Weekly Photo Challenge: Mine


We did a 310 mile ride yesterday into Virginia and West Virginia. This is my view looking back on Wolf Gap Road in VA. It was taken by turning almost completely around in my seat, a task made difficult by speed, the twisties in the road, and trying to keep the New Zoom’s two antennas out of the shot (easier to do that than deal with them in Photoshop).

This is the first time I actually made an effort to get photos from this angle and definitely something I’ll try again.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life


This is interstate 270 just approaching the exit to get us back home; the photo was taken Saturday morning so traffic was light.

We are often on this road at the end of rides late Sunday afternoon or early evening when traffic is heavy with other folks returning home from weekend adventures. I find it very stressful after a relaxing ride.

Weather Change


We’ve lived in Maryland for over 10 years. I absolutely do not miss Michigan or Ontario winters, but I’m still not used to summer weather here. While the calendar still says ‘summer’ we finally got a break from the heat and humidity today.

We had planned to ride but didn’t have a particular route or even destination. It was cool enough this morning that I wore both a long-sleeved t-shirt and my jacket. We ended up riding 260 miles in beautiful weather…had lunch at the Marshall VA location of El Agave, did the 211 ‘motorcycles high crash area’ onto Skyline Drive, home thru Shepherdstown and Harpers Ferry.

My neck is sore-nothing new-and I have windburn on my face but it was a great day and I’m very much looking forward to more fall-weather rides.