Fanfare for Return (Half Way)

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Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 7/10/2014 Fanfare for Return (Half Way) Arriving home is a strange and bittersweet feeling. The journey is only half over but coming home in the middle creates some type of finality. From this point forward I will have ...

Heading Home

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Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 7/3/2014 Heading Home (End of Part 1) Ben arrives in time for dinner and once again the chef does not disappoint. Southwestern cuisine, in the form of cattleman steaks, is on the menu tonight and it’s soon in ...

La Veta-Cordova Pass

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Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 6/26/2014 Making a Pass or Two in La Veta: La Veta-Cordova Pass As promised, I pick up where I left off last week in the middle of a hail storm just south of Trinidad on my way to ...

Nothin’ New in New Mexico (It’s Still Beautiful)

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Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 6/19/2014 Nothin’ New in New Mexico (It’s Still Beautiful) Finally! Today is the day I leave Oklahoma. I am not so much excited to be leaving Oklahoma, as I am to know that I will soon be home ...

Kansas Detour

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Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 6/12/2014 Kansas Detour As I continue to pass through “No Man’s Land,” their wording not mine, the views become more and more desolate. Without a doubt the most prevalent street sign markers are for cemeteries. I have no ...

Oklahoma Great Salt Plains

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Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 6/5/2014 Even when traveling on pavement, Oklahoma is still one big ol’ state to try to cross. As I approach the town of Jet I can’t resist a quick “selfie” with a town who’s name shares my initials. ...

No Rest for the Wicked-but Plenty for Me

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Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 5/29/2014 No Rest for the Wicked-but Plenty for Me. Soon, the beauty of the Illinois River gives way to what will be the rest of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma I expected after reviewing the maps; hard packed dirt roads ...

Chewbacca Bridge!

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Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 5/22/2014 When I look around at the roads that I am riding, both paved and dirt, it is hard to believe I am riding across America. I have driven across country before, but like others it ...

John F. Kennedy Overlook and Memorial

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Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 5/15/2014 Waking up in a giant overpriced room with no view of the water was not in my plans. But then again the rain pouring down outside provides plenty of water, so I guess I should ...

Heber Springs, AR : Cutting Footlose

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In tonight's performance the role of Elmore City, OK will be played by Heber Springs, AR Reverend Shaw Moore: Were you drinking? Ariel: No. Reverend Shaw Moore: Smoking something? Ariel: No! I wasn't stealing, I wasn't gambling, I wasn't dancing, I wasn't reading books I'm ...