Month: March 2023

March 24, 2023

I stopped and took this picture right after a Porsche passed me going the other way, I had heard it coming for a bit, the revs out of corners and engine braking into them, I wasn’t sure, but I still think I was having more fun than he was. Riding back up 221 towards Blowing Rock. I normally go the other direction to Linville, then back to BR on the Blue Ridge Parkway, I enjoyed the road this direction too.

March 23, 2023

A quick getaway, Stopped at my brother’s Blowing Rock home and racked and cleaned gutters, went for a ride on the BRP, then headed to teh woods…. our favorite spot was taken, so this was the second choice. I like how without leaves you can see the mountains.

These are my cheap Walmart traction mats. I took my Maxtrax off the roof when I installed my solar panel and haven’t found a home for them yet, but right after, I helped a girl who drove over a curb and her wheel dropped into a hole and was sitting on her car’s frame. If I still had the MaxTrax, I would have had her free in minutes, instead I had to rummage through the woods for rocks and discarded wood chunks. I know it’s popular to make fun of trucks with all the “overland” gear strapped on, But if you know how to use it and willing to help people, it is useful and I was pissed I didn’t have mine that day. Anyway, I needed to raise the left front more than the height of this wood, so I ramped up for a level sleeping bed.