Saturday, June 25, 2005

Skyline Drive Breaktime

Skyline Drive Breaktime
Originally uploaded by flskevin.
An all day ride through Skyline Drive & Shenendoah National Park. We started out through Warrenton and hit Thornton's Gap. We rode down for a while and stopped for some lunch at Skyland Dining Hall and then rode to Swift Run Gap. A run through backroads to Orange and back to the 'Burg.

A great day of riding.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

150 miles just for fun

A clear blue sky and cool temps was the makings of a perfect day. Filled the tank and took off down the road. After passing through Ladysmith I pulled over for some more gas and a soda and after a break headed dowm a long twisty road. I ended up near New Post and cruised through town and back home. 150 miles and 4 hours later.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

New Harley Paint is done!

New Harley Paint
Originally uploaded by flskevin.
The weather is great and I finally got everything back together.

Rode about 60 miles to shake down and make sure it's runnin' good.

Getting ready for the Skyline Drive ride with the Battlefield XL guys.

Monday, June 20, 2005

I Finished the Paint

I finished the paint
Originally uploaded by flskevin.
Almost 2 weeks and several long days and the new paint theme is done. It's not perfect but for doing all the work myself I am very happy with the results. I can't wait to ride it.

Saturday, June 18, 2005

New Paint Theme

It took me a few days to take off the tank & fenders. I finally had time to shoot the HOK Kameleon base coat & flames.  

I started with a flat black base coat. Then shot the Red to Blue Kameleon. a coat of clear the wet sand with 2000. Tape off the flames and Kameleon Blue to Red.

Three coats of clear to finish it off.

Sunday, June 05, 2005

A wrong turn makes the day.

Watching the weather updates it was supposed to rain all day, but this morning it's sunnt & warm. The bike is out and warming up and as I head out I decide to try to find my sister's place.

I start out alright but one wrong turn put me on a great winding country back road with little traffic and plenty of tree covered miles. It was a warm day but going about 35 feels like the AC set to the perfect temp. Then heading in to a covered road with tall trees on both sides the temp drops and a cool rush of air hits. It couldn't be better.

I figure I'm not going to find my sister's so I just keep riding see where I end up.

I started the ride with a full tank and came out to a spot I recognized, 75 miles and 3 hours later about 20 miles outside of town. Cruised down to one of my favorite stops and had a great lunch.

The day couldn't have been better got lost without really being lost, had a great ride and a better lunch.