Corvallis Motorcycles

First Day of Summer, I Ride to Mary’s Peak

Our weather in Oregon has been a bit on the cool and slightly wet side this spring. But today temperatures jumped to nearly 80 degrees and it was too good to pass up. I did ride the bicycle a bit to try and get back on that horse, but the ride on the Ducati was […]

Automotive Photography

A Trip to Mary’s Peak in Our Newly Acquired Volvo XC70

Just a quick post to pimp out our new Soccer Mom ride, a 2002 Volvo XC70 Cross Country: A quick side trip with Paul and his wife to Van Duzer Winery: And the next day we hit Mary’s Peak for a little hike in the snow with our St. Bernard: As you can tell, we […]


Quick trip to the peak

The road to the top is only open for another few weekends, so I decided to ignore crappy weather and hit Mary’s Peak this afternoon. Plus I was watching track videos last night and was needing to let the BMW sing a bit. A fun drive, but it’s a little dicey with the wet road, […]

Corvallis Oregon Photography

Nikon P1000 Wrap Up and COVID-19

My intention was to make use of the Nikon P1000 in different situtations each afternoon and evening for the week I had rented it. Then the COVID-19 curtailments hit the OSU campus (my day job) and my plans were out the window as we all shifted into high gear to accomodate. Unfortunately I didn’t really […]

Automotive Motorcycles Ramblings

The VFR750 and 750SS Attack the Willamette Valley Again!

The VFR750 and 750SS attack the Willamette Valley again, but this time the VFR is being piloted by Blake in a very generous loaner agreement with Paul. What can I say, the man is the shit for extending such an offer! We took the back roads on Thursday for a killer ride up to Portland […]