The lure of the open road

As we enter the so-called dog days of August my mind turns to the open road and places to visit. I’m thinking or riding the Harley up to Washington one day to have lunch with an old friend I haven’t seen for years. Maybe another day ride down to Little River, South Carolina to see […]

Put the pedal to the metal

New speed limit signs went up on parts of Virginia Interstates this week, increasing the “legal” speed limit to 70 miles-per-hour. Which means drivers on I-81 have an additional fives miles per hour of grace since most people drive the super slab at between 70 and 75. A State Trooper won’t tell you openly that […]

A slow path to raising speed limits

Virginia can now, if it wishes, raise the speed limit on some limited-access highways (like Interstates) to 70 miles-per-hour. But not right away. Gov. Bob McDonnell signed the bill Thursday that raises the speed limit to 70 but the Virginia Department of Transportation say it will take months to conduct traffic studies to see what […]