Bikes and Beans

Motorcycle Adventures and Coffee Shops

Helms Ferry

Helm’s Ferry is located at Straight Branch Rd, Speedwell, TN 37870.  It is one of the last working Ferries in TN.  Now that I have two Ferry rides under my belt, one on the St Johns River and one on…
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DT’s Blue Ridge Java

While attending the Mountain Moxie event I had the occasion to travel up to Spruce Pine NC for lunch at DT’s Blue Ridge Java.  DT’s is a quaint coffee shop that serves a great lunch.  They are located at 169…
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Meeting an Inspiration

I recently had the opportunity to attend the Mountain Moxie motorcycle event held at the Switzerland Inn in Little Switzerland NC.  Little Switzerland is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway just south of the town of Spruce Pine NC and…
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Tupelo to Natchez MS

Day three of my spring adventure, Tupelo to Natchez MS. Started out at about mile marker 265 and headed south.  At about mile 235 the road turned really rough and kind of wash board like, but thank goodness it did…
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Nashville TN to Tupelo MS

Day two of my 2017 spring adventure I traveled south on the Natchez Trace to Tupelo MS. The weather today was a lot better overcast but no rain so all was good.  I filled the tank with gas and found…
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Sevierville to Nashville

Today I started my journey to Nashville TN to begin my journey down the Natchez Trace.  Last year Denny and I rode the Blue Ridge Parkway and I felt that my spring ride should be to Natchez so it begins.…
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A new adventure for Spring of 2017 begins

As I prepare for my first adventure of 2017 changing oil, lubing throttle and clutch cables, checking tire pressure and wear, washing the bike and selecting the proper items to load into the bags I also like to get my…
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Why write about Coffee Shops

Many of my friends have asked me what is it with these posts about coffee shops, how did this get started, why is this important to me.  Well many years ago we lived in the northern suburbs of  Cincinnati Ohio…
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Laurel River Store

The Laurel River Store is owned by Jemima and Matt Cook.  It is located between Hot Springs and Marshall NC at the intersection of North Carolina Route 25/70 and 208.  the physical address is 5150 US-25, Marshall, NC 28753.  The…
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Dripolator Coffee, Black Mountain NC

The Dripolator in Black Mountain NC is a regular stop on my way to visit the grandchildren in the Raleigh NC area.  I was first introduced to the Dripolator several years ago by my daughter Emily .  As you can…
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