Wednesday, April 30, 2014

4/30 - Eulogy to The Heartbeat and Rhode Island


Before I learned to drive, I’d always ridden passenger in the bubble of a car and blasted through RI on the interstate. Even after I was licensed at the relatively ripe age of 24, I had little interest in driving. I was an urbanite and a walker and, to me, if my two feet plus public transit couldn’t effectively get there, it wasn’t worth going anyway. It wasn’t until I finally caved to RIPTA’s shortcomings and picked up my 50cc Buddy that I found another way to explore.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

4/22 - Purgatory Chasm

Since the weather has been cautiously cooperative and we're touring RI, I heard that you could jump Purgatory Chasm, in Middletown.

4/21 - Miller's Roast Beef

Getting our Rhode Island on! Miller's Roast Beef has been in operation since 1968, and the decor has changed very little; the East Providence location is a time portal of wood paneling, hanging plants, and wagon wheel lamps. I'm particularly charmed by the dinosaur of an AC unit lurking darkly in the corner, and the rack to hang your coat/riding a fast food joint. Roast beef is tasty too, but pastrami and their wavy cut fries (with vinegar) was for me. If it was summer, a quick scoot down to Del's frozen lemonade could round out my RI fast food tour, and my waist. Or one could do a side-by-side comparison with Walt's Roast Beef, airport location, naturally. Yep, definitely rounding out the waist.


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

4/10 - Spring service for GTS

Eagerly picked up the Vespbatmobile after its spring service today. Got to throw my leg over a Honda CB350 while I was at the shop. I know those things are hot shit at the moment, but...what fun it could be. That, combined with the stupendous weather and my freshly spruced machine, and I'm full of glee!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

4/8 - The Roar

Bonus points if you catch the motorcycle movie reference (super bonus points if you caught the previous TV reference). And now, for a more personal expansion on the topic: