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Lake Logan

Lake Logan

I gear down and gently roll out the mighty throttle on my black pearl 2007 Road King Custom. My eyes scan the shadowy apex and seek the end of the curve. I lean in and feel the sweep in my Levi’s clad hips. The next sensation I’m aware of is the corners of my lips...
Taking up The Gauntlet of history

Taking up The Gauntlet of history

In the Bavarian-themed town of Helen, Georgia, I spot the white Can-Am Spyder of Lamar Veatch outside a diner. We’ve come to this quaint tourist haven to ride the region’s best motorcycling roads and rediscover a bit of history. Veatch, a heritage associate with the...
Escarpment escape: Two-wheeled heaven along The Blue Wall

Escarpment escape: Two-wheeled heaven along The Blue Wall

By Michael E. Gouge Ancient and weathered it stands like a sentinel at the gates of another realm. Seen from the foothills of the piedmont, the Blue Ridge Escarpment rises suddenly to divide the land, allowing passage through only a handful of mountain roads. Savvy...
A Winter’s Trek from Murphy to Manteo

A Winter’s Trek from Murphy to Manteo

The thermometer says 24 degrees as the cold instantly stings my face through the opening of my balaclava. I coax my Suzuki V-Strom to life on this brisk December morning for a length-wide trip across my home state of North Carolina. As a schoolboy learning about North...
Riding to Robbinsville

Riding to Robbinsville

By Michael E. Gouge Old things call to me. Ramshackle barns, well-worn leather jackets, bypassed highways – each draw my attention and induce romantic notions of a past either real or imagined. Such an affliction can cause men to do irrational things, like buying a...
Sanctuary Brewing

Sanctuary Brewing

We arrived at Sanctuary Brewing Company in groups of two on warm Saturday afternoon. Not exactly Noah’s Arc; two Harleys, two sport bikes, and two by car- but when the puppies showed up in pairs, we noted the resemblance. The Brewery was hosting an adoption day for...

Up river from Dillsboro: Touring along the Tuckasegee

It’s a quiet Sunday morning as I roll through downtown Dillsboro, N.C. I’ve come to take in the sights of this historic railroad town on the banks of the Tuckasegee River before following that ancient waterway upstream to a series of mountain lakes. On a...
Provisions – Restaurant Review of Strada Italiano

Provisions – Restaurant Review of Strada Italiano

Benvenuto. The Italian word for welcome. As a restaurant refugee, I recognize the three integral components of a successful restaurant; great food, service and atmosphere. Owner and Chef Anthony Cerrato pulls off a hat-trick achieving excellence in all three. He...