Too Hot

Too Hot

    A question which often comes up when talking about driving sidecars is: “What do I do if I get into a corner too hot?” If you have been on any of the chat forums discussing sidecars sooner or later you will come across a long thread discussing this question....

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Serving My Corporate Masters

Serving My Corporate Masters

Originally published in Hack’d Magazine Volume 14, #3 Winter                In 1997 I was employed as a private contractor for Portamedic and several other companies which specialized in collecting data for big insurance companies.  I served my corporate masters by...

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Travails with Travois

Travails with Travois

5/2/16 Dear Robert, I trust you had a safe drive back to Salem and were rewarded with a warm welcome home. How are you feeling today? I woke up a little sore, mostly in the back and shoulders, but a half hour in the hot tub and a couple of aspirin put that right....

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Deadman’s Lake

Deadman’s Lake

You would have liked it. It was steep. It was steeper than Ruckle Ridge, steeper than Herman Creek, steeper than Wind Mountain. Steeper than any trail you've likely been on. It wasn't a casual "I need to take a break now" sort of steep, it was seriously steep. I mean,...

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Seasonal Ovation

Seasonal Ovation

A sudden, prolonged gust through the oaks sets the dry leaves rustling like the applause of thousands of hands coming together rising to a crescendo then dying away with the...

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Murmuration

Murmuration

I walked past the elementary school just as the children were released for noon recess They erupted from the doors swirling and scattering across the playground The unintelligible cacophony of their voices sounding like the shrill chirps and twittering of a flock of...

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Simple Chanterelles with Shallots and Spices

Simple Chanterelles with Shallots and Spices

            I wrapped the cooked chanterelles in foil and placed them behind the cylinders of my Triumph to keep them warm on my ride to town.  When I got to work, I topped a plate of biscuits and gravy from the cafeteria with wild mushrooms and filled my belly with...

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Bannock – a traditional camp bread

Bannock – a traditional camp bread

I seldom measure. Sometimes that works out well for me; other times it works out better for my dogs. Be that as it may, in the spirit of dashes, dollops and three-fingered pinches, I offer you this recipe for bannock, a traditional camp bread made in a skillet....

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