OH-STOC 2020 – Riding Ohio – West Virginia – Kentucky

Packing our bikes up, and rode up to Shawnee State Park, OH (6/11 – 6/14), for a long weekend with motorcycle friends on ST-Owners.com. 450 miles later, we arrived, with beautiful weather. Had a little rain on the way up, however.

Excellent ride on Friday, roughly 220 miles of pristine OH, KY an WV roads.

Friday:

Saturday:

Some images from both days. There are quite a few hillbilly eating outfits that serve excellent food, and we sure took advantage of it. Excellent roads, Saturday in particular, dropping down into Daniel Boone NF, KY. The last few images are from the flood-wall in Portsmouth, OH, where the wall has been painted with murals for a 1/3 mile stretch. Beautiful.

Lois was riding her Can-Am Spyder RT Limited. I was on my BMW S1000 XR, the perfect bike for these roads. Love that bike.

2020 Purple Martin Season

The season started on February 11, when the first two adult males arrived. We currently have around 70 pair, and the last nest check showed 288 eggs across the entire colony. Current capacity is 72 pair. It is getting pretty tight space-wise, so we have decided to add a Gemini 24 rack for next season. We currently have 3 Super-24 racks.

Update 6/4/2020: We currently have 71 pair with a total of 298 hatched.