I’m a woman who loves spending time on the bike …
and in, or on, any body of water …
I love traveling and reading (and have hosted a monthly book group for the past 1o years), baking and cooking. I take way too many pictures …
especially of the beautiful outdoors.
When I’m not working as a nurse practitioner, providing healthcare to women, I can be found spending time with family and with friends.
Friends who ride … and friends who don’t.
I love following my beloved Hokies, Redskins and Bulldogs (Go Zags!).
I may not have brilliant thoughts or inspiring words to share, and my photography may be just average, but I work very hard so I play hard, too.
I just want to remember and express my joy for the life I live.
cool! I have a blog that’s been in mothballs for awhile….feeling inspired to dust it off and start blogging again….
Dust it off! What do you write about?
You have a great blog, I know I will enjoy following you.
Thanks for the comment … I have enjoyed your blog, too!!
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and taking time to comment on a post. I truly appreciate it. You have a lovely blog and I love the fact that you ride a motorcycle. So adventurous! Be safe and I’ll look forward to your posts. Please visit my blog again soon.
I will, Robyn!! Thank you!
Bikes, I just love em 🙂
Me too!!!! Thanks so much for checking out my blog!
Thank you for checking out mine 🙂
Hi, thanks for taking the time to comment on one of my posts. You have a great blog here and I will enjoy visiting in the future. Cheers Gary
Aren’t comments the best? Thanks for yours … and I thoroughly enjoyed your snow pictures. I felt that same excitement with your snow last week. I couldn’t stop shooting all the gorgeous scenes!
I don’t think your photography is just average!
Thanks so much!! The comment is appreciated … truly!
No problem, Karen.
Your photography is awe-inspiring. How I envy your adventures on your bike. Keep posting photos.
Diana, thanks so much! and I will … with encouragement like yours!
Delighted to see you on dragonshades and you are very good at expressing yourself through your words and photographs. Its a ggreat thing to do. Happy biking.
Thanks so much for commenting – always happy biking 🙂
Hello, I find your blog very interesting and i want to nominate you for the Beautiful Blogger Award. I am not sure how you feel about bloggers award but i will be posting the details soon at Gasm Travels Do let me know how you feel about this. Thank you.
What a wonderful message this morning! What do I think? I think it is pretty darn great to have someone think that I’m doing a good job with my blog. The validation is truly appreciated!
I love your attitude and zest for life! Your photography is great!
Thanks so much! From one adventurer to the next 🙂
When I saw the name of your blog I assumed you meant a bicycle. 😀
Easy to confuse them (in writing) for sure! I used to ride several times a week on bicycle and loved it and was in better shape! … then I met the motorcycle. Different times / different seasons.
You sound and look wonderful! I’m looking forward to discovering more of the world through your eyes. Peace and be very blessed. Michele
Thanks for the comment, the follow, the peace and the blessings! I need them all 🙂 and I look forward to enjoying your blog as well!
You’re very welcome. Love and blessings flow your way 🙂
Wow! I wish I can do this one day.May not be with a bike but I sure do want to experience all these exciting adventures.
I have no doubt that you will continue your adventures … however you accomplish them! Thanks for the comments and time with my blog 🙂
Hi, Thanks for stopping by to check out my blog and the follow, hope you liked what you saw. Looking forward to seeing more from you, Sweet ride by the way. 🙂
I am so glad you made a comment! I realized that I needed to update my About page to show my new bike!! If you are interested you can see the Evolution of the Bike here: https://lifeonthebikeandotherfabthings.wordpress.com/2013/03/17/number-three/
Cool, just had a look, I jealous now. Its been about four years since my last bike. Really miss riding on a nice day 🙂
Great work! Looking forward to hearing more from your adventures. Congrats on the new bike-Beautiful!
Thanks!! Off to visit your blog now 🙂
Thanks for stopping by, commenting and following!
Great pictures here.
BTW: I also like to ride my bike (occasionally ;-)).
Awesome! Love that bike!
So do I 😉
Your photos look awesome to me!
Thanks!! I’ve come along way since I first started blogging a year ago. Your bio is intriguing … will have to spend some time with your blog, Professor!
I just looked through a lot of your posts…wonderful photography. You definitely see beauty around you and have fun! We have a lot in common…books (I just read Born to Run a couple of months ago)…cooking, water sports, etc. ~Sherry~
I agree and travel, too. Life is good, right? Thanks for looking through some of my posts!!
Nice bike, your pictures are more than just average, and I look forward to reading future posts.
I am absolutely loving my bike! Thanks for commenting on it and my photos!
Hi, I’ve been poking around your blog and I really enjoy it. Today, I posted about female firefighters and male firefighters. It was a challenge from a friend. Would you take a look at it? I value your opinion. Be as honest as you need to be, 20-plus years of journalism thickened my skin! Thanks for all you do for others, btw, my boss also rides and is a nurse. I’m going to show her your blog.
I did visit your blog post and replied (possibly too passionately). Look forward to reading more of your posts (and thanks for sharing mine)
Oh, I’m at http://www.suffragettekitty.wordpress.com, thanks LMA
Your photographs are definitely not just average, I really like them and of course I like your Space too, I can instinctively know that I am going to enjoy calling in here and seeing and reading about your wonderful adventures 🙂
I was unable to send you an invite but if you wish to call in just click on one of my comments and request a viewing of my Space, then I will grant you access 🙂 In the meantime have a superb rest of the week and by the way I must say that you look great on that bike 🙂 I am not being familiar, just being friendly.
Very pleased to meet you. A wonderful career and fabulous pasttime that we can all enjoy with you. A wonderful blog.
Thank you so much for the comment! I’ve enjoyed reading your blog and can tell your dedication to telling the story that others can’t tell.
So nice you found the blog I write on photography. Now I’ll be able to get to know you and your enjoy your motorcycle travels.
And I’ll look forward to following yours … I am very much enjoying the process of learning more about photography.
I can’t believe I’ve not been on your page here? I recognize a couple of the photo’s. I just think the one in the yellow rain coat is a gas. Love your smile there. Looks like someone just gave you a million bucks. What book is your club currently reading? Any recommendations? When the heck do you have time to read? Am I asking too many questions? LOL
You know what’s funny, Kelly? Blogging has sucked up so much of my former reading time that I am challenged to read more than a book a month! For October we are reading “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan”. I need to get on that!
I totally relate to that. Do let me know what you think about your selection this month. It was recommended by another gal and I’ve had it on my list.
I just love your blog and look forward to every post…just good feeling and great looking stuff, LB. A joy.
Thanks Liana … I sometimes wonder what folks get from my blog, so it’s great to read comments like yours, and others, who are just glad to see happy.
Thanks for the recent visit to (and follow of) my blog. It led me here…you’ve got some really nice images in your recent posts. Keep on shooting!
Thanks for the encouragement! I started this blog as a way to document my travels on the motorcycle. Along the way, I have come to very much enjoy photography I have learned so much from following the blogs of photographers, and I look forward to learning from you as well – I have MUCH to learn 🙂 (I learned about your blog from Leeann Cole).
If I can be of any help, please don’t hesitate to ask. If you look through my archives you’ll find many installments designed to assist photographers in their quest to express their vision.
I will do that!! Thanks again 🙂
Laurie – Gonzaga?
Surprising, eh? 🙂 The Story in Brief: I lived in Richmond while attending the Medical College of Va (now VCU). In 1995, the 1st & 2nd rounds of the NCAA Tournament were held in Richmond and Gonzaga was a Cinderella team. I didn’t have a favorite at that time, so I jumped on the bandwagon … and have been on it ever since 🙂
How about that? Bandwagons are meant to be boarded.
We adopted that team during the late 1990s also, attracted to the Cinderella nature of things – small school, West Coast, conference without any big media coverage and such. It was a good enough reason at the time. And then, without regard to basketball, as it goes, we became a Gonzaga family, with two graduates many years later. As for the basketball teams, they just haven’t seemed to figure it out altogether yet. Maybe this year.
Just wanted to say hi from a backseat rider 🙂
Hello!! So glad you came by. I very much like being the driver, but I sure do miss the backseat. Both views are excellent, in my opinion! I checked out both of your blogs … how do you keep up with two?
Your photography looks professional to me. I love the water ripples and the way you’ve captured the light. Nice to meet you!
You, too, Sheila!! It’s the best part of blogging!
Just spent some moments “meeting” you in your post of the last month, or so. Wow!!!! I am so glad the outcome of your accident was not worse for your poor body! Bikes (yes, we love ’em) can be replaced, bodies………….. Your guardian angel had a work-out!!!! Of course, for those of us who ride, our angels often have such plights!!! May you truly know the Blessings of Christmas and have a Joy-filled New Year……..gentle hugs……….Doreen
Doreen, thank you so much for these kind words … and thank you for visiting Life on the Bike! I am truly a fortunate woman! To be alive and without permanent disability, but also to have been the recipient of so much love and care.
I do plan to ride again, and hope to have my new bike in the carport by early spring.
I love riding the twisties (and the big sweeping curves and well, almost any road 🙂 ), and i hope to ride in your neck of the woods someday. What a ride that would be from Southwest Virginia!!
I’m a quilter but I look forward to learning a bit about it from you!!
Have a merry, Merry Christmas, full of all those things that bring a smile to your face and joy to your heart!
Laurie (or LB)
And the same to you, my Dear! We have much in common. Until I retired (2& 1/2 yrs ago) I was a pharmacy technician for 10 yrs (the “gainful” employment I needed to have some Social Security) and loved the profession. I went back to school in ’99 for this. Had I been younger, RPh would have been my goal. I had my own sewing business before that for many years but now have lots of time for those “some day” projects and I’m obsessed(?)/passionate about quilting and helping others to enjoy creating this art form. I’m so glad we “connected”! Hugs and blessings……..
Morning, wanted to talk to you about your comment on my blog about books and can’t find how to email you. If you would, please email me at email@example.com I have a conversation (well a longer one if you got my reply) to have with you. 🙂 I’m feeling inspired… LOL
Hey! I stumbled across this doing a search for road signs near my childhood home. Figured you may be interested in a couple of the places you rode through in NC.
So…Licklog. Hilarious, I know. The old-timers (around 1900) turned an old log into a salt lick on the side of the hill you took the “Plumtree” picture from. The road became known as Licklog. It was also the only “black” community in the county, as many Avery and Jackson slaves remained there after having been freed (before the Civil War, if my great uncle was correct). The road itself remained a dirt road until around 1990, despite the fact that it was relatively well-travelled. In Avery County, it is a good-natured “joshin'” to tell someone they look like they’ve been dragged off the back of Licklog, as the area is synonymous with poverty.
Plumtree, now only a post office and a church, was once a very busy little town with one of Western North Carolina’s first movie theaters. It was considered for the county seat when Avery was formed (the 100th and final NC county) but was deemed too close to Mitchell County. It was the original site of Lees McCrae College, and Dr Sloop (a local legend in his own right) performed surgery alongside his wife (also a doctor) outside, under either an apple or cherry tree (depends on the person relating the tale) just a few yards from the sign you took a picture of.
The Tarheel Mica Company (the old buildings that were behind you) employed many locals until just a few years ago. My own grandfather lost part of his finger in a press there after returning from WWII.
Minneapolis and Cranberry have their own tales, but I’ll leave off here for now. If you are interested in more info regarding the surrounding area, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for posting the pics from the area!
What a beautiful approach to life. Love it and your gorgeous photos!
You have the most eclectic blog I have ever seen! What varied interests you have and along with your profession, all I can say is how do you keep up? Loving it here! Thanks for finding me so I could retrace the breadcrumbs back to …. well, to all of this beauty!!
Thanks Stephanie! It’s a bit of a full life (which is why I’ll look forward to your humor!!)
LB, great to meet you, I take it you have already met the Rider (http://vosperdruiter.wordpress.com) based in South Africa? You have plenty in common. Anyway, thanks for coming over and viewing my blog and adorning it with a follow. Brilliant, welcome aboard. Any suggestions or requests just drop me a line. MM 🍀
I am not quite sure how I missed this comment, but thanks so much (3 months later) 🙂
Hi LB…looks like you’re living the dream! Great blog…and thanks for following mine…I’ll do the same. ~ Dave
Hi Dave, for some reason … one month later, I am seeing this comment 🙂 Thanks for the follow!
No worries…I’ve missed a few myself. 🙂
Anyway…glad to follow along. ~ Dave
Hey Laurie, tis me…
Just wondered if you’d like to be a guest on my blog one day. It might be the nearest I get to riding a bike like yours again, lol, and your photography is right up my street. If you want to know more, mail me at email@example.com
Thanks! I send an email 🙂
Laurie, your photos are far from being average – I love your eye, the eclectic nature of what you shoot, the stories you pen, all of it! I’m a happy new follower 🙂
I’m not sure how I missed this great comment! Thanks so much for your positive reinforcement, and for the follow!
So nice to meet you and what a fabulous attitude on life you have! A beautiful site here and your photos are way above average, my friend!
Here’s the cheetah photo shoot. You’re gonna love it. http://atchuup.com/photographer-bobby-jo-clow-close-encounter-with-cheetah/
Oh My!!!! Those are awesome and I’m so glad that you shared them with me. I can’t even begin to think which I like the best because it is the series (and captions) that impresses! wow!
Looking in the skylight over the camera man’s shoulder is my favorite. So beautiful.
amazing photos in your blog.
Thank you! I appreciate the visit and the comment 🙂
I don’t think your pictures are ‘average’ at all … they look pretty spectacular to me!!!
Thank you so much, Joanne. It’s been such a fun hobby (addiction may be a better word!).
Very cool… I love being on the road. But, I love driving on the highway in my Duster
Hey, I’ve written a piece that mentions a Harley in it. You wouldn’t have any photos of any Harleys you could spare, do you? I’d happily give you credit and add the link to your blog for it. Let me know and Happy Thanksgiving!
I have many!! 🙂 Glad to share!
Would you like an image of several in one shot or a photo of just one?
I’m not sure. I can send you the piece in an email and you can consider what you think might work. Definitely the vibe is of one lone bike. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Drop me a line and I’ll send the piece along. You are a doll for doing this. Thanks!
Forget the Motorcycle you in the Kayak is making me SO JEALOUS!!! You look like you have so much fun! KUDOS!!!
Very pleased to share in your journeys. Regards Thom
Oh I’m gonna love it here! Thank you for your interest in my blog as it brought me here!