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    Summer Adventure 2018

    Summer is here... time to go on an adventure.....

    This time, I'm off to see an old friend in Omaha, Nebraska. I thought it might be fun to document the build up to the ride in mid-July. I'll have photos up (in detail) of what I'm packing for the ride, so this post will be ongoing. I plan to post the "Glympse" URL so folks can follow along each day. Hey, it's just for entertainment. This isn't an around the world trip , and I'm certainly no expert.

    Today, we'll start with the map. Each GPS listed in the map below is a "FreeCampSites.net" camping location.
    First stop is
    35.278519, -112.693093
    (use google maps and the satellite view to zoom in. You can see the fire ring.)
    near Ash Fork AZ. I picked it because it's not very far off Interstate 40 and only 400 miles from home... that's the longest leg of the journey. I've learned that you can't arrive at a "free" site near dark. If it's occupied, you end up searching for the alternates in the dark! Not fun. The alternates are near by. Last resort for that leg will be the KOA in Williams!

    Lets get this entertaining post going with the map.
    Summer Adventure 2018-summer2018map-jpg
    I'm taking the same route back and camping at mostly the same spots. 'might use one of the alternates just to vary the experience.

    ... more to come....
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    excited for you Strat, that'll be a fun trip for sure...!! :{)
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    There is a cool motorcycle museum out in NW Kansas. I will look it up.

    St. Francis Motorcycle Museum - Home

    It is not really on your way, but a cool place to visit out on the plains is Lake Scott. You are out on the flat prairies and suddenly there is a canyon, green and cool. You can camp. There are ruins of a Pueblo.
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    I agree with you on the troubles of finding campsites in the dark. In my youth I did that way too many times. We’d find a site of some sort, wake up in the morning, then have a look around in daylight to see where we actually were. I’m wiser now, setting up camp well before dark.

    I’m impressed by your tolerance for heat, taking a trip like that in the summer. Ride on!
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    Heat: Mesh riding gear with a long sleeved, cotton, shirt. Keep the shirt water soaked as I ride. Air rushes over it, water evaporates, taking heat with it.

    shirt drys out, stop at a gas station and soak it again.
    Rinse and repeat.

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    Will be checking in here regularly.......
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    Thanks tuner. It'll be fun to follow along. Have fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StratTuner View Post
    Summer is here... time to go on an adventure.....

    This time, I'm off to see an old friend in Omaha, Nebraska. I thought it might be fun to document the build up to the ride in mid-July. I'll have photos up (in detail) of what I'm packing for the ride, so this post will be ongoing. I plan to post the "Glympse" URL so folks can follow along each day. Hey, it's just for entertainment. This isn't an around the world trip , and I'm certainly no expert.
    Sounds like a nice trip, beautiful country!

    If I may suggest an alternate route, stay on 15 north thru Vegas to St.George, cut thru Zion over to 89 onto 89A swinging thru North Rim, then on to Page and passing Four Corners to Cortez. You then cut across southern Colorado to pick up your routing to your friend.

    I wouldn’t mind joining you depending on how long you expect to stay visiting your friend. Next week I’m dropping my RV off in El Cajon to start its 5 week long 4x4 conversion and could visit you on my way back to Oregon on my NC’. Is your adventure plan to start after Friday the 13th? Hmmm?

    Ray
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    Start date is July 14. Glympse will let folks track this ride with amazing accuracy.

    The goal is to post at least one entry with pictures every day.

    So today let's test glympse...
    Try
    Glympse.com/!strat3
    That will be active for the next 12 hours.
    Does it work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StratTuner View Post
    Start date is July 14.

    So today let's test glympse...
    Try
    Glympse.com/!strat3
    That will be active for the next 12 hours.
    Does it work?
    It works for me, slow down!

    Ray

    Life is Wonderful, if it isn't you may be doing it Wrong!

    18 centuries of the choice, 'believe this way or die', & always chosen life, is a lineage difficult to separate from. I understand. But do not fear my belief science created the universe, I'll never say "Big Bang's Will" made me do you harm. We are a genuinely free & peaceful lot.

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