Beagles & Bikes, two of my favorite things. Beagles are cool (we have two). Snoopy is the coolest beagle, and Joe Cool is the Steve McQueen of beagles. He just exudes cool. But my passion-traveling locally, regionally and anywhere in the country by motorbike, takes the cake. There is no better way to see the sights, smell the smells, and immerse oneself in the ways of life of the different areas you travel through. People approach you out of genuine curiosity: Where are you from? Where are you going? How long have you been traveling? Why a motorbike? This does not happen when traveling by car. By car, people by and large ignore you. By motorbike, people open up, invite you into their lives. The hum of the motor with your feet inches above the asphalt speeding by under you is visceral, and very, very, zen, connecting you with your surroundings.Fantastic, just fantastic. And if the beagles come along in their own sidecar, what conversations do you think would ensue……….?