Saturday, September 23, 2017

What happens when you send a bunch of photographers on a motorcycle ride to North Dakota?

You get a ton of photos, that's what. Round one of the Cold War Tour of North Dakota. (we visited a defunct Minuteman III nuclear missile facility near Cooperstown, ND. Who knew the end of the world was so nearby?)

Nicollet Tower near Sisseton, SD. It's a 75-footer.

Literally, out there. And this is what it looks like.

The David Brown tractor on the Lambert homestead.
Yes, this is the tractor James Bond would drive.
Yep, we visited silos in a Soviet Block town.

No one, and I mean no one, can resist a photo with a large fish statue. Neal doing the selfie.

Roaming the Prairie Pothole region of ND

Brett reflects upon life in the prairie. Hahaha.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

A few from the North Shore Shindig in Finland, MN

Yep, it's way up there in the Arrowhead. For those of you who don't know what that is; it's the pointy area of northern Minnesota along Lake Superior. And there is a shit ton of gravel, fire roads, single track - and thanks to a lot of rain -a lot of mud and puddles. Fun as hell? Ya, you betcha. Am I tired this Sunday eve? Ya, you betcha. A good time was had by all.

What makes a great tire stand? A fire pit grate, that's whut.

Apparently we were not too far into the ride: bikes are far to clean at this point.

Coming off a forestry road, pre-crash, of course.

As usual, a good group of guys to ride with.

Tearing along a wall of some really loose stuff.

Getting ready to head off down another forestry road

This is what a broken foot peg looks like on a Honda Africa Twin....

This is what the field repair looks like on a Honda Africa Twin.
 Locking pliers are your friend, boys and girls

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

This weekend: stuff to do

See the poster below for details.

 ....and a few from last year's show

And if that don't float yer boat, how about?:

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Some riding in the "hollers" of Welch

Found no stills, but plenty of nice gravel, trails and whatnot.