Monday, May 11, 2020

Looking Back

I've always wanted to organize my photos but there was never enough time. Now we all have spare time so I'm attacking the boxes.

Here are some photos from the Summer of 2000. My favorite annual motorcycle event is a two-day ride over challenging country roads in upstate New York. It's called "Ramapo 500" because you ride 500 miles and the event is sponsored by Ramapo motorcycle club. The location shown was a restaurant popular among bikers; sadly, it has since closed. It was the starting point for the run where you'd register, say hi to friends and head off on a fun weekend.

The bike shown is my second motorcycle, the touring Yamaha Venture Royale (1200cc). I loved that bike.


  1. Wow 2000? I was 16! This looks lovely, I miss the good ol' days :)

  2. The old Red Apple Inn was an institution on old route 17. Time and progress has put a lot of good old places on the scrap heap. I am afraid that when we finally get out of the current virus shut down that many more wonderful places will not reopen

    1. Yes, you're right. I remember hearing the Red Apple was closing and then I rode by and saw it shuttered up. So sad.

  3. Aw, such great memories! Good for you for tackling this job while we're all in quarantine- organizing photos is a big task! It's going to be awesome to see it completed. :)

    Le Stylo Rouge

  4. What wonderful memories, Ally! I love that first photo, which just radiated the joy you would have felt! That Red Apple restaurant is amazing too! xxx

  5. Your happy smile hasn't changed a bit! What a cool restaurant! I love the architecture.

  6. Your mile-wide, joy-filled side mirror selfie is absolutely priceless.

    Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life

  7. Awesome pics. Especially the last. You've always had a good eye for composition.

  8. Awww, look at you!!!!! I love that photo of you with the disposable camera!! So cute and cheeky!