Welcome back to Ride Local Dream Global! 

Motorbikes & Local Destinations – Dreaming of Epic Journeys, Groovin’ on Simple Treks! Plenty of stories and photos from short trips, local color, interesting eateries, riding stories and reviews. Take some time, wander around, see what’s new. When you’ve seen enough of our explorations, tell us about yours. Leave a note, a recommendation, or take […]

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

Fairport Harbor Lighthouse Puzzle

Throughout this pandemic I’ve been transforming some of my more interesting photos into jigsaw puzzles on JigsawPlanet.com. I starting doing this to provide a bit of easy escape for myself, my mom, and anyone else who happens to enjoy digital puzzles. For whatever reason though, it never occurred to me to share them here! Making […]

A Gift of Time

When one’s parents have reached the point of having all they really need or want, gift-giving becomes… challenging. But one thing money can’t buy, shopping can’t provide, and no search can find, is time. Not time of the “extra days of life” variety, but the “time enjoyed together” type. So PrettyWife and I decided our gift-giving is going to be unique days spent with the ‘rents and any of our kids who can join us. So far, We’ve been blown away by how great the experiences have been!

2020: A Year of Visual Clarity and Interesting Photography

Over 200 pictures for an hour on the trail? Good grief! An hour spent culling out the good photos, ultimately winnowing them down to about pictures worth keeping? Becoming a lazy and inefficient photographer again, and something needs to change. A great advantage of digital photography is the virtually unlimited number of pictures one can […]

Fabulous Furniture (and Cars and Rockets and…)

That time, that uber-cool time when you’re cruising down an unknown road and an unforgettable spectacle catches your eye. Excitement builds, and you know passing by without at least a picture or two will haunt you. Next clear chance in traffic you’ve gotta’ turn back, you’ve gotta’ stop- and once in a while stopping’s even […]