Getting 8 folks from 5 states across the country together is not always easy, but when it happens, it’s worth it. The stop at a casino hotel in Council Bluff, Iowa last night was also worth it for one of us. Continue reading
Getting ready to roll!
Hope everyone reading is doing well. Our motorcycle season has gotten off to a slow start. In May, the normal Tame the Dragon and a scheduled track day at Virginia International Raceway were cancelled. A couple other rides were cancelled as well but we still had great day trips on local routes with picnic lunches since most everything has been shut down.
2019 BMWs Tame the Dragon
Stephanie and I participated in the fourth annual BMWs Tame the Dragon (TTD) event at the Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge (IHML) in Stecoah NC.
We had over 60 K1600s this year (not all pictured), along with other BMWs, Ducatis, Triumphs, etc. Continue reading
California Superbike School
On May 29 and 30, I attended the California Superbike School at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, AL with two riding buddies. The school is geared toward improving riding skills via classroom instruction and on-track coaching and practice. Stephanie was able to watch the track sessions and join us for meals. This was my first experience on a track, but hopefully not my last! Continue reading
2018 BMW Tame the Dragon
Last week, Stephanie and I attended the third annual BMW Tame the Dragon event at the Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge in Stecoah NC. This event brings together folks from the LT and K1600 forums for 3 days of riding and camaraderie. We had about 70 bikes, 50 of them K1600s!
On Tuesday and Wednesday, we did tips rides for those new to mountain riding. Thursday through Saturday were devoted to riding as many twisty roads as possible:
Stephanie and I led one of the groups – post 357 contains my ride report. Stephanie took 2 photos and I took zero, so we had to rely on OPP (other people’s pictures).