Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Horizons Unlimited North Carolina 2016

Once again Horizons Unlimited held their annual Traveler's Meeting at the Iron Horse Motorcycle Resort in Stecoah, NC.  Horizons Unlimited is a group of like minded individuals that share a love for long distance motorcycle touring.  We get together once or twice a year (there is another meeting on the east coast near Appomattox, VA in the spring) and discuss all thing motorcycle.  Most presentations at the meeting relate directly to a trip but some teach an aspect related to travel.  This year I was most interested in the presentations on photography.  We had a professional photographer show us photographic techniques including Smartphone photography and related apps.  Hopefully this will improve my photography for future postings!

My campsite at the meeting

The Horizons Unlimited tent city
Of course, I had to first ride to get to Stecoah.  Stecoah is about 80 mile from my home.  I could ride there in about and hour and a half, but why should I?  I live in a beautiful area for riding and decided to take the Blue Ridge Parkway.  The BRP can be beautiful this time of year.

Above the clouds on the Blue Ridge Parkway

At the time I was not intending on continuing this blog, but several folks asked me to pick it up again.  I am now retired and have more time to give to this blog.  It does kind of seem funny to start or resume a blog about motorcycle travel in October.  Oh well, so be it.

Soon I will be posting about the ADV Old School Fall rally held in Tellico Plains, TN.  Stay tuned!

Monday, October 10, 2016

I'm Back!

I have been asked by several people to revive this blog.  I have kind of let it slide for more than a year.  You can look forward (?) to new post in the coming week.  It kind of sucks that I have decided to revive this in October, the end of the riding season.  But, that's life.  I have just returned from a Horizons Unlimited Traveler's Meeting and will post on that next week.  I will be attending an ADV Old School Rally this weekend and will post on that shortly after the HU post.  Stay tuned and let's see where this goes!