Sunday, September 28, 2008
I have not posted anything to the blog in the last two weeks because there has been no gas in Western North Carolina since Hurricane Ike hit Galveston, Texas. The airhead is dry and the hexhead has about 100 miles of gas left in the tank. Hopefully the situation will resolve itself in the next couple of weeks and I can get back on the road. Plans are to attend the Blue Ridge Madness event at High Country Motorcycle Camp in Ferguson, NC October 10-12, 2008 and then the ADV Rider Old Skool event in Tellico Plains, TN the next weekend. I have been doing a lot of photography in and around Asheville the last couple of weeks. Please take a look at the Asheville gallery on my SmugMug site and let me know what you think of my photos! Check back in a couple of weeks to see if we have gotten fuel. I would really like to get in a couple of weekends of riding before winter sets in!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
This past weekend I camped at Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground in Cruso, NC. It always relaxing to camp in the shadow of Cold Mountain. On Saturday I rode to Mt. Mitchell, the highest point east of the Mississippi. Due to closures on the Blue Ridge Parkway the restaurant on Mt. Mitchell has been having some hard times, so the Western North Carolina contingent of the ADV Riders decided to have lunch there. We had a good lunch after riding from the relative heat below to cool fog on Mt. Mitchell. I rode my airhead RT but several others rode the dirt to get there.
Even though it is the middle of September the riding season feels as though it is coming to an end. That's funny since I ride year round here. But I am not camping every weekend and time is taken up with school and other things that just need to get done. Keep an eye or subscribe to my blog, though. I will soon begin planning my next big trip. I will ride from Asheville to Ocracoke Island on the Atlantic and then to San Diego! Coast to Coast with mountains, prairies, and deserts in between! Hmmm! Deserts in June and July?!? I'm already starting to think of the trip to Alaska as the "good ol' days"!!
I aslo want to remind you of my SmugMug site. I will be posting photographs throughout the winter. Last weekend, for example, I photographed people at the Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival. If you know anything about Asheville, you know this is worth a look!