Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Northeast Mississippi
Small town America,... To find a place that IS still what it was is rare. The town I live in now hasn't changed THAT much since my friends here were kids. And it's not dilapidated like so many I see as I ride the back roads and once-flourishing two-lane highways from before the interstates bypassed everything. I often consider the old motels and gas stations and general stores, and barns (y'all know from pics I love old barns) that once were bustling with locals trading and visiting with one another. And the tourists, especially when I ride old beach towns in southern Alabama and across northwestern Florida. Highway 11 through Tennessee and West Virginia is much the same. The structures are still there but the life has disappeared from them. I just "imagine" and enjoy my memories of such similar places from my childhood. THAT is one reason "I love to ride!" Thanks Phil, and the others, for the nostalgia trip.
1970 Honda SL 125 (a paperboy's dream at 13)
1978 Honda CB 360 (high-school chick magnet)
2001 GL 1800 Blue Beauty (whole new Bucket List)
#43 IDMWT (no damage, just embarrassment)
GWOF IB #2 With Terry (HallCT)
"Ride! It really doesn't matter where."