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 […]

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 […]

View from the Fairport Harbor Lighthouse looks like two distinct bodies of water split by breakwall – it’s all Lake Erie! Thanks again for inviting us into your lighthouse this year!

View this post on Instagram View from the #FairportHarborLighthouse looks like two distinct bodies of water split by breakwall – it's all Lake Erie! Thanks again for inviting us into your lighthouse this year! #Lighthouse #FairportHarbor #LakeErie #RideLocalDreamGlobal A post shared by Mike Mekinda (@ridelocaldreamglobal) on Jun 8, 2019 at 1:54pm PDT

Historically significant bit of the Lake Erie Coastal Trail, though not exactly beautiful.

View this post on Instagram Historically significant bit of the #LakeErieCoastalTrail, though not exactly beautiful. #LakeErie #VintageHarleyDavidsonSidecar #RideLocalDreamGlobal A post shared by Mike Mekinda (@ridelocaldreamglobal) on Apr 23, 2019 at 1:24pm PDT

Still WAY colder than it looks – but any day on two wheels is a great one!!! Shout out to my little bro turning 50, shoulda’ been riding w/me today!

View this post on Instagram Still WAY colder than it looks – but any day on two wheels is a great one!!! Shout out to my little bro turning 50, shoulda' been riding w/me today! #fairportlighthouse #FairportHarbor #VictoryVision #RideLocalDreamGlobal A post shared by Mike Mekinda (@ridelocaldreamglobal) on Mar 27, 2019 at 11:34am PDT