Ten Years

Ten YearsIt’s been 10 years since I lost one of my best friends. I can’t believe he has been gone for this long. I still think of Mike every time I ride and I have fond memories of all the fun times we had out on these same roads.

Unfortunately, I spent the day at home with a migraine, rather than out on the road, like I have been doing for the past 9 years. I couldn’t shake the feeling that it was Mike’s subtle way of telling me that for whatever reason, it was not a good day to be out riding,

I was able to dig through some old pictures that made me smile

Miss you Mike!

Friendship Ride

Energica Electric Motorcycle

Energica Electric Motorcycle
Had to opportunity to check out this beauty in person last night.  To be honest, I haven’t been on board with the whole electric bike movement, well at least until now.

Energica’s Ego is quite simply a functional work of art.  True engineering is present just about everywhere you look. 3D printed sub-frame and seat pan, side mounted rear spring, the gorgeous android based control console, and the incredible response from the electronically controlled throttle.

This thing would fit in to any group ride or bike night, with the looks of an exotic Italian sportbike. Then it hits you… Hey, where’s the exhaust pipe?

Though even the entry level Ego is well out of my price range, I can’t help but wonder what fun I would have on a bike with so much power and torque, that runs so whisper quite you won’t wake up the neighbors when you leave in the morning.


Epic ride 2014 is officially done!

Epic ride 2014 is officially doneWhew, what a ride! Left at 5:30, back home at 10:30 with a total of 537 miles of bliss.  Had a great time with the crew and enjoyed many great roads and a pretty light flow of traffic up the coast.  This was probably the coldest coast ride yet, but I planned accordingly and it wasn’t too uncomfortable.  Most of the day was filled with perfect riding temperatures and great times with the entire group.  Can’t wait to do it again!


Last stop, time to bundle up!

Last stopOne last stop to fill the tanks, and wrap ourselves in something warm for the cold ride up the mountain. I’m not going to lie, I was pretty cold when we finally pulled into town, but a warm cup of coffee from the Oakhurst Starbucks provide the much needed boost to get me home.


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