Travel Log

Center of My Known Universe

Things I’ve learned riding to the center of my American Universe:

Nothing worth telling anyone about is easy.

Life is 98% drudgery on your way to the highlights.

The good bits will always come, learn to appreciate the drudgery.

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Center of the States

I was as far away from all the oceans as I could possibly be today. It sort of defined the term “land-locked”. The Center of the Lower 48 States, just outside of Lebanon, KS. Riding there today passed me through some of the most desolate and infinite prairies. It’s not so much that the land goes on and on, in fact it sort of rolls out of sight…it’s the sky that is the infinite. There is more blue than land.

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Riding North

This begins the 3000 mile motorcycle trip from Kansas City to Montana. I’ll be quickly passing through Sturgis before all their festivities begin and on to Billings. There I’ll be meeting up with old friends and we’ll ride the Beartooth Pass (which is a Bucket-list item for me) After that, we’ll just wing it. Could

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Biff Reunion – Day 1

This is the first full day of my full vacation. I’ve landed safely at our friend’s lake home on Smith Mt. Lake Virginia. Amazing place and wonderful people.

So, what happens when you start throwing around a GoPro camera while swimming? The girls take over the production…

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300 Miles of Missouri

It was a long hot Saturday. A test run for things to come later this summer. My idea was to day-trip it from Kansas City to Carthage, MO…about 300 miles round-trip. I wanted to try and do that all in one day, and take all back roads, on my KLR 650. My questions were, could

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Biff Fest XX

Floating around Smith Mountain Lake in the heart of Virginia. A wonderful weekend with good friends, good food, good weather and a GoPro Hero camera. A special thanks to our gracious hosts, The Cooper Family. Thanks isn’t even enough for what they’ve given us over the last 20 years. We are truly blessed.

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Silo Tree

Seriously…somebody built a silo around a tree. This just goes to show the dumbing down of America (or is it just the dumbing down of me…derp).

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Way Too Early…

I’m up way too early getting packed and heading to the airport. Why? Because it’s on again…and this time it’s bigger and better. I’m heading out to Atlanta today for the new revised IPPE trade show. I don’t have any idea what that stands for, but I know it’s a combination of the Poultry Show

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Have you ever kept a New Year Resolution?

Have I ever made and kept a New Year’s Resolution? Yeah…a long time ago I made a resolution to never make New Year’s Resolutions. I can honestly report back that after 20+ years I have successfully kept that resolution. Be happy in your skin. And if you aren’t willing and ready to do whatever you

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Trade Show Update

This is me from last year’s IPE trade show in Atlanta…and it was only the first day of setup. It was rather boring for me the first day since the union guys were moving unusually slow, so I thought I’d make use of a shipping blanket and our portable stage (having a hang-over also helped

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Pike Street Market

Wandering the streets of Seattle…and then I found an awesome comic book store and spent the rest of the afternoon (and money) wandering their aisle.

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Hanging around a Sleeping Bear

Just hanging around the Sleeping Bear Dunes with some seriously old friends. Yeah, I’ve known them all a long time, but they are also seriously old. I mean, really, these guys qualify as “old farts”.

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