I finally got around to pulling the Arkansas Circle Ride pics off of my camera and posting them. (Did I really have that much gear on my bike?) Anyway, as you can see, the trip was a blast. It will be a little cold the next few months for such a long trip, but I’m […]
The rest of the Circle Arkansas trip was relatively uneventful, as we raced the sun back to Memphis. The sun won, setting about 45 minutes before we rolled back into town, but even passing through some of the flattest country, around Des Arc, the setting sun set the trees turning colors afire, with beautiful explosions […]
The trip from Oark to Haw Creek Falls was the most exciting of the trip, with a few trips down washed out gullies and across big puddles. Unfortunately, Scottie had put his bike down in a creek heading to meet us in Oark, so it was out of commission. Chris, Wisch, and I roared up […]
There wasn’t much rain overnight, but it’s at least 20 degrees cooler today. That’s OK; just throw on the thermals. We just had lunch at the famous Oark Cafe. Fried mushrooms and a pound of hamburger. Yum!
Wisch and I are near the end of a 350+ mile day through the backroads of Arkansas, as part of a larger 3-day trip circling the state. One unexpected highlight was a busting, wonderful rib plate at McLaren’s BBQ in Hot Springs.
From across the river.
Robert Bell, Richie Trenthem, and I completed our 4th annual Memphis Walk yesterday. As in previous years, the plan was to start at the cobblestones next to the Mississippi River in downtown Memphis at sunrise and walk until sunset. Previous walks (2007, 2008, 2009) focused on primarily moving one direction for the entire day (first […]
A simple, elegant ceremony, followed by a fun, tasty, social reception at the Warehouse.
We brought a campstove to ridgeline to welcome the day and caffinate.
Mr. Ross let us take his 4-wheelers out and explore the far end of the farm today. Later, we got back on the bikes and tried to find all of the cool places we found, including Table Rock. Pretty warm, but fun, fun, fun!
It is about 50 degrees warmer this time compared to our last trip to the Ross Farm last December. Tonight, we are going to see the Marshall Tucker Band. Seriously. I wish that Wisch could be here tonight.
If you are from Memphis and thought you wouldn’t enjoy a tour of Sun Studio, you’re wrong. It was way more informative and interesting than I thought it would be…
Made it to the river near Shelby Forest.
An eclectic mix has joined, from Triumphs to Vespas, vintage BMWs to BSAs.
Hoping the rain holds off for a few hours…
Saturday – What a great day! Fall has finally arrived in Memphis, at least for the weekend. I took a solo motorcycle trip through the St. Francis National Forest, just south of Marianna, Arkansas. There is a national byway called the Crowley’s Ridge Parkway that runs along the tops of hills though the forest. I […]
On our way out of town, we made time to swing by the Hoover Dam, so we could check it out from the ground. I found the tour a bit ho-hum (we only did the standard tour, not the $30 one that features the modern art and takes you through large parts of the dam), […]
Thursday was a long, fun day. It started at 4 AM, waking up way, way too early to meet our transportation to the Boulder City airport, just outside of Las Vegas, to take a helicopter trip into the Grand Canyon. We signed up with Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters to take a ride into the Canyon, […]
We mostly took it easy today, as we know all too well that directed, purposeful action in Las Vegas turns the city into a vacuum cleaner for your money. Since we were last here in early-2006, malls (well, shopping in general) has exploded on the Strip, so we checked out the newer places (like M), […]
108 degrees in the shade. But it’s a dry heat… 🙂