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New rider experiences by Jeff

One Year Gone

I just reread what should have been my post of “Six Months In” and realized It has been almost that long since I wrote anything about my cycling journey. I got so wrapped up in riding that I’ve forgotten to … Continue reading

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Group Ride

Those who have been reading my postings have noticed a theme of firsts. Today was no different. Although this is the first post for December and the first after a long absence of writing (no the “first” for this post), … Continue reading

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No Particular Place to Go

Today’s trip was a return to somewhat good weather riding. I have spent the last couple of months watching the weather in hopes of riding into work or being able to just go for a weekend day ride without the … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Ask For

I had always wanted to learn to ride a motorcycle, to have my own two wheels, to boldly go… well, you get the picture. It has been four months since I began this life-changing odyssey. I have gone from power-walking … Continue reading

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Expanding Horizons

Over the past three months I have gone from learning to ride a motorcycle at a Harley Davidson’s of Savannah’s Riding Academy to striking out on my own longest yet ride of 330 miles and across state lines. As my … Continue reading

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There’s Nothing Like Riding

I made a somewhat snap decision to go to Florence for the Memorial Day weekend. I left Friday afternoon about 4:20 Georgia time and got to my destination about 11:30 Alabama time (12:30 Georgia time). And since I had already … Continue reading

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194 Mile Round Trip

Today’s ride had several firsts of firsts. I planned the ride the capture two Tour of Honor sites and take pictures of two local Veteran Memorial sites that could possibly be used for future Tour of Honor sites. All told, … Continue reading

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When the Fan Gets Hit

What do you do when you can’t ride? Well, that depends upon the situation. Is the weather of a sort that prohibits the act of riding? Nope. The weather Saturday was bright, sunny and just about perfect for riding. So … Continue reading

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Building Stamina

I went for another ride today. Just an “out of the blue” ride, but one with a definite destination or route. All totaled it was about 100 miles. And I rode past two of the helicopters I talked about documenting … Continue reading

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Riding with a Mission: Always be Aware

Today I rode with a purpose. I am rider #828 on the Tour of Honor website. Since the Governor opened up Georgia (as if it was really “closed” to begin with), I decided to go document some helicopter displays that … Continue reading

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