Thursday, February 25, 2010

Asheville Mayor Welcomes Bikefest

I pulled this off the Asheville Bikefest site -

Mayor rides. Nice to see a city that's so motorcycle freindly. It should be. Sitting right in the heart of the best motorcycle rides in the country, good to know you're welcome here. Asheville has so much to offer.
How about -

"Asheville Voted Top Beer City in America: "Beer City USA"

Music Venue - "Rolling Stone: Orange Peel one of top 5 music clubs in the U.S."

Outstanding Attractions - "Biltmore - America's Largest Home"

You really should look into this event and start making plans. May 13 - 16.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Motorcycle Map Give Away at Daytona Beach Bike Week

I've just donated $1000 of assorted America Rides Maps to be given away during Daytona Beach Bike Week.

Look for the Asheville Bikefest booth, but be quick! They won't last long.

For more info about the Asheville Bikefest, see -

Myrtle Beach’s Loss is Asheville’s Gain


Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Long, Cold, Winter

It's a sad sight, but such has been the coldest, snowiest, wettest winter in memory. I'm fighting a losing battle to keep the batteries charged with rides between the snowfalls. I'm normally one to brave the elements throughout the year, but with the snow has come ice which persists in the shady areas, and there are no shortage of places the sun rarely reaches in the high mountains. Ice and road tires do not mix, and with studded tires starting at $500 a piece, I can only afford to wait it out.

I've been making up the time with desk work and classwork. The web site is getting a long overdue rebuild and it's well on the way to where I can move on. Slowly but surely I'm becoming more competent with all the new software I purchased and I will soon turn to revising the existing maps for 2010. My classwork involves learning to master social networking so I can maintain better contact with you and offer more advanced features and exciting new programs. I've hired a coach, Sabrina Gibson, and am making steady progress learning from a master.

Upcoming changes to the maps will be relatively minor, with focus on adding more features, sights, and improving the Blue Ridge Parkway info. The main focus will be on "behind the scenes" stuff, better editing capabilities and improving the quality of the graphics and images.

I'll be laying out the plans for West Virginia come March. A soon as the weather permits I'll be hitting the road.