Author Archives: Gary

A Biker at Church

When MaryJo and I take a weekend ride, we would search to find a place to worship on Sunday morning. We have done this since we started riding in 2007. I cant always promise that my attire is a 3-piece … Continue reading

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Options for future trips

I below to two groups, a local Ham Radio group and the local Harley Owners Group (HOG). Besides their focus in the club names, each group has a secondary (though we sometimes think it is the primary) goal, which is … Continue reading

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Green Top BBQ (Dora)

I usually let MaryJo do the write-up about food stops. Thought that I would give it a try today. Had an appointment in Birmingham and didn’t want to eat before it. This meant that at 2:30, we were hungry. Our … Continue reading

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Iron Butt Saddle Sore 1000

I have weird ideas at times. (I know, big surprise to those that know me.) A few months ago I was asked if I would be the Road Captain for the chapter. Since I like riding, and also enjoy planning … Continue reading

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Blue Ridge Parkway Ride with NTHOG

6:00am (0600 for 24 hr people), eight riders met to begin our journey. Seven on bikes, one to encourage us on with the goal to meet us for lunch the next day. Weather forecast was sun, temps were reasonable. Tanks … Continue reading

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August Getaway

MaryJo tells me that the last weekend in August she will be going to a knitting retreat. A what? She will be joining her knitting friends at a cabin on a nearby lake, some will stay there the entire time, … Continue reading

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Patriot Guard Riders

I have been retired a little over a year. During this time, I have experienced many “firsts”. Today, I joined the local Patriot Guard Riders to escort a National Guard unit that is being deployed. I won’t go into details … Continue reading

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January Ride

Captain’s log: Bike date January 12 , 2017 (with apologies to James Kirk). What better way to spend the day than to head to Memphis for lunch. But need to get in a bike ride. I had posted on a … Continue reading

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Christmas in January

I wanted to get into the habit of posting at least every few days, and something actually worthwhile to post. Not just “I’ve been doing such and such or going here and there”, but something worth reading, and writing about. … Continue reading

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Lunch and new adventures in Alabama

My bride goes to the knitting club on Wednesday. Not having much else to do, I go sit in the library and read. Afterwards, we run errands and, of course, have lunch somewhere. Today, we picked Homestyle Restaurant. When we … Continue reading

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