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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 […]

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 […]

Low and Slow at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

Vintage motorcycles, airplanes, and automobiles, my idea of a perfect destination! Finding ourselves with a few days to travel, we aimed toward the Catskills in New York. Remembering I’d wanted to visit the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome years ago, PrettyWife the Navigator planned our ride to get us there for a show- and what a show […]

The USS Slater: A Destroyer Escort Connection

WWII was, arguably, the last war with a distinct enemy and humanity at stake. A generation of young enlisted men rose to save the world, and far too many paid with their lives. Personally, one grandfather came home to share Navy stories, while Army stories from the other lay silent beneath a simple white cross […]

Fast Ride Quick Take: 2020 Zero Motorcycles SR/F

As the cycle world goes aquiver over Harley’s long-awaited Livewire (and collectively gasps at the price), Zero Motorcycles has quietly improved and expanded its line of electric bikes. For over a decade, US-made Zero has led the global charge with street, off-road, and dual-sport electric bikes. Having ridden Zeros in the past I thought I […]