PoniPrincess checks out a DESTINATION: "I found myself on another biker mission. It is my intention to scope out as many biker hangouts as I can so I can provide you some options as you are traveling the Carolinas this summer. If there will be a bike night coming up I will try to get there pre-event and provide some information. Nothing any worse than heading out to a new place and being surprised by a dirt and gravel parking lot after a rain with port-a-potties, sour attitude servers, and warm beer. No wonder bikers can get fighting mad after a long ride!"
RIDE JOURNAL ENTRIES #1 & #2 ... Mike on a Bike is on the road and reporting in. You might remember his initial article (found in our STORIES section,) telling how his plan to ride to California kept rolling forward as if it was meant to be. This is the continuing story of a rider committed to taking a two-wheeled journey across the US solo. In JOURNAL ENTRY#1, he tells of the first hours on the road and a fairly smooth start. In JOURNAL ENTRY#2, he's begun to hit some "ruts" - Mike's sharing some of the challenges of long distance motorcycle adventuring and he's got the bruises to prove it!
The days leading up to the annual bike show, for the Durham HOG organizers, involve countless last minute details and weather checks. You really don't know what you're dealing with until a day or 2 before the big event. After 27 years of presenting one of the bigger bike events in the Triangle, we're used to changing plans if necessary. Again this year, the weather more than cooperated and the Big Day offered a cool start but a sunny and beautiful finish.