September Road Trip Notes: Taking the Bonneville

September Road Trip Notes: Taking the Bonneville

For my road trip in September, I did things a little differently. The biggest change was that I decided to forego my zippy, mile-eating Tiger for the stripped-down simplicity of the Bonneville. The choice left some people wondering “why?” The simple answer? Because I wanted to. Because I’d never done a multi-day trip on the more »

The Places In The Backs Of Our Minds

The Places In The Backs Of Our Minds

Sometimes I’ll be riding along in what I believe is an unfamiliar area only to have my internal voice say, “I feel like I’ve been here before.” You could, of course, chalk it up to déjà vu. But if you’re often traipsing around, chances are good that you really have been there before. October 2017 more »

The Mail Pouch Tobacco Ad of Grafton, West Virginia

The Mail Pouch Tobacco Ad of Grafton, West Virginia

One of my favorite Mail Pouch Tobacco wall ads is in downtown Grafton, West Virginia. There is so much going on, it is a feast for the eyes. Is it just me or is that gentle gradient on the Pianos & Organs part especially lovely? The whole thing feels like a time capsule.

Kenny Scharf Public Art Mural – The Bronx, NY

Kenny Scharf Public Art Mural – The Bronx, NY

On my way out to Pennsylvania on Sunday, I made a pitstop to finally see the Kenny Scharf art wall that decorates the Third Avenue side of Krinos Foods in the Bronx. I’ve seen glimpses of it in passing dozens of times from the Cross Bronx Expressway. And each of them I said to myself more »

Motorcycle Riding and the Unfiltered Self

Motorcycle Riding and the Unfiltered Self

Motorcycling is deeply therapeutic for me. Even during the most superficial fun-time journeys when I’m doing nothing but absorbing my surroundings, there is healing in the simple enjoyment. But there are other times when my rides will start off innocuously, you know, a little sunshine, some wind, a couple happy little clouds… and then whammo! My more »

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