Four days & 1,143.7 miles of fun

Early on Wednesday of this past week, I fired up my Harley Davidson Switchback shortly before 0600, set one of my two trip odometers to 00.0 and headed Northeast on U.S. 221 towards Roanoke for the first of four days of the Merging Mountains Motorcycle Rally staged by the Harley Owners Group (HOG). As a […]

Good weather today, freeze Thursday

Looks like another day to save money on gas and have some fun on my Harley while taking care of business and enjoy the open road. The temperature is in the high 40s as I write this at 0600 this morning and is expected to hit 60 by early afternoon with clouds, a little wind […]

Remembering the great cow encounter

Third anniversary today of the great cow encounter on U.S. 221 between Cave Spring and the bottom of Bent Mountain. Facebook reminded of the event with a photo of the odometer of my 2009 Harley-Davidson Super Glide.  It struck 100,000 miles the day before — November 8th, 2012. I celebrated with a post on Blue […]

Day tripping

The thermometer rose to near record-highs Friday throughout the area Friday, topping 80 in Roanoke, hitting 79 in Blackburg and hardly seeming like November in Southwestern Virginia. In my case it meant abandoning working on any of a long list of projects and, instead, climbing on the Harley and heading out to cruise the roads […]

Thank the Lord for the night time.

I thank the Lord for the night time To forget the day A day of up, uptight time Baby, chase it away I get relaxation, it’s a time to groove I thank the Lord for the night time I thank the Lord for you Neil Diamond wrote those lyrics in 1967 and they still ring […]