2015 Long Island or Bust Tour Days 21-22

May 15 2015 (all picks can be clicked and enlarged)

Staying away from interstates is sure paying off with scenery and roads made for a NASCAR racer.  Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia all have great roads, made for bikes and sporty cars, intense Spring smells, scenery and since it’s before Memorial Day peaceful driving. Continue reading “2015 Long Island or Bust Tour Days 21-22”

Amazing Ride Williamsburg to Chestertown, MD – Day 28

30F or .5C raining and cold

February 10th 2015 – Day 28

My track as of Day 28 – Second to last day

I had a great short visit with my best friend from undergrad and her partner.  Ann Marie and Allison are two very genuine people who do amazing things within their own careers.  As always gracious hosts and a place I could call home.  Thanks guys for the hospitality and  welcome.  Continue reading “Amazing Ride Williamsburg to Chestertown, MD – Day 28”

2015 Winter Trip – Williamsburg, Colonial Parkway & Yorktown

February 8th & 9th, 2015 – Day 26th & 27th


This will be a quick post as I woke up to freezing temps at my friend’s house in Williamsburg and was reminded once again it’s winter.  Rainy this morning as I pack up for my last 2 days of riding.  Hoping Feb. 11th does prove to be a safe day to finish this ride on Long Island but will have a layover in a small town called Chestertown in Maryland.


Doing a live report while on the road does pose a few challenges trying to get things up to date.  For instance, hanging out with old friends and playing catch up with them.  I actually have Continue reading “2015 Winter Trip – Williamsburg, Colonial Parkway & Yorktown”

Day 11 – “I’m sorry I did not mean to hit your bike”

Day 11 = 571 Km’s – Matthews, NC – Wiliamsburg, VA

Got your attention didn’t I? I stop at McD’s for wifi, bathroom breaks etc. Yesterday I actually got a quarter pounder, some calories, fat and food. Still feel as though I am not eating enough but seems like I am always snacking.

I leave the parking the lot and I am at a stop sign. Near the border of NC & VA. I’m waiting for traffic to make a left turn and I am watching this dude in his car, sitting really low in his seat texting on his phone. I watch in my side view mirrors as he starts to roll closer to me. I have a firm foot on my rear brake but not my front YET.

He eventually taps my rear wheel, my bike lunges, I grab a full front brake, jam on my rear, wobble but some how don’t fall. Put my kickstand down, get off my bike and say to the dude, “what the hell?”. He said, “oh dude I am sorry I did not mean to hit your bike, you ok?” I said “get off your damn phone that could have been a disaster” and walked away. No damage to my bike or me which is the good news.

I pulled over to the other side of the road to regroup and off I went.

**Message to all that are inviting me to friend them on FB. I try to keep my personal page personal. Why not LIKE my FB page at Leslie’s Motorcycle Adventure click here because I post a lot throughout the day not on a post like this and then after the trip you can always dislike it or carry on? Just a thought.**

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