Trans America Trail: Crossing Unknown Waters

Oct 31, 2013 View Comments by

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” It finally happened. I have arrived at a place where I must somewhat blindly ride through or turn around. I have been hearing the stories ever since I left Connecticut of impassable water crossings, but this is truly the […]

Tags: , , , , , , , Categories: Adventure Hermit Read more

The Epiphany

Oct 26, 2013 View Comments by

Ever have sudden clarity of thought which compels you to take immediate action to address a previously acceptable situation? I had exactly that happen recently while on a short summer’s evening ride on my Ducati 1000 Monster. I was returning home and life was good. And then it hit me, about ninety percent of my […]

Tags: , , , , , Categories: Outside the Lines Read more

Framing the Shot

Sep 30, 2013 View Comments by

Framing a photo is an art, or at least an important part of hitting that shutter button.  Framing allows us to manipulate a scene. It lets us focus on what is really there. It can highlight something that would otherwise be overlooked; conversely, it can also be used to hide objects. I’m choosing the above […]

Tags: , , , , , , Categories: Luke Swab Read more

Horton Hears a Horn: What Dad Would’ve Done

Jul 11, 2013 View Comments by

And with the addition of the horn the final piece is in place. After three months of repairs and several days in the garage poking and prodding the KLR, my preparations are complete. My dad’s KLR, the bike that dragged him kicking and screaming out of the garage and onto the trail, is ready to […]

Tags: , , , , Categories: Adventure Hermit Read more

Ride to Live . . . Live to Ride . . . Keep on Riding!

Jun 20, 2013 View Comments by

“When you were born you were crying and everyone else was smiling. Live your life so at the end, you’re the one who is smiling and everyone else is crying.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson I have just finished entering the VIN number onto the state of Connecticut’s Form H-13; otherwise known as the OFFICIAL REGISTRATION […]

Tags: , , , , Categories: Adventure Hermit Read more

Making the Call

May 09, 2013 View Comments by

The following story is a 100% true! . . Except for the parts that have been made up. While TV is certainly the single most life sucking invention in history, smart phones are working hard to overtake the throne. It is evident, not only with the unceasing texting as people drive, but also in the […]

Tags: , , , , , Categories: Adventure Hermit Read more

Beater Bikes

Apr 17, 2013 View Comments by

Temperatures climbed into the low forties last weekend, not ideal but sufficient for a ride with the assistance of some heated gloves. I headed straight for one of my favorite destinations, Roscoe Village in Coshocton, OH, for a stop at the local coffee house. The trip isn’t much of a ride on pavement, but I […]

Tags: , , , Categories: Outside the Lines Read more

Tis’ the Seasons

Dec 24, 2012 View Comments by

I can’t believe December has rolled around again already. The countdown to Christmas has begun, and there’s barely time to finish up remaining fall lawn chores, get the house decorated for the holidays, and finish (or perhaps start) shopping for gifts. And which of these daunting tasks did I tackle today? Sorry, but with temperatures […]

Tags: , , , , Categories: Outside the Lines Read more