and Antique Motorcycle Show of sorts). Actually, while the old motorcycles were neat, there weren’t really that many, and some … Continue reading

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Moto Day Ride – Bob Childress Rock Churches

A little local history inspired a moto day ride this Sunday. Per Wikipedia: “Bob Childress (1890–1956) was a Presbyterian minister who was born in the town of Ararat, Virginia, and raised in the Primitive Baptist tradition. He became known throughout … Continue reading

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Ride and Hike – Buffalo Mountain

Despite enjoying both motorcycle riding and hiking, we usually don’t combine the two. We’re ATGATT (All the gear, all the time – referring to safety gear) kind of people, and that usually means its not worth the effort at trail … Continue reading

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Renee Cormier on world moto travel

At 33 years old, Renee Cormier, a Canadian working in Colorado, quit his job and sold everything (house, car, personal possessions, and all but one motorcycle), to travel the world by motorcycle (on about $26/day).  He traveled the globe for … Continue reading

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A fall day ride

All of my plans to take pictures of the bikes with pretty fall foliage this year have been thwarted, both by mother nature, and by circumstance. Mother nature has given us more wet weather, and has yet to provide any … Continue reading

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DS Day Ride

Lately, this pesky work thing has really been cutting into our play time, thus the lack of anything interesting to blog about the last few weeks. We’ve even had several weeks of perfect moto-trip weather to taunt us as we … Continue reading

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Blue Ridge Trail part 2 – Motorcycle assisted hiking

Our dualsport ride on the blue ridge trail a couple of weeks ago turned out to be so much fun, we decided to go again on Saturday. Once more, we zipped 100 miles up the highway (as much as one … Continue reading

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Sunday Ride – Dualsportin’ the BRT

Here are a few pics from our most excellent ride on Sunday: The above was taken on the Blue Ridge Parkway north of Roanoke, on our way to some off-road adventure riding a section of the Blue Ridge Trail. The … Continue reading

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Civil War Reenactment (moto content lite)

A local history preservation group put on a small reenactment of the Battle Of Martinsville from the Civil War last weekend. I love “living” history presentations. From the period clothing, tools, tents, and paraphernalia and vendors, to the reenacting of … Continue reading

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Dualsportin’

Probably can’t ride the street bikes here: This grassy hilltop where we had lunch is inside an off-road park with a network of trails not too far away. This section was nice, and the weather was just perfect, but overall … Continue reading

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Short Ride – Moto Tag: RAT

Ah, spring in NC, with fickle and rapidly changing weather. It still seems like its too cold out to ride most of the time. Temps were in the 40s yesterday morning, and I was firmly in the “nope, its too … Continue reading

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Moto Tag x 2

Why play one moto tag game when you can play two in one day? Spring decided to make a brief appearance on Saturday, with sunny weather and temps over 70° F. 70! In the middle of March! Of course we … Continue reading

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First Ride 2013 – Moto Tag

The weather looked so nice on Saturday, sunny and clear. Highs were supposed to be in the 50s. That’s warm enough to go for a ride, right? Well, technically yes, but it was still in the 40s in the morning, … Continue reading

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Fall Colors, Horses, and a Motorcycle Ride

Here are a few more pictures from last week. Both Cody and the horses get frisky in the cooler weather. I grabbed a few shots of the horses because its always a good time to post pictures of them. Last … Continue reading

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Venus Transit

We tried to view the Venus transit across the sun today, but the weather didn’t cooperate. The Forsyth Astronomical Society held a public event on Pilot Mountain, with telescopes equipped with solar filters to allow anyone that wanted to come … Continue reading

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New Motorcycle! 2012 Ducati Monster 696 ABS

After many hours of research conducted over the past several months, which culminated in a couple of test rides two weeks ago, I finally pulled the trigger and bought a brand new (brand new!) Ducati Monster 696. I picked it … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Ride – Roanoke Transportation Museum

We still look for new destinations to ride to on day trips. The longer we live here, the harder it gets to ride somewhere we’ve never been, but its till fun to try. A couple of weekends ago,  we decided … Continue reading

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Omnibus Post: Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and First Ride 2012

I don’t feel too bad about being a little light and a little late with content over the holidays. I mean, between Thanksgiving and Christmas, we saw everyone who reads this blog. There’s only like 4 of you anyway, and … Continue reading

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