Monday, May 25, 2009

Good times on simple machines

I've been fortunate enough to play with a lot of two wheeled toys but you just cannot over state the value of a simple, air cooled engine, basic steel frame and fresh knobbies :)

See, look at that great big smile

Monday, May 18, 2009

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Experiences you'll never have...

...without a motorcycle.

It's always fun telling a good story and it seems I never return from a trip on a motorcycle without a few enjoyable vignettes. Like having the second flat tire in one day...motoring into the parking lot at Smoke Hole Caverns, rain threatening to fall any minute...meeting the crew from Hillel's Angels ( a Jewish motorcycling club from New Jersey and a genuinely decent bunch of guys ) and solving your tire plugging problem with the use of a prescription skin ointment.

You try telling a non-motorcyclist a story like that and see if they don't start doubting everything you say, LOL.

I probably answer the 'aren't you scared of getting hurt?' question a thousand times a year but I am sure my reply could never make someone understand. My life is enriched each time I swing a leg over a bike, in big ways sometimes and other times in simple, silly but meaningful ways. This life on two wheels is one I'll not relinquish if I can help it.

Friday, May 15, 2009

I left my heart in San Francisco

Well, perhaps that statement is a bit strong but I find myself daydreaming about riding the west coast again.
I just came back from a nice ride through Kentucky and West Virginia. A ride that cranked up my wanderlust to about '11'

Kentucky was full of roads that looked like this

but California looked like this

and this

and this

Be warned west coast, I will return :D