Bikes and Beans

Motorcycle Adventures, Coffee Shops and Life's experiences

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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Blue Ridge Parkway End to End

October 10, 2016 my friend Dennis and I left Sevierville TN to ride the entire length of the Blue Ridge Parkway.  We chose to ride south to north which would force us to ride the entire length.  If we rode…
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Panacia Coffee, Waynesville, NC

Panacia Coffee is housed an old warehouse on Commerce St.  in the Frog Level district of town.   The facility is roomy with many tables, chairs and couches.  There is also outdoor seating along the tree lined Plott creek.  Panacia roasts…
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Yellowstone Trip Map

Here is an overview map of the routes taken on the Yellowstone trip A total of 4509 miles in 15 days

Yellowstone and Back

Earlier this year I was approached by a friend Chris who suggested we ride to Yellowstone National Park this summer.  He was putting together a group of four bikes for the ride from East TN to Yellowstone.  I immediately said…
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Valley View Ferry

While visiting Nicholasville KY I decided to treat myself and ride some nice back roads of central KY and take the Valley View Ferry across the Kentucky River. When I was in Jacksonville FL this spring and I rode a…
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J’s Place

As many of my Facebook friends I can’t pass up a coffee shop so while in Nicholasville KY I spotted a new coffee shop on Main St. named J’s Place.  I stopped in for a fresh brew and ordered the…
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Camp Ytiliba

I was honored this past weekend to travel north to Camp Ytiliba which was held at the YMCA Camp Ernest in Northern KY with the motorcycle unit from Kerbela Temple in Knoxville TN. We started the day at 9 AM…
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East Tennessee Coffee Company

This morning I had breakfast at the East Tennessee Coffee Company with my Daughter and Son-In-Law.  This is a locally owned coffee shop in Newport TN.  I have visited here many times and have always been greeted  by a friendly…
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