Sunday, October 31, 2010

Trick or Treat...

It was a perfect Halloween day. Sunny & warm. So I rode around the 'Burg and some local back road twisties.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Last Night's View...


Since I headed out kinda' late I decided I might as well hang out and watch the sunset from a mountain view. Apparently I wasn't the only one. There must have been about 50 folks from all over that stopped at the over look I was at.

It was worth the chilly ride home...

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fall Colors Part 2...






I wasn't planning on riding anywhere today. Yesterday I just rode around the 'Burg for about an hour just to get out of the house.

I did my morning walk, a few chores around the house and by 1 I was bored. So I packed up the Sporty and headed out. It's no big surprise where I ended up. It may be boring to some but I just can't go there enough.

Especially this time of year with the cooler temps and the bright fall colors.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fall Colors Ride Video

It took a few days to get this one done. Edited the clips with Final Cut Pro & it took some time to get the hang of it. I used 2 GoPro cameras for this ride. A new HD camera for the main video & my old wide angle for the cut away shots.

Ken & I rode from Front Royal to Sperryville on a perfect day. Lots of bikes, international visitors and the fall turn is about 50%.

I definitely got my money's worth from my Shenandoah National Park season pass this year. There's still good riding weather, my pass doesn't expire until October 31 & I have hit Skyline at least 15 time this year.

Enjoy...
video

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Fall Colors Day 2... A Lot Better




Today it was my turn to ride up to meet Ken. Again it was a chilly morning but my noon it was almost 80. Clear blue skies all day long.

This time we hit 55 West to Front Royal for the ride to Sperryville. Another first, the entrance to Skyline had all lanes open with two Park Rangers in each booth to keep traffic from taking too long. More bikes than yesterday and a lot of people from over seas.

Today the colors seemed brighter, I believe it was because the sun was in front of us and Front Royal is a little farther north. What ever the reason it just looked more colorful than yesterday.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Fall Colors Day 1... Almost There


Ken & I hit Skyline after I went to Waugh's to pick up a shirt for the XLF swap with a guy in Kingston, Ontario.

The day started off pretty chilly but warmed up nicely. We rode from the 33 entrance up to Sperryville. Lots of cars & bikes (the busiest I've ever seen) Big Meadows was packed to the rafters.

We had such a great ride we decided to do it again tomorrow.