Last ride of the year, and I was not alone

The weather turned rather pleasant, like the calm before the storm. Last weekend, travelers were stranded at airports and on the highway. In a few days, winter will return. Today, it’s a balmy 50 degrees, the sun is shining and most of the snow is gone here in the Cincinnati area. Time for one more ride in 2010.

My son, Stuart, and his girlfriend, Naomi, are visiting for the holidays. So, I asked, “Does anybody want to go for a ride?” Naomi said, “Sure.” After a discussion about proper gear, etc., we suited up and warmed up the bike, and set off for about 45 minutes riding the back roads along the Little Miami River and return.

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Actually, with the winter gear on, we were both on the warm side, but it was a mighty fine ride on the last day of 2010. I wanted to do 15,000 miles this year on the motorcycle. I knew I was going to fall a little short when I backed off of one tour. So after today’s ride, I have managed 13,637 miles in 2010.

Will tomorrow be the first ride of 2011? Will I do 20,000 miles next year? Stay tuned.

Brent

Merry Christmas

From our home to yours, we wish you a very hearty Merry Christmas. May you be surrounded by the warmth and love of family.

Brent & Lin Miller

Vegetable art found on the farm

I am not a farmer, but I spend time on a farm whenever I can. Any farm. There’s something wholesome about being on a farm, out in the country.

And of course, no visit to a farm would be complete without a camera. You just never know what you might find, like a harvest of mini, decorative pumpkins.

Photographed while touring the Barn Quilt Tour in Central Ohio. 2010.

Brent

A conversation with Carla King

While I work on reformatting and adding content, I wanted to launch the page, “Conversations.” Premiering on this page, a conversation I recorded in 2009.

Carla King is one of the most fascinating women you will ever meet. She is a writer, adventurer, motorcyclist, web designer and … well … the list could go on and on. You can listen to our conversation here.

AND, you can expect more conversations soon.

Brent

Dec. 15 Studio News sent to subscribers

The latest issue of the Studio News has been sent to subscribers. It contains a new Featured Photo, a new Sound Story and a few Thoughts about Motorcycling. If you are not a subscriber, you can read it here. To make sure you get your own copy, subscribe to the Studio News. It is an opt-in/opt-out e-mail service. You can join and leave at any time, although I don’t know why anyone would want to leave! Smile

Brent