Monthly Archives: November 2013

PRODUCT REVIEW: MSR Whisperlite Internationale™ Multi-Fuel Backpacking Stove

All Rights Reserved © 2007 Thomas W. Day Whisperlite Internationale & fuel bottle. Photo courtesy of MSR. If you’ve followed any of my search for the Ultimate Motorcycle, you’ll know that I think everything ought to serve several purposes. The … Continue reading

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Monday I’ve Got Tuesday on My MInd

First thing, Monday morning, we hiked up to Byrd’s Store, bought some junk (hot dogs, beer, muffins, and cheese) and paid for our campsite. The young woman running the store turned Robbye on to a nearby horse riding place (Cowboy … Continue reading

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Best Laid Plans

I suspect the title of this entry tells more than I want to say. I hope. Some good plans are doomed from the start and a traveler might as well punch a hole in his own boat as try to … Continue reading

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BIKE REVIEW: Riding High Again

Sev dropped the KLR off the day after a mid-March snow storm when I was recovering from a bout with flu and bronchitis. However, the next day was sunny and the weather was predicted to slither above freezing by noon. … Continue reading

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Swings of Outrageous Fortune (Misfortune?)

Two nights in a place that was so incredibly comfortable that it was nearly impossible to leave and from there . . . 1%’er-ville. Thanks to my brother, Burk, we’re parked in his driveway in the middle of one of … Continue reading

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PRODUCT REVIEW: Dirt Skins Fork Protectors

All Rights Reserved © 2007 Thomas W. Day Dirt Skins installed on my Suzuki DL-650 V-Strom. Adventure touring is tough on motorcycle parts; chains and sprockets, wheels, and suspension parts wear quickly when exposed to dirt, grit, and clay. One … Continue reading

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Testing the Rig and Ourselves

Tuesday, we left the incredibly easy comfort of our friends’ home in St. Louis and hit the road; for about 100 miles. Our destination was Hermann, MO, a tourist, winery, historic town off of the main roads. It is really … Continue reading

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MOTORCYCLE REVIEW: 2011 Honda VT1300CT Custom Interstate

All Rights Reserved © 2011 Thomas W. Day My last cruiser review ended with a fiery blast from the manufacturer’s marketing manager and a promise that we’d never review another Hyosung. You’d think something would be learned from that, but … Continue reading

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Where Does This Go?

I first started “camping” when I was about 11. A mile or two north of my father’s home was the ruins of a Catholic college that had been wiped out by a tornado. All that was left was the foundations … Continue reading

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First Day on the Road

Unfortunately, there is no motorcycle content in this blog entry. I wish there were, but the first stage of Winter Escape 2013 has been all about four (or six) wheels. Wednesday was the day I’d been planning for all summer. … Continue reading

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