White Mountains 2016

Alan and I took another trip back to the White Mountains again this year. We had taken a motorcycle trip here the year before. Last Years Trip Report. Which didn’t go as well with Alans bike breaking down. This year we wanted to do some backpacking on Mt. Washington, so we decided to drive my truck this trip. Just over 1,600 miles round trip. Places we visited: USS Nautilus Submarine Museum – CT Madison Boulder Natural Area – NH Cathedral Ledge Park – NH Mount Washington Cog Railroad – NH Backpacked on Mount Washington – NH Conway Scenic Railroad – NH USS Intrepid Sea, Air […]

Smoky Mountains 2016

Some of you may have seen in my other trip reports or photos that I usually take at least one decent motorcycle trip a year. A friend and co-worker, Alan, joins me on most of the trips. This year we decided to go back down to the Great Smokie Mountains area again. We took a trip down there three years ago and really enjoyed the scenery and the excellent roads they have. Here is the trip report from when we were there in 2013. This was the first major trip that Alan had done with his Suzuki VStrom, our last […]

Mount Washington

Click Here for Photo Gallery    Those of you that have read my other trip reports know that a co-worker (Alan) and I try to take at least one nice motorcycle trip each year. We always have to try to out do the last trip, and this year we certainly did. The ultimate destination for this trip was Mount Washington in the White Mountains of NH. Which is the highest peak on the east coast, at 6,288 ft. The trip was to be 9 days spending as many nights at camp grounds as possible to save money instead of staying […]

Skyline Drive & Southern WV

7-1-14 Skyline Drive & Southern WV 1,260 Miles      My Friend Alan and I took another bike trip this year to Skyline Drive and the Southern end of West Virginia. You can also read about our trip from last year to Tail of the Dragon. This year Alan planned the trip mainly around hitting alot of West Virginia’s state parks. He is part of a program that  you get a stamp at each park you visit until you reach a goal of a certain number. But over the couple weeks of planning, we seemed to add more and more […]

Tail of the Dragon

Myself, a work buddy, and his son took a 3 day trip down to NC to ride the infamous Tail of the Dragon road. You can read about it here… http://www.tailofthedragon.com/ Basically its an 11 mile stretch of road with 311 curves. Its is a must goto place if you are a motorcycle rider or love to drive fast on twisty roads. Total Distance = 1,068 Miles Day 1 The trip was 3 days total, with days 1 and 3 mainly being travel days just to get down and back. One stop we did make on Day 1 was at the […]

Jeff’s New Ride

Jeff called me up the other day and told me that Mark was going to be in town this weekend for another ride. I had not ridden in months. One thing after another kept popping up, or the weather was real bad. So I was happy to get out on a good ride. mark is always fun to ride with, and Jeff had just purchased a 2003 Honda 350 Rancher, so we were all excited to get in a good ride. I really wasn’t sure that the weather was going to do, but it was about 59F when I headed […]

Reunion Ride

Today’s ride was a special occasion, in that it was a reunion of sorts. Ben was back in town for the Thanksgiving Holiday, and wanted to get together with me for an ATV ride. Well, it just so happened, that Jeff’s step-brother Mark was in town also. Not to mention, Jeff’s ATV was actually up and running, well, for a while at least, more on that later.      We all met at Jeff’s house around 11pm and for the ride started. We rode through the normal local spots and then decided to go ahead and make another trip all the […]

Ridge Trail Hike at Coopers

It has been quite a while since I had been out hiking, and wanted to get at least one more in before winter had set in. Sam and I decided to go to Coopers Rock for a hike, as the leaves were just starting to change to their fall colors. We looked over the maps the night before, and found a trail called Ridge Trail, that had not been on before. The name was very fitting, as it basically followed the ridge line north-west, till it gradually slopped down to the river, and a joining valley. This map is hard […]

Sinks of Gandy 2006

This was our 4th annual vacation to the Sinks of Gandy. You can read about the 2005 trip here. As before, Sam and Ben went along with me. Ben was not sure if he was going to able to make the trip this year. He had job interviews a few days before the trip, and was not sure where they were going to lead. Turns out, that they were not going to get in touch with him till later that week, which was about the time we were planning on returning. I was worried that our favorite camping spot would […]