Thursday, July 29, 2010

The best motorcycle ride ever

When Andrew and I first met I was pleased to find out he had a motorcycle. My last boyfriend had one as well, and it was a lot of fun to go on rides. The town Andrew used to live in was pretty small, but cute, and right along Route 40 (you know, that highway everyone used to go across country before 70 was built) which could take you to all kinds of awesome places. In the summer when the weather was right we would go for rides and one day while we were out we noticed all these Ohio Scenic Byway signs.

The first Scenic Byway we took wasn't all that exciting but we did a little research and found maps for other ones and found what I think is one of the best of all, the Big Darby Plains Scenic Byway. Unfortunately at the time we went on this ride I didn't have a working camera and have no pictures but let me just tell you how amazing this was!

First off there were all of these beautiful prairies, one of which housed a cemetery where some of the founding families of the area were buried. Then there were six covered bridges along the route as well, all of them were beautiful and there were several that cars could still drive on (most of them were just for walking as they were too old to handle the weight of cars). We drove through a few small towns as well (one of which we've seen many times) but it was neat to learn the history of these places and see how pretty Ohio really can be. I think it was more fun going on the motorcycle because you could see so much more and about 90% of the people on this Byway were on motorcycles as well. For those of you who don't know, Ohio is second in the country in the number of Covered Bridges it still has standing; Pennsylvania is number one.

Sometimes when I think about that awesome ride I miss our motorcycle, but at the same time I know we didn't ride it much anymore and we were both scared of the other cars on the road. Maybe in 10 or 15 years we'll get another one, but for now I have that ride to remember for a long time :)

So that all happened on a motorcycle, what did you write about for Mama Kat's Writers Workshop this week?
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I'm a full-time mummy said...

Hello Amanda!

Thanks for hopping over and reading my post! I think my post is not better than yours... just that it is grosser hahahhaha!! Hope I didn't spoil your appetite! :P

Lesley said...

Sounds like a wonderful ride!

Thanks for stopping by and commenting earlier.

Now following you!

KatBouska said...

It almost makes me want to ride one. ;)

Kim said...

You can still take the scenic drives in the comfort of your car. Finding special places off the beaten path is so much fun...makes me want to hit the road for a long drive myself!

Unknown said...

Your post makes me happy. I think rural Ohio is so pretty. People tend to get caught up in dramatic scenery (like the mountains) and they don't realize that all this green is just as beautiful!

Also, I just want you to know that my word verification is "snerg," which sounds like something we could have made up in high school.