11/06/11 Nice Fall Ride

Washington Monument State Park, lunch in Hagerstown
135 miles

03/20/11 Pacific Ocean

Hagerstown MD
? miles
2 bikes

Posting a bit early tonight since D has to be up at 4am to go into work for a few hours. Not much sleep for him after he gets home since we’re meeting for a group ride at 9am. I’m catching up on Facebook apps very important computer work and then going to bed soon.

We did a ride today with our friend Drew (of guardian bell fame); I don’t have the mileage, hope to update that soon. We decided to try the Pacific Ocean Buffet in Hagerstown. It was a typical Chinese buffet-although rather large-with the addition of a sushi section. A very good value compared to similar buffets closer to home. Nice hot & sour soup, crab rangoons, cheese stuffed mushrooms…I would definitely go back! After lunch we rode to High Rock and then home.

This fountain is seen immediately upon entering the restaurant; see if you can find:

  • holiday bows
  • spinning ball
  • lobster
  • deer (?)
  • water wheel
  • conch shell
  • small blue disc-shaped object (?)

03/06/11 Hagerstown

Hagerstown MD
115 miles
5 bikes

We did a group ride yesterday, back roads to Hagerstown to visit Twigg Cycles followed by lunch at Barefoot Bernie’s. Our friend Drew gave us a guardian bell for the new bike. This is the story behind it:

Legend has it that Evil Road Spirits have been latching themselves on to motorcycles for as long as there have been bikes on the road. These Evil Road Spirits are responsible for mechanical problems and bad luck along a journey. Legend goes on to say that by attaching a small bell onto your bike, the Evil Road Spirits will become trapped inside the bell where the constant ringing drives them insane, making them lose their grip until they fall to the ground (ever wonder where potholes come from?). Legend also has it that the mystery of the Guardian Bell carries twice as much power when it is purchased by a friend or loved one and given as a gift.