Category Archives: motorcycle touring

Off-road in The Smoky Mountains

A friend from Tennessee invited me for a weekend of fire-roading in the Smokies, and as a new Ohlin ‘Adventure’ shock had just been added to the Tiger, off I went. The 800xc is dirt-able with Anakee 3 tires and … Continue reading

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Ride Report: July 4th run to Key West

Vincent arrived at our place in St. Augustine after a long Saturday and Sunday of riding I-95 from NYC.  After cooling down we had a nice dinner. We awoke Monday for an early 7:45 departure via the quiet shore route A1A. With the … Continue reading

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Independence Day run to Key West

When  a fellow NYC RAT called to say he was riding down to Key West, would I like to join him over July Fourth weekend, I had reservations on the traffic level, not to mention the heat. He arrives on … Continue reading

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Planning the run

As mentioned, I’ve ridden all or parts of the BRP and Skyline Drive multiple times. The only new segment on this r/t run is St. Augustine, FL to Cherokee, NC. We relocated to St. Augustine since my last BRP run so … Continue reading

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St. Augustine to Lincoln Center via the BRP

I’ve got my final two classical music concerts to give in Manhattan next month; why fly when it’s a 2,000 mile r/t bike run, and 574 smiles each way are the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive! Having ridden the BRP-SLD … Continue reading

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Ormond Nature Loop

One of the nicest local rides is the Ormond Nature Loop. Begin on A1A along the Atlantic and enter on High Bridge Rd (signposted). It takes you through some natural water filled with heron and more. This will be packed next month … Continue reading

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Micanopy Melt

A quiet 75 miles to our west lies the village of Micanopy, FL. My cousin tipped me off to the place; it is over 8 miles from the main road. The ‘old Florida’ theme abounds in these wide spots that … Continue reading

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Update

It has been a while since posting so here is the last few weeks. I’ve jumped back into an online Tiger Tag forum and collected/issued about six tag challenges this month, including this local lad. We had Hurricane Matthew come through. … Continue reading

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Northwestern Florida

Having beat the paths of Florida’s Gulf Coast all winter, I decided to spend a few days between the Apalachicola National Forest and Florida’s northern borders. It was a good opportunity for my brother to field test his repairs to … Continue reading

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A Taste of the Ozarks

The Ozarks lie just south of border of Missouri in northwest Arkansas. We spent a day crossing from Oxford, MS into and across Arkansas and west into the eastern side of the Ozarks. We have avoided interstate and hi-speed roads, … Continue reading

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