Showing posts from April, 2016

Crossin' the Border

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Once again, if you have been reading and riding along, you know that my favorite riding partner and I like to ride to State Parks. One of the reasons is to check out potential camping spots. With that in mind, we decided to head south of the border, the one between North and South Carolina, to check out a potential tent setup.
We started south on this Sunday Afternoon down State Road 200, through Locust and Stanfield. We veered to the right on Morgan Academy Road. We were a little surprised the road didn't have a reference to a church in it, since it seemed all the roads around here did. We joined up with State Road just before New Salem.
In New Salem, we turned to the left, and headed down Highway 205. Not any kind of interstate or anything, just country road with a State Number to identify it. We meandered on this ribbon of asphalt until it ran us into Marshville.
We made a little jog in town, and exited heading south on White Street, which turned into Lan…

The Ups and Down of a Transplant Rider

Originally Published in Southeastern Rider Magazine, April 2016

This past summer, 2016, my family and I picked up from Danville, Indiana, a small town west of Indianapolis, and moved to a small town east of Charlotte, North Carolina. I had lived in Indiana since birth, covering a lot of miles of the Hoosier Landscape.I can only think of a couple Indiana’s ninety-two counties that I have not visited on two wheels.
I already know what you are thinking about riding in Indiana: nothing but straight roads that divide The Hoosier National Forest and many limestone quarries consume a lot of the southern land. The southern border with Kentucky winds along the Ohio River. corn fields. With lots of exploring, I was able to find a lot of great roads in the nineteenth state. Indiana can be characterized into three sections: The north section delivers that farm land, and long straight roads that are the boundaries of crops, and often meet and turn at right angles. The northern tier also has some …