Friday, October 29, 2010

Cool fall ride

Cool weather is here. I put the fairing lowers back on.
Rode up to Uno with my neighbor.
Had a great lunch at Mama Lou's Bar-B-Que.

Photos below of big bro taking the Glide for a test ride.


Installed the Wheeldock EZ Up stand.
Very easy to install (2 bolts) and very easy to use.

Saves a lot of room in the garage.

Maintenance and cleaning the left side should be much easier.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Turbo Encabulator

Several years ago, Rockwell International decided to get into the heavy duty transmission business. They were getting ready to tape a first introduction video, and, as a warm up, the professional narrator began what has become a legend within the trucking industry. This man should have won an Emmy for his stellar performance. Now remember this is strictly off the cuff, nothing is written down. It became the biggest talk in the industry, vs the new product which they were introducing.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fire Department Charity Ride

2010 Morgan's Men Freedom Ride

Rolling Thunder KY Chapter 2 - Morgan's Freedom Ride.
Ride starting from 3 different locations, then all three groups joining.
Lunch at Barren County High School.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

July 4th Ride to the Blueridge Parkway

Great ride to the Blueridge Parkway and New River Gorge.
1400 miles total.
(Click on any photo to see it larger.)

Through the tunnel at Cumberland Gap.

Veterans Overlook on US 11W near Bean Station, TN.

Bristol, TN and Bristol, VA - check the street sign.

Heading to Shady Valley, TN on US 421 - "The Snake".

Shady Valley Country Store
Snack and fuel - I chose the pump labeled "Venomous".

Spent the night in Boone, NC. Then down to Blowing Rock, NC to get on the Blueridge PKWY.

Started the day with leather jackets and chaps.

Look closely at the mirror!

Lunch break at Mabry Mill.

Spent the night in Roanoke, VA. Then back to the Blueridge heading north.
View from Roanoke Mountain.

Lunch at "Peaks of Otter" Lodge.

Short trip off the Blueridge for fuel in Glasgow, VA.

Ummmm. . . . I dunno. Odd site in Glasgow.

Too hot in the valleys. Felt at least 30 degrees hotter.
Back up to the Blueridge, headed south for another night in Roanoke.

Back road near Roanoke. Never rode through a drain tile before.

Entering West Virginia.

Old bridge over New River in West Virginia. Road surface was a mixture of steel mesh, concrete, and steel plates.

New River Gorge National River area.

The longest single span arch bridge in the Western Hemisphere.
The arch is 1700 feet across.

This bridge is huge! That's a four lane highway up there!

West Virginia coal mines.

Lots of coal trucks.