I'd really had an itch to get out and ride these forest roads in North Carolina and Tennessee and this ride scratched it. You're never sure what you're getti...
Marion to Tazwell - The Back of the Dragon, a 29 mile long section of VA 16 runs north / south between the towns of Marion and Tazwell, Virginia. Climbing up and down the mountain ridges along the way it holds both sweeping curves in the valleys and tight and twisty sections carving through the rocky cuts in the high parts. There is little along the way, a few homes and farms. Most of it is wooded passing through Hungry Mother State Park at the south end. It is a useful road, one of the nicest ways to traverse this area, easy to work into your travel plans. Over the years it has been popularized and marketed as a motorcycle destination ride. The hub of this motorcycle related activity is at the north end in Tazwell where the Back of the Dragon Visitor Center opened a new facility in 2020. Several good rides connect to it and there is some great riding in the surrounding area.
The GoPro 8 camera is easier to set up for VLOGing than the GoPro 7 but is it worth the effort and expense? In an earlier post (Ulanzi V2 Vlogging Case for GoPro - see below) I showed my VLOG setup for my helmet mounted GoPro HERO 7 Black. The GoPro 7 is a pretty good all around camera and gives decent image quality for full screen viewing. Still, the GoPro 8 brings upgrades that eventually coaxed me into making the change. While the GoPro 7 can shoot in 4K resolution it cannot do image st ...Read More
Wayne takes you on a 21 Mile long Motorcycle Ride looping south from Cashiers, North Carolina with 4 amazing and beautiful stops. This is a great ride to do when you visit the Land of the Waterfalls.
Companion map with .GPX download to video https://youtu.be/RF3VQthlgIs
Wayne leads a motorcycle ride with Facebook friends out of Old Fort, North Carolina with a goal to show these experienced riders roads and sights they've not seen before. Heading south, he takes them on little known backroads through Lake Lure, Saluda, Rosman, with stops at roadside waterfalls along the way. The beautiful fall colors take them into South Carolina and ultimately to the Blue Ridge Parkway.
How many times have you suffered through a GoPro video online that's overwhelmed with loud and distracting wind noise? They are really hard to watch. You can turn off the audio on your GoPro when recording or mute the audio from the captured video, but you really lose the feel for the experience, the sounds of the bike engine, the sense of movement, the atmosphere that makes for a good video. You've probably also enjoyed videos narrated from the bike while riding. Again, you can dub in narr ...Read More