Sunday, October 12, 2008

October Solo Ride

I woke up late and decided to go for a ride. The skies were crystal clear blue, the air was crisp.

I ended up riding about 200 miles. Every mile better than the last.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Another Perfect Day

The summer heat is beginning to break. It was almost cool enough to put on a jacket.

About 250 miles today and going for another ride tomorrow.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Mid-Summer Skyline Ride

Hit Skyline again with Ken and had a great ride. I never get tired of ridin' in the mountains. It was hot in the valley but what a great pay off when you get up in the mountains and that cool air kicks in.

The bright spot of ride was stopping by "The Stable" in Culpeper for the best sub sandwich I've had in years. I highly recommend stopping by.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

"I'm on Vacation!"

Despite having to work on Friday and the weather sucked a little on Saturday. I finally hit the road today. Hitting the mountains at Waynesboro I rode south on the BRP for about 50 miles and then turned back north. Rode the southern end of Skyline.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

3rd Annual Skyline Drive Cookout

It was supposed to rain in the afternoon, but we headed out to the mountains anyway. Every now and then the clouds would show up then the sky would turn blue and the sun stayed out for a perfect day.

R.D. brought Roma Jr. along for his first ride and it was a good day to join in. Gourmet burgers, BBQ chicken & hot dogs hot off the grill, slaw, tater salad & fresh watermelon made it a great lunch. (I must say I'm a great grill cook)

So much delicious food it was tempting to take a nap in the cooler temps. This one topped the list of one of my favorite rides.

Saturday, June 07, 2008


It was a scorcher! Topping 100 today in the 'Burg. But still many hundreds of riders showed to honor the memory of our local fallen soldiers.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Rolling Thunder XXI

It couldn't have been a more perfect day to ride up to D.C. for Rolling Thunder XXI. This year riders from the XLF & BHO met up for a great day.

I only took one wrong turn on the way up and everything went great. If you ever get the chance I highly recommend it. The constant rumble of so many bikes is amazing.

Seeing so many veterans really makes you appreciate what they did to protect our country.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Outer Banks Bike Week

Three days of perfect weather on the Outer Banks for my first visit to the area.

Toured the area to check out the Light Houses, Wright Brothers Memorial and Bike Week events.

The ride home kinda sucked with the cooler temps and rain. But the luck held up. The rain never feel hard mostly mist & scattered drops.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

D.C. field trip

The weather didn't exactly cooperate but it was good enough for a quick ride to D.C. and a tour of the National Air & Space Museum...

It was cool but comfortable in the morning. But the temps dropped a little and threatened rain on the way home.

The 5 Guys burgers on the way home was a great way to end the ride.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Freezin' in the Mountians

I took XLF members Dan from PA and Rene visiting from Cali on a tour of the Virginia mountians. It was 70 yesterday but mid 50's today and high-40's on Skyline. But it was still fun. (Except the early morning ride that taught me my low temp long ride breaking point.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Early Spring Ride

Early Spring Ride
Originally uploaded by flskevin
Mid-50's yesterday and rode about 40 miles to set the carb rebuild. It was over 60 today so I ended up riding about 100 miles today to get ready for the up coming season.

Lots of good rides planned early. Rolling Thunder XXI & Outer Banks Bike Week.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Warm weather on the way

It was cold and rainy last week so I decided to rebuild the carb and do some tinkering. Trying to get it ready for the '08 season. This Sunday is supposed to be 60 so I guess that's when I'll set the idle and go for a test ride.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Winter Sucks!

Except for a few day last month the winter riding days have been few and far between. Where's all this global warming?

This spring the plan is to ride down to Kill Devil Hills, NC and ride the outer banks.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Smoothin' out the ride

This winter's project was improving the sporty's ride. So I went with the best and installed new Progresssive 812's.

The improved ride is amazing! If I had known they rode this smooth I would have done this years ago.