VDOT Roadtrips:

Just happened upon these videos the other day. Seems they have just been posted this year, every 2-3 months apart. Maybe it will be a regular series.

Pretty interesting and thought you might enjoy.

I wouldn’t mind riding across the last Covered Bridge in VA!

Say it isn’t so…

For 30+ years the Kawasaki KLR650 has been an affordable and accessible motorcycle for many starting riders and those looking for some off-road adventure. That was my first “street licensed” motorcycle and I have had 2 of them. a 2000 year model and I forgot the other one, but it was older.

Me while at a NVTR ride October 2001

Sadly, 2018 is rumored to be the last model year they produce.

If you are curious, below is a production-year chart for 1987-2018, from watt-man.com. You can read his full article here

Nicky Hayden – AMA Hall of Fame 2018

Friday night Nicky Hayden became one of the latest AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Inductees.

The award, accepted by his oldest brother Tommy, said: “It is hard to imagine that there is anyone who loved motorcycle racing more than Nicky. He ate, slept and breathed motorcycles 24 hours a day, seven days a week. So many of his idols and heroes that he looked up to as a kid are members of the AMA Hall of Fame. So, to be joining them tonight in the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, I know would be one of his proudest accomplishments.”

Read about Nicky and the other new members here on UltimateMotorcycling.Com

You can check out his numbers & awards on his website here 

Just Go!

What’s the Best Motorcycle to Ride Around the World?

Occasionally an article will pass thru my Inbox that catches my attention. This one from ADV Rider (ride the world) by a rider named Paolo. I don’t normally follow that site, but glad this article made it my way.

Will take you 2-3 minutes to read it and well worth the time.

I liked his conclusion… “Just ride whatever you like, whatever you have already, or whatever you can afford. And just go.”  Here’s the Linky

…reminds me a lot of our old friend FH!