Monday, July 19, 2010

Best Motorcycle Rest Stop by a Dam Site!

As is the case on many of my forays on the western side of the Susquehanna, I stopped on the return route home last Sunday at the Conowingo Dam and hydro plant in Maryland.  Not only is it excellent for fishing and eagle-watching, its restrooms, water, vending machines, shaded pavilion, picnic tables and scenery make it a great motorcycle rest stop.  (It was even better before 9/11 when the dam's catwalk was open to the public).  It's rare to stop there and not find another motorcycle or three there.  
Like it says

The nearly mile-long Conowingo Dam

So what to do with my dirty fish?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Abandoned Buildings

In my motorcycle travels, I occasionally come across an old abandoned building.  I find them interesting, but have never stopped to break out the camera, unlike the riders who've posted their shots in this tread on ADVrider.

Image by Ken Lund, used under a Creative Commons License

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Pinnacle Overlook

On Sunday, I rode up to the Pinnacle Overlook, 537 feet above the Susquehanna River near Martic in western Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  You'd never happen across the overlook; it's on the way to nowhere.  For you GPS users: 39.8456577 Lat, -76.3446821 Lon.  Contact me via my Profile or Twitter if you'd like good ol' paper directions. The roads leading to the overlook are in suspension-taxing condition; a dual-sport or ADV bike would do better than my ZR-7S, but the roads are certainly passable on any type of motorcycle and well worth the effort.  The overlook is a popular eagle watching and hiking area, and has a small parking lot, a few picnic tables and a coffee download station (restroom).

Susquehanna River from Pinnacle Overlook

Susquehanna River from Pinnacle Overlook

Monday, July 05, 2010

Ephrata "First Sunday" Event 7/4

A few pics of the July 4th, 2010 "First Sunday" breakfast ride-in at Ephrata, Pennsylvania.  Arrived early and left early to avoid the increasing heat and the crowd.  When I departed at 9:15 there were already at least 250 motorcycles in the lot and a steady stream was pouring in.  I'm guessing attendance was down due to it being July 4th, but I'm sure 500 - 600 eventually showed up. If you're curious about   this event, I've posted about it numerous times -- use the search bar to top left or click on "Ephrata" in the tag cloud at right.

Nice paint. Not sure about the fat-ass tank mural tho.

Keeping your ducks in a row.
Small portion of the bikes at 8:30
Best helmet vendor around!
Hell's Puppies?
A supermoto contingent

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