Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Here is another picture of Joe that I love.  Taken in May of 2008, Joe was already a highway companion of mine.  My unofficial bachelor party trip, we were following up an offer by Dale Walksler at Wheels Through Time museum.  I asked him about the history of this JD that was lightened to one cylinder. It was my favorite bike in the museum.  He told me I needed to ride it and to let him know next time we were coming up to North Carolina so he could get it down off the display.  We returned two months later in May.
  A bit nervous about riding a museum piece, after a couple of spins, I thankfully returned the bike, at which point Mr. Walksler said, "No, get the gas from Matt and ride that thing until you are sick of it."   So I rode it until I broke it. This would also be the last time we would go the the museum without camping there.  That place is heaven.  Thanks Dale.  Thanks Matt, John, Neely and the whole family at WTT. By the way, 3 days ago Dale just finished his own cross country trek on a 1915HD. He ranked 11 out of 45 (37 cycles made it the whole way) entries to the pre 1916 CannonBall run.  You are my hero. If you want to read more go click HERE or here.
 and thanks JT for the last two photos.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Low tide Miyajima,

High tide Miyajima.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Took my first Shinkansen (fast train) trip to Hiroshima with my wife and some friends.  Being there was pretty heavy.  A miracle of a city really.   We can't wait to go back. My wife took the picture at the top.  She is a wizard of timing when she wants to be.  Here are some things we saw.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Supertrip day 10, 11.  Missing Warren, Jeremiah, Lee, Nick and Rick, the company we had on the way out, but having more fun than ever.   Arizona.  New Mexico.  I hate that I didn't get any pictures of our camp this night because it was the best of the whole trip. June 2010

Sunday, September 12, 2010

 River Road: About 100 km from Okayama city to Takahashi and back Sat and Sun.    

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Work trip to Kobe and Osaka October 2010

Saturday, September 4, 2010