A group of my biker buds rode off to the Outer Banks yesterday headed toward Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Bike Week. Work commitments and a recent vacation meant that a week away was impossible, but I was able to join them for part of the trip. We rode together for 3 or 4 hours, and then I turned around to head back home, riding on different roads. Dave plotted the route for me (he knows every road, I swear!) and I was in heaven.
It was one of those ideal riding days. The perfect temperature, a nice breeze, just the right amount of clouds, and of course, gorgeous central Virgina roads. I rode curves up and over the Blue Ridge Mountains, straightaways alongside fields of green and yellow, and through wooded areas which provided a canopy of trees over the road. Another plus: virtually no traffic.
I didn’t do a whole lot of stopping, but I couldn’t pass this structure without taking a few pictures. I did the best that I could with my cellphone because somehow I walked out of the house at 7:45am without my camera! WTH?!
I did make one other stop at Devils Backbone brewery, a favorite place to visit when we ride in this part of the state.
One quick beer and it was time to head home to do some chores.
What a day! 330 Miles of happy!
Thanks for stopping by today. I enjoyed visiting a bunch of you yesterday and hope to see more of your blog posts this coming week. I also look forward to sharing some photos from my trip to the Caribbean.
I’m so glad you had a good ride yesterday! It was such a gorgeous day to be outdoors doing what we love!!
And I got to ride to a meeting in Abingdon yesterday, too. A great way to combine work and play!
It was a beautiful day yesterday and you images are great Laurie 🙂 Remember its not the brand of camera that matters its the camera you have with you.
Well said, Joe.
Thank you Alys 😀
Thanks to both of you. I do try to remember that it is the eye not the camera, but I always feel like I need to apologize for cell phone images. They can be just as good though
I love your shots of the back roads of VA. Back roads are my favorites too. Barns. Old buildings. I love imagining how they looked when originally built. Thanks for taking me along with you.
Angie, you have just said my favorite comment: when someone says they feel that they have been taken along, i feel I have done something well. Thank you!
I had planned on getting out (the day was absolutely “5-star” but time with family trumped that thought!! It’s hard to grasp that we’ve only been home (from TX) for a couple of weeks!!!!! Slipping back in to a waiting routine was super easy and pleasant.
Thanks so much for sharing your day with us…………….canNOT believe you wandered off w/o your camera!!!! Hmmmmmm……welcome to my world!!! Hugs…………
Doreen, we both have such full lives … it’s amazing we don’t forget things more often 🙂
Thanks for stopping by!
Absolutely!!! It’s one of the “huge-est” overlooked miracles!!!! LOL LOL LOL
Laurie, what a gorgeous day. I’m glad spring is more reliable now and that you were able to take full advantage of it for your birthday weekend. I’m stunned that you took these incredible shots with your camera. I never get this quality of shot. You’re amazing…which I suppose I already knew, but still. What do you suppose that building was, once upon a time?
I’ve wondered, too, about what that building used to be. A store maybe?
It was so very beautiful out there, and I felt like I was the only one out there. Awesome!
That alone would be quite special. We’re densely populated here, so finding anything like this is near impossible.
It looks like a great ride!
It really, really was. I needed those hours of solitude. Ahh ….
Really cool photos. Enjoy Caribbean! Blue waters and tequila!
I definitely enjoyed some tequila tastings! Posts, soon!
Cellphone photos? Heck – chuck out that fancy dancy camera, you don’t need it. What a wonderful birthday treat! xoxo
It was indeed a lovely birthday treat, and some much needed time alone.
I’ll be in touch again soon, after responding to a few comments. XOXO
It looks like a perfect outing! When the scenery is so grand, how do you avoid the temptation to stop every few minutes to take photos?!
Kerry, it’s so funny that you said that. On my first solo ride years ago, I stopped so many times that I worried about having to find a place to stay in the dark 🙂
Looks like a fabulous outing Laurie! Even without your camera, you managed to capture some beautiful shots!
Thanks, Lynn, I appreciate that!
When I saw the shot of the old house in your header, I fell in love with it. I could move into that place it felt so good. I haven’t seen a day that nice in such a long time. Glad you had a bit of an outing and a good beer chaser. 🙂 Sorry, I’m really not a lush, said the empty Bloody Mary glass. It’s vegetables, right?
ha! It is indeed vegetables!
you’ve brought a smile to my face, Marlene. I’m a big believer in a lovely beverage at the end of a ride, a long day, or a job well done.
These are photos you took with your cellphone?!! Wow – that’s all I’ve got!
Thanks, Joanne! 🙂
What a beautiful day for a ride. My little ride was from Pauline’s blog to yours. Glad I came. 🙂
I’m so glad you came, too! I’ll pop over to your place, soon