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Show Me the Donuts!

Show Me the Donuts!

Nine times out of 10, when I see pictures of food in ride reports it looks terribly unappealing. Unless there is a fingernail in it, you won’t usually catch me taking photos of my food, either. But… I will sometimes make an exception for those round wheels of cakey-lovin’ – the donut.

Since I didn’t eat dinner last night, you’ll have to suffer through an old photo of when I brought a half-dozen donuts home from Kane’s in Saugus, Massachusetts. Will ride for donuts!

Maybe not edible, but surely the big Maple Donuts donut is worth a look, too. I stopped at this rooftop model in York, PA while driving out to Cleveland.

The one on the wall at the OTHER York, PA. Maple Donuts was kinda nifty as well. And no, it wasn’t me that took a chomp out of it.

But the rooftop donut at Randy’s in Inglewood, Ca.? Well, that was my holy grail of rooftop donuts. I wanted to see that one for a long time. We stopped there after flying in to LAX in May 2015. It was worth the trip – their donuts were delicious.

This post is part of a 29 posts in 29 days blogging challenge hosted by Kathy at ToadMama.com. Today’s writing prompt: Describe your dinner.
My Dudes on the Col de l’Iseran

My Dudes on the Col de l’Iseran

The connections, the love, the family that you build in your travels is amazing. Often humbling. This thing… metal, gasoline, rubber and dreams – it binds us together. A motorcycle, yes, but so much more.

Happy times. Love these guys.

This post is part of a 29 posts in 29 days blogging challenge hosted by Kathy at ToadMama.com. Today’s writing prompt: Image of someone that you love.
Hanging on for Spring

Hanging on for Spring

On Saturday night, I went out to the garage, sat on my motorcycle and took a picture. The temperature hovered in a single digit. It’s hard to remain upbeat when you go outside and it hurts to breathe in. But… I’m trying.

We’re officially in the middle of February. By the time this work week is over, we’ll be closer to March than January and thereby just that much closer to spring.

I remember last year somewhere around this time my friend Rosie saying to take a closer look at the trees – the buds for their leaves were already there. At first I thought, no way, it’s too early! But sure enough, they are there just waiting to bust out some leafy moves. It won’t be long.

Just gotta hang on a little longer.

This post is part of a 29 posts in 29 days blogging challenge hosted by Kathy at ToadMama.com. Today’s writing prompt: Share a photo of your motorcycle (or car) taken on the same day you write your post.
I’m Lookin’ Forward to Getting Dirty at the BBA

I’m Lookin’ Forward to Getting Dirty at the BBA

This year I hope to spend more time riding my dirty bike. The KTM has awakened something inside of me that needs to be explored. I don’t know how or why but I’m just going to hop on this wave and ride it out; see where it goes.

One of my favorite events each year is riding the Berkshire Big Adventure hosted by the Berkshire Trail Riders in Massachusetts. For 2015, the event took a hiatus. Seeing it back on the calendar for 2016 is exciting. I’m looking forward to spending a long weekend in the mountains with friends.

I think I’ve become a better dirt rider because I understand my limitations, why they exist (my mind) and have been able to focus on what it is that I really want out of the ride. That keeps me much more relaxed. Relaxed me is a better rider.

Looking forward to the spring!

Some pics from past Berkshire Big Adventure rides:

This post is part of a 29 posts in 29 days blogging challenge hosted by Kathy at ToadMama.com. Today’s writing prompt: What event are you currently looking most forward to?
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