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The Crossroads and the Compass

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

The Crossroads and the Compass – 7 April 2012 We don’t ride as much as we used to. That’s not a good thing, but it’s just the way it’s been for the last few years. We’ve been focused on adjusting …

Sunrise, Many Glaciers Lodge, Glacier National Park

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

This was the sunrise view from the balcony of our room today at the Many Glaciers Lodge, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA. (click on image for larger size) This is a panorama created in Photoshop CS5 64 from nine separate …

One for OJ

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

19 July, 2010 While Scott is out wandering the world, we are left to more pedestrian, plebeian pursuits. Devoid of exotic destinations, we must settle for the typical, the mundane, the merely domestic. (click on image for larger size) That’s …

The Old Ways

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

Reentering the grid is a challenging experience when planned and voluntary. When unexpected, arbitrary and not of your own making, it is doubly so. At times, the pragmatic aspects are overwhelming in their breadth, requiring an entire life to be …

Harkin vs. Loring

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

We’re visiting my mother and grandmother in northwest Arkansas. They are at an age and in a place where politics are discussed, religion is assumed and passion is reserved for the important things, such as the best variety of peach …

Band Jocks

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

This year we’re participating in an American summer tradition: The Drive Across The Country. Our route this year takes us from San Diego, California to Austin, Texas. Via Minneapolis. Illogical and inefficient–true,  but it gives us the chance to see the kids …

Straight in the Eyes

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

. 6 March 2009 Amazon Basin Rainforest . The trip into the Amazon basin begins by air, but must end on the water because there are no roads.   Click here for the rest of the story: http://www.hackneys.com/travel/ecuador/straightintheeyes.pdf .

Fuso Frame Break Repair Complete

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

Frame repair is complete. Shots from yesterday. Shots from today. Frame break area.   Crack area, reinforcement of passenger side to hopefully prevent a break on that side.   We are heading for the Amazon basin tomorrow where I hope …

Fuso Frame Saga Update

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

Our day began with a beautiful sunrise glowing on the snow capped volcano across the highway from where we were camped. We were in the parking lot of a hotel created from a hacienda built in 1555, where no less …

Just Another Day on the Road

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

  The day started like any other day out here. We got up, got around, had some coffee, tea and toast, and started out again, following our noses around Ecuador.Click here for the rest of the story: http://www.hackneys.com/travel/ecuador/justanotherday.pdf .