Great Sign: Welcome to Pennsylvania

Great Sign: Welcome to Pennsylvania

Over the course of a lifetime, we pass lots of welcome signs. They’re on stores and parks, at state and country borders. I like stopping to document the border crossings with photos. As my friend Jamie mentioned recently, in addition to the welcome sign, some states will also follow up with some “no” signs – more »

Gorgeous Coca-Cola and Mail Pouch Ghost of Winchester, Virginia

Gorgeous Coca-Cola and Mail Pouch Ghost of Winchester, Virginia

File this firmly under the Things I Love category. I first got wind of this ghost while scrolling through states on Dr. Ken Jones’ fantastic American Ghosts site. It is an awesome resource for adding punctuation marks to my rides. What I particularly love, beside the combination of the two brands is that the Mail more »

Adjusting Expectations With a West Virginia Big Boy

Adjusting Expectations With a West Virginia Big Boy

Everything doesn’t always come up sunshine and roses when you’re road tripping and looking for something you read about or might’ve heard of in passing. Sometimes a pin on my map for a Mail Pouch barn will turn up a pile of collapsed wood where a barn used to be. Or maybe I can’t actually find more »

A Yeti, an Art Gallery, a Kickass Road – This must be Ranchita, California

A Yeti, an Art Gallery, a Kickass Road – This must be Ranchita, California

In December of 2016, I was in California taking a week-long riding trip. I flew to LA, rented a bike and wandered about. While heading towards Borrego Spring on Montezuma-Borrego Highway, I passed a Yeti in Ranchita. Often people will ask me how I find such things. In this case, it was pure serendipity. So was this more »

Finding the Unfiltered Self – Letting Go of the Paradox

Finding the Unfiltered Self – Letting Go of the Paradox

“It’s a paradox. You don’t want people to look at you or approach you, and yet, you present yourself in a way that calls attention. I’ve never mentioned it before, but I’ve been seeing you for 4 months and you are always dressed in all black. And your hair is, what color would you say more »

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