Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Looking Up at the Horizon

As 2015 comes to a close, we were able to take one last ride, enjoying the winter beauty and the unseasonable warmer weather. We have had so much rain this month, it was nice to find this quiet time in the sun.

"You can walk faster with your head looking up at the horizon."
~ Molly Ivins

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Autumn in Asheville

After days of rain, the sun returned and we finally got the chance to ride.  Camera in hand, everywhere I looked was a beautiful shot. The late evening sun and the clouds were spectacular. Early autumn in Asheville. Nothing finer, Carolina.

Blue and white spectacular

Lots of light and shadows
"The joy of looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift."
Albert Einstein

Hominy Valley
Didn't expect this selfie to turn out so cool.
Fun with my camera and an unintentional collage. Here my hands, holding my camera, and the setting sun, are reflected in my helmet visor.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Greenville Green

Great ride with Cathy and Dana through Greenville, South Carolina. Old Greenville Highway is definitely green. Nothing like getting into the green and letting it soak your skin.

"All good things are wild and free."
Henry David Thoreau

Cathy and Dana

Lunch at Quaker Steak and Lube
Ride On...

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Seneca, South Carolina

Blue skies and sunshine at Seneca, South Carolina's 9th Annual Fest. Small town, USA, near Clemson University and between Atlanta and Greenville. 

The city closed the main streets and we had fun walking around downtown, listening to the live music and checking out the food booths. They even had "Shaved Ice." (It would need to be "Shave Ice" for Hawaiian authenticity.) The town folk were friendly and we shared lots of smiles.

Jefferson Airplane was supposed to play there at 8, but we needed to head back home before dark.

Flags waving in front of Pickens Court House

"I may be going nowhere, but what a ride.” 
Shaun Hick

Cathy and Dana

Dana got a new bike and they both look great on it! Look at how they sparkle, like the chrome.

Here they are in front of us, riding on Highway 25, south toward Greenville.

My lens through the mirror.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

New Headlights

Taking apart the fairing
Changing the headlights on our '07 Road Glide is difficult because you have to remove the turn signals and fairing to get to the headlight box. The procedure may sound simple, but it is definitely a two-person operation. One person to read the manual, the other to operate the Phillips-head screwdriver.

Both jobs requires, time, screws, and patience.

When we finished, we celebrated with dinner at the new Pan Asian Restaurant in Asheville called Ganko. So many delicious things to choose from, but I ordered crab and avocado sushi.

Steven enjoying his Tom Yum soup
After dinner, we rode home on I-40. With very few folks on the road, we breathed in the beautiful colors of sunset. This photo below captured the elegance of our moment and place.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Near Perfect Ride

Reeves Cove, Candler, NC

And so we begin again...

A pretty near perfect ride today, our first of 2015. The sun covered us with a warm welcome and we were happy to be bending and moving together. Even with a little chill in the air, the road feels good.

There are joyous signs of Spring everywhere. Our neighbor's giant willow at the bottom of our mountain is beginning to shimmer in green and there are buds forming on the trees.

Rose Hill Road, Fairview

We stopped for lunch and I happily ordered my favorite Carnitas Taco Salad at Ay Caramba Grill.