The traditional first (but not always first) motorcycle tour of the season is the MAMMARY run out to the Chesapeake Bay area near our nation’s capitol. We got a later start than usual. Continue reading Late Departure for MAMMARY
Here’s the summary, route map, and statistics from a trip to two parties, on consecutive weekends, on opposite sides of the country. Continue reading 2017 SPITS/MAMMARY Summary
Having returned home, momentarily, after my trip out to California, I now had to pack right up and continue east to the next party. In spite of the name, this party does not involve gratuitous exposure of the upper female naughty bits (so much the pity). Continue reading 2017 MAMMARY Run
Sure, this year’s MAMMARY run was just over a month ago, but here’s one last post with a full map for the run.
Continue reading MAMMARY 2012 Final Map
The 2012 MAMMARY Run is in the books and it was a hell of a good time. Mitch and Kathy outdid themselves yet again and hosted a most excellent gathering of netscum. This post includes links to the other posts for this trip and a photo gallery and photo map.
For Karen and I, we logged 1,425 miles on the Vector, not bad for a long weekend and our first two-up trip together on that bike.
Continue reading MAMMARY 2012 Run Summary & Photos
Even before we left the cool comfort of our Super 8 room in Morgantown, WV, we knew we were in for a hot day. The forecast was for record highs in much of Ohio and Michigan. We also knew that we may have to adjust our planned scenic route if we got too far into the day without traversing enough distance. So, we departed Morgantown with curvy roads on our agenda.
Continue reading Of curves, heat, and the final dash home
When Karen and I travel out to Mitch and Kathy’s, we usually leave after work on a Thursday and ride as far as we can that night. This leaves a manageable ride on Friday, resulting in an arrival time before dinner so we can have a full evening communing with friends that we see all to rarely. However, for the trip home, we have two full days (Sunday and the Memorial Day holiday on Monday) to travel so we generally indulge in a longer route that involves fewer miles on the superslab (that is, interstate) highways.
Continue reading A good lesson in loitering
We had a fairly easy ride from north of PIttsburgh to the Chesapeake Bay area to attend Mitch and Kathy’s MAMMARY Run. (By the way, that’s Mid-Atlantic, Myersville, Maryland, Annual Run, Yup.) We made good time eastbound along the Pennsylvania Turnpike to the crazy interchange-community of Breezewood, PA.
Continue reading Avoiding the 495
Most would say that a boring motorcycle ride is, well, boring. However, when one is riding a familiar route, and last years day of traveling the same route was filled with wind, rain, and other nasty forms of weather, a nice uneventful ride can be quite enjoyable.
Continue reading When a boring ride is nice
After a spring filled with long-overdue bike maintenance tasks, I proceeded to engage in a big house project: replacing the roof on my house. As a result, it’s almost June and I have yet to take either bike on more than a day trip.
Continue reading First cruise of the year (finally)