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Travel Slow

Most of us hustle through our days. A need for speed becomes a way of life instead of a means to an end; a habit instead of an occasional necessity. Road tripping has made me more mindful both on and off my motorcycle.
Travel Slow.

The Enchanted Highway

Enchanted Highway Catfish

These will be the vacation snapshots you go back to time and again. Exotic beaches, yawn; metal sculptures in North Dakota, yeah!

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Lava Hot Springs and Risk Taking

Lava Hot Springs

I've mentioned before that Idaho is full of volcanic activity, and the spring's heat originates from an ancient volcano that's constantly venting.

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Craters of the Moon

We could wake up tomorrow morning and find that Yellowstone as we know it is gone. Its ultimate destiny is to look like Craters of the Moon.

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Putting Myself in Time Out

My ever-patient friend and traveling companion, Jill

Yesterday I talked about repairing my gas tank cap with duct tape, and I promised to tell the back story. Here it is, and it has a lot to do with impatience.

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Ode to Duct Tape

I never appreciated the versatility of duct tape before I became a motorcyclist. Here's a story of how it saved the day while riding off road in Nevada.

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Muffler Men Marketing

Imagine yourself flying along Interstate 40 and seeing a billboard advertising a hot dog stand. How un-compelling is that? Now, same scenario with a Muffler Man holding a hot dog--irresistible!

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Trading Post Radio

Picture of artfully arranged junk on a barn wall

I was tempted to put down my tent at a rest stop before I got to Childress, but the big sign saying "Watch for rattlesnakes" convinced me otherwise.

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Last Gallon, Last Dime

But I took a wrong turn. By the time I got re-oriented my fuel light appeared. I was down to one gallon of gas, which would carry me about 60 miles.

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Become A Food Champion

Here's how I like to find the right place to eat: Do you know a restaurant where real people make their own food and serve it on real plates instead of throwaway stuff?

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Competitive Campfiring

Campfire Teepee

I methodically arranged the kindling into a teepee shape and the firewood in a larger teepee around it. One match. Two matches. Three matches and voila!

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