Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Guthrie tonight Mara where are you?

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Event creation partner and facilitator Cannonshot saving his beer but falling backwards dangerously close to the horseshoe spike, he's a big guy like us imagine what could have happened. Group after-the-fact gasp 2018 photo by ADVRider founder Baldy.  I'm upper left corner.  You should come

Saturday, October 20, 2018


Friday, September 28, 2018

I had brought the little money I had on the family travel north through Canada trip in the early 80's. Metal was my only interest.  Metal on metal then specifically..  Didn't want to buy a cheap tape to play immediately,  I wanted a vinyl album to clean and record to tape but there was no choice.  sorry edit please...

Edit:  I had never heard of them before stopping at the, gas station?  It had to be a gas station, when I saw the tape,  they were obviously metal. Then riding in the car Walkman blowing my mind.  I remember eventually feeling confused because they were mostly very heavy but they had songs about girls too.  I know their history of gaps after key albums but I believe that confusion is why they didn't succeed more.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

1800 miles over eight days this past August including Pine River MN, Duluth MN, Iron River MI, Copper Harbor MI and Boulder Junction WI. CADVR 2018 the end of trip highlight.  Two lane highway, sand,  gravel, sandy gravel, gravely sand, dirt, mud, water. Excellent

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Gooseberry Falls above Dull Hut Duluth Smart eyes see dry rocks and logs step across stay dry and see it all.  And step under there

Friday, August 3, 2018

So Motorcycle trip next weekend.  Thinking of going north to Spider Lake area again to practice,  then  maybe slightly north again to singletrack if the big bike will fit between the trees.  Then east through DulHut to MI.  Maybe Copper Harbor up to the top...  Then down again to CADVR 2018. God I hope it doesn't rain hard again that shit was nuts especially first time there.  I'd like to rip it up more!  Jared?  Next weekend?  Trip

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Every time I'm looking for best motorcycle movies I see Fastest Indian in the results.  Watched it today now I understand why.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Last Weekend Spider Lake with Steve

You don't stop to take pictures,  these four are the only scenes I have. Twice successfully flagging Steve not to ride away before I can stop,  gloves off, get the phone out...  Hmm, I just understood the point of my GPS's camera,  should try it... Camping is easy.  Riding is great,  and there is more nearby,  we ALL have to go.  500 mile weekend.

We explicitly did this as a reconnaissance ride,  to find the trails and assess them. We rode trails both days.  Now we know it all - no, but we know the theme and can maximize trail time.  With such great accommodations so easily near by.  Three days mid-week would be ideal,  but weekend ride works too.  Let's go!

Chef Steve bringing it on
Pine River city park campground,  only one other camper in the whole place,  five bucks a night and free firewood!

Friday, June 15, 2018



Saturday, June 9, 2018

Hockey tape Motorcycle Tire Bead Breaker

It's a leverage tool to force the rubber tire away from the metal rim of a motorcycle wheel on the ground.  Mounted with the far-end hardware at the base of my workbench.  I made the handle angle steep for lots of leverage.  Thanks Heath for the wood prototype.  Cost = 20 when you buy enough to make two. With hardware. Without hockey tape.  I wonder how it works.


Saturday, June 2, 2018


Sunday, May 6, 2018


Saturday, May 5, 2018

Big Surf Done?

The Nomad is a great bar.  Two patio spaces and a great room.  West bank rules.  Big surf played middle and crushed both by far.  Super fun night with Steve and Sean and Jason.