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Red Lodge and Variety

Little guy on big horse in Red Lodge

Unlike any parades I’d ever seen back east, almost everyone in this one was either on mule or horseback.

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Cocksure in Port Orford

Port Orford's Battle Rock

My "sea to shining sea" aspiration at Port Orford, Oregon: is this a case of no guts, no glory? or "pride goeth before a fall"?

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Carlin, Camping and Stuff

Garage full of junk

George Carlin had it right when he riffed on our relationships with our stuff. "A house is just a pile of stuff with a cover on it..." Motorcycle travel helps put this into perspective.

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San Francisco Motorcycle Club & Stereotypes

Think of the leggy woman in a tiny bikini and investment-grade boobs who usually adorns a bike, then replace her with a paunchy, hairy guy. I love the cheeky role reversal.

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Speeding to Cheyenne

About 100 miles north of Cheyenne, I looked around and didn't see another soul on the road. That's it, I'm gonna throttle up.

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Tetons at Night, Keep Your Focus

hot springs in Thermopolis

It was lovely, and that loveliness took my mind off the many things that could go wrong after dark, like all the big animals that could run out and clobber me, leaving me vulnerable to other dangers as I waited ten or fifteen minutes for another vehicle to come along.

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Helmet Head, Gun Control, and News Churn

Tamela and her motorcycle helmet

When we motorcyclists say we've got "helmet head" it's understood that we're referring to our funky hair. I've come to a different definition of helmet head over time, though.

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A Bodega Bay Tabby Cat

In sauntered a tabby. I wondered if she had shrewdly sized me up as an animal lover or if she just assumed an air of chin-scratch entitlement with everyone.

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Native Burial Mounds

ariel view of the Newark Earthworks mound

Unlike the Egyptian pyramids or Stonehenge, which rise vertically, the Hopewells would have needed a means of flight to survey and appreciate their work.

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Tender Lovin’ Care from “Squirrel Man”

Squirrels at Brookgreen Gardens

What ensued was a moving story of what it’s like to foster a baby squirrel whose mother was killed by the family dog.

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