The 9 Lakes Region of East Tennessee is a road trip destination well known for its winding roads, mountain vistas, sparkling lakes, and beautiful waterfalls. Visitors come again and again to enjoy the beauty of the changing seasons. Whether you need an “altitude adjustment” or want to indulge in a leisurely ride along the pathways of the early pioneers, there is a scenic … [Read more...] about The Long and Winding Road – East Tennessee Road Trips You need to Take Now
I remember cruising down the Virginia back roads headed to the drop zone praying the zipper on my gear bag that was bungeed to the back of my bike stayed shut. I was frankly scared of the zipper on my gear bag creeping open and my parachute deploying while running about 70mph … I just couldn’t imagine any good outcomes. The drop zone was always a lot of fun, I made thousands of … [Read more...] about A journey to a new bike …
The BMW adventure bike Kathleen Crocker maneuvers across blacktop and gravel roads in and around her farm in Lake Lure really delivers — both literally and figuratively. “I’m so fortunate,” Crocker said one early spring day as she stood next to her 2017 BMW R1200 GS in the middle of a fenced pasture on her farm. Several full-grown hogs and their young piglets standing in newly … [Read more...] about Kathleen Crocker: Farm owner combines adventure riding, world travel and even fresh pork
The promise of a mild, sunny Friday was too good for Margie Lee and me to pass up. So our psychic compasses pointed northward and off we went toward Monroe County, West Virginia, just over the border from our Virginia home. Just as advertised, the day dawned bright and crisp, and being only a dozen days before the winter solstice, the early morning sun skimmed the southeastern … [Read more...] about Monroe County, West Virginia is wanderful!
Not many venues have classic BSAs, Triumphs and Moto Guzzis hanging from the walls as décor. For fans of classic bikes and live music, the Greenhouse Moto Café in Mills River, North Carolina, feels like the ultimate man-cave hangout, a welcoming place that makes the perfect summertime stop. “I needed a place to put my motorcycles, and I saw this. I liked it and I decided we … [Read more...] about The Greenhouse Moto Café: Vintage bikes adorn this eclectic music venue