Kurlee Kone will always have a place in my memories, memories of Grandparents and love. Much of my childhood was spent sailing with my Grandpa out of the Douglass & McLeod docks, long days spent on a DM22 on the Great Lake Erie. After sailing, Grandma and Grandpa always took us for ice cream before dropping us home. Anything we wanted, overfilling bellies far too close to mom’s dinners! Kurlee Kone is still there nearly 50 years later, still making family memories!

Spring Walk… or Autumn? (online Jigsaw Puzzle)

As winter recedes and the weather improves, I thought I was done with puzzles until cold and snowy comes again. Then one of my regular readers broke a leg, is immobilized for a few weeks, and in need of entertainment. So here’s another jigsaw (complete with people she knows well!) for her entertainment and yours, […]

Winter Lights Puzzle

A wonderful evening at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Wild Winter Lights, another puzzle for a bit of winter evening entertainment. Enjoy! 160WildWinterLights 2020 Keep Riding Local, Dreaming Global, helping your neighbors (at a proper distance, of course), and rolling safe- and wear a mask!  Hope to see you on the road on the other side!-mike

Backroads and Beer Runs: Double Wing Brewing Co.

RLDG Public Service Announcement: Yep, this destination has alcohol and, though we love a good beer, we believe that MOTORCYCLES AND ALCOHOL DO NOT MIX! We find lots of cool breweries, wineries, and distilleries on great rides, but buy a bottle or fill a growler to drink when the bike’s parked for the day. If […]

Pretty sure this train on #SteelVengeance is supposed to be moving. DaringDaughter and I have spent enough time stuck on coasters- glad it wasn’t us this time! #CedarPoint #RollerCoaster #RideLocalDreamGlobal

View this post on Instagram Pretty sure this train on #SteelVengeance is supposed to be moving. DaringDaughter and I have spent enough time stuck on coasters- glad it wasn't us this time! #CedarPoint #RollerCoaster #RideLocalDreamGlobal A post shared by Mike Mekinda (@ridelocaldreamglobal) on May 10, 2019 at 10:53am PDT

Steel Vengeance lives up to the hype! #OSU day with DaringDaughter at #cedarpoint! #steelvengeance #CedarPoint #RideLocalDreamGlobal

View this post on Instagram Steel Vengeance lives up to the hype! #OSU day with DaringDaughter at #CedarPoint #steelvengeance #RideLocalDreamGlobal A post shared by Mike Mekinda (@ridelocaldreamglobal) on May 10, 2019 at 9:53am PDT

Alone on a bench at Lake Erie Bluffs, I’m amazed by just how much noise the ice on the lake makes! #LakeMetroparks

View this post on Instagram Alone on a bench at #LakeErieBluffs I'm amazed by just how much noise the ice on the lake makes! #LakeMetroparks #lakecountyohio #LakeErie #rockthelake #RideLocalDreamGlobal A post shared by Mike Mekinda (@ridelocaldreamglobal) on Feb 22, 2019 at 12:03pm PST