Another nice day: The road awaits

Celebrated quality time on Presidents Day Monday on on two different motorcycles — my Harley Switchback and Amy’s Can-Am Spyder. Different bikes, different styles, different ways to ride. The Switchback is a classic cruiser, based on Harley-Davidson’s tried and true Dyna chassis.  Dynas have been upgraded and improved over the years and the Switchback  — […]

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 […]

Time to ride and ponder

A weekend to ride, think and reflect. Spring arrived Friday afternoon and the weather is pleasant for Friday and Saturday. So my Harley Switchback and I are headed out, first for a visit for coffee and donuts, and then on the road for some time to ride. Part of this is love of motorcycles.  But […]

Remembering ‘the great cow encounter’

Two years ago — November 9, 2012 — while traveling on my Harley-Davidson Super Glide from Riverhead High School near Staunton back to Floyd after a first round playoff game for the FCHS Buffaloes, I came up on cattle in the roadway on U.S. 221 at Poague Valley Road just south of Cave Spring. To […]

Heading for the road

The sun is coming up on another cool but beautiful morning, the Harley is waiting in the garage and I will be on it soon for a ride and breakfast. A few months ago, it was still a question over whether or not I could ever ride a motorcycle again.  Doctors resolved that question in […]