Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Blue Ridge Parkway

Some say that the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Mountains of western North Carolina are the perfect place for a scooter ride. I say this is absolutely TRUE. The problem is riding and paying attention while trying to take in the beauty of the area. Well a stop here and there for scenic lookouts provide a nice option. I have been in about half of the US states on my Bike and I think BRP is absolutely breath taking. If you get a Chance to spend some time it is well worth the trip. Boone, Blowing Rock, and Banner Elk are all nice towns for friendly biker visits. Check out Appalachian State University (they beat U of Mich in football) , Mellow Mushroom Pizza and several Mast General Store for all your dry good needs.

The Blue Ridge Parkway is a designated All- American Road

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

China Motorcycles

My love for motorcycling was evident when I visited China for the 1st time. Easy Rider was shot in Shanghai. The others were from Beijing where cycles are used for basic transportation rather than joy riding as it is here in the US. Here are a few from China to enjoy.

Monday, October 29, 2007

The Beginning

You Won!! November 2000
2001 Harley Davidson Softail Deuce

I did not know the joy this winning event would have, not as important as birth of children or wedding or all those other special days, but pretty close. The beauty was not the day I won my Harley, but everyday since then has been an adventure. From learning to ride on the back roads - to first trip up to 50 MPH, then the first ramp onto the freeway, first rally, first everything - etc. It has all been a blast. So just 8 years ago and approx 50K miles later I still consider myself extremely lucky! Could have been a Honda, could have been a Kawasaki, could have been a Triumph, could have been a Yamaha, could have been a Victory, could have been a Aprilia, could of been a Ducati, could have been Suzuki or any other brand - But it wasn't, it was a Harley that started it all. So here is a picture of the Deuce that started this journey. I will enter the events along the way and try to build the motorcycle history that I have enjoyed, and I invite any and all to add to it if they feel like it.