Show us your pictures on "THE GREAT PLAINS"

Discussion in 'Photos' started by Buffalo Bill, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Buffalo Bill

    Buffalo Bill kickthetire.litethefire

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2006
    Oddometer:
    997
    Location:
    North Idaho
    "Great Plains"

    of

    North America

    The words "Great Plains" mean different things to different people...For me they mean home...The place I start and finish most adventures....


    I thought it appropriate to see what else their is to see on the "Great Plains" of

    North America

    Show us the pictures of what you've seen while riding this Vast Region.....................


    "Its definitely not Fly-over Country"


    <object height="344" width="425">
    </object>North of Cambridge Nebraska along Medicine Creek.

    [​IMG]

    Here's a couple to get this started...............



    South of North Platte Nebraska

    [​IMG]

    Enjoy the Ride...

    #1
  2. Tallboy

    Tallboy hiding in the tallgrass

    Joined:
    May 31, 2005
    Oddometer:
    12,439
    Location:
    out past the west forty
    The Great Plains are home for me, as well. They are quiet, open spaces:

    [​IMG]


    A place where you can ride for miles without seeing another soul:

    [​IMG]

    Spaces so vast, they make you feel very irrelevant in the scheme of things:

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    ...where the landscape varies more than one would think:

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    It's the sunrises over the Flint Hills:

    [​IMG]

    It's the sunsets over the High Plains:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #2
  3. tommyg

    tommyg Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,398
    Location:
    petoskey,michigan
    nice photos alot more beauty in the plains than i thought
    #3
  4. Michaelfish

    Michaelfish Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2006
    Oddometer:
    216
    Very nice photography.

    Fine job!:thumb
    #4
  5. Buffalo Bill

    Buffalo Bill kickthetire.litethefire

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2006
    Oddometer:
    997
    Location:
    North Idaho

    Thanks............You won't find those kind of shots on the Slab.......

    See ya out there!
    #5
  6. Tallboy

    Tallboy hiding in the tallgrass

    Joined:
    May 31, 2005
    Oddometer:
    12,439
    Location:
    out past the west forty
    today's sunrise.

    [​IMG]
    #6
  7. yazhound

    yazhound Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2009
    Oddometer:
    125
    Location:
    With the Raindogs
    I will have to obtain that book. When I was a child I lived in Moorhead MN, right across the Red River from Fargo ND. Can't get much more Great Plains than that. The nations breadbasket... Not only did I live there, but also learned to ride motorcycles there beginning at age 8. And got my first bike there. So much wide open space! It was a great place to be a kid on a bike. A friend and I could and did ride for literally 50+ miles all on back roads, farms roads - quite an exciting feat when that age. And oh man the wind! Right at the old 45 degree angle for miles and miles.

    Thanks for pulling the ghosts up.
    #7
  8. chrishay99

    chrishay99 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2005
    Oddometer:
    33
    Tallboy - I've lived in Kansas for almost 40 years, and I can't place the roads in pics 3 and 4 above. Those are KS roads?
    #8
  9. Tallboy

    Tallboy hiding in the tallgrass

    Joined:
    May 31, 2005
    Oddometer:
    12,439
    Location:
    out past the west forty
    All of the pics with my GS in them are in Nebraska. I kinda like to look around up there. Hope I didn't mislead you somewhere.
    #9
  10. alzyck

    alzyck Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2008
    Oddometer:
    287
    Location:
    On the Plains
    I think Eastern New Mexico is still considered to be on the Western edge of the Great Plains. The mountains on the horizon at right edge of the photo (by the telephone pole) are approx 80 miles away. Lot's of clear sky on the plains.

    My photo skills obviously need some practice.

    [​IMG]

    Living in Nebraska most of my life, I really appreciate the Nebraska photos. The beauty is more subtle on the plains than in the mountains, but it can be just as appealing.
    #10
  11. ajayhawkfan

    ajayhawkfan Rock Chalk

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2006
    Oddometer:
    4,585
    Location:
    Kansas City, MO
    I love the riding the "Great Plains" and seeing the land, buildings and the history that is out there.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #11
  12. Curvy

    Curvy Lost Planet Airman

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2003
    Oddometer:
    8,014
    Location:
    Reno County Kansas
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    #12
  13. Tallboy

    Tallboy hiding in the tallgrass

    Joined:
    May 31, 2005
    Oddometer:
    12,439
    Location:
    out past the west forty
    :D

    [​IMG]
    #13
  14. Uglyprimate

    Uglyprimate UglyPirate

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2006
    Oddometer:
    6,944
    Location:
    Fort Whine Indiana
    [​IMG]

    From my daughter's (MonkeysAsh) first road trip. The eastern edge of the great plains.

    [​IMG]

    You're never alone early in the morning.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    You want history? Thats Wounded Knee. Barely more than an intersection. Not so touristy to lose touch of what it represents. Strong medicine is still there.
    #14
  15. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,310
    Location:
    Prescott, Arizona, USA
    [​IMG]
    #15
  16. Tallboy

    Tallboy hiding in the tallgrass

    Joined:
    May 31, 2005
    Oddometer:
    12,439
    Location:
    out past the west forty
    Plains.
    [​IMG]


    History.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #16
  17. Sod Buster

    Sod Buster prairie rider

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2004
    Oddometer:
    6,278
    Location:
    , Wichita, Kansas
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #17
  18. Sod Buster

    Sod Buster prairie rider

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2004
    Oddometer:
    6,278
    Location:
    , Wichita, Kansas
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #18
  19. Buffalo Bill

    Buffalo Bill kickthetire.litethefire

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2006
    Oddometer:
    997
    Location:
    North Idaho
    Some great shots there.....Very cool one with your daughter.....
    #19
  20. andy29847

    andy29847 Dirt Road Rider

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2003
    Oddometer:
    2,384
    Location:
    South Carolina
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #20