Riding Missouri 2009 Edition

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Posted by Deadly on July 18, 2009 at 5:32 PM Comments comments (0)

My daughter and I rode up to the historic Jesse James farm yesterday.







I updated the "Media" page of the website with my first attempt at doing a webcast using photos from this ride.


I hope to get better at this kind of stuff in the fu...

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Website Update!

Posted by Deadly on July 17, 2009 at 5:17 AM Comments comments (0)

Its been a while since I have posted an update so I thought I would fill you in on what I have been up too lately.

I have taken the "Media" page of this site offline. I'm going to try and add a webcast to that page. I have found very few webcasts about motorcycle travel on the internet and I've always wanted to try making at least one.





LED Lights

Posted by Deadly on June 13, 2009 at 1:38 PM Comments comments (0)

I replaced the 20 watt Halogen bulbs in my road lights with a set of MR16 LED bulbs last night.








The LEDs look nice but dont put out near as much light as the Halogens. The possitive news about this project is that the LEDs do not heat up and they draw very little power from the electrical sy...

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Posted by Deadly on June 8, 2009 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

I probably wont be doing any riding this week. I spent the evening working on a new clamping system for the Rotory Table I use with my Milling Machine.  Later this week Im going to be building a tubing bender that I hope to be able to use in making engine guards, luggage racks, and other things.  I'm also planning on restarting my custom road light project later this week. I ordered some new LED bulbs that I hope will solve some of the problems I had been having with that project.

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Southwest Missouri

Posted by Deadly on May 30, 2009 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (2)

I just got home from Southwest Missouri this evening, it was a little warm but other than that the weather was awesome!


I stopped in at the BirdSong Conservation Area while down there.









BirdSong is just a few miles off of Hwy 54 on Hwy J and makes a great place to stop for a break....

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Posted by Deadly on May 28, 2009 at 8:18 PM Comments comments (0)

Met up with a few ADV Riders for BBQ tonight.  We were at Wabash in Excelsior Springs, MO. Wabash is an interesting place because its a converted train depot and the food was great!









I've got the bike loaded a...

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Far West

Posted by Deadly on May 22, 2009 at 9:41 PM Comments comments (0)


Today I headed north to the town of Far West, Missouri. In the 1830s Far West was the county seat of Caldwell County and was a thriving Mormon community. I'm not of the Mormon faith but one doesn't have to be to see that Far West, MO has a lot of history and a lot of it was violent.








At the height of ...

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The War Eagle Mill & Cavern

Posted by Deadly on May 21, 2009 at 10:36 PM Comments comments (0)

I found a few other interesting places during my visit to Northern Arkansas. The War Eagle Mill and the War Eagle Cavern. Both of which can be found just outside of Rogers, Arkansas.



The War Eagle Mill is an actual working grist mill that is powered by the War Eagle River.






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Quigley's Castle

Posted by Deadly on May 21, 2009 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

While in Eureka Springs, Arkansas this past week I came across an interesting place called Quigley's Castle.








The home was owned by Elise Quigley an immigrant from Italy. Mrs. Quigley was born in 1910 and moved to the Ozarks when she was 9 years old.

The thing that makes this house so peculiar is that Mrs. Quigl...

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Eureka Alpenlite 2XT

Posted by Deadly on May 17, 2009 at 2:24 PM Comments comments (1)

I set my Eureka Alpenlite 2XT tent up today. It has not been out of the bag since last summer so I thought I would air it out since the weather was nice.




I bought this tent on the advice from a friend in Alaska and it is by far the best tent I have ever owned. 






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