Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Shepherdstown WV

Shepherdstown WV, originally uploaded by bikerphoto.

This is a nice little town in the Eastern Panhandle of WV. The permanent population here is less than 1,000, but it is the home of Shepherd University, which has about 5,000 students. The university population makes it possible for business owners to thrive with coffee shops, and trendy restaurants. Shepherdstown is about 2 hours from Washington, DC and about 2.5 hours from Baltimore.

O'Hurley's General Store

O'Hurley's General Store is a place that hosts live tradtional acoustic music on Thursday nights. Musicians play for fun and enjoyment, and anyone can come in and enjoy.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Mandalay Bay

mandalay bay, originally uploaded by bikerphoto.

This is the view from our room on a recent trip we took to Las Vegas. We were in the Luxor hotel, which is the one shaped as an egyptian pyramid. Vegas is always fun, but hard on the wallet. even if you don't gamble, the restaurants are fantastic, the shows are entertaining, and the shopping is endless. I always enjoy trips there.

Sunday, February 10, 2008


Chrome, originally uploaded by bikerphoto.

There was lots of chrome at the Mid-atlantic Motorcycle Show in Timonium, MD. I try to make it to this show every year. It features all the new bikes from the local dealers, and custom bikes from all the custom bike shops in the area. There are all sorts of vendors selling riding apparel, luggage, and accessories. Take a look at more photos at www.bikerphoto.net. I still have bikerphoto.net pointing to my flickr photos, but it will be a real site soon.

My mission was 1) take some photos that I will be able to put on bikerphoto.net, and 2) to find a nice small duffle bag that would work on top of my hard side bags. But I really did not find what i was looking for at the show. I really like using the soft luggage from Revpack - www.revpack.com -- So I will be buying a pair of small "stuff packs" from them.

Chrome and whitewalls

This is the wheel of the same bike. These photos are a little on the dark side. I was determined to not use flash. Flash would have ruined the reflections in the chrome, so I cranked up the ISO on my Canon 30D as far as it would go to 1600. The custom Harleys at the show were fantastic! So were the custom metric bikes, like this Suzuki Volousia.

Suzuki Custom