I was riding my Road King east on US 50 quite a few years back, when I came across a tall cottonwood tree decorated with hundreds of pairs of shoes that had been thrown up into the branches. I stopped and spent a pleasant couple of hours in the shade, contemplating that unusual tree. Nobody […]
A good friend of mine died a while back. I was sad to see him go for a lot of reasons. One was his infectious love of music. That guy had more CDs and records than a lot of music stores and his collection spanned a wide range – both in years and genre. His…
Roman Keane, the protagonist in the Road King Chronicles, visits Civil War battlefields whenever he can. In fact, part of the action in RKC: Blue Ridge Run takes place on the Manassas battlefield. In RKC: South Dakota Dead, Roman talks about his visit to the part of the Gettysburg battlefield where the north and south […]
Last year I was driving south along I-5 in Washington state when I saw this Cobra on display at the Veterans’ Memorial Museum in Chehalis. It looked so much like the scene I imagined for Road King Chronicles: Second Hand Snake that I had to pull over for a visit. It’s nice to see memorials…
Here’s a short video of riding on the Blue Ridge Parkway, shot from my Road King a few years back. This was early one spring, before most of the visitor traffic.
Maybe I’m too much of an optimist, but it’s mid-Feb and time to start thinking about riding the Blue Ridge Parkway again. Won’t be long until the weather is warm enough and the early spring is a great time to ride. There’s little traffic at this time of the year and the scenery is – […]