The blog “All Things Rogey!” recently posted a blogging challenge: Post your favorite photos of 2011 and the reason why they are your favorite. The rules: the photos must be taken by you and you must include a photo of yourself in the 5.
Narrowing a list down to just five photos is much harder than I thought. 2011 was a really good year. But, in no particular order here they are:
Monkey & Me Riding Off Into the Sunset
Why I Love This Pic: Because nothing can compare to watching your kid triumph. This photo of me following Chloe off into the fading winter sun represents in my mind something that I hope continues throughout our lives. Love that kid so much.
Original Post: Riding Motorcycles With My Daughter Is Heaven
The Blue Ridge Parkway
Why I Love This Pic: In June, I took an impromptu long weekend trip on the bike. In the warmth of the late afternoon sun my friend Bill and I found ourselves on a nearly deserted stretch of the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was a perfect moment in time and one of my fondest riding memories of the year.
Original Post: Two Ugly Ducklings on the Blue Ridge
Golden Hills on Hot Spring Drive
Why I Love This Pic: The heat was so oppressive but there was something so wonderfully beautiful about riding along in the the dry golden hills. This was taken on our first day of meeting up with our friend Ed in California, whom I am always happy to ride with.
Original Post: California Love: Golden Fields on Hot Springs Drive
Motorcyclists Dream – Twisty Road Next 140 Miles
Why I Love This Pic: This is the kind of sign that inspires 1,000 motorcycle daydreams. Taken near Red Bluff, California on Route 36.
I’ve seen some blogs re-post my photo and chuckle that the curve in the photo doesn’t look like much – and they’d be right. But only a person who has never ridden CA36 could make such a silly statement. It’s what’s around the next bend for the next 140 miles that counts. Awesome road.
Original Post: Here It Is! The Greatest Road Sign In The World
Me and Sunflowers
Why I Love This Pic: I have a little bit of the fugs going on, so I’m kind of camera shy. This is one photo of me I actually like! It was taken while we were out riding in the woods during the summer. A nearby farm had a plot of sunflowers stretching all the way across the field. Being that they are one of my favorite flowers, I just had to sneak over for a peek.
Some Other Moto Blogs Participating in the Challenge:
- All Things Rogey!
- Bandit Ryder
- Confessions of an Aging Motorcyclist
- Princess Scooterpie
- Trobairitz’ Tablet
- Troubadour on a Triumph
- Two-Wheelers Revisited