It’s August and the summer is whipping by. I feel like last year I rode twice as often compared to this year. Just a few days ago I heard a news story that confirmed my suspicion, this has been the wettest June-July on record in Ohio. Beyond helping my wife with charity events, I’ve been struggling to keep up with the blog, so I figured I’d leave a little note with some random photos from some of the recent and not so recent travels.
As previously mentioned, I play a considerable amount of “Moto Tag” with my RAT Pack pals. Trains and bridges are obviously very prominent landmarks, especially around Dayton where many decommissioned B&O sites and rail cars are still standing. Speaking of bridges, amidst the busy spring and despite the rain, I also missed a motorcycle event that I wanted to do again; the Preble County Historical Society (Eaton, Ohio) hosts and event called “Bridges, Bikes, and Blues” in late June. The ride tours 8 covered bridges in Preble County (7 of which you ride through if memory serves) and ends with a big BBQ festival in downtown Eaton (what’s not to like?).
So how is all this related? Well, I tend to collect photos of rail cars, train trestles, and various bridges; not all for moto tag of course. Covered bridges, especially those that are still in operation, and tunnels tend to make for fun rides (or is it just me?); while at the same time I find all of the before mentioned subjects interesting, including the history when I have time to do research.
Are there certain things you take photos of on a ride? Do you plan rides around certain destinations or just point and shoot?