Some of My Motorcycle Related Pictures
When I acquired my new motorcycle, a Kawasaki ZR-7S, in 2002 I found a group of like-minded motorcyclists. I found them at a place called ZR-7.com. It has since changed it's name to Riderforums.com, but, the people have not changed and are just wonderful.
In August of 2002 a few of us decided to gather in Southwestern Viringia to ride a bit on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The ride got dubbed "The Ride On The Ridge" and has since been refered to as ROTR. It has become a twice annual event that I always enjoy attending.
RIDE On The RIDGE number 9 (ROTR-9) will be here in Mid May - Check www.riderforums.com for info!!
Here are a few pics... ( Clicking on a picture will provide a larger image. )
Kawasaki's ZR-7 ("Naked") and ZR-7S ("Faired") was only offered in the United states from 2000 until 2003. Each year here was only offered in 1 color. In 2000, the ZR-7 was Candy Lightning Blue. 2001 was a ZR-7S in Candy Persimmon Red. 2002 was a 7S in Metallic Blue Violet - often refered to as "Blurple". 2003 was another 7S in Chromium Yellow.
This photo shows an example of one from each year
A Stop to ReGroup
This a group picture from ROTR3, May 2004
It is with sadness that I must report that Johnnie (far right) died in a motorcycle accident in August of 2007. He was a great guy and will be missed. Rest in Peace Johnnie.
Mike, from Georgia
It was great to finally meet him face to face and see him ride that thing. It will fly!!!!
A ROTR6 Stop to ReGroup
Therefore, every hour or so, we look for a wide spot in the road to let the group re-group. We spend a few moments stretching and talking about the last leg, while planning the next leg.
This time we found a nice little country church that was not using their parking lot at the time.
Don't let the Handicap plate fool you!!
But, don't be fooled for an instant. SERP (Glynn) can ride like the wind and does so with great enthusiasm. As best I know, he rides upwards to 60,000 miles a year.
Ready to Roll
Hey! You got the map?
This was in late September of 2006 and it was a cold weekend. But, the ride and the group were as fun as ever.
Our Favorite Virginia Highway
Curt and Myself
Headed for Floyd, VA... Move you "Cager"!
Mine and Vern's Bikes
Unfortunately.... Somtimes things to wrong!
Well, as you might guess, this was no fun for him. He and Brandon both had an "off" in the same corner. Luckily both riders were fine. Good protective gear makes all of the difference. It took us almost an hour to get his bike unstuck from the guardrail. Then another couple of hours for a trailer to come and pick up the unridable bikes.
Then Stan and Brandon's wives (Brandon rode in from Knoxville, Tennessee) had to come to Hillsville to get them and their damaged bikes. OUCH!