#1: That's a video actually. A video of my power breaking portion of my 3rd Dan(3rd Degree) Taekwondo/Hapkido test back in 2012. I posted in 2017 during my testing for 4th Dan. I'm so happy to announce that I am now a 4th Dan(4th Degree) Master Instructor in Taekwondo & Hapkido. This was huge for me in 2017.
#2: That's a photo from the 2nd Annual Carolina Motovloggers Meetup in July 2017. This photo was taken in Little Switzerland, NC. This is one of the favorite places for motorcyclists to stop for a break in the North Carolina mountains. Later that day, I would have my first motorcycle wreck in 23 years. I lived though :-)
#3: That's a photo of a pumpkin on the back of Shady. It was taken around Halloween 2017. Not much of a story there, but it is one of the more picturesque photos I've taken this year.
#4: That's a screen shot of my early plans for Epic Ride 2018 from July. It has changed quite a bit since then, but it's still going to be so awesome. Planning and preparation is pretty much my entire life at the moment. Follow me on all the socials to keep track of when, where, why, and how. If you like :-)
#5: That's a photo of everything I was using as of September 2017 to capture video from my motorcycle. The motorcycle season was winding down. I had just got back from the Ocean City Bikefest in Ocean City, Maryland, and was suiting up to head out to the Capital City Bikefest in Raleigh, North Carolina. Both were pretty epic.
#6: That's a photo of the Harley I got to ride at the Capital City Bikefest in September 2017. It had ape hanger handlebars. I sure felt cool riding it, but it's no good for long hauls.
#7: That's a screenshot of the opening sequence of the OC Bikefest video. It's one I'm pretty proud of, and one of the most viewed videos on my YouTube channel for 2017. OC Bikefest was a blast!
#8: That's montage of photos for my flight from Washington DC to Lima Peru in March 2017. Peru may have been the most epic 2 weeks of my life. Unfortunately, I did not get much video in all the chaos, but I did make a summary video about Peru 2017.
#9: That is yet another photo about Peru 2017. That was me grabbing a bus from Richmond, VA to Washington DC to meet up with my friend David, and head off together on a flight to Lima for a crazy couple of weeks. So Awesome.
Just to recap...in 2017....I went to new Continent, a new country, Peru, Wow!....in 2017...I lost my beloved Moth-In Law and my wife lost her mother. You'll never meet a kinder, selfless person. It's a whole new world without her, so sad....in 2017...I became a travel writer for a magazine, who'da thunk that?, Wow!...in 2017...I completed a 10 year journey to become a 4th Degree Master Instructor....so awesome. Needless to say, it was a big year. Honestly I don't hope 2018 is bigger, 2017 was a lot, but I'm sure 2018 will be....here we go.....
Thank you so much for your support!
Happy New Year!