Long Island motorcycle ridesThis is another photograph captured close to my home. No great travel was involved. I was simply out on a Sunday morning ride…off to meet my brothers in The Long Island BMW Riders Club for breakfast. Taking the "scenic route" along Ocean Parkway on The Fire Island National Seashore I passed the iconic water tower at Jones Beach State Park. ..I’ve been riding on Long Island for well over three decades but have only recently discovered that taking a picture of your motorcycle under "The Needle" has become somewhat of a Long Island biker tradition. With the beautiful bank of clouds in the sky being illuminated by the early morning sun I pulled over to the side of the road and captured this simple image. My duty as a Long Island biker is complete.