A tale of a Boozefighter's former adventures in jackassery in The Land of the Moaning Clam and new adventures back in the Lone Star State and Beyond to the Desert wastes of the Stan's of the world back to the Land of the Moaning Clam and who knows where else to inculde By God Texas and the whatnot! And Shit!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Cool flathead at Reno

This 45 incher was on display at spring nationals. I would love to have this.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Winter and stupidity

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Having Diner

This is what was waiting for me in the morning from Eureka, NV to Ely, NV. Froze my ass off the whole way from Reno and stopped in Eureka because up the pass and down the road was snowed in. It's late May for christ sakes.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Another from today

I'm enjoying some high altitude coolness from the hot valley floors where the main roads are.

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I'm turning into a desert rat

Rolled around the searless, panamint and death valleys today. Visited an abandoned gold mine and rolled in a high mountain valley in the panamint mountain range where I had to do a little dirt biking with a 900 lb. Harley Ultra Classic.

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Kernsville car show...

Out in the middle of Kern Valley out in the mountains near the Republic of Mojavia was Kernville and this car show Linda and I happened on to. Afterward we rolled out to Kern River Brewing Company and it was a little tavern with good food but they made GREAT BEER! I love micro brews and this place was in my opinion one of the best. I'll do a post later with another new favorite which is the Indian Springs Brewing comapany here outside Ridgecrest/Inyokern that makes Mojave Gold and Mojave Red and a couple of other great flavorful beer...




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Space invaders

This was taken the other day by the crew of the ISS crew of the Aurora Borealis over Chicago.

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Friday, May 7, 2010

At the Boozefighters Chapter 101 clubhouse

The wife and I drove around the mountains north of LA. Got a text from Two Buck on the location of the clubhouse and decided to drop in. Not a lot happening. Then we went and ate taco's at a taqueria down the street.




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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Pancho run Ghost town

Someone was here long before me out in Searless Valley in Ballarat just south of Death Valley.

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Out from the 'Stan and rolling around the country

Ok, I've actually been back for 2 weeks but been on the road. I came home and spent the night in my own bed at my house in Texas, loaded up the bike and rolled to Denver in the morning to go see my wife. She's working for SNC as a logistics tech so she got an apartment in Aurora while I was in the 'Stan. Spent a few days there driving around the mountains then she had to leave for China Lake Naval Weapons Station in California.

The first Moose Linda's ever seen.

Loveland Pass

After freezing my ass off thru Kenosha Pass and Park County I finally ran into some warmer weather. Well, in the 40's anyway...

I went back into the cold a few times as I went thru 5 mountain passes and crossed the continental divide 3 times before I made it to New Mexico.

From Southern Colorado to California I didn't take any pics because after leaving Farmington, NM about 75 miles into the ride the bike started sputtering. As I got into the Navajo Nation in Arizona it got worse as time went. After pulling off the road 40 miles from the nearest civilization to check the plugs and for spark and found both to be OK 15 bikes passed by with them lookig at me and waving while they film themselves with camera mounts on their bikes! Well fuck you too assholes! here I am in the middle of the desert with a shitty running bike, off the side of the road with my hazard flashers on without them even so much as to see if I was OK or if I had any water. So I fired the bike back up and got back on the road. This time it was only firing on the front cylinder knowing it's all electronic. God, I wished I had my sporty chopper. I made the last 120 miles on 1 cylinder to Flagstaff, AZ and spent the night at a Motel 6 across I-40 from Grand Canyon HD. In the morning they had the bike running in 20 minutes after remapping the ECU. I miss carbs!

After that was taken care of I rolled as fast as I could to Ridgecrest, CA. I fought a horrible headwind the whole day. Once I got to Barstow and turned North I fought a 40 mph sidewind gusting to 70 mph! My ass was wore the hell out after that.