A Rider's Journal
photo of SSS and Gin Tama on Beale Street
SSS and Gin Tama on Beale.

Summer mornings are made for exploring on a motorcycle.  It gets light early and the mornings are cool and the day beckons.  There's nothing better than getting in an early ride on a Sunday morning before the rest of the world wakes up and then stopping for breakfast. Or riding to the zoo while it's still relatively cool and quiet and the animals are out and active. Or getting a few photos of the city when there's no traffic and the sunlight provides perfect lighting.

Summer nights are made for exploring on a motorcycle, too.  It stays light late, and it stays warm all night and the night beckons.  There's nothing better than a late night ride to relax before bedtime. Or a wee-hours ride when it's just you and the night critters and not a car in sight. Or just running "a quick errand" as an excuse to get out and enjoy the scent of magnolia or honeysuckle in the night air.

Below are some of the summer's best moments, day or night.