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Nora’s Foray

Nora’s Foray

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It Was Epic

It Was Epic

This article was first published as Das Boot in Nr. 40, the October 2018 issue of International Sidecar Traveller   It took us almost a week to get packed, after work and in our spare moments. It took longer than that to convince my brother, Andy, and my good...

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Unsettled Weather

Unsettled Weather

  The end of summer is collapsing into a cycle of unsettled weather. A hot day with clear blue sky will suddenly cloud up and let loose a torrent of rain. The night will go black and crack open in streaks of lightning, thunder echoing and rolling across the...

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Moss Creek

Moss Creek

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Not A Bad Weekend

Not A Bad Weekend

I had Friday off. Robert came up and we worked on the dugout canoe. Rob went home Saturday. Before he did, we rode the Triumph up the hill and hiked down to the Big Rock for a beer. On our way back, we collected some ironwood for future cooking projects.    ...

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Dugout Canoe Project

Dugout Canoe Project

I got a notion to try my hand at making a dugout canoe. A neighbor up the road gave me a cottonwood log and even helped me load it. Joel loaned me a trailer and Mike helped me retrieve the log last month. It's been sitting in my driveway ever since.    ...

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Three Bros in a Tipi

Three Bros in a Tipi

  I just got home from a camping trip with my brothers. Don't tell them, but I love those guys. David and Andy are both younger than me. We used to fight all the time but somehow, we grew out of it. The three of us get along well now. In fact, I don’t know anyone...

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Ironwood

Ironwood

Holodiscus discolor, commonly called Ocean Spray, arrow-wood, or ironwood, is one of the more abundant flowering shrubs in the Pacific Northwest. Known for its hardness, it was used for tools by native people throughout the region. Ironwood was fashioned into...

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I’m A Fucking Genius

I’m A Fucking Genius

I’m stuck in the loop of “I’m a fucking genius!” followed by “This God damned thing!”. I guess using the Scrambler as a year-round daily commuter and camping mule is taking its toll.   I got the rear brakes back together (I’m a fucking genius!), but they are...

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