Tag Archives: iowa

Posts from the state of Iowa.

Redbeard Cruise – Day 16

The last day of this trip. All I have to do is dodge a few rainclouds between Des Moines, Iowa and Ann Arbor, Michigan. What could go wrong?

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2019 PITS Cruise – Day 14

An easy slab-blast home.

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2019 PITS Cruise – Day 13

A boring dash across the plains, unless it’s windy as hell the whole damn day. Continue reading 2019 PITS Cruise – Day 13

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2019 PITS Cruise – Day 2

Another slab-blast day across the plains on the way to the Party In The Saloon (PITS) in California. Continue reading 2019 PITS Cruise – Day 2

2019 PITS Cruise – Day 1

Dennis and Vina are hosting the not necessarily annual Party In The Saloon (PITS) out in California… and that’s all the justification required for me and a few friends to ride across the country to attend. Continue reading 2019 PITS Cruise – Day 1

Service Challenges and Good BBQ

Today I would attempt to perform some scheduled maintenance on the Nightowl and revisit a good BBQ place from a different trip a few years ago. Continue reading Service Challenges and Good BBQ

Posted from Davenport, Iowa, United States.

Nightowl 12k Service On-the-Road

I could have waited until I got home, but I wanted to see just how hard it was to perform this service while on the road. Continue reading Nightowl 12k Service On-the-Road

Posted from Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States.

Home in a Hurry, A Wet Part 4

All I had was another 500+ miles to ride to get home for a day before venturing onward with Karen to the next party. Unfortunately, there was a weather system to fight through to get there. Continue reading Home in a Hurry, A Wet Part 4

Posted from Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States.

Home in a Hurry, Part 3

Compared to the excellent scenery and high drama of the trip so far, this day was absolutely boring, but effective. Continue reading Home in a Hurry, Part 3

Posted from Des Moines, Iowa, United States.

Wind, Tank Test, Light Show, and Mexican Food

As a part of the ongoing effort to get to Fins and Vina’s SPITS party in California, the goal for today was very simple: get the rest of the Great Plains behind me. Continue reading Wind, Tank Test, Light Show, and Mexican Food

Posted from Denver, Colorado, United States.