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Quote of the Day

“I believe in — I am proud to belong to — the United States. Despite shortcomings, from lynchings to bad faith in high places, our nation has had the most decent and kindly internal practices and foreign policies to be … Continue reading

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“Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its … Continue reading

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Links – SpaceX and Starlink

Two of my favorite links of late: THE “IMPOSSIBLE” TECH BEHIND SPACEX’S NEW ENGINE This is an excellent short article explaining why it is a technical triumph that SpaceX was able to develop a full flow staged combustion rocket engine. … Continue reading

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COBDR and NMBDR – Wrap up, Map, and Gallery

Just a quick wrap up about our most recent moto adventure on the Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route and New Mexico BDR. On the map, our trip looked like this: We rode about 2800 miles over 23 days, which includes some … Continue reading

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COBDR NMBDR – NM Section 3 to TorC and The End

9/21/2019 Our last day on the New Mexico BDR. After leaving our campground near Reserve in the morning, we headed south on section 3 of the NM BDR, with the goal of reaching the end of the section in Truth … Continue reading

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COBDR NMBDR – NM Sections 5 and 4

9/19/2019 We had a late morning at the KOA in Grants, NM taking care of some admin before starting south on NMBDR section 5. At this point, its been three weeks since we left home in NC. Zuni Canyon Rd … Continue reading

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COBDR NMBDR – Starting the New Mexico BDR, Sections 7 and 6, Headed South

9/17/2019 Once again, for the third or fourth time on this trip, waiting out the rain was a great idea. We left our quirky accommodations in Antonito in sunny and dry weather (and dry enough dirt roads) to head south … Continue reading

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COBDR NMBDR – Into New Mexico

9/16/2019 At first, I mostly regretted leaving Pagosa Springs the morning we headed out toward the northern end of the New Mexico BDR in Antonito, CO.  I wanted to ride the NMBDR, but the weather was not cooperating, it was … Continue reading

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COBDR NMBDR – CO Sections 2 and 1 to the end at Four Corners

9/12/2019 We did not rush out of Lake City this morning in an effort to let the day warm up a bit  from the freezing overnight temperatures before heading up in elevation. The ride out of town goes south past … Continue reading

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COBDR NMBDR – CO Section 3

9/10/2019 Once again, we were glad we didn’t push to try and finish section 4  and ride into Buena Vista last night. The remainder of the section was only something like 25 miles, but it went through a sandy OHV … Continue reading

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COBDR NMBDR – CO Section 4

9/9/2019 After heading south out of Gypsum in the morning, we were glad we decided to wait out the rain. I ended up loving nearly all of section 4, but like most off road routes, it would not have been … Continue reading

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COBDR NMBDR – Starting the COBDR, Sections 6 and 5, Headed South

9/7/2019 Kevin set his tail pack on fire as we tried to depart the motel this morning. I really hope our luck changes soon, as this is day six of our trip, and five of those days have had some … Continue reading

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COBDR NMBDR – 3 breakdowns in 4 days, Kevin’s bike takes a turn

9/5/2019 We’re definitely having an adventure, its just not the one we planned. Today started out with a literally and figuratively sunny outlook for riding over the unpaved Boreas Pass en route to Steamboat Springs. We’d made it 20 miles … Continue reading

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COBDR NMBDR – Heading north toward a BDR, any BDR will do

9/3/2019 Day 2 was a beautiful sunny day that began with us in a hotel room over a mile from our motorcycles, which were parked, in presumably non-working condition, outside of a shop that would hopefully be open today. Task … Continue reading

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COBDR NMBDR – Starting south

9/2/2019 After abandoning my car and trailer in Colorado Springs, we headed out on loaded up motorcycles on Monday morning. At this point, the plan was to ride all the way south to the start (southern end) of the New … Continue reading

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COBDR NMBDR – Colorado here we come

Ok, we’re going. I never really believe its going to happen until we’re actually leaving. No more planning, no more wondering if we can make the time, or if some random work related event will scuttle our plans. Kevin’s health … Continue reading

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WR250R Lynx Fairing

I had trouble finding very many reviews of this thing online, so I want to document our experience. Earlier this year, Kevin took a chance on purchasing a Britannia Composites Lynx Dual Sport Fairing for his WR250R. I wisely let him … Continue reading

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A small moto trip to TN and Asheville

Motorcycles make every outing an adventure. Fortunately, I mean that in a good way for our most recent small road trip, which included the entire southern section of the Blue Ridge Parkway over various parts of our six day mini … Continue reading

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DS day ride shenanigans

A little moto therapy this weekend (worked like a charm, as always, I don’t know why I ever doubt it): This also happened:

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Cody

The inevitability of outliving a beloved pet doesn’t make it any easier when the time comes. Neither does understanding that nearly 13 years, just over 12.5 with us, is a pretty good run for a large dog. For us, that’s … Continue reading

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QotD

“If only genius and power were linked to good judgment and superior temperament, but that notion is contradicted by virtually all of human history. ” – Alex Roy, The Penalty of Leadership: From Cadillac To Tesla  

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20/20 Racing Academy

Oh look, more moto training (and, let’s be honest, general goofing around) with some friends from GPMX. This time, our instruction came from the excellent Ike De Jager of 20/20 Racing Academy, who led drills and trail riding at Outback … Continue reading

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Horizons Unlimited Travelers Meeting VA 2019

I’m not sure why we waited so long to finally attend a Horizons Unlimited (HU) travelers meeting; Kevin and I enjoyed the heck out of this year’s event. The VA meeting is only a half day’s ride from home. The … Continue reading

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Kittens

Easter weekend provided a bit of random adventure this year. Dogs do what dogs do, and that weekend my parents dog was really excited to discover where a mama cat and her two approximately two week old kittens were hiding. … Continue reading

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