The Big Ride – It keeps getting better and better (Virginia / North Carolina)

On Thursday, after rolling into Wytheville, Virginia I put my culinary skills to good use and prepared dinner with a little help from a local grocery store where I picked up a rotisserie chicken and supplies for a tasty spinach salad.

Here’s a shot of what Chef Bonnie-r-dee whipped up for dinner:


Friday (May 22, 2015) was filled with some awesome riding on Route 221 from Wytheville, Virginia to Hickory, North Carolina.  I know I’ve said this before but this was some of the best riding yet.  The roads swept gracefully through the countryside winding over the lush green hills.  The pavement was some of the best making my riding smooth as my bike and I found oneness in the rhythm.  It was beyond belief.

Here’s a short clip of the ride and the beautiful countryside:

Today, Saturday May 23, 2015  included a stop at a roadside market where I experienced fresh picked peaches, luscious juicy sweet watermelon, freshly made pecan rolls and fried peanuts. This kept me occupied so I was able to avoid the ice cream 🙂


Enjoying a  juicy fresh picked peach in South Carolina
Enjoying a juicy fresh picked peach in South Carolina

Gourd….I mean Gord….this one is for you 🙂


From here the route took me to Chester State Park for an enjoyable afternoon stop by the lake which was surrounded by majestic pine trees that stretched to the sky.

Chester State Park, South Carolina
Chester State Park, South Carolina

Here is a video of part of the park for your viewing pleasure.

Tomorrow I’m Savannah bound…I can hardly wait!

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Bonnie St Julien

Bonnie St Julien provides personal and leadership development coaching and mentoring, to support individuals who aspire to make a positive and meaningful difference in who they are, in what they do, and how they do it. Bonnie is an accredited certified Coach and Professional Behaviours (DISC) and Driving Forces (Motivators) Analyst, with over 25 years of public sector management experience, including as an Executive Director. In addition to her professional experience, Bonnie has overcome a number of personal challenges, providing her the determination and strength needed to get though whatever life hands her. Bonnie is also an avid motorcycle enthusiast who loves to ride and embraces life fully! Calling on Bonnie's extensive professional and life experience, individuals who work with her are transformed through the coaching process by gaining self-awareness and by taking incremental, concrete action steps to achieve their desired goals, creating meaningful and sustainable results in their lives, their work, their organizations, and their world! If you are looking to bring meaningful change to your leadership style, Bonnie is the coach for you!

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