Sidetracked: Blind Spots

Aug 17, 2017 View Comments by

Travel with friends is sometimes tough. Sooner or later, patience wears thin and things are said that we often regret. When it happens, it’s next to impossible to look in the mirror. I pulled the nozzle from my new 1972 Honda XL250 and handed it to Norm. He held it vertically so as not to […]

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Sidetracked: Turkey Scout

Jun 01, 2017 View Comments by

“Be Prepared!” The Boy Scout motto is a good mantra to live by. Unfortunately, even as a bona fide Eagle Scout my adherence to the wisdom often undulates. “Flat again! Come get me.” These words, texted to the rescue team (my wife), articulate a reluctant tossing-in of the towel after a completely unnecessary ordeal. Three […]

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Sidetracked: If it Ain’t Broke … Give it Time

Jan 19, 2017 View Comments by

A Few Thoughts on Being Prepared – Murphy is alive and well, and he is nobody’s fool. Patient, cunning, and devious, he will get you when you least expect it … unless you’re prepared. We’ve been out here almost two weeks on the Idaho Backcountry Discovery Route. The sun is about to set and we […]

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