This is my long awaited getaway, an overnight ride on my Piaggio MP3 500 - a pilgrimage to see the turning leaves of Berks County and some beautiful twisty country roads. Almost perfect weather, a bit windy but quite warm for the end of October.
On Day 1, I rode from home to a great little B&B in the Oley Valley, just north
of Boyertown, PA. Check out the Country Cottage 1847 Barn property - very cute and a great host and hostess.
View my 7 video minute digest of my ride over some great country roads and tiny one lane gravel paths.
I love my big scooter (Piaggio MP3 500) with automatic trans, but I've been wanting to ride a "real" motorcycle to see if I can shift like I used to when I had a Suzuki T500 back in grad school. Last Saturday, I rented a Triumph Bonneville at Country Road Scooter Rentals in Bird-in-Hand, PA and rode for over 4 hours in warm sunny Lancaster county.
Here is my first Episode, where I mount the bike at Country Road, shift for the first time and encounter the Amish at least 6 times. Sorry for the wind noise - I couldn't even hear the sweet sound of that classic British bike.
I'm sharing this 5 minute clip from my ride on a balmy 50° January day. The leaves are gone this time. I wave to three other bikes out for an early morning joy ride. Learned how to add a music track in Youtube. Do you like it? Should I talk less or more?
This 8 minute video shows one of my favorite early morning weekend rides down Goshen Road in Chester County to West Chester and back. I used iMovie to speed up clips here and there and did a voice-over narration.