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 […]

Riding with the ‘Sons of Lethargy’ and other friends

On most mornings, a small group of aging motorcycle riders meet for coffee and breakfast. We jokingly call ourselves the “Sons of Lethargy,” riders 60 and older who still climb aboard our two wheelers and enjoy life. We’ve talked about creating jackets with a logo that shows the Grim Reaper in a wheelchair — or […]

Road trip

[slide] Fog hugged the ground as I set out in the pre-dawn hours of Monday for a long day on the Harley, participating in “Million Mile Monday,” an annual day when members of the Harley Owners Group try to log as many miles as possible in a 24-hour period. Rode 971 miles last year.  Wanted […]

Great day, great ride

A group of us road our Harleys through the damp and fog of Sunday morning to Lee-Hi Plaza just north of Lexington for the annual Virginia statewide chapter challenge, a gathering of Harley Owners Group (HOG) chapters from throughout the Old Dominion. The fog finally cleared and the sunny, Springlike weather arrived just in time […]