Category: Motorcycle Musings

Motorcycle Musings

If you feel the need for speed

Lamborghini unveiled its new SUV this week, joining other “supercar” manufacturers in the race to claim who has the fasted one on the road. Even Jeep has joined the race with a 6.4 liter 700+ horsepower Hemi powerplant that closes in 190 miles-per-hour top speed and a price of over $90,000. Still that cheaper than

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Motorcycle Musings

A Sunday afternoon ride for a good cause

  Worked as a road captain Sunday for the annual Marine Corps Toys for Tots motorcycle fundraising event that drew more than 800 motorcycles and riders and raised more than $10,000 for needy children in The Roanoke Valley. After a cool, brisk ride through Floyd County and down Bent Mountain to meet up with other

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A steak to remember the Cow Encounter

A 20-ounce porterhouse bit the dust Thursday night at Longhorn Steakhouse at Valley View in Roanoke. Amy polished off a filet Mignon and lobster tail as we celebrated The Great Cow Encounter of 2015. Yes, it has been five years since my Harley Davidson — along with my head, right shoulder and leg — slammed

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A weekend to remember our Vets

This is the weekend to remember those served our nation in military services and put their lives on the line. Saturday is Veterans Day.  Remember to thank those who served. Floyd’s Veterans Day Parade is set for Sunday afternoon in town.  Please be there and show your support. Floyd County High School’s football Buffaloes enter

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Motorcycle Musings

The road awaits for exploring

With by 2012 Harley Davidson Switchback in the shop awaiting final determinations on the extent of its damage from hitting a dog and going down three weeks ago, I have gone back to my 2009 Dyna Super Glide for two-wheeled transportation, along with Amy’s three-wheeled Can-Am RS-S Spyder. The Super Glide’s odometer reads more than

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Motorcycle Musings

Fog of fall

Third straight morning of heavy, dense fog. Heavy fog greeted us early Friday morning on a trip down to Roanoke for pulmonary tests for Amy. Although the weather forecast for that day did not call for rain, the thick fog kept the windshield wipers on our Mini busy for the ride down to Carilion on

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Turning point after another crash?

Retirement once was the goal of many Americans.  Now so much now. As people live longer and the cost to stay alive goes up, nearly one in five Americans now work well beyond their retirement years. “I’m, going to work until I die, if I can, because I need the money, Richard Dever, 74, told Washington

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Motorcycle Musings

Road trips

Good day to ride Saturday. Used the Harley to run errands down to Roanoke and back, taking the long way when possible and enjoyed the sun and nice weather. Hope to do the same Sunday with sun and temperatures in the high 70s. The upcoming final week of September looks like decent weather and time

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A Parkway paving mess

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It is better than the alternative

With luck, I will turn 70 later this year.  I can still use a motorcycle for much of my daily transportation and ride the tight turns on Squirrel Spur or our other challenging roads.  I can still cover courts and the board of supervisors for the paper and I will wander the vast areas of FloydFest later next month for photographic and video coverage.

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