Kansas - Another Perspective

Discussion in 'Photos' started by Wind Sprinter, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    You guys about have me hunting for another old KLR. I really made an error in selling my last one. Sigh! Now I have a choice, spend about 1200 bucks upgrading the suspension on my bandit or buying another older KLR. :cry

    Thanks for all the work on putting that together. Forget whom it was but someone did a writeup on Kansas following some of the pony express trail across there ,. plus stuff on the indians.
    I have never been bored going across Kansas. Just so many things to see on the back roads.
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  2. bete

    bete misguided adventurer

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    Most excellent show!! Does your friend Venice have a CD. out? very nice guitar work. bete. PS. I live in Augusta and recognize some of those pics. I've road street all my life but after moving to the flint hills I now mostly ride gravel.
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  3. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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  4. Wind Sprinter

    Wind Sprinter Been here awhile

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    Hey bete ... yes, here's the link for: Vince Serrioz's web site. He performs fairly frequently in the Wichita area, and we'll probably have him out again for the Flint Hills Stampede.

    Best ... Wind Sprinter
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  5. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter Supporter

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    Frank--gps file is on the way.

    WindSprinter-----after listening to that guy play guitar---mine is going in the woodstove :D

    35 years--and I'm still--------average :huh
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  6. bete

    bete misguided adventurer

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    Thanks Wind Sprinter; I got the CD orderd, preview sounded great. bete.
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  7. DirtFarmer

    DirtFarmer Has anyone seen my mother

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    Hello Roger :wave
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  8. CurDog

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    Shows that if you go a little slower and poke your nose down some obscure roads that there are interesting things to be found. Thanks for the effort to share Kansas with us.
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  9. Wind Sprinter

    Wind Sprinter Been here awhile

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    Backatcha, Mike :wave How's life in sub-arctic Emporia? Spring can't come soon enough!

    Well, it's time to load the wood stove up .... again!

    :kboom
    Later ... Wind Sprinter
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  10. blktopburner

    blktopburner FAR POINT EXPLORER

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    My HomeBoy Crew......

    Thanx Roger for all you do....the last year riding all over Kansas was Great...

    Look forward to another great year ahead...

    JCofKC
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  11. DirtyOldMan

    DirtyOldMan Motorsickle enthusiast

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    Thanks for putting that together. I'm an old carpenter and enjoy the heck out of looking at old buildings and such. I need to start thinking of KS as something other than "the big flat state in between me and Colorado".
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  12. DirtyOldMan

    DirtyOldMan Motorsickle enthusiast

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    Wow! Just went back and listened to your friend Vince. Betcha he burns em down over at Winfield! Excuse me while I go put my guitar in the trash.
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  13. RTinNC

    RTinNC Long timer

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    My mom was from Kansas so as a kid we made the trip from NJ to KS each summer. As a young boy I loved it. had relative in Yates Center and cousins who went to Emporia University. Most of the time we spent in Wichita. Grandfather at Boeing for 30+ years and 2 uncles at Cessna for 25+ years. Few folks know Wichita is the Detroit of the aircraft industry and the home of Pizza Hut started by 2 young brothers.

    Thanks for sharing!




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  14. Jedediah

    Jedediah Been here awhile

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    Thank you so much for this. What a pleasant sound and image. Really!

    I would appreciate more of your efforts. I know this takes time and, well a lot of time. But know that it is received so well buy the community.

    Thank you.

    Jed.
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  15. Wind Sprinter

    Wind Sprinter Been here awhile

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    You're more than welcome, Jed!
    I've got some projects on the backburner that will come to fruition in the near future. When they're ready, you'll see them here!

    Again, your comments are much appreciated ... Best, Wind Sprinter
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  16. Ruidoso Ron

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    Very nice Roger!
    I love old houses and I love Kansas, so your presentation hit the spot with me. I lived in Wichita briefly during the mid-60's, and then in Shawnee Mission during the late 70's-early 80's. I have very pleasant memories of the area....even the time I dead-sticked into the Cottonwood Falls Airport in my Taylorcraft in about '78. I fly the Super Cub to Oshkosh every year, and make a point of going out of my way to fly low and slow over the Flint Hills.
    Thanks!
    Ron
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  17. Wind Sprinter

    Wind Sprinter Been here awhile

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    Got my first 16:9 monitor, so just had to create a new video at that aspect ratio. This one contains about 97% new material and a nice acoustic soundtrack. Have tried to run the progression of scenes through the four seasons, starting with winter. Most of these shots were taken in the tallgrass prairies and riparian forests of central Kansas, and the high plains of western Kansas. Have also included some rider shots to give an idea of the vastness sometimes encountered. This one runs about twenty minutes or so.
    <embed src="http://backroadstouring.net/downloads/video/mediaplayer.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="480" height="270" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash" flashvars="file=http://backroadstouring.net/downloads/video/2001-2009.flv&image=http://backroadstouring.net/downloads/video/gyphills_sm.jpg" attr="http://backroadstouring.net/downloads/video/mediaplayer.swf" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" bgcolor="undefined" quality="best" align="top">​
    Hope you enjoy ... Best, Wind Sprinter
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  18. KLRlynuts

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    Wow, WindSprinter . . . Nice!

    It seems almost serendipuos (a twentyfive cent word I can't spell), I happen to be reading W. L. Heat-Moons' old PrairyErth - a "deep map of Chase County, Kansas", and I come across your thread! Most Excellent! For those unfamiliar, Heat-Moon was able to write an in-depth, 622 page tome about the history and geography of Chase Co (Flint Hills/Tall Grass Prairie).

    My backstory of loving Kansas goes to back in the day when, as a new-hire First Officer flying for Air MidWest, based in ICT; we'd board for an 0530 departure and flying towards the Emporia VOR, I'd look out at what I thought to be the longest, straightest unpaved road I'd ever seen. Fast forward a number of years, and I decided I'd find and ride that road. It was and still is Teeter Road ( and it goes by several other names/numbers as it crosses county lines). I like Teeter, because it describes a large slab of Osage limestone tipped up and kinda teetering on a hill crest just off the road. From Teeter Rock is one of the best vistas of the Flint Hills.

    But to the point: I've read mention of this Flint Hills Stampede. Questions - When and Where? As it is most unlikely I will not have the resources to complete my overly grandiose trip West I had planned for '09, a Flint Hills road and rut ride would be good soul medicine.

    No post should be without a picture. Unfortunately, my photos from my original Flint Hills ride were from my pre-digital days, and I have not digitized them. So, as a consulation, I offered a pic from the Smoky Hills River valley

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  19. Wind Sprinter

    Wind Sprinter Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the compliments, KLRlynuts! The Stampede will be held June 11-13, 2010 out of Eureka, KS (not that far from Teterville and Teter Rock!) For more information on the Stampede, here's the link: http://www.backroadstouring.org/kansas/stamp_10.htm

    There's also tons of photos and stories from past events ... as well as a registration form / flyer that can be found on that page.

    Perhaps we'll see you?

    Best ... Wind Sprinter
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  20. KLRlynuts

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    Thanks for the quick response. I hope to be there. Way Cool!
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